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Grace And Grit | Great Raft Brewing

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BA SCORE
4.25/5
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127 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Raft Brewing
Louisiana, United States
greatraftbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Ermagherd Hops

Added by EgadBananas on 12-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,712
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
127
pDev:
8.24%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
30
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of nickhill77
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wookieboy1
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Original_Gravity
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeers
3.67/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

It pours a very pretty, cloudy yellow-orange color, but with an excessively massive and long-lasting yellow-tinted head. After a good, long time is settles into a rocky cap with decent lacing.

Pine, creamy tropical fruit and a touch of onion in the nose. The taste has a sort of creamy, tropical fruited pine thing going with some caramel malt, maybe, and a definite hint of alcohol. There's a dull bitterness in the fairly clean finish.

At first, the severely over-carbonated mouthfeel messes with the taste. After thirty or forty minutes the carbonation dissipates enough to just be highly carbonated, medium bodied and juice-like.

Love the can art on this one, and once it settles, it's really pretty decent. The over-carbonation is clearly a big, whomping flaw though. 8/28/17 canned on date.

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Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FriedSlug
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

When poured it raised a giant 4 finger had. Looks hazy, orange gold. The smell is pungent hops with grapefruit and pine. There is some citrus sweetness in there as well. Tastes sweet, citrus, bitter with pine and pith. Really solid beer.

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Photo of zizouandyuki
4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely love this beer. Looks, smells, tastes, and feels just like a NEIPA. As a Texan, I'm sad that Louisiana beat Texas to a true NEIPA beer. Damn happy to be their neighbor though!

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Photo of TBoneJones
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Out of the can tonite. Newly found.
The cans looked like class.
This beer tastes like a work of art. Delicate notes of pine and flavorful grapefruit citrus that's more earthy than juicy overall, without diminishing the so-fresh hop profile. Something different here. Something highly drinkable. A tribute to hops that (& this is rare nowadays) actually lives up to its namesake.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FFFjunkie
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look is a hazy light straw and poured with 2 fingers plus of white fluffy head.

Aroma is all citrus. Grapefruit, orange some other fruits and a hint of pine maybe.

Taste follows nose. It's a tropical fruit salad with a kiss of pine in the backend.

Feel is smooth and slick. Carb is moderately high.

Overall a fantastic IIPA that is dangerously drinkable at 8%. One would have no idea of the abv until you look at the can.

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Photo of RedboneBeer
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding IIPA - bursting with citrus with faint notes of evergreens. Delicious from beginning to end. It's 8% ABV, but it feels lighter than it is, which can spell trouble if not careful.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aufie
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dreynolds1808
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of calcutron
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of phiberoptik
4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a smell... Fresh mango pulp, lemongrass, and a touch of dankness.

Visually is lighter than I expected, but pots a nice hazy golden yellow with a white medium head.

Tasty stuff! Lots of fruit... some stone fruit and more mango with a slightly bitter grapefruit finish.

Mouth feel is thinner than I would expect from a double IPA with 8% but I'm not complaining here.

This is a very solid beer I'm glad to get my hands on here in Dallas.

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Photo of Techichi
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eddiehop
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of charrel
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buckthehog
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Unique and refreshing DIPA! Milky sunlight color, fantastic aroma. Tastes like lemon, honeysuckle, floral and citrus.....really balanced and tightly composed. The brewers should be proud of this one. Frickin' succulent.

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Photo of Tommo
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Super juicy, enormous dry hop flavor and aroma, Great thick body, maybe a touch to sweet but ill let it slide.

What can i say, this holds up against the big guns including Trillium. Dare i say best IPA in the south? This is wayyy better than houston haze, slightly better than DDH Envie.

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Grace And Grit from Great Raft Brewing
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 127 ratings
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