Grace And Grit
Great Raft Brewing

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From:
Great Raft Brewing
 
Louisiana, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #500
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,424
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 7.78%
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
136
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 02, 2022
Added:
Dec 09, 2013
Wants:
  23
Gots:
  41
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Grace And GritGrace And Grit
Notes: Formerly Ermagherd Hops
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Rated: 4.36 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Jul 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.04 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Jun 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by khargro2 from Tennessee

May 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by hester7 from Texas

May 16, 2022
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has citrus and tropical hints
The taste follows the nose with a citrus and tropical flavor
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A good IIPA
May 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from Washington

May 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Apr 23, 2022
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Hazy, peach colored body topped with a thick, rocky, creamy head, dense and white. Nice citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Finely balanced taste incorporating citrus pith, toasty, oat-like grain flavor and a heavy bitterness. Heavy body; thick and velvety on the palate; overall dry character.

This beer emphasizes bitterness more than anything else. The citrus and grain elements are there, but the sharp, almost acrid bitterness is unmistakable. So it a bitter beer is your thing, this is a beer to try.

Pouring temperature: 45 °F; canning data: CANNED 02.16.2022
Apr 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours bright yellow-orange, hazy opaque body, with big head, pretty persistent and lots of lacing.

S - Strong nose of hops, citrus and tropical fruit notes over a wild hop smack, dankness and pine and mint, too.

T - Follows the nose, with a pungent flavor which starts with orange juice and pineapple, a soft and malt forward middle, and a moderate pith bitterness in the finish. Throughout, there is an herbal note, some spiciness, and minerality. It is a deep, delicious ride.

M - Moderate weight, mild carbonation, and a sticky lingering finish. There is build here, but it remains pretty drinkable.

O - A superbly built DIPA, with strong NEIPA elements. A real treat, and one I'd grab again if it came my way.
Mar 31, 2022
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Rated by beaulabauve from Louisiana

4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
What an amazing beer!
Mar 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Thanks to jdell15 from, Let Me See your Can-Cans 11 Covid .

L: medium haze 2+ Fluffy white head nice orange tones

S: citra hops need the charge with citrus and pineapple .

T: does not match the intensity of the nose and light on bitterness

F: good carb but little thin

O: a well done beer I enjoyed
Jul 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by o29 from Texas

Jun 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Received from @jvgoor3786 in BIF 12 - canned on 10-14-2020 and enjoyed on 1-5-2021
Pours a hazy apricot color with a slight trace of a head that dissipates to barely connected islands. Quite good lacing despite the thin head though.
The aroma is very enjoyable to me, citra hops are very noticeable and ones tend to I like in IPAs. The impression is fresh and clean.
The taste is good, most refreshing and full of those citrus flavors with a touch of hop bite at the back of the throat to remind you not to slam this 8% abv tasty treat.
The feel is fully appropriate for a hazy DIPA, not sure it could be made much better but I'm not one to know that.
So, overall, I very much enjoyed this and was a little saddened to reach the bottom of the glass. If this were local, I would certainly drink it on a regular basis.
Jan 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida

Dec 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.68 by Argail from Louisiana

Dec 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.29 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Nov 30, 2020
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Received from @jdell15 in a BIF. Canned on 10/14/2020. Poured into a snulip glass. It pours a murky, dirty tangerine color with a fluffy, bright white head and thick, soapy lacing. Its fruity nose features lemon peel, grapefruit rind, ripe melon, tangerine, and a faint whiff of peach. The taste opens with soft citrus from the Citra hops, including lemon, melon, and a hint of orange peel and red berry, along with creamy vanilla sweetness. As it warms there are notes of pine needles. It's hard to believe it is 90 IBU given how sweet and soft it drinks. The mouth feel luxuriously creamy for 8% ABV with pleasant carbonation. Overall, Grace and Grit is an apt name inasmuch as this DIPA has lots of flavor but drinks soft as a cloud. You won't find an easier drinking 8% DIPA. I'm very impressed.
Nov 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.32 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Feb 28, 2020
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Rated by BilleGibbons from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Nice citrus and piney taste. Nice head .golden hazy color
Dec 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

3.33/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Currently #7 in the Top Louisiana Beers list. Brief initial impressions below:

4 pack of 16 fl oz cans ran me $13.49 USD plus tax.

Per their website, it's brewed with Citra and Amarillo. 8% ABV. Malts: Pale, Pilsen, Honey, White Wheat.

Hides its ABV well - not as well as the IIPAs coming out of All Relation brewing in New Orleans if we're comparing Louisiana expressions of the style to each other - but well.

Hop profile is citrusy, a teensy bit yogurty, slightly oily, and emphatic of mellow yet subdued tropical fruits. Amarillo (my favourite hop) isn't particularly well showcased; this lacks its resinous flavour. Passionfruit, orange, pureed guava.

Pale malts and wheat give this a soft clean backbone. I don't taste the honey malt per se.

Citra and Amarillo in combination have utmost potential, but I don't think this delivers as well as other beers with the same hop varietal choices do. Lacks the depth of hop flavour and pungency I'd expect in a top tier imperial IPA, but it's very drinkable. I'd put it up there with Ghost In The Machine in terms of the best Louisiana IIPAs (having tried the majority of the state's Top 100 to date), but it doesn't hold a candle to the best expressions of the style from other states and abroad.

I do dig its soft clean mouthfeel. Drinks easily for its ABV.

High B- / WORTHY

***
12/20/19 CAN:

Melon. Acidic fruit. Wheat. Pale malt. Not dialed in. Not real intricate either. Hop profile doesn't dazzle.

But it's drinkable.

Low B- / WORTHY

***
On-draught @ Cooter Brown's, New Orleans, LA.

B- / WORTHY
Dec 19, 2019
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 10/3/19, so little over a month old. Tavour shipment.

Looks good. Thick orange juice colored body with a big white head leaving gobs of lacing.

Aroma's a little hoppy, a little dank, a little citrus, and a touch of pine.

Upon tasting, it's kind of a hybrid of all ipas. Soft and billowy like a neipa, citrus of a West coast, and a light hop bite. Nose is stronger than the taste, but it's still a good beer.

Mouth and finish are a bit of a let down. Mouth below medium, leaning more to the thin side. Finish lightly bitter. There is a nice warmth from the abv at the very end.

Overall, it's a bit of an odd beer. Very drinkable, but at times seemed a little dead. Not as much oomph as I hoped for. Still a worthwhile drink though
Nov 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by jmh21 from Minnesota

Nov 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.48 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Oct 29, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Sep 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Aug 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jul 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

Jul 13, 2019
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
$ 7.35 (Including shipping)/16 oz can ($ 0.459/oz) from Tavour, Seattle, WA. Reviewed 7/2/19.
“CANNED 05.14.19” on bottom lip. Stored upside-down at 42 degrees and served at 48 degrees (per can instructions) in a hand-washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Light yellow, hazy.
Body – Yellow, murkily opaque with a couple of floaties.
Head – Large (Maximum 4.5 cm, aggressive center pour), white, dense with surface rocks, average duration, diminishing to an eight to sixteen mm lacy crown and a rocky partial cap.
Lacing – Excellent. Wide broken bands of tiny to medium bubbles with stalactites and columns between strata.
Aroma – 3.5 – Citrus and a hint of pine, weakens with time.
Flavor – 3.5 – No citrus. A bit of pine but more dank than anything else. Moderately bitter leaving a long-hanging dankness. No alcohol (8% ABV) flavor or aroma, no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 4 – Medium, just short of creamy, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation – 3.75 – Good looking glass of beer, poured from a can with well-designed label art. The aroma is weak but otherwise pleasing. Too bad the citrus and pine failed to translate from the nose to the flavor.
Jul 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.3 by eddiefl from New York

Jun 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.33 by jbehlar from Mississippi

May 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by NathanBeets from South Dakota

Jan 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by Dr_Fox from Utah

Jan 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.16 by rorjets from Connecticut

Dec 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.46 by LouisianaBeerBabe from Louisiana

Dec 08, 2018
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Reviewed by darktronica from Indiana

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.
Dec 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by Tiernan from Texas

Nov 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.33 by godawgs from Louisiana

Oct 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by Johan69 from Louisiana

Oct 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.42 by Amb3do from Mississippi

Oct 18, 2018
Grace And Grit from Great Raft Brewing
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