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Griffin Claw Grind Line Pale Ale | Griffin Claw Brewing Company

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3.67/5
Good
125 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by chinchill on 08-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,564
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
125
pDev:
11.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
29
Trade:
1
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Photo of TheBeerDad
2/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of Indianpaleale
2.2/5  rDev -40.1%

Photo of bo82697
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of Raime
2.76/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Mostly cat piss. Usual chinook hoppyness. Griffin claw, only brew I want outta you now is the BA pumpkin ale for pure trying purposes.

Otherwise, fuck off.

* also please don't count this as a review since I knew it would suck the second I smelled it * .

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Photo of MIbeer27
2.9/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 ounce can, no freshness date.

Can started gushing upon cracking. Pour yielded a massive 5 finger head that slowly dissipated to about 3 fingers. Color was a crystal clear yellow.

Aroma was dominated by the malt base defined by bread and slight caramel sweetness. Earthy and grassy hops were at the back end of the nose.

Taste generally follows the nose with a better balance of grain and hops than the nose. Finish was a very odd sweetness that lingers, not pleasant.

Mouthfeel was crisp with low bitterness, doesn't quite clean up the palate. Carbonation was on the high end.

Overall, this was a below average American Pale Ale. Every can I had from the the 4-pack was over carbonated, so I wonder if there was something off with this batch.

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Photo of Botulizard
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eziel
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrBobPierce
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of MrBIP
3.02/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of SierraFlight
3.12/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Champps at the Detroit airport. Poured into shaker, appearance is clear amber with a bubbly head that leaves lacing. Aroma is herbal hops and cereal malts. Taste is grassy, herbal, some light fruit, hint of malt sweetness. Medium bodied, crisp and thin texture, active carbonation, bitter finish.

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3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aboyd87
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hilgart1
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.33/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of BoyDrinksWorld
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Syracuse12
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goast8127
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Griffin Claw Grind Line Pale Ale from Griffin Claw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 125 ratings
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