Terminal Gravity IPA | Terminal Gravity Brewing Company

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Terminal Gravity IPATerminal Gravity IPA
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Terminal Gravity IPATerminal Gravity IPA

Brewed by:
Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by sinistersteve on 08-15-2002

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Photo of PopeJonPaul
4.52/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Boy, am I glad they started bottling this. Had heard of it but never tried it. Got to pick up a few at Belmont Station when I was out in Portland, OR recently.

This beer had a seriously grassy\floral nose, like fresh grass clippings, thistle, pine and dandelions. The taste was obviously bitter citrusy hops, but mixed with just enough sweet caramel malt to really take the edge off the finish and leave only a tiny bit of dryness. Really refreshing, well-balanced and smooth, I like IPAs but just going for maximum bitterness doesn't impress me as much as an IPA that's refreshing and smooth while still being strongly bitter, which this one definitely is. I would certainly recommend this beer!

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Photo of mattmaples
4.81/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

* I dinginged it for its lack of clarity. It is a tad hazy so I could not give it a 4 on appearance but Damn is this a fine IPA *

I am currently sitting in my backroom printing out orders, answering emails and enjoying a fine fine bottle of Terminal Gravity IPA.

YUUUMMM, You all know what I'm talking about. That hazy copper orange color, tight but not overly large head, floral citrus hop aroma and that light malty / fruity flavor that quickly gets overwhelmed by the wonderfully aggressive hop bitterness.

The day has finally come, TG got themselves a bottling line. Their capacity is still rather small so availablity will be a little spotty. I've got some but I will probably sell out of mine today or tomorrow so get it while the getting's good.

I expect it will be available at the other usual beer spots, how fast they will sell out I don't know.

The boys down at Point Blank have to spread this shipment around but I hope to get a good quantity in soon and am looking forward to getting in some of the other TG beer.


Matt Maples

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Photo of RedDiamond
4.68/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Terminal Gravity’s IPA is truly one of the best in the state. For that matter, it is one of the best IPAs anywhere. It has a lemon-piney smell with a breezy, grassy expression, a deft, casual blanket of white suds, and a full stadium of lace. The dense ruddy-orange color glows with rich translucence.

This beer is soothing in ways I cannot begin to express. To drink this at the source, at a picnic table in front of the brewpub in Enterprise, is to enjoy a quintessential craft beer moment. TG’s IPA has a voluptuous mouthfeel and a refined bitterness that is perfectly proportioned.

A prince among pales.

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Photo of Thrasher
4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A spectacular beer from a spectacular, draft-only brewery located in the wilds of eastern Oregon, surprisingly one of only two breweries located in that entire half of the state! (The other 70 or so Oregon breweries are all in the western half.) This IPA is a hazy, tarnished gold with a light frothy head and excellent lacing. The malts are mild, with a light smokiness and a bit of raw grain brought out by hop bitterness. Speaking of hops, they are big, sparkling, and entirely dominate the beer. It's particularly fruity with notes of grapefruit, and a pleasantly bitter aftertaste that lasts and lasts. The mouthfeel might be a touch sharp and it's not particularly thick, but these are minor quibbles in an otherwise picture-perfect IPA. TG is still an up-and-comer, but this beer is not too difficult to find on draft in a number of Portland bars.

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Photo of HiroProtagonist
4.37/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served at Rose and Raindrop in Portland. The hazy orange-amber beer arrived with a thick white creamy head. The nose was strongly floral, with a delightful citrus component. A big, creamy, and smooth body delivered rich malt tones, citrus notes, and an aggressive bitter finish that is rounded out well with a touch of sweetness. This is a superbly crafted and seducing IPA that left me highly satisfied.

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Photo of freed
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice copper coloring, fairly clear with active carbonation. Big white frothy head with fresh citrus aroma. Nice wide bitter profile, start to finish a pleasant hop experience. Sweet but complimentary maltiness, dry finish. Saliva glands want more, so I submit.

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Photo of sinistersteve
4.8/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

By far, the best IPA I've ever had. Drinking a beer of this stature makes me realize how well I have it here in the Pacific Northwest. This is a tough beer to find and as far as I know, only a handful of pubs carry this beer, but once you do find it, drink up. You'll be glad you did.

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Terminal Gravity IPA from Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 257 ratings