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Trout Hop Black IPA - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Trout Hop Black IPATrout Hop Black IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

163 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 21
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 08-28-2010

Trout Hop Black IPA is a spicy and bold American-Style India Black Ale, with notes of fresh pine needles and spruce tips. Brewed with Idaho 2-Row Brewers’ Malt and German specialty malts, this ale has a deep rich color and roasted finish but does not have the thick and rich body that often accompanies malty brews. Kettle hopped and dry hopped with Pacific Northwest hops, the resulting bitterness is bold and pronounced, the aroma piney and zesty. The full body and dry finish create a refreshing autumn ale, perfect for any crisp afternoon or cool evening.
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Ratings: 163 | Reviews: 94
Photo of drpimento
3.17/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

For me the best part of this beer is its looks. The choice of hops and the balance of hops to malt is too much in favor of these hops that doesn't work. Just don't like the taste. Looks great tho!

Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Label says Bottled On: 02/11/15.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves tiny specs behind.

S- Pleasant aroma of grassy hops and roasty malt working together in near perfect unison. Slight booze fume.

T- Herbal hop flavor with its bitterness coming on strong. The dark roasted malt accentuates the bitterness but does so in a way that's not too intense. The hops are certainly the main player in the profile as the grassy quality continues and the bitterness lingers and lingers.

M- Sharp and somewhat silky with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- A great example of the style with assertive bitterness, soft texture and lots of character. Folks who question Black IPAs should give this one a try.

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeP64
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably my fave BIPA...incredibly good.

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this beer rexently

Photo of SurlyZach
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ta_hagen
4.98/5  rDev +23%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of my favorite black IPA's, wish it was less alcohol than 8.5%, goes down so smooth, but can't have to many of these... It's definitely a treat. Caramel, toffee, chocolate, bitter - dry finish, shock - pop action on palette, but in the good way. A must try beer. Thumbs up Grand Teton... Love this BIPA.

Photo of bigbeers84
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of capuchinpilates
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrMindbender
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbertsch
3.44/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on date of 12/03/14

Appearance - Pours near black with ruby highlights when held to light. Tan, finger width head with fair retention before giving way to a thin, velvety layer of surface suds. Good lacing around the glass that sticks to the sides nicely.

Smell - Strong hop aroma with citrus, leaf and light pine character. Malty undertone that hints at roasted malt, caramel and faint chocolate.

Taste - Hits strongly on the citrus and pine upfront with a minty/leafy backend. Moderately spicy. Malt undertones of caramel and a faint roast hit midtaste before the roasted qualities pick up in the finish. Roast and citrus rind bitterness linger in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level. Ultra slick texture that slides right down the gullet, making for a stupid drinkable experience.

Overall - While my idea of the perfect BIPA is a pipedream, this wonderful elixir is as close to the ideal Black IPA as I've imagined. This is a hell of an example of the style; matter of fact it's easily my favorite to date. The hop profile exhibited here is profoundly reminiscent of a wet/fresh hop ale; that is to say, it's fantastic in every way. The malts do nicely to compliment the hops here, mainly by staying out of the way until the end, delivering some balance to an otherwise aggressively hopped brew. If it just had just that extra umph of roast bite in the finish it'd be perfect. As is, I'm a very happy customer.

Photo of Marka7z
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really well balanced black ipa, one of the best ive ever tried

Photo of RyanCrawford
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbcrunch
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drift
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of LoganMc
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of moundbz
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

smokey, well-balanced IPA, good bitter after taste

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of dheldman
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of mikerieder
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Chucker17
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Trout Hop Black IPA from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.