Atwater Grand Circus IPA | Atwater Brewery

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Atwater Grand Circus IPAAtwater Grand Circus IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery
Michigan, United States
atwaterbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DrDoitchbig on 08-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
333
Reviews:
76
Avg:
3.12
pDev:
20.19%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 333 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of Evan1356
1.59/5  rDev -49%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Never again...glad this is a session IPA and not a main brew. Atwater...please never do this one again, I don't know how you made a 4.2% beer so bitter and so crude that it's not even an easy drinking summer beer but you did. Would have rather drank a Budweiser...

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Photo of DoctorEvil65
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of skaboom420
2.68/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cb8282
3.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.13/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium reddish copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and some amber highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy beige head that slowly reduces to to mottled pillowy finger thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of herbal, floral, grassy, and citrus/grapefruit rind hops over the top of a light aroma of caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of caramel malts with only a minimal amount of sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of herbal, floral, grassy, and citrus/grapefruit rind hops which contribute a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: An okay but not great session IPA - hops flavors and aromas are a little muddled and the mouthfeel is a little watery. Easy to drink but not enjoyable enough for me to want to get again.

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Photo of cmak316
3.11/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cryptichead
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of valkyre65
2.94/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of aussiebeer
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jamescarlton989
3.57/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The smell and look of this beer are deceiving; The taste is very dry with faint caramel notes and a strong hop flavor. I prefer beers with a strong hop flavor, so this beer is one of my favorites; however i wouldn't recommend it to someone that prefers a sweeter beer with less hops. Overall i think this a beer you should try if it fits your preferred criteria. It's not a beer that i could drink all night because of the strong hop flavor, but it's a great starter beer.

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Photo of ejimhof
2.77/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LoveOregonBeer12
1.48/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This is not an IPA, and not a good beer overall. No defining hop character for this style. Decent copper color, but the smell and taste is quite a disappointment.

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Photo of Eziel
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BellsFan
3.49/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rossracing
2.1/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Really not good first drain pour in a while

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Photo of gonzo000
2.76/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

IPA??? Seems more like a brown to me. This beer was not enjoyable. Smelled like something may have died in this batch. Not a big fan.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of km02600
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrfrancis
3.24/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with a thick, pillowy off-white head.

S: Aromas of minerals, lemon, lime, bitter orange, caramel, and biscuit are just barely detectable on the nose.

T: Mild notes of lemon, lime, kumquat, herbs, bitter orange, grass, grapefruit, chalk, minerals, biscuits, crackers, and caramel flit across the palate. The finish is very mild and brief, offering lingering sensations of tart citrus, caramel, and biscuits.

M: Very light-bodied and dry. Carbonation is firm and slightly prickly. This ale is easy to drink, but it's a little too dry.

O: This ale is not great, but also not horrible. I think it would work far better as an APA than as an IPA. A very mediocre effort as far as session IPAs go.

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Photo of BadAxeBeer
4.82/5  rDev +54.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Best at comerica park from the tap but A very likable ipa. Go tigers

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Photo of LXIXME
3.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerman73
2.42/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Not a session IPA. Off taste.

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Photo of Gtg642
3.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Winston3737
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jared326
3.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Atwater Grand Circus IPA from Atwater Brewery
3.12 out of 5 based on 333 ratings.
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