Grassroots Ale | Calfkiller Brewing Company

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85
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31 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Calfkiller Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States
calfkillerbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by sommersb on 02-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
31
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
14.62%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
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3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a well made and tasty, if quite generic american pale ale. i like a lot of whats going on here, and think its a fine example of the style, but it blends into the crowd way too much to hold my attention longer than a pint. the pour is unimpressive. the color is nice, but the yellow beer goes all the way up to the rim of the glass. no head at all. this could be as much the bartender as the beer itself, but thats not the best presentation in the world. it smells and tastes pretty hoppy, with a mix of higher alpha C varietals and something a little more european and grassy, even spice for a minute in the finish before the bitterness takes it over. grain base is really simple, mostly or entirely pale two row base malt, without any wrinkles presenting themselves to me here. carbonation is sub par, but the beer has a drinkable lightness and cleanness to it that flatter the style. my first beer from these guys looks like one of their more elementary ones, and it was quite refreshing, but i want to try some of their others. who knew tennessee had such a vibrant craft scene?

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4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler 2/13/15

Belgian style pale ale. Website says fermented with special house yeast strain which must give it the belgian quality. Overall good drinkable beer, but has slightly more belgian characteristics than pale ale. Something different that your ordinary pale ale which was nice.

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Grassroots Ale from Calfkiller Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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