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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
91
outstanding

147 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 20
Gots: 13 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-28-2010)
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

smokey, well-balanced IPA, good bitter after taste

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- If you put this beer in a line up of dark lagers I wouldn't be able to tell it's an IPA. Nice in finger head.

S- Roasted malts smell, a full aroma compliments the light hops well. I particularly appreciate the hops with roast smell.

T- The taste is light, not as hoppy as I would hope. I like the spicy kick

M- The spice is what makes this a pretty above okay beer for me. The firey kick is something different that I do enjoy about this beer.

The bottled date is 12/12/13- I'm not sure if it lost flavor, I'll have to look into that. I don't know anyone that raves over Black IPAs, but I would keep it on hand as a novelty for somthing different. I love the label, very intriguing. I couldn't resist the Grand Teton Brewing Company, it's such a beautiful area.

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown, opaque in appearance that developed a beautiful two finger head when poured from the bottle.

Very sweet smells of chocolate, dark fruits, and an almost non-existent booze scent considering its ABV.

Very woody taste, sweetness is almost immediately lost by a somewhat unfortunate bitterness.

Mouthfeel is like a mouthfull of wood chips.

Overall I was kind of let down after this beer had been hyped up so much as the unpleasant bitter finish is disappointing. I love bitter beers, but this isn't cutting it.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Near black body with a thick, foamy, light tan head. Pine and black pepper aroma with touches of roasted grain and toffee and mint. Mint-chocolate and zesty pine and spruce-like flavors; bold hop bitterness. Medium bodied; smooth, velvety, dry.

A black IPA with plenty of hop punch and a surprisingly rich, smooth feel. The malt and hop flavors meld well together. There is plenty of depth and balance to this beer and should prove a good choice for IPA lovers and dark ale aficionados.

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Trout Hop Black IPA from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.