Grayton IPA
Grayton Beer Company

Grayton IPAGrayton IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
not listed
Score:
83
Avg:
3.53 | pDev: 15.3%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
30
From:
Grayton Beer Company
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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83
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Grayton IPAGrayton IPA
Notes: A well balanced, yet hop forward IPA —Grayton I.P.A. effortlessly combines the hop essence with a surprisingly smooth body, balanced with a touch of malt. An invigorating taste that’s a perfect companion to an adventurous weekend.
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secondtooth from Indiana

3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-clear golden with a fine white head. Lovely and ornate lacing.

Nice pleasant citrus hops aroma, with a touch of grainy malts. Nice.

Taste is smooth and hoppy, with citrus and pine character and plenty of malts. This is an easygoing and enjoyable IPA -- nothing huge or noteworthy, but certainly well-done. I'd have another.

Jun 06, 2013
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Lemke10 from Wisconsin

4.24/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My brother picked this up for me during spring break ‘13 in Florida. This pours a semi-clear amber color with a frothy beige head. There is a mild scent of citrus and hops giving off a very inviting aroma. The taste is surprisingly good for the rating as it’s very hoppy and full of flavor. It’s perhaps slightly thinner than some of the best IPAs, but otherwise this is great! I think it deserves a rating in the high 80’s to low 90’s when compared to other brews.

Apr 03, 2013
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TheMarkE from California

3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good stuff. Brewed by Florida Beer Co. for a local company, this has a nice balance of hops and malt. Slightly floral and slightly citrus, but it does seem like a slight something is missing.

If you’re ever on scenic 30A stop by Bud and Allie’s for some Grayton Beer battered onion rings.

Jan 11, 2013
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gwalt from Alabama

3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, creamy-like white foam, toasted straw color
S: Faint floral hoppiness with a touch of earthiness. The malt in the nose is sweet with light caramel and biscuit. (I can almost put my finger on the variety maybe Chinook?),
T: Firm hoppiness but not overly bitter. Enjoyable. The malt is reminiscent of the malt in the nose. The hop profile makes me think Chinook again. Spicy, but a touch of floral
M: medium body
Overall: Enjoyable. I would definitely consider this a well made clean beer. I look forward to trying the Pale ale.

Oct 07, 2012
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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts

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

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #58 (November 2011):

LOOK: Bright golden orange

SMELL: Spicy, spearmint, citric zest, shortbread, wild herbs, bready grain, dried grass, ripe pears

TASTE: Malty front, smooth, bready, bitter, herbal, grassy, papaya, citric rind, dry crackers, bitter finish, warming alcohol

A pretty straightforward IPA, it talks balance and drinkability. The dryness toward the end really brings the hops to the palate, and they seem to stick there until another sip is taken … then it’s all repeated. A nice, sharp, aged cheddar would do well here, but it's still solid enough to hang on its own.

May 02, 2012
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GPHarris from Alabama

3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick eggshell colored head into a shaker glass that left good lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a bright and bubbly amber color.
s - very malt forward IPA. lots of toffee, toasted bread, grain with some floral hops.
t - taste is hoppier than the aroma. hints of pine with some floral hops as well. a little biscuity and spicy underneath.
m - medium and slick mouthfeel.
o - very nice, easy-drinking accessible IPA. i would have liked more of a hop nose but this is a nice offering from a new beer company.

Sep 19, 2011
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JayS2629 from Alabama

3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It poured a clear golden color with a great white head that sticks around and leaves nice lacing.

The aroma is of caramel, toast with some grassy and floral notes with a touch of citrus.

Dry finish with a toasty middle, some nutty notes, and some sweet caramel balanced with some grassy and earthy notes and a dash of citrus peel.

Nicely balanced, mild, bitter and dry finish.

Overall, easy to drink, but nothing outstanding.

Sep 15, 2011
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glid02 from Georgia

3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Nathan – thanks!

Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a slightly off-white head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of muted pale malts with slight grassy and floral hops. Also present are mild amounts of light citrus hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Grainy pale malts up front are joined quickly by grassy and light citrus hops. The light citrus influence fades midway through, allowing grassy and earthy hops to carry through to a moderately bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with solid carbonation.

Overall there was no real redeeming feature of this beer, not necessarily bad but a lackluster beer for the style.

Aug 25, 2011
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taylocd from Alabama

3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 ounce bottle into pint tumbler. There was no clearly identifiable date code on label or bottle. The only marking was "FL136" on bottle.

A - The beer was a lovely and very clear copper color. The head was made with short (~1/4") with densely packed bubbles, but it did remain throughout the session and left respectable amounts of lacing.

S - There was little aroma from this sample after pouring. What smell I could distinguish was, disappointingly, that of corn, though there was a slight citrus scent. The smell from the bottle seemed to be mostly citrus. The beer's smell was not particularly bad, it just lacked for any.

T - While there was some citrus hop presence in the finish of the beer, the Grayton IPA was very light on bitterness. The sweetness of the citrus flavor was more prevalent than any bitter flavor. The flavor was very enjoyable, but not nearly as bitter as what should be expected from an IPA.

M - The feel of this one was very good. It struck a good balance of almost 'light' drinkablility with what was just short of sticky heavy feel. There was ample carbonation and bubbles rose from the bottom throughout the session.

O - The Grayton IPA had some incredible qualities, but lacked any powerful punch of flavor. It was a very tasty beer, but seemed out of place with the IPA label.

Jul 11, 2011
Grayton IPA from Grayton Beer Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 30 ratings