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Grizzly Peak Edwin's Warm Up Ale | Grizzly Peak Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

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Added by CharlesDarwin on 12-07-2006

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Higravity:
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4.16/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The wife brought home a growler she picked up at lunch. Her version of flowers for me. What can I say, but that I'm a lucky guy. Poured a nice amber orange with a large head that I was sure must be caramel bubbling in the pan. The smell is sweet malt with a mildly aggressive hop presence of citrus and spice. The taste is large malt profile with a swinging sweetness balanced agaisnt the sweet bitter hop kick with a mild boozy lazy right hook. The mouth is full and the carbonation is spot on. The alcohol is a little high and I know that drinking the whole growler might be a head ache but damn this is a good beer.

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4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Originally reviewed on January 21, 2005. On tap at the brewpub. Ruddy orange pour, with a clean white head. Silky. Light orange aroma, with a touch of lemon and perfume. Flavor is rich, sweet and complex, with some mind-boggling combo of hops that cacophonies into a merriment of jumbled fruitcakes and brandies. Candied ginger with sweet molasses and a hint of squid. One of the best balanced beers I’ve ever had. The alcohol in it is outstanding with a rounding and warming quality that brings in a sense of devotion and sippability. Rich lucious palate with a sense of creaminess. Like a good Thai coconut soup, with lemongrass, galangal and basil leaves. A real sipper and a real warmer, and extremely well played.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
1.99/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

AVB was cited at 9 according to my waiter and the sign at the bar.

A: Light, a little hazy, the head was a nice golden color. Also in a tulip glass which helped I'm sure. Looked great.
S: Hints of hops and floral scents but quite dominated by alcohol scent.
T: Tasted like vodka. I really didn't get any aspects of the beer and was quite disappointed. There was a slight sourness to this as well.
M: It didn't stay in there for long because as I mentioned it sat like a hard alcohol. Quite abrasive.

Overall I was surprised and disappointed. I had had a high alcohol beer from Grizzly Peak and was impressed by it. This showing did not stand up to my previous experience, however. It looked so great when it was sat down on my table but the alcohol dominated in this brew.

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Grizzly Peak Edwin's Warm Up Ale from Grizzly Peak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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