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:
#14,936
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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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of LXIXME
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
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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Photo of mactrail
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Handsome medium amber color with a decent foam in the Ommegang chalice. Plenty of carbonation and a nice sudsy mouthfeel.

A sweetness on the lips to start with some caramel taste. Some dark biscuity flavors emerge. Hops have a mineral taste and a subdued character. Overall, a warm and malty brew, but light bodied and quaffable. A salty tang with some leafy hops. Bitterness in the aftertaste but not strong.

This seems like the classic Northwest IPA with a more rounded flavor and less intensity on the bitterness. Actually a highly drinkable hoppy brew that pleases me more than the harsher IPAs. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of imbibehour
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a tulip (thistle?) glass.

A burnt brown amber slightly cloudy, with a good three finger head off white in color with thin bubbles. Good scattered lacing on the glass. Quite nice looking.

Dry grain. Husky, and ripping barley sensations. Not so much hop presence going on here, but quite nice though.

Palate hits with much of the same flavor sensations on the nose. Dry, husky, ripping grain. Strangely feels a little burnt. A strong pine hop bitterness but not flavorful. Not much sense of sweetness to go along with this, it feels like a dry grainy hopped up brew. Mouthfeel is full with moderate carbonation, perfectly fine.

Overall though not much to say here, not recognizing and tropical or citrus fruit hop angle on this whatsoever as advertised.

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Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy medium golden amber with a two finger off-white head that dissipates to a thick cap leaving light lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus hops, mild pine and mild bready malt. Flavor is piney and citrus hops, biscuit malt, finishes with lots of pine and citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied. The malt takes a backseat to the hops, but gives sufficient support. I couldn't help wishing for a bit more malt to preserve the tropical fruit components in the aroma, which would have made this more balanced for me, although I do lean more towards malty IPAs. Nice hop bill and well balanced, a well made IPA now available in cans.

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Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Wedgwood Alehouse in Seattle.

Appearance: rich gold hue with a touch of cloudiness and a finger of creamy foam. I like it.

Smell: funky and citrusy hops with a little of the malt coming through. Pretty well-crafted.

Taste: quite bitter indeed. Funky hops on a biscuity, somewhat dry malt base. I like it; quite earthy.

Mouthfeel: medium body with lots of carbonation. I like the creaminess.

Overall: a sessionably tasty IPA. I look forward to having it again.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of beertunes
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Bubble pint glass. Poured the typical orangey-amber IPA color. A nice white head that dissipated slowly, leaving a moderate amount of lacing.

A sharp, crisp hop aroma greets you as you lift the glass. Mostly the citrus aromas reach you upfront. The flavor follows the example set the aroma with some pine and floral hop lingering after the citrus fades.

Slightly better than average body for the hops to climb on. Nicely balanced hop flavors make this easy to have several of. Overall a slightly better than average IPA that is very enjoyable.

This brewery has been around for a few years now and it's good to them getting better distribution. They will opening a larger brewery soon and we should see more beers from them. Worth seeking out if you're in the PNW.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a glowing orange/light gold color with good carbonation and a nice white head.

S: Citrus, p[erhaps orange peel, pine

T: Taste is pine, citrus and floral notes jump in from time to time has a subtle booze sting

M: Medium body, very dry it seems and hop bite

D: Good.

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Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ccrida
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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Photo of dirtylou
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap, $3 pint at the tasting room

appearance: shaker logo pint, clear orange body, lifeless off-white head with no retention

smell: aggressively hopped, bright citrus, bitter and simple

taste: extremely hop forward, but a bit too bitter - citrusy, bitter pine, cracker malts. Good, but could be rounded out a bit to provide a cleaner hop profile

mouthfeel: bitter

overall: good, but not without flaws noted above

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Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of birchstick
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of canucklehead
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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Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served at room temp.

L : 80% opaque, hazy yellow body with a creamy cap leaving strings of lace.

S : Grapefruit and orange rinds, cracker malt

T : pine and cracker malt out front, with a buttery oily tropical bite with orange peel and grapefruit.

F : creamy, mouth-filling, delicious. Moderate carbonation keeps things exciting.

Overall : a solid pacific style IPA with not a lot of bells and whistles, but an exceptional mouthfeel and delivers an enjoyable experience.

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Photo of Adamostella
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Moose90
3.32/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a deep orange tinged amber hue into the glass, nice clarity and a nice creamy beige head sits on top. Leaving behind some consistent enough lacing.

S — Smell is bitter and malty all at once, a big note of pine and chewy caramel malts.

T — Malt forward and slightly heavy, there is enough bitterness in there to balance things out, but not a whole lot of flavors developed.

M — Medium bodied with a lingering finish.

O — Alright overall, excessively bitter and a bit too malt focused for my tastes.

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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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