G/I/A/A (God Is An American) | Adroit Theory Brewing Company

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G/I/A/A (God Is An American)G/I/A/A (God Is An American)

Brewed by:
Adroit Theory Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
G/I/A/A is a Citra based hop beast. Massive amounts of hops in the boil with an emphasis on aromatics. Post boil is a run through the HopRocket followed by several rounds of dry hopping in primary and secondary fermentation.

To tie in with the Molotov Cocktail theme we were going for we soaked some ash wood in Belvedere Vodka. We then aged the beer on the wood staves to give it a more robust mouth feel.

Added by BeastLU on 07-03-2013

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Mongrel
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There's a huge hop presence on this one - fruity, bitter and at times vinous. I'm having trouble picking out really distinct notes though. Not a ton of depth. But still really tasty and pleasant. Orange rind and candied orange eventually emerge. Dry and woody finish.

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Photo of BeastLU
4.58/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very unique brew. Pours a hazy orange color with minimal head. What head was there did stick around well. Smells of burnt wood and slight sweetness. Taste of hops is up front, the citra shows through even in the after taste. On the tail end you can taste the wood big time. The wood favors and hops blend perfectly in the middle of the taste. Great beer. Excited for these guys to grow.

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3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HattedClassic
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear brown color. Off white head. Strong dark fruit notes from the malt. Hints of vanilla and wood. Nice pine notes. Bourbon notes are pretty good. A bit rye spice to it. Taste is strong bourbon with a nice rye spice to it. Hop bitterness is pretty good. Feel is slick and heavy but nice. Go for it.

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4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beauty of a beer, this one. Super OJ looker with a billowing white head. I got a bit too into the spirit of the pour and forgot to control the yeast flow, which now hangs suspended like pulp.

Plenty of grapefruit up front on the nose, and if you breathe it in long enough, it creates a sort of spicy sting in the nostrils. Beyond the grapefruit hides a bit of sweetness in the form of mango until a vegetable thing exits out, but not in an overwhelming"rotting" way.

Taste is a fresh, spicy and sweet grapefruit that leaves a pleasant, almost floral finish. Upon swig number two, a touch of grassy joins the party. Without taking away from the initial grapefruitiness, each other taste is sort of complex as well. Rounding out the taste experience is the incredibly well balanced bitterness (when considering a stealthy malt sweetness) throughout.

Medium bodied and dry without any real hint of alcohol heat.

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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ghost-195, sequence 340 of 450. Poured from a cork and cage into a snifter, the beer is a deep, dark, ruby-highlighted caramel coloring with a clingy, foamy, bubbly, off-white head. Aromas of mango, rich caramel, hints of wood and smoke, and a hops blend of deep resin and pepper spice. Flavors are a powerful blend of tropical fruit sweetness and rich caramel forward, with a blast of pepper spice, smoke, and wood to follow. Pineapple, mango, melon, and passion fruit blends with rich, roasted caramel, a good balance of light and dark sweetness, all on a roasted, woody, and boozy backbone. Smooth, robust, and slick in mouth, with a heavily roasted, richly sweet, balanced aftertaste. The finish is slick, smooth, and transitions to a fairly light feel, with a solid bitter and dank linger. This might be the most unique DIPA I've ever tasted.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of avalon07
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark orange color and a thick, cloudy texture. Lots of floaties. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Pretty good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, citrus, malt, and a floral quality.

T: Tasted of a good shot of citrus (grapefruit, a little orange), a hint of the sweet malt, a lot of hops (not too much), some other light fruit, and a woody quality as well. An interesting flavor that's not as hoppy and aggressive as other DIPAs. Still, it's fruity and hoppy enough to be interesting.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This isn't a perfect beer, but it's oddly likable. Definitely drinkable.

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G/I/A/A (God Is An American) from Adroit Theory Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 50 ratings