3-Grid IPA | Schooner Exact Brewing Company

3-Grid IPA3-Grid IPA
BA SCORE
73.3%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 116 ratings
3-Grid IPA3-Grid IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Schooner Exact Brewing Company
Washington, United States
schoonerexact.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beertunes on 04-09-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,877
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
116
Liked:
85
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
9.69%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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4.44/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 Oz bottle. Bottled 7/20/16

Pours an almost clear orange body with a slightly off white head. Not a lot of retention. Thin specks of lacing

Smell was prominent . Mostly a grapefruit citrus, with an underlying malt sweetness,

Taste is bold and bitter up front. A very nice bitterness that ends with a slightly malty finish... Really great balance.

Feel was creamy and full, yet still well carbonated.

Very well balanced northwest style IPA
Bravo !

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4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the Hilltop Alehouse, 3-Grid IPA is a dull, dirty gold with creamy off-white head that leaves heavy, foamy lace, really nice swiss cheese pattern early on the the glass, of course thinning a bit as it works down.

Smell is pretty pungent for a cask IPA, a nice mix of skunky weed and bright citrus.

Taste is good, robust IPA with a fair amount of hop flavor and a firm bitterness. Not quite as bright as the nose, it's obviously dry-hopped, probably in the cask. Malt is on the back seat her, some toast character mostly, the cracker / bread accentuated by the bitterness of the hops for a touch of char, in a good way, or perhaps more akin to wood/stem - sometimes this comes across as chocolate peanut butter cups on the finish to me, as it does a bit here.

Mouthfeel is soft and light bodied.

Drinkability is very good, a tasty PNW IPA that shows well on cask, very smooth. I could use a bit brighter of a hop flavor to match the nose, but I'm a fiend for that and really can't complain too much about the way pours on cask. Well done.

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4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this one at the Old Town Tavern in Ballard on cask . Never heard of these guys but once again it is great to have another new brewery producing good local beer. The pint was a golden orange colour with small head due to the cask. The nose was pure PNW hop heaven and the beer was spot on with the cask bringing out the hop flavours to the front and showing the quality of the beer. I hope to find more from these guys in the future as I see them becoming another Diamond Knot type local tap favourite

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Acquired via trade from Donkster46 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains piney hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character. Then some sweet flavors of caramel and citrus come in. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering and provides a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very nice IPA worth pounding down for whole evening.

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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: nice orange color, decent head with good retention and lacing.

S: Excellent hop aroma, not overpowering but substantial. Nice balance of pine and citrus notes.

T: Not overly bitter, but nicely hopped. Again a mix between the citrus and pine aspects. Well balanced with biscuity and slightly caramel-tasting malt.

M: Not overly bitter, but a nice resinous oily feel.

D: Very drinkable, this would be an ideal session beer for a hophead.

Overall and excellent example of a delicious and refreshing IPA.

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3-Grid IPA from Schooner Exact Brewing Company
Beer rating: 73.3% out of 100 with 116 ratings
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