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Norm's Raggedy Ass IPA | Griffin Claw Brewing Company

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Norm's Raggedy Ass IPANorm's Raggedy Ass IPA
BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
546 Ratings
Norm's Raggedy Ass IPANorm's Raggedy Ass IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Griffin Claw Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
griffinclawbrewingcompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,008
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
546
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
157
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 546 |  Reviews: 54
Reviews by NorthSideSean:
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4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of JeffONeal
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First thing that hit me when I opened the can was a burst of fruity hops the was unexpected. If the amazin smell had lasted into the glass' this would be an epic brew. I love the pale yellow color. It's rare to find an India PALE Ale these days that is actually pale. Great lacing and a continuous thin layer of white foam. Aromas of pineapple, ginger, honey, and Sugar In The Raw. It has a toasted marshmallow front end malt backbone with a sweet mild ginger and pineapple finish with a perfect amount of hop bitterness. If I have any concerns it would be the mouth feel, it is not as full bodied as I would like. The beer is improving in aroma and flavor nicely as it warms up a bit.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Richter525
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Photo of BobbyQ
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Bottleguy
2.66/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Holy hops. IPA is a tough breed for me. I either love em, or hate em. This beer in particular isn't something I would purchase again. Pale and bitter, very bitter. I can see where many hopheads would enjoy this. Just isn't for me.

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Photo of Dhamma73
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of jtirpak22
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bg8970
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SerBennett
4.36/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Finally! Griffin Claw has launched their flagship beers in a 4-pack of 16oz cans!

A: Much lighter than one might expect from an IPA. Almost a pale-golden hue. Good lacing, but no head retention.

S: Ohhh my. Huge hop bitterness. Very piney. If you don't like piney IPAs, stay away from this one. I love them, however, so I think this beer smells fantastic. Almost no maltiness present. This is all about the hops.

T: Just with the smell, huge hop bite, both up front and on the backend of the tongue. Little malt presence.

M: Just fantastic. Slight stinging/tingling with a very crisp lightness to it. Makes me want to have another sip as soon as I finish the first.

O: Griffin Claw is an awesome brewery, and I'm happy that they have finally started to make their beers available in beer stores. If only some of the other great MI brewers did this as well... (I'm looking at you, Kuhnhenn.)

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Photo of NateDyk47
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oberon
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the Tigers game on Sunday.Poured copper with a thicker but quick to fade white head.Alot of malt in the nose with caramel/biscuit malts standing out,citric hops are present but not real big.The hops are a little more assertive on the palate giving some tropical fruit and citrusy notes,the malt base is still pretty hefty giving off some sweet caramel and breadiness.Not bad but not a big hop assertive ipa,still better than most of what you are gonna get at a ballgame.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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Norm's Raggedy Ass IPA from Griffin Claw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 546 ratings