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Woodruff IPA - Downtown Grill & Brewery

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80
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Downtown Grill & Brewery visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A full-bodied, traditional IPA, well balanced with a healthy dose of English hops. Reminiscent of “historical” Knoxville IPA’s.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 05-25-2004)
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2/5  rDev -42.7%

tnflyguy, May 25, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

mte1972, Oct 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

atrocity, Sep 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

robertjskelton, Jun 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

tnbeerlizard, Jan 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14%

shieguy2, Aug 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

GMan, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of TurdFurgison
3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at the brewpub, in a pint glass. It was a bit of a disappointment to me, sort of a bitter English IPA with little in the way of hoppy character. Otherwise not much to note about it. Clear, golden color, decent head, etc etc. The body was maybe a little fuller than usual for an IPA, that was the highpoint for me. But the lingering bitterness left me wanting something else. Not bad per se, just kind of middling.

TurdFurgison, Oct 07, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

erikcx, Thursday at 11:54 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

rodlavers, Nov 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

pheelingIt, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of b3shine
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft. Good for a brewpub. Big fish, small pond brew. Nothing unique, but hoppy enough to remember. And while this is a beer review forum, I feel compelled to say that the atmosphere is worth the stop alone. We came in from Pigeon Forge while on vacation and walked into Live Jazz Sunday Brunch. Food was stellar!

*This place has phenomenal 1 and 2L growlers with Grolsch-style tops! A must-have if you don't already!

b3shine, Mar 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photekut, May 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

cHurley, Jun 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

elkinbrown, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

DrMindbender, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

jsorah10, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Jfowler05, Jul 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Pabetism, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of masterbruewer
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What you'd expect in an IPA. Golden pale color with moderate head.

Smell of floral hoppiness.

Taste is a good hop kick but not overpowering. Strong, yet smooth wallop of hops with no strong aftertaste.

The feel was smooth and on the crisp side.

Very drinkable. I'll have another.

masterbruewer, Feb 17, 2005
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3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off this is not a double IPA but rather is just a regular single IPA. It poured a nice pale amber with a good frothy white head and some side glass lace. The aroma was fresh, nice floral hops with a touch of sweetness. The flavor was a touch muted, somewhat thin, but still quite decent. The finish was very nice and I actually seemed to like this more as time went on. Overall not a bad IPA, but I have had better, needs a little more depth to make it special.

mikesgroove, Nov 12, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

BlueMoon10, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

cvalleskey, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Dansting
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler. Poured a clear, golden color with a medium white head. Strong lacing. Pleasant citrus aroma with a hint a sweet malt to it. Mouthfeel is nice. Flavor is a pleasant hoppy taste. Citrus is very apparent, with a nice sweet caramel touch to it. Finish has a pine taste to it. A nice brewpub IPA.

Dansting, Dec 28, 2007
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3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I closed out the night with their most popular beer.

It poured a nice copper wih a 1/4" head. The bartenders need to stand the glass up sooner to produce a bigger head in my opinion.

The smell was clearly a hoppy one.

WOW.... I thought the porter was hoppy.... this one blew my doors off (in a good way). Heavy on the hops but typical of a good quality IPA. Other minor taste additions were a pine, citrus that enhanced the bitterness.

This is a full-bodied beer that lets you know who's boss.

Overall, I would definately have this again... perhaps just one or two a night would be enough.

TheBierBand, Mar 16, 2007
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Woodruff IPA from Downtown Grill & Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.