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Stumpjumper India Pale Ale - Grand Lake Brewing Company

Stumpjumper India Pale AleStumpjumper India Pale Ale

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.34%


Brewed by:
Grand Lake Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-16-2004)
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Reviews by RoBotGod:
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RoBotGod

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A good ballsy IPA. The perfect balance with malt to make it not to heavy and still leave a good amount of dryness in your mouth. The hops are bold and stick with you through out your drink. There is a good amount of sweetness to it and a very heavy lace to back it up. It almost has a bock like taste to me. Also it has a lemon flavor and color that rounds out the medium body. The flavor of the sweet caramel and the lemon citrus blending together reminds me of a thanksgiving pie. I wish this beer was closer to home, its a little bit of a drive for me. But I’ve herd good things about all there other beers so maybe its worth the gas money.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2005 02:05:40 | More by RoBotGod
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UncleAddie

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-29-2013 21:48:28 | More by UncleAddie
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LXIXME

New Mexico

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08-22-2013 20:10:28 | More by LXIXME
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guezarka

Massachusetts

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07-07-2013 23:45:11 | More by guezarka
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LB22

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-23-2013 03:39:39 | More by LB22
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-06-2013 04:35:35 | More by Mebuzzard
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3/5  rDev -15.5%

01-19-2013 00:26:27 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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halftrowel


3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

01-09-2013 03:30:52 | More by halftrowel
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-03-2012 13:02:30 | More by jrohrbacher
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coggel


3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-19-2012 01:09:22 | More by coggel
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keenanite21

Colorado

4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-05-2012 20:48:36 | More by keenanite21
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Huffaroma

Montana

4/5  rDev +12.7%

01-16-2012 05:17:33 | More by Huffaroma
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angelmonster

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber, lots of carbonation, and head was pretty small and disappeared fast. Lacing is almost non existent. Rather surprised since Ipas are known for their awesome lacing.

First smells are of caramel malts and some diacetyls. Next comes some earthy hops with hints of fresh pine. No alcohol detected

Taste is a mix of the earthy hops with some bready malts contrasting them. Not over the top bitter, this is almost a balanced beer but the hops do leave a piney aftertaste. For 7% abv, alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is disappointing. Head died immediately, leaving much to be desired. Body was good, medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall this beer was barely above average. Flavors were good, which is obviously most important, but appearance/smell/mouthfeel were all off point and kinda made the beer sloppy tasting. Yes, I just made up the phrase sloppy tasting. Only reason beer gets a 3.5 overall is because of the smoothness of the finish in relation to alcohol percentage. Would order again if my choices were severely limited but luckily in Colorado I never have that problem

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 06:03:47 | More by angelmonster
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rawfish

California

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark gold with amber highlights. Forms a large 3 finger eggshell cap of foam. Absolutely awful retention for an IPA but did leave a attractive halo of foam around the glass.

Caramel and toffee malts not laid down very heavily. Hops a floral with fruit character of lemon, ripe apples and a touch of pine resin.

Sweet up front with toffee and caramel, even a touch of smokiness like honey barbeque sauce and baked apples, odd. Hops are barely there with a pine and herbal character, oily but not enough to stave off the malts which are heavy handed leaving some bittersweet stick in the aftertaste. Balanced but awfully bland.

Under carbonated with a meduim full body. Poor finish with slight bitterness with lots of residual sugars sticking to the mouth without much drying. Goes down easy but rather syrupy.

The malt profile was there but the hops and overall feel of the beer were pretty bland and poorly structured, wouldn't know this was a IPA on taste alone more like a hoppy amber or a thick English pale. A disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 20:09:48 | More by rawfish
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mactrail

California

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brewer rates this a 7% abv.

Very nice head in the Scotch ale glass. Big aroma of piney resin. Lots of malt in the big, rich, full-throttle taste that explodes in the mouth. This is an interesting take on the IPA style. Definitely watery and less mouth-filling, but has a diffferent tang. Kind of medicinal and herbal. Juniper and sagebrush come to mind. Even a touch of ash, like on wood-fired bread. Long aftertaste with the bitterness mellowing.

If you're an IPA fan, this might be worth trying. Just off-beat enough, but they didn't bust the budget on the hops. One of the better Grand Lake brews.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 04:43:08 | More by mactrail
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Bizz88

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Poured a clear medium amber that one would expect to find in most stong ales, not an IPA. Little to no head with limited lacing. Aromas of sweet pine malts with an ever so slight touch of spiced hops. Was totally suprised that the hops citrus bite that one would expect on the palette from an IPA was subdude to the point of near nonexistance. But I liked this IPA/Strong Ale fusion. Brewing outside the establish box, reaching different plateaus, right on! What a great drinkable beverage.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2010 20:25:04 | More by Bizz88
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GilGarp

Colorado

2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served cold into a pint glass, the first thing I notice about Stumpjumper is the unusually dark color. It's a redish brown, more the color of an American amber. Also surprising is the clarity. Apparently a filtered IPA.

The next thing that strikes me as "off" is the aroma. It's has no real fresh hop quality that I look for in an IPA. It is slightly piney and slightly citrusy but not the kind of dry hopped deliciousness that you tend to find these days.

Flavor is a little better then, but still an average attempt at best. Hoppy, yes, but not really an IPA. Many a west coast red would beat this for hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is fine though - medium bodied with low carbonation. That's about how I like it.

Overall just not what most beer people would expect from a beer that claims to be "a hop lovers treat."

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 01:46:30 | More by GilGarp
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear amber color with anornage tinge. Poured a 1 finger light tan head that dissipated quickly to a skim. Lazily decanted. Laced in thin, wavey rings.

S: Slightly sweet, biscuity malts. Floral hop aromas well in the background. ssome citrus and spice lingers.

T: Biscuity malts and slightly sweet caramel. Citrusy flavors in the middle. Malt lingers in the finish with an earthy character. Balanced, but lacks the intensity of most AIPA's.

M - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Lingering sweet, bready flavor.

D: Nothing particularly wrong. Easily drinkable. Just not real indicative of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2010 01:20:21 | More by Haybeerman
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

2.78/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a globe glass.

a: The beer had no head with a deep amber color.

s: Fresh pine aromas with a nice sweet hop finish.

t: With little carbonation, this beer tastes flat. The taste of malted toffee, with a blend of caramel.

m: Short and smooth like water, not impressive.

d: The tastes are good, but concurring with other posts, there might be something off with the bottles. Would try again again for the flavors and to see if has over come its flatness.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 22:30:20 | More by GDBEERMAN
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Beaver13

Colorado

1.78/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

22 oz bottle. Pours a tea-like amber with almost no head even after a vigorous pour.

The aroma is caramel malts and cola with a touch of hops.

The flavor is washed out caramel malts with a touch of medicinal bitterness. The mouthfeel is extremely watery with no carbonation.

Overall, Grand Lake seems to have problems with bottles. At the brewery carbonation on this was fine and there was good hop presence. I don't think the bottle would be old - there's no date, but I bought it right at the brewery. This was much better on tap.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2010 06:13:03 | More by Beaver13
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GarrisWH

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear, light amber color with a minimal off-white head that quickly drops to a spotty cap.

S - Slightly sweet, biscuity and caramel malts are most prevalent. Some subtle hop aromas in the background with citric and floral character. Not overly impressed with the aroma - lacks the hop kick of a lot of the best smelling IPAs.

T - A balanced flavor, with toasted, earthy, biscuit-like, caramel malt up front with some floral and citric hops coming through in the middle. Finish is somewhat sweet, and brings more earthy character. Slight pine in the aftertaste along with some of the caramel flavors. A bit bland and lacking the hop intensity I look for in a great IPA.

M - Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation

D - A decent beer, although lacking in some of the qualities of the best IPAs. Despite its downfalls, it goes down pretty well and isn't offensive by any means. With so many amazing IPA's out there, I don't really see myself revisiting this though.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2009 04:09:41 | More by GarrisWH
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rowew

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, label has a mountain biker on it. No date or ABV.

Appearance: Reddish orange, clear - thin head fades to just a bit of lacing.

Smell: Floral, sweet hops aroma.

Taste: Thin mouthfeel, light carbonation. Very nice hop flavor, with not much bitterness.

Overall impression: Very nice hop flavors, but the mouthfeel is a bit thin for my tastes. Still a good beer, and I could definitely put down a few of them.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2009 04:20:37 | More by rowew
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Rayek

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

A: Orange amber color has a slight chill haze. Cream colored head is quite rocky with decent retention. Leaves nice spots of lace.

S: Lemon and grapefruit Citrus with a touch of pine.

T: Malt has a caramel sweetness with a hint of a toasted quality. Hops dominate the flavor, with grapefruit and lemon. Bitterness level; however, is moderate. Finishes with a lingering bitterness.

M: Medium light body is a little oily. Carbonation level is right.

D: This seemed tame for an IPA. A nice beer on its own merits, but not up to the best of this style.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2009 03:03:20 | More by Rayek
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Seanibus

California

3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kind of disappointing - a bit thicker than really necessary, but it finishes better than you'd expect.

Pours a dark amber with a fluffy, quick-to-die head and mediocre lacing. It smells strongly of hops, like sniffing inside of a bag of pelletized hops. The flavor surprisingly malty, deep amber malt. It is also quite piny, but not as strong as you'd think from the aroma. It finishes cleaner than one would expect, even though the mouthfeel is clingy and viscous. But it is a bit syrupy all in all..

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2008 21:24:42 | More by Seanibus
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Oxymoron

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sad that Grand Lake has 80% beetle kill. Anywho, pours a lighter copper color with a lighter orangish hue. A soft white head with good retention though out the tasting.

The nose is mostly hoppy with a more citrus backing. Mostly centennial aroma with some grapefruit, orange and lemon blended together. Some light earthy hops on the back end. There is a light malt backing that just barely supports the hops. Clean yeast aroma, no really off notes.

The taste is similar. A strong bitterness comes out and lasts into the finish. A bit strong and overpowers some of the finishing hops. There is a good citrus on the end with a more piney finish. Some what resiny finish. A light malt that supports but again is very boardline from not supporting it. A light soapy finish but ok. The yeast is clean but there is some alcohol. Not over the top but still there.

The body is moderate with a sticky hoppy finish. Good carbonation. A solid IPA from a somewhat gem in Colorado.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2008 20:02:57 | More by Oxymoron
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Stumpjumper India Pale Ale from Grand Lake Brewing Company
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