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Grassroots Legitimacy IPA | Grassroots Brewing

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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:
#532
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
629
pDev:
6.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
64
Trade:
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Ratings: 629 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a tulip.
Pours a lightly hazy light blonde with a finger of head.
Aromas are very light levels of hoppiness, light citrus, light fruit.
Flavors are in line with aromas, very drinkable very low bitterness, but too light flavor wise.
Mouthfeel was excellent.
Overall, while nicely crafted would like more flavor here.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

On tap at Prohibition Pig brewpub, Waterbury, Vermont. This was poured into a half pint glass, the brewpub normally pours it in. The appearance was a hazy blurry yellow color with a slim white little head that dissipated and left no lacing. The smell started off with a sweet citrus and sweet grassy blend leading into subtle crisp tropical fruits and underscored by just a little bit of bitter pine. The taste had a moderate amount of sweetness with some light bitterness of the pine carrying itself back into the balance of it all. A light citrus aftertaste runs into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a nice sessionable crispness carrying itself along my tongue. Overall, this was a very nice AIPA that I would have again.

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Photo of CHickman
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Haymaker, NYC, had the classic New England IPA looks with a lovely gold hazy hue, but the head was pretty small from the tap pour.

Nose and flavor follow suit with tasty New England hop juice which includes a mix of oranges, pineapple, grapefruit, melon, lemon zest, graham cracker, toasted grains, faint caramel, piney notes and some floral peppery spices. Really smooth and easy to drink, perfect for this muggy night. The mild bitterness and great balance made this very enjoyable and sessionable.

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Photo of mnbuffalo
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Look: A light, dull orange color.
Smell: Not a big nose. Definitely some citrus there.
Taste: Citrus and Pine flavors in a sessionable manner with some subtle bitterness at the finish that lingers.
Feel: My favorite element of this beer. A nice soft mouthfeel that allowed me to crush the 750 in a matter of minutes. The carb was appropriate and was present immediately in the mouthfeel.
Overall: A nice beer. It reminded me why Simcoe hops once ruled the IPA class.

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

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kniles38
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zahara15
4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwoolley1
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deanhead
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In a Surly teku. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is citrus hop bitterness, grapefruit and pine. Fresh and aromatic. Grassy. Beer opens spruce, grass and a bark hop bite. Some citrus and grapefruit notes in the middle with a citrus and mellow tropical fruit finish. Very good balance and very drinkable. Beer is light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and quenching in the mouth and goes down soft and fluffy.

Very nicely balanced and real easy to drink. Worth trying!

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

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 NelCet
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 7irondave
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeyMcD86
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had out of a pint glass at a bar.

Look: hazy straw yellow with not much head.

Aroma: nice juicy grapefruit with a grassy note on the backend.

Taste: translates nicely on the palate. Plenty of grapefruit with a nice pithy bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: doesn't strike me as creamy but it's not thin. Appropriately crushable for 6.7% abv.

Overall(style points): juicy citrus IPA with that grassy Hill Farmstead balance. 93.75 points!

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Photo of frekky
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 Zekenyce
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cfalls
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - light orange, opaque, lots of lacing

S - pungent, tangy citrus, dank

T - grapefruit, pine, not very sweet for the NE style, and moderately bitter grassy finish

F - fairly high carbonation makes tiny bubbles for a creamy feel, refreshing

O - perfectly made beer of the older type that was more bitter than sweet

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Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 629 ratings
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