Grant Is Pale | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by merc7186 on 02-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of rodbeermunch
2.86/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Weak yellow pour with about a quarter inch of head on it. Aroma wasn't american pale ale at all. More english or belgian if anything.

Taste was just missing. Hops? nope. What is going on here? This is like the girl talk mashup of beer. Wait, girl talk is good, this beer sucks at pretty much everything.

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Photo of raiderandbeerfan
2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mild yellow color with plenty of haze. About 1/3" white head on it. Aroma was belgian yeastiness. Not hoppy. Maybe two yeast strains, one belgian, one American.

Doesnt taste or smell like an American pale ale. TFW = not to style. This stuff is all over the map, like they blended belgian and american pales, hefes, saisons etc. . .

The mouthfeel is still dry, mild pepper. On tap at the brewery, one of my least favorite that day.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of VaTechHopHead
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tswater
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the source, on to the beer:

This pale ale is goldenrod colored and topped with a small head with a few patches of lace and light creamy retention. The aroma smells like a hybrid of Belgian and American pale ales, bringing notes of floral, honey, perfume, and The Bruery's house yeast. If it leans in one direction, it leans towards the American side. On tasting, you can't help but notice the strong presence of floral and pine, which rides the accent of fruity house yeast. It's a clean beer which is refreshing and makes as a good everyday beer.

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Photo of TrojanWheels
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery. Mild and light yellow color, thin 1/3" white head on it. Aroma was almost belgian. Certainly wasn't hoppy. Really straddled the line aroma wise between belgian and American.

Lacks hop taste. Lacks hop bitterness. It continues to straddle style guidelines. Tastes like a grand cru of a belgian pale ale, american pale ale and a saison. In fact, flavor wise, it tends to lean toward the saison side of things, with its dry, light and mild earthy pepper aspect. Definitely hides any hopping.

I don't really get what the Bruery was trying to get at with this beer. Uninteresting to the max.

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Photo of moonknight31
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of josephwa
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ehammond1
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On Tap

The Bruery
Placentia, CA

Murky, darker yellow with a bit of gold. Creamy, persistent near-white head. Spots of stick left down the glass. Appropriately pretty pale ale.

Some citrus hop elements peeking through around simple bread and grain notes. Simple and straightforward and not terribly aromatic. A touch of sweetness as well.

Moderate bitterness, some mild citrus and pine elements peeking through, and sweet grains and bread. Incredibly drinkable.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp. Disappearing.

A nice, thirst-quenching pale ale made for SoCal's warm weather days.

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Photo of IPAyForHops
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of CelticAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of sil1
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of jeff1973
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of AlexChillton
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Unchi
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of HopsintheSack
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jvillefan
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A very hazy pale yellow body with a lacy white head.

S: Very similar to Sierra Pale Ale but with a very slight Belgian spiciness to it. It has very little hop character.

T: There is a little hop bite up front with no citrus, pine, or fruit flavors. The slightly spicy malty background has some pepper and earthy tones to it.

M: Nice body and carbonation but both could be a little heavier.

O: A good pale ale but nothing to go out of your way for. Like I said earlier, on par with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

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Photo of pperez38
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Callmecoon
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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Grant Is Pale from The Bruery
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