Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,818
Ranked #32,597
3.72 | pDev: 16.67%
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
Notes: Collaboration with The Brewing Network

Inspired by our legendary Pale 31 and conceived in collaboration with The Brewing Network, Grenadier is a new-age pale ale loaded with explosive hoppiness.

38 IBU
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dannydetox from Ohio

3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours brassy gold in hue with a relatively fluffy white head. initial aroma was bursting with white grape and orange blossom, and some stone fruit across the tongue. mouthfeel is on point for a 4.9 % beer; thin as expected but not watery. there is only a residual whisper of caramel malt on the back end making this one an easy sessionable brew. the detractor to me is a presence, albeit minor, of a something metal tasting once the malt subsides. i would buy a sixer if this one was available in that format at the usual firestone price point.

Jan 07, 2020
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RaulMondesi from California

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok, hey now! This one pops like Hemingway fishing for a Marlin. Like Jackie Robinson stealing home plate, and like Gretzky shooting for the goal! Waboom! Not a crazy, “waboom,” but good like any playa would want it.

Get it and get it good!

Dec 21, 2019
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Pooze from California

3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It’s very clean, well balanced, not too bitter. I think it’s a sessions type IPA frankly. MUCH better than Firestone’s Easy Jack offering Yuk. Could drink a bunch on a hot days after golf.

Nov 18, 2019
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KingStelle from California

3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark golden color, with a frothy head. Nice fresh orange citrus smell, and some green tea. Good flavor, nice hops. The pale ale is good but not great.

Oct 13, 2019
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EdHinPasadena from California

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle - Bottled on 07/12/2019. Part of their Lion's Share Hoppy 12 pack.

Pours as a clear golden ale with a minimal, creamy white head. Lacing is minimal.

The smell is a light, citrusy scent. The taste is an herbal spicing with distinct, honey notes. It has a light sweetness to it, and is somewhat bitter. The feel is pleasant, as a good pale ale should be. Not overwhelming to the taste buds.

Thoroughly enjoyable pale ale. Must have again.

Sep 11, 2019
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jwc215 from Arizona

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle - Bottled on 07/12/2019:

Part of a variety 12 pack:

Pours clear pale golden with a lasting creamy white head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of citrus with a tea-leaf spiciness.

The taste is of floral/herbal spicing with general citrus bitterness. A honey-like, somewhat caramel-like sweetness balances it. It has a dry finish.

Very smooth, easy-to-drink, and refreshing. Plenty of hops, especially in the nose, but balanced enough to stay in APA (West Coast) style. Enjoyable!

Sep 05, 2019
Grenadier from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 11 ratings