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Gritty McDuff's Original Pub Style - Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company

Gritty McDuff's Original Pub StyleGritty McDuff's Original Pub Style

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172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.48%


Brewed by:
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Original Pub Style is a light copper-colored medium-bodied with a nice dry bite at the finish. A subtle combination of Cascade and Willamette hops give this ale a fine floral aroma and a slightly fruity aftertaste. The taste captures the freshness of a hand-crafted brew pub ale that goes right from the conditioning tank to your glass!

20 IBU

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 03-27-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 172 | Reviews: 115 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Stranger5582:
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Stranger5582

New York

3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is an okay example of a Pale Ale. I had higher expectations of it after consuming the Gritty's 21 IPA, which floored me in a way that few pale ales have done.

The taste is -- wait, I need to grab another.

The taste is subtle, which is not something I usually enjoy. My initial reaction was that it tastes more like a full bodied ale, than a pale ale, but the finish is distinctly pale. I'm a novice when it comes to hops, but I didn't detect any Cascade hops in its flavor.

This beer is very drinkable and if I were a Maine resident, not just a vacationer, I would make this my go to beer, instead of Yuengling or Guinness. I'm not, so unless my home area starts carrying Gritty's, I'll have to enjoy this as much as possible for the next 5 days.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 20:36:25 | More by Stranger5582
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Gritty McDuff's Original Pub Style from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
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