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Grassroots Legitimacy IPAGrassroots Legitimacy IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
India Pale Ale brewed with 2-row malted barley, oats, and citrusy hops from the Pacific Northwest. Dry hopped copiously with Simcoe. Its sessionable drinkability belies its true IPA nature.

Added by 321jeff on 05-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#533
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
629
pDev:
6.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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51
Gots:
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Ratings: 629 |  Reviews: 82
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.81/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on tap at the three penny yesterday afternoon. man, that place is awesome, I miss it badly. a very hazy but still bright tulip of beer, with a lacy white head over an inch high and lasting. the impact of the oats in this are immediately apparent. its got that oatmeal sweetness and basic feel to it, a totally fuller body and more neutral ph. I always think oatmeal ipas are really hit or miss, when it goes wrong its usually way off, but this one is excellent. I love the oily hop complexion, not nearly as subtle as some of the other Vermont ipas that are hot right now, its aggressive and very very aromatic. the oats I think, aside from making it feel fluffy and big without sweetness, help it linger a little longer in the finish, bring out the flavor of the yeast to its fullest, and stand out from the crowd. so smooth and round and big in the feel, but so dry, just hop oil remaining. I thought grassroots meant a hill farmstead collaboration. who is this one done with? doesn't matter, its fantastic. well worth a trip to montpelier for a glass

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Knapp85
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a cloudy yellow color with a nice white head on top. The smell of the beer has a solid hoppiness to it, the taste has a good amount of hops as well. The feel of the beer is decent, rather sessionable. Overall this beer is good, I found it to be pretty refreshing.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of kojevergas
3.49/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-draught @ The Ginger Man NYC.

HEAD: None whatsoever.

BODY: Pulp hazy orange suggestive of a lack of filtration. No yeast or sediment is visible within.

Appears well-carbonated. Not a unique or special appearance for an IPA, but generally appealing.

AROMA: Pulpy citrusy fruit, tangy yoghurty notes, onion from the Simcoe. Hoppy without going over the top into, say, biting grapefruit bitterness. Pale malt sweetness balances her out.

Aromatic intensity is mild.

TASTE: Matches the aroma, with new world hop yogurty flavour complementing pulpy citrus (mainly tangerine but also orange) and timid simcoe-derived onion. Not the most pungent hop profile, but balanced neatly by the pale malt sweetness. Oats fill out the body. Hints of pink grapefruit and sherbert. (Though no bitter grapefruit bite save for a blip of it on the finish).

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. Superb balance. Very approachable well-built fare, but not dazzling in terms of distinct expressive flavours or complexity.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, pulpy, aptly medium-bodied, of appropriate thickness and heft, and refreshing. Well tailored to the taste without accentuating specific notes. There's a nice harmony of texture and taste, and I think the oats were a good choice to lend it body and smoothen out its pulpy feel.

OVERALL: A balanced drinkable IPA set off nicely by the yogurty emphasis of the hops, Legitimacy is a brew that will please trendchasing new world hop fanatics and old school lovers of balance alike. It's nice to have an IPA that doesn't try to beat you about the head with hops just for hops' sake.

High B- / WORTHY

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Photo of emerge077
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Mark for sharing, and to Dan for hosting :thumbup:
Quick review from written notes.

Pale pastel straw yellow, canaries on a yellow submarine. Thin ring of spotty lace haloes the glass with a thin veil across the surface.

Soft aromas of lemon zest, pale malt, and citrus.

Flavors of tangerine and passionfruit, hop forward and moderately bitter. Dry grassy green finish. Light bodied and supple, ultimately where HF excels, never too heavy or sticky on the malt side of things. Not all that far off from other iterations of HF IPA's though.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.58/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SocalKicks
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of mothman
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler. White head. Lots of lace. Hazy yellow.

Grassy and floral. Earthy and zesty. Citrusy with some fruitiness.

Light bitterness and dankness.

Decent, but nothing I am in love with.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of jlindros
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Growler picked up at the bottle release on Thursday, drank Friday. shared with rudzud.

Pours a light creamy head that fades fairly quickly, touch of lacing, super hazy whitish yellow color.

Nose is great, fresh hops, nice citrus with tangerine and bit if stone fruit, mild resin, little earthiness and rich of a grassy almost chewy hop, touch of grapefruit pith and just a touch of tropical fruit.

Taste is like hop water, malt is very light and light feeling, little watery. Hops are fairly bitter, floral grassy almost dandelion like floral, little resin and hint earthy like hop. Citrus like little tangerine, nice grapefruit, juicy citrus light generic tropical fruit. Fair bitterness that overpowers any malt. Finish is dry with little resinous hop character, hint of mint and grapefruit lingering, little watery malt.

Mouth is thin and watery, decent carb.

Overall ok, nice hops but very lacking on malts, so too watery. I expected more from a Shaun Hill IPA.

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4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 8/1/2015 at Armsby Abbey, in Worcester, MA served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep yellow color, with a large dense 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 with a nice burst of very grassy hops bitterness. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is very clean for the style.

O: Tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid IPA to pound down for a long time.

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