Pile Of Face | Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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3.83/5
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Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Kentucky, United States
atgbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
What's the first thing you need to do when you start a brewery? Develop your logo, of course. With any potentially decent brewery, your logo must be a skull, it has to be a skull, you'll be laughed out of the room if you don't have a skull. So we went hunting in the area where all the great skulls have come from and were shit out of luck. By those fateful dumpsters all we found was this deformed neanderthal type deal, or maybe it's from an ape, and a big ol' pile of face. To celebrate our lack of success in finding a really cool skull, we are embracing another required cliché by brewing this American IPA. A modicum of simple malts provide the mediocre backbone to the mountain of various hops that are utilized and rotated throughout the brewing process. Look for dank overtones supported by various citrus and heirloom fruits. It's the straight forward fuckin' IPA that you always wanted from us. You lucky bastard.

Added by wisegreensoul on 06-08-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,509
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
122
pDev:
7.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 35
Reviews by Greasy:
Photo of Greasy
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of TTripp725
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall can ... nothing on the bottom of the can that makes any sense to me

Pour is typical looking lightly hazed lighter almond amber, moderate spotty lacing left on the glass.

Grassy hop/malt nose

On the palate its some mashed up pineapple, grassy hops and some honey infused malts, with a hint of smoke

Complex, smooth , tasty and well worth a try

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: burnished brassy gold with a light haze under a 1/2" off-white to cream cap with fair to good retention.

S: citrusy with some herb and light bread crumb in the background. The hop aromas are medium and the malt aromas are medium low.

T: It starts super creamy with fruit, citrus, light tropical, bread crumb and some tropical fruit flavors leading to a moderate to moderately high bitter hop accent. There is a good balance of hop, fruit, malt and hop bitterness that lingers long. The bitterness is not harsh.

F: medium body and medium to medium high carbonation and is very soft and creamy.

O: edgy but well balanced and drinkable beer.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dertyd
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Against The Grain "Pile Face"
1 Pint can; the ink-jet coding is illegible but it might be best before 130319, or not.
$4.49 @ Whole Foods, South Street, Philadelphia, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: So what is this, just an American IPA? OK. It's poured a very hazy deep gold/amber in color beneath a short head of white foam. The aroma is fruity, mainly orange-like, but also with some apple and soft apricot, maybe some underlying tropical notes. Some grainy malt comes through as well. The flavor follows with a basic pale ale malt base and similar hops (somewhat citrusy, some stone fruits, some very mild pine). It's nicely balanced by a median hop bitterness and it finishes mainly dry with some hoppy fruitiness lingering. In the mouth it's medium bodied and crisp. Overall not bad, but neither is it anything really exciting... still, it's better than average.
Review# 6,046
3.75/3.75/4/3.75/3.75 = 3.85

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm trying this at the brewery. It poured a clear golden with no head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had hints of pine and spice. The taste was bitter leaning with pine and floral spice presence. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of digboy
3.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted back in mid-march

L: clear copper color, one finger thick white head. Lots of effervescence.
A: Not much hops but a faint malty smell.
T: Malt-forward with very little hops. Slightly sweet flavor with a moderate bitterness that lingers to the aftertaste along with a little alcohol-y flavor. There is a malt flavor that is a little different from what I'm used to but unsure how to describe it - a nice flavor to it though.
M: A nice clean feel with just a little stickiness on the lips.
O: This is a traditional IPA that measures up well. I would like a little hop flavor to it but that's just my bias.

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Photo of Beernoobie
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bdel34
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent & slightly hazed gold with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Persistent effervescence. below aveage lacing & no head retention

S: Faint grassyness & breadyness, mango once warm

T: Slight breadyness & tangerine, dryness & pear up front. Mango & tangerine, dryness & grassyness as this warms. Finishes with pomelo, dryness & grassyness

MF: Medium body, fairly restrained carbonation, good balance

Drinks easy, but nothing special here,

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Photo of dflo32
3.19/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BergBeer
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Crystal clear amber with a thick white head. Moderate activity. Good lacing.

Smell: Pungent hops. Bready malt that holds its own against the hops. Notes of nectarine, Wild flower honey, fresh baked bread, and grapefruit.

Taste: Tropical hops on the attack. This fades with a prickly bitter pine dryness to a body of orange marmalade on whole wheat biscuits. The finish is a light bitter rose note.

Feel: Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Medium bitterness. Finish is dry. No alcohol.

Overall: A solid American IPA. It has no real flaws to speak of, and yet it isn't anything spectacular either. Good stuff.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a a bright clear amber orange with a thin head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is light herbal with a touch of lemon citrus at the end.

Taste is clean biscuit malt with a light but present hop aroma at the end that fades into an herbal floralness.

Really delicious beer. Smooth drinker.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Caveworm
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pile Of Face | Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse. Poured from the can into a pint glass, the head is three fingers thick, with webbed lacing, and a slightly hazed medium golden amber body.

Smells like "citrus" and "tropical" hops and a "bread dough" malt base.

I taste a juicy, clean, and smooth version of the smell.

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll give Pile Of Face | Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse a 4.25.

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Pile Of Face from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 122 ratings