Ale 208
Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Idaho, United States
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #229
Ranked #26,189
3.58 | pDev: 9.78%
Jun 26, 2022
Sep 14, 2013
Ale 208Ale 208
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.48 by BennyT27 from Idaho

Jun 26, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by jchanley from Illinois

Aug 30, 2020
Rated: 3.31 by Jcreek from Illinois

Aug 16, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Oct 26, 2019
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Reviewed by RJLarse from Washington

3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
From a can, pours a pale yellow color, clear with a thin white head.

Smell is a musty grain aroma, no fruit scents.

Tastes a lot like is smell, long on grain and cereal flavor.

Feel is light and clean, but the flavor takes away from it.

Overall an average pale ale. There are much better.
Aug 05, 2019
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Rated by Wyorick from Idaho

4.36/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Lighter session beer
Jul 14, 2019
Rated: 3.21 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Jul 10, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
since moving to idaho, i have seen a lot less grand teton beer than i hoped and expected to see, with them being one of the only idaho breweries i knew much about before moving here, but i really havent seen all that much of it, and its been this 208 ale more than anything else that i have encountered, finally time to dip in, fresh from the tap. it looks like a pale light lager, blonde and mostly clear, a short lived layer of white fizz in the pint glass, unremarkable visually, but some life to it. the smell is light and dry, some pils malt for sure, but thats not all, some wheat here maybe too, its tough to tell, but it has a soft cereal vibe and just a little bit of a hop kick there as well, balanced but minimal. the flavor is the same, delicate, with fresh crackery pils malt up front and a yeast strain i cant taste at all, so the grain really carries. hops are herbal and slight, just a bit of bitterness at the end which helps accentuate the dryness, it almost has the crispness of a lager. clean and fast finishing, easy drinking and really just a pounder of a yellow beer that pretty easily out competes any macro beer i can think of in its field. i could see this being a cool platform for new experimental hops in slightly higher dose than we have here, could make for a fun series, but as it stands, this is just a refreshing ripper from a great brewery. extra props if its all idaho ingredients, which i think it might be...

edit: this was no better, and frankly even more generic the second time around. i mean, i get it, but its just nothing more than a glass of beer. not all beers have it within them to inspire, but i felt less of that energy this time than last time, also somewhat heavier feeling than i acknowledged above. meh.

edit: freshness really matters with this one, there are some hops to it when you catch it right, and ice cold it can be both tasty and refreshing. not consistently found in its best form in my experience, but its flavorful for being so light at its freshest, perhaps i was a little too harsh above...
May 09, 2019
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottled August 1st.

It pours a clear pale gold with a healthy head of foam, nice lacing.

Smells of pleasant grains, good level of hop bitterness, light sweetness that is somewhat fruity like.

Taste...grainy, light sweet notes of caramel, good little hop kick, as in some grass.

Medium bodied with the same for the carbonation.

Sessionable for sure.
Dec 19, 2018
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Picked this up when I was out west over the summer, having most of the bottles on the road and saving the last one for here at the house. Never had anything from Grand Teton before and this wasn't as I thought it would be, as it was easily drinkable and had just enough body and taste to hold my interest. No doubt that this was one of the better examples of the style that I've had in a while!

Nice, golden look to this as I poured it out with plenty of head to top it off. A fair amount of lacing stuck around as I worked my way through this as there was one ring at the top of my pint glass with some more below that. A bit of honey, pine, and grass melded together on the muted nose with all of those on the palate as well. Cereal malt, grain, and a German-like bitterness came through as this warmed up but darnit, this was so smooth and easygoing that it was nearly impossible not to like this. Light in carbonation, there was some sediment at the bottom of the liquid as the citrus slickness was a nice touch on the palate once this fully went down.

Session beers don't get much better than this as this fit that bill perfectly. Blonde in nature but bordering on a Pale or or an ESB, this warmed to me as the liquid itself did that. So many examples of this can be light and watery but this had a lot going for it and was a great choice for my nights away for home. Shame it's not available here!
Oct 19, 2018
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
6/29/18...pours semi-dark gold w/ white foam layer. Faint lager-y smell. Smooth straightforward malt flavor. Subtle carbonation. Mellow ale flavors. Gains, cereals, and the like. A little fruity perhaps. Easy drinker, nice start up.
Sep 02, 2018
Rated: 3.63 by peritectoid from Idaho

Jun 28, 2018
Rated: 3.3 by SirFolmarv from Idaho

Dec 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Brian_L-2056 from West Virginia

3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy pale orange color with a thin white head that dissipated rather quickly. Plenty of carbonation. The smell is citrusy, floral and a hint of pine. Initial taste is mildly hoppy with a dry piney finish. Lacing is slim to none. The feel is a little heavy but not to bad. Reminds me of a typical pale ale but with less hops and more floral/sweetness. Overall this is a good solid brew, nothing over the top flavor wise but still a good, honest flavorful beer that I could enjoy anytime.
Sep 17, 2017
Rated: 3.69 by BlueSpader from Washington

Aug 09, 2017
Rated: 3.47 by VashonGuy from Washington

Jul 26, 2017
Rated: 3.61 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Jul 02, 2017
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the brewpub in Victor Idaho.
Clear amber body with an excellent white head.
Aroma: spicy hops and citrus.
Flavor: mild. Clean. Fruity and herbal. Lingering hoppy aftertaste.
Medium body and carbonation.
Jun 13, 2017
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Reviewed by Fowdy from Idaho

3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Got this at valleywide in a sixer. Born on date is less than 1 month old.

Appearance: medium golden amber with one finger thick foamy white head.

Smell: mostly malts with a little yeast and some sweet hop aroma.

Taste: A well balanced ale. For a session it has malts and hops perfectly balanced.

Feel: good head, smooth carbonation.

Overall: a great session ale. I will buy it again.
Jun 02, 2017
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Rated by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Tasted in a pint glass from draft at The Handle Bar on March 31, 2017.
Apr 01, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by VABA from Virginia

Mar 26, 2017
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Reviewed by Spikester from Oregon

3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Clear gold with a small white head. Some splatters of lace.
Smell is herbal hops with bready malt.
Taste is herbal leather hops with just right malt support.
Mouthfeel is light and a bit low on carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and bitter.
Overall one of the best session IPAs I have tried.
Dec 02, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Light bodied and smooth, delicate grain/malt balance. Pale golden, cloudy, some suspended sediment, nice frothy, but fine beaded head, chunky lacing. Hay, floral and grassy notes. This would be an awesome summertime beer.
Sep 22, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Sep 06, 2016
Rated: 3.69 by Beardo from Washington

Feb 26, 2016
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Reviewed by Plato442

4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Great change from the norm. A lightly hazy golden color and a delightfully lingering head. A very mild hops and an unfiltered feel. Pretty tasty at a warmer than chilled temp and awesome at a near frost temp. My new favorite beer for 2016?!
Jan 24, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by brotherloco from California

Jul 27, 2015
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Rated by mike20 from Idaho

2.57/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
wrong kind of hops.Cascade would be better. nothing special. would not buy again.
Jul 26, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by MFMB from Idaho

Jul 25, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Mar 16, 2015
Rated: 3.26 by Mm17 from Texas

Oct 28, 2014
Rated: 3 by rab53 from Washington

Aug 30, 2014
Rated: 4.56 by Tynel

Aug 14, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by JoelClark from Idaho

Aug 03, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by PATTR1CK from Idaho

Jul 18, 2014
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Reviewed by outskiing from Idaho

3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A fairly dry and crisp ale that ten years ago I would have considered an IPA, but living in the Northwest where the beers have grown much hoppier, especially IPA's, this now seems rather mellow. This is a very drinkable brew and marries nicely to warm evenings on the deck or in a hammock. It's listed as a session beer and you could easily spend the evening downing several of these.
Jul 15, 2014
Rated: 4 by FeDUBBELFIST from Pennsylvania

Jul 14, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by MikeDAdams from Idaho

Jul 09, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Scotchboy from Idaho

Mar 25, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by fivetime from Idaho

Jan 15, 2014
Ale 208 from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 44 ratings