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Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States
American Amber / Red Ale
3.95 | pDev: 6.58%
Jan 31, 2020
Jan 15, 2016
Very Good
Notes: A hoppy red ale brewed with Classic American yeast and hops. Hygge is a danish word which is best describe as the feeling of a warm and inviting atmosphere in which to enjoy the good things in life...
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Rated: 3.77 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jan 31, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Nov 24, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by egrandfield from Massachusetts

Nov 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pronounced Hooga. This was on tap at The Reservoir, Waterbury, VT. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a dark red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Light lacing stuck around the glass nicely. The smell started off with some sweet roasted nuts blending into some citrus and piney hops. Caramel and toffee malts - delicate yet there. Very well balanced. The taste was mainly sweet with a nice rounded corners of bready malts. Smooth lingering sweet and roasted nuts. Light smooth caramel malts in the aftertaste. Semi-dry nutty finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light. Smooth malts lay down on my tongue nicely. Overall, I say this was a really good Amber ale that I would have again.
Jun 08, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by kvgomps from New Jersey

May 07, 2017
Rated: 4 by stereosforgeeks from Virginia

Apr 08, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Jan 23, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Dec 27, 2016
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Reviewed by BoldRulerVT from Vermont

3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the growler into stemmed HF glass.
Pours a nice garnet color with minimal bubbly head.
Aromas are a nice mix of maltiness and hoppiness, toffee notes.
Flavors are nice as well. Good malt body and the substantial hops are welcome.
Mouthfeel was excellent,
Overall, this style doesn't wow too many people but this is well made and very tasty.
Dec 24, 2016
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Reviewed by kevanb from Illinois

3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
750ml growler poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. Enjoyed on 12.22.2016, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a dark, deep burgundy color, dark amber and red hues, nice opacity with a bone colored head, about two fingers tall with good retention and plenty of lace. The aroma is decent, piney hops, citrus peel, grassy and weedy, sharp and bitter with a big caramel and amber malt backbone, not too sweet, not overly rich either with some of the Hill Farmstead signature mineral water character. The flavors are very much like the nose, very bitter pine and resinous hop flavor, some citrus peel, earthy and grassy with a hearty amber and caramel malt bill, a bit doughy and a bit heavy, the hops don't really lighten this beer up any. The mouthfeel is great, coating, thick yet lively medium body, gentle but active carbonation with a very creamy and smooth finish that has a nice lingering dry sensation.

Verdict: A solid Hoppy Red/Amber ale, but a bit heavy and lacking complexity from the hops. When I think about beers like Nugget Nectar or Surly Furious, there is so much more going on, that this seems a bit boring and bland. A good beer, but nothing remarkable.
Dec 23, 2016
Rated: 4 by Lucoli from New York

Dec 14, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Dec 08, 2016
Rated: 4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Dec 08, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by Jlmoses83 from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by chippo33 from Vermont

Nov 30, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by emottram from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by BEER88 from Washington

Nov 23, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Nov 20, 2016
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Reviewed by SABERG from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a fresh growler into the modified tulip glass.
A - Beautiful carbonation, set in a copper colored backdrop. Wonderful loose knit cap of off white.
S - Light bread notes, floral hop nose, very nice.
T - Follows the nose, nice grains, delightful malt base, just the right amount of bitterness, and a hint of smokiness.
F - Soft on the palate, medium in body, so well balanced.
O - I really enjoy this offering. A superbly drinkable beer.
Nov 18, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by frekky from Massachusetts

Nov 18, 2016
Rated: 4 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Nov 17, 2016
Rated: 4 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Nov 07, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by edthehead from New York

Nov 03, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Jun 15, 2016
Rated: 3.42 by Shogun250 from Vermont

Jun 08, 2016
Rated: 4 by oline73 from Maryland

May 28, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by Nuggetz from Texas

May 12, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by bobv from Vermont

Apr 21, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by tmbgnicu from Pennsylvania

Apr 16, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts

Mar 31, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania

Mar 21, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by jason3125 from Vermont

Mar 15, 2016
Rated: 3.69 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

Mar 14, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by stakem from Pennsylvania

Mar 08, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Mar 07, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Mar 07, 2016
Rated: 4 by chivermac from New York

Mar 06, 2016
Rated: 4 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Mar 03, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Gunch52 from Texas

Mar 02, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Mersh from Connecticut

Feb 29, 2016
Hygge from Grassroots Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 74 ratings