Bert Grant's IPA - Yakima Brewing Co. / Bert Grant's Ales

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Bert Grant's IPABert Grant's IPA

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BA SCORE
73
okay

80 Reviews
THE BROS
65
poor

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Reviews: 80
Hads: 86
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 18.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yakima Brewing Co. / Bert Grant's Ales
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 09-06-1998

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 80 | Hads: 86
Photo of Wildman
3.6/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a dark straw color and formed a white head that subsided quickley and left a little lace. The aroma was of hops and banana(?). The taste was definately of hops and the finish due to this was dry and a bit bitter. While an IPA, the hops and lack of other elements I usually expect in this style affects my opinion on this beer. It's servicable, but there are better ones out there. (401 characters)

Photo of StevieW
3.42/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice color, yellow to golden, fairly clear with a nice white head. Smell was mostly grainy, slightly hops noticable. Taste was a little better than average. Some hoppy IPA qualities, but lacked any malt richness. Lots of grainy flavors finish it, not the thick biscuit feel of other notable IPA's. Thin to medium feel, easy to drink, but not very flavorful. A bit of a disappointment. I am glad I only bought it as a single. (424 characters)

Photo of marc77
2.91/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Light golden-- almost yellow. Almost lager - like in clarity. Minty, crisp, citric hop aroma that could be more pronounced. Slighly grassy, citrusy Cascade hop flavor. Hop bitterness is quite mild for an IPA. Finishes dry. This is not a particular good IPA. Needs more hop bitterness, flavor and aroma, plus more malt backbone. Would fit the American Pale Ale category better. Still-- it's a refreshing brew. (417 characters)

Photo of hooligan
3.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Straw-golden beer with a lacy head, no head retention. Smells very piney and grasslike. Malt profile is well balanced , with hop bitterness from start to finish. Easy to drink, but a very middle of the road IPA. (211 characters)

Photo of Todd
2.77/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz. short bottle with Bert Grant on the neck proudly holding a pint and very brief history of Bert. The Taj Mahal in the background and stating " A highly hopped, faithful reproduction of the famous 19th century pale ale." No drink before date.

Appearance: Golden straw in colour with a frothy head that dissipates to a bubbly lace.

Smell: Very herbal hop with some phenol aromas. Hints of green apple and banana in the nose.

Taste: A very herbal hop flavour is dominate, almost too much, with some banana, malt sweetness and more herbal hop in the end. Bitterness is up there and helps dry this brew. Also in the mouth-feel, is an oily feeling that I believe to be either an addition of hop oil or usage of a hop percolator.

Notes: The following appears on their site, under this style, "I suggest drinking my India Pale Ale with sausages, curries and other spicy concoctions. And should you find a stray bacteria lurking about, don't worry. The necessary precautions have already been taken." Okay, what the hell does this mean? Why would a brewer even utter the word "bacteria" in association with the finished product, let alone say "don't worry" which is only going to make the consumer do just that. This is not much of an IPA; alcohol is too low. From what I remember, this seem to be a different recipe. The over use of Galena hops is a bit too harsh for this brew. (1,402 characters)

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Bert Grant's IPA from Yakima Brewing Co. / Bert Grant's Ales
73 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.