Trout Hop Black IPA | Grand Teton Brewing Co.

Trout Hop Black IPATrout Hop Black IPA
BA SCORE
81.8%
Liked This Beer
4.03 w/ 203 ratings
Trout Hop Black IPATrout Hop Black IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Trout Hop Black IPA is a spicy and bold American-Style India Black Ale, with notes of fresh pine needles and spruce tips. Brewed with Idaho 2-Row Brewers’ Malt and German specialty malts, this ale has a deep rich color and roasted finish but does not have the thick and rich body that often accompanies malty brews. Kettle hopped and dry hopped with Pacific Northwest hops, the resulting bitterness is bold and pronounced, the aroma piney and zesty. The full body and dry finish create a refreshing autumn ale, perfect for any crisp afternoon or cool evening.

Added by Jason on 08-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,956
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
203
Liked:
166
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
10.17%
Alströms:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 203 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of Bkdavis4136
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yum! Very good beer from a great brewery.

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of ta_hagen
4.98/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of my favorite black IPA's, wish it was less alcohol than 8.5%, goes down so smooth, but can't have to many of these... It's definitely a treat. Caramel, toffee, chocolate, bitter - dry finish, shock - pop action on palette, but in the good way. A must try beer. Thumbs up Grand Teton... Love this BIPA.

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Photo of MrVonzipper
4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is phenomenal.

Pours a very dark brown to black with a short bubbly, khaki colored with good lacing

On the nose it's a little chocolatey with roasted malt, smoked wood, a little nutty and a deep dark citrus note

The flavor is very layered and complex. notes include a hint of chocolate, smokey oak, deep raisin, slight sweet roasted malt, coffee and slight citrus

Mothfeel is very nice and smooth. A bit creamy with a nice almost foamy carbonation and a dark-fresh aftertaste

Overall I think this is hands down, the best black IPA I've ever had. The flavor is so complex and unbelievably balanced. Im kind of blown away by how good it is. I recommend this to everyone. Thank you DarthKostrizer for this tasty treat!

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Photo of mrjbrown27
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of ableground
4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured with a very presentable thin head.
The color is a bit red in the light.

Scent like a fruity IPA.
Tart punch until it hits your sides with a hop smack.
Lingering is strong yet refreshing.

Most excellent with cured and grilled meats.
Did I mention the label is mesmerizingly shiny?

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Photo of hereforbeerMT
4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A really deep brown, in the dark restaurant it appeared entirely black until held up to a beam of light peaking through.

Good balance between dark malt aroma and American, piney hops.

The flavor is unfolds for a very long time and was extremely complex. Nutty, chocolate malt flavors followed by very pronounced grapefruit and pine-like hops. Not as bitter as I expected for my first 100plus IBU beer.

Quite a heavy mouthfeel. Dry finish.

This is a fantastic beer. Stands up to the strongest of flavors, had mine with cave aged blue cheese and bitterness of the beer stood up perfect to the rich cheese.

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Photo of DogFood11
4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Inviting to say the least. The body is brown with some deep red hue towards the outside. Frothy sliding lace.

Smells like a huge brew. Similar to a hoppy imperial stout in many ways with a slight lean towards a DIPA. This beer reviewing business can get down to splitting hairs. Bottom line is this is an amazingly tasty brew that I could have back to back to back if not for drunken considerations. Plenty of bitterness and a quality dry chocolate malt bill.

Notes: The best beer I've had from Grand Teton. 10 dollar price tag is high.

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Photo of HoppyHachey
4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Perfect amount of bitterness combined with the Black Lager. I enjoy a little more bitter and dryness but this is so smooth and flavorful, I love it. I feel I let my bottle sit a little long though and the flavor may have been diluted and that's why it doesn't seem as bitter.

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Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.64/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Notes:
Look: Poured from a 750mL into a pint. Bottle date July 29, 2010. Pours pretty pitch. Nice 1 1/2 inch tan head that leaves bunches of lace until the last few sips.
Smell: Smoked caramel malts and candy sugar, pine resin, floral and citrus hops very noticable.
Taste: Not as sweet as I would have guessed (which isn't a bad thing). Roasted malts are right up frond. The hops are pretty amazing, earth, pine and floral notes fill out that bill. Great black ipa.
Mouth: A little high on the carbonation, still it's pretty smooth.
Drink: A little expensive but worth checking out once or twice.

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Photo of Marka7z
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really well balanced black ipa, one of the best ive ever tried

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of SurlyZach
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rjhami
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of AnthemOfTheSun
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Many, many thanks to Heymanivxx for hooking up a couple bottles of this in our trade.

Poured from bottle with a card date of October 7, 2010 to a pint glass.

A - Beer pours a deep black with dark mahogany/purple edges in the light. Huge 2.5 finger light cream colored head with good retention and gobs of lacing.

S - Huge hops aroma of pine, citrus, earthy resin and zest. Very nice aroma!

T/M - The beer starts with an assault on the palette. An assortment of malted character with huge crisp hop character. Nice solid bitterness accompanies the dark roasted specialty malts and contributes to a unique flavor which is medium to full bodied and fishes dry and crisp.

D - Very drinkable.

Overall, this is one of the best Black IPA/Cascadian Dark Ale/American Black Ales I've had and it was a pleasure to try it. A truly flavorful and aromatic brew. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-01-2011 01:58:03

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours, well you guess it a dark black with a nice tight and compact head of tan that seems to come up around an inch or so before settling back down to earth and coming through with a nice medium layer of lacing around the sides, fairly impressed. aroma is hops, dark roasted malts, a touch of burnt brown sugar, hints of licorice and a touch of dark fruits as it warms, very complex. flavor follows suit nicely, albeit not as strong, but still very nicely done. rich dark malts and piney hops blend together with a deep roasted flavor that carries over into a moderatly dry finish that sums it up quite well..

overall a really great beer

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Photo of MikeP64
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably my fave BIPA...incredibly good.

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Trout Hop Black IPA from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81.8% out of 100 with 203 ratings
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