Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown) | Grand Teton Brewing Co.

Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown)Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown)
BA SCORE
59.4%
Liked This Beer
3.73 w/ 817 ratings
Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown)Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Idaho, United States
grandtetonbrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bitch Creek perfectly balances big malt sweetness and robust hop flavor for a full bodied, satisfying mahogany ale. Like the stream for which it is named, our Bitch Creek ESB is full of character... not for the timid.

54 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,497
Reviews:
349
Ratings:
817
Liked:
485
Avg:
3.73/5
pDev:
12.87%
Alströms:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
80
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 817 |  Reviews: 349
Photo of jrsqc7
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You know all those South American bands that are are taking as their inspiration 80s deathrash like early Sodom, Sepultura, and Hellhammer? Same thing here. The aesthetic is down pat. You look at this, you know what it is, you know it will be good. The name is just hokey enough to show how tr00 & kvlt they are, the colour presentation is phenomenal. It's the beer equivalent of bullet belts, denim vest covered in patches and the vintage band t shirts. It's like, black dirt mixed with some clay red. Easy to pound.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
3.06/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Prodigious dense sand-colored head, copper cloudy body, tons of textured lace. Nose has roasted dark malt and bitter chocolate, earthy and floral hops. Flavor begins with these chocolate malts but quickly turns to acidic hops. Rife with bitterness from both the malt and hops. Profile is close to being a Baltic Porter, plus some extra hops acidity/bitterness. Feel is medium bodied and slightly mouth-coating, but every once in a while an island of chewy head breaks off and feels like swallowing a loogie- yuck.
A vision realized, but not one that I understand. Dark malts don't belong with acidic, bitter hops. It was a flavorful experience and well fleshed out, but, again, I'm confused about who would find this appealing.

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Photo of Mattmarchand
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ta_hagen
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ColSanders123
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brewsed
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Azpittil57
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dealing first with the way the beer tastes... this is hoppier than the style.
It also is hoppier than my palate likes.
My frequent comment on American brewers is they ought to focus on blending the malts more. Too many take the easy route to get into the game and throw in enough hops and expect there to be enough Americans to keep them in business.
I suspect this tactic was employed by this brewer.
And that is OK. The ale is a success.
But, I also hope they are learning along the way that malts provide a subtlety and are the core of the art.

Second, nobody choose this name again. I know, it a well-known angler's creek.
But just stay away from the word "bitch."
Women should feel welcome to enjoy beer, too.
And don't forget, they were the ones that brewed it in the household only a few centuries ago.

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Photo of rarigney
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeremiah87
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of opieo
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Its nice. Rust colered, little cloudy. Malty with hoppy aftertaste. Drinkable but not special.

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Photo of SStein
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of j-rod18
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of couchsitta
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
2.83/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Swizznasty
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tried in Alpine Wyoming. Great Beer smooth finish.

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Photo of B_B
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Was planning to just give this a tick, but the appearance took me so much by surprise that I figured I'd write a quick review.

A - Stunning. Deep chestnut brown with ruby highlights. Head pours 3 fingers high with geat retention and lace.

S - Not great. Dusty with roast malt and old walnuts. Touch of caramel.

T - Not bad. Deep roast notes with an edge of tangy char. Dry, roasted chestnut and some of that dust from the nose. Caramel, bitter greens and burnt toast finish.

M - Light body. Could use a little more carb.

O - A great looking brown that finishes par for the course.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 10Crumra
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 59.4% out of 100 with 817 ratings
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