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Grace And Grit | Great Raft Brewing

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4.24/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Ermagherd Hops

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,062
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
155
pDev:
8.02%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
38
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of NathanBeets
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rorjets
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LouisianaBeerBabe
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of darktronica
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pint can dated from three weeks ago. Pours cloudy, with loads of suspended bubbles circulating throughout. Grapefruit, pine, and resinous bitters on the nose. Very well put-together, with a full body for 8% ABV on an IPA. Think of it as a hybrid between a NEIPA and a traditional West coast offering.

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Photo of Tiernan
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of godawgs
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johan69
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amb3do
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcb7472
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dekkar
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2pux
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.52/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Canned 12/20/17, so it is definitely out of date. Pours a very cloudy golden yellow color with a thin foamy head. Head retention is very mild. Lacing is good. Definite stale hops but can get some citrus juiciness underneath it. There is some piney bitterness. Stale degraded hops definitely predominate, but you can tell there is some juiciness to it as well. Citrus with some piney resin. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of MTKATL
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of safaricook
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pens1967
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of masseymi
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of addicted2thebarrel
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Masonz223
3.45/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Smell: This beer is really tropical and bright. There's mango, peach, pineapple, nectarine, melon, mandarin oranges. The peach and mango are what really lead the tropical fruit barrage. The mango and peach are really sweet and overripe. It's a mix of fresh mango and peach rings. There's an underlying malt presence with and a hint of floral hops. Also just a touch of dankness underneath all of that.

Taste: So the nose doesn't exactly follow into the taste. I get those tropical fruit notes upfront with this really bright lemon note hitting first before the tropical fruits. I get Nectarine, mango and candy peach rings. Followed in the mid palate with a noticeable bready malt sweetness along with mandarin oranges. The finish is what really throws me off. It is extremely floral to a fault. I'm getting that dish soap flavor that sometimes comes from overly floral beers. The floral notes mix with a piney bitterness and give this beer a fairly aggressive bitterness. Also that bright lemon note shows back up to at least counter that soapiness and bitterness a touch. The soapiness really hangs around in the aftertaste.

Feel: Medium bodied. But on the lighter side of medium almost to that watery point. A lot of carbonation which doesn't really help at all here. The beer has a pretty lackluster mouthfeel.

Overall: Not really impressed with this beer. It has a really good nose and the beer taste good until the finish which is just really unpleasant. Also the mouthfeel isn't very good. This beer is definitely miles behind the best double IPA'S.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Grace is what I will give this beer as I was just a bit disappointed that the taste didn't hold up to the expectations after the smell. Don't get me wrong this is a GREAT beer.Color is a very hazy. Nose is very hoppy and leaves you expecting a mouth-fill of citrusy flavor. The flavor does hint at apricots or maybe tangerines, hard for me to decipher. Definitely a great beer.

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Photo of SavageHopHead
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tferris25
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kricks77
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nsiergiej
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Grace And Grit from Great Raft Brewing
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 155 ratings