Griffin Claw Grind Line Pale Ale | Griffin Claw Brewing Company

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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

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Added by chinchill on 08-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
122
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
11.91%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
28
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fahrn13
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Syracuse12
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The backlog of The CANQuest (tm) rears its ugly head as I noticed that the top of the CAN had begun to pooch upwards and outwards, moving it to the head of the line. Speaking of "line", the name is a hockey allusion and the CAN's graphics include a puck and several (some bloody) Chiclets (teeth)! Time to put on Game 6 of the NHL Eastern Finals, Game 6, NYR @ TB.

From the CAN: "'I think this would be a good time for a beer.' - FDR (after signing repeal of Prohibition)"; "'Good People Drink Good Beer' - Hunter S. Thompson"; "Made in the Mitt"; "A well balanced Ameri[CAN] Ale brewed with 2-row malt, caramel malt, Cascades [sic] and Centennial hops. Gold Medal winner at the G.A.B.F."; "Please Recycle"; "'O Lord, help me to be pure. but not yet' - Saint Augustine".

The Crack! was problematic, to say the least. I had to resort to an emergency tracheotomy with a pen to get it to vent. I employed a very gentle Glug in the hopes of salvaging whatever I could from this debacle. It foamed up quickly, but I was not seeing any particulate, so I backed off and let it settle on its own. I got two-plus fingers of fluffy, tawny head with reasonable retention before falling back, leaving sticky lacing in its wake. Color was a solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. What went wrong? Nose had a minty, hoppy presence and I was still hopeful. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was still nicely hoppy, so it was not a question of age. I am baffled by what caused this CAN to act this way, but there was nothing discernibly wrong with it. Finish was semi-dry, moderately hoppy and very satisfying. It would be worth another try if I CAN find some this summmer.

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Photo of 98green
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of buddha5050
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SierraFlight
3.12/5  rDev -13.6%
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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Photo of jimdisser
4.21/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my very favorite beers over the past year. Brewed near my home (Metro Detroit), it's made even better for being named after a tough and notorious Red Wings line. Crisp and tasty, almost a session ale. Can't wait to have another.

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Photo of Robdiesel21
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CaptainFleeker
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jduprey007
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TurboBrew
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this brew both in cans and today on draft at a applebees. I will say the draft was leaps and bounds above the can. Almost creamy texture and slky smooth mouthfeel compareable to a cream ale. Full flavor and the hops blend in nicely with piney / citus hop bite. Will seek again on tap maybe even keg.

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Photo of BoyDrinksWorld
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stadmo1
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goast8127
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of MrBIP
3.02/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of aboyd87
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of mikediesel124
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of jiggidy
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of tjk545
5/5  rDev +38.5%

Photo of Agentveba
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of EricTKole
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ethanmc12
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Griffin Claw Grind Line Pale Ale from Griffin Claw Brewing Company
3.61 out of 5 based on 122 ratings.
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