Grande River IPA | San Luis Valley Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
San Luis Valley Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 15
Reviews by BadRockBeer:
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4.2/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber-copper in color, White frothy head that slides down the glass. Nice clarity.

Nose is dominated by hops. Floral and citrus.

Tastes of American hops. Loads of grapefruit and a slight apricot. Very crisp and refreshing. Great malt profile to support the amount of hop character. Toffee and caramel. Finishes with a slight resin on the back of the tongue.

Very drinkable and possibly my favorite selection from SLV

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.62/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of MashMouth
3.62/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was a little disapointed at first my beer appeared to be served to me flat. Although this was not the case the IPA had no idication of head. I then took a wiff. Nothing came to me. I thought maybe something was wrong with my sniffer, this is still a posibility but not ussually a problem. Despite not noticing a distintive smell or the beer holding a head the taste was much different. The beer holds true to its IPA characteristics. It was actually a good tasting beer. Good bitterness level that balanced well with the malts.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a well made if extremely generic ipa. nothing in hop varietals, scheduling, or in the grain bill to set this apart in the slightest. pale two row and C varietal hop is about it. that said, the process is obviously dialed and the beer is quite well built, just lacking any sort of distinction. a little more residual sugar here than i usually like in the style, has a honey flavor to it, and actually works well in this instance with the hops, which have some sweeter oils of their own. a little dried hay and a little hint of fresh orange, and then the mid range bitterness of the hops. carbonation may be a touch low for me, but it feels about right. a good craft option in the absence of others, but i would not hold its own against even the middling craft ipas here in denver. good but samey.

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Photo of CreedeSon
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of MumboJumbo
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Bobhoya
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Bustafluff
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of WDJersey
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrishensley
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Gerred
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DenverHopHead
2.66/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Ambell
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Little more malty than I like my IPA’s to be..

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Grande River IPA from San Luis Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 15 ratings