Gritty McDuff's Maine's Best IPA | Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
Maine, United States
grittys.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Maine's Best IPA is a unique blend of American hops with a British body utilizing English 2-Row Pale malts. This IPA starts with a hoppy aroma and taste; ending with a sweet finish. Plenty of Munich and caramalts are used to give the beer that golden hue. There are fifty-six pounds of Cascade Hops used in each 50 barrel batch that is brewed! Then we finish the beer with Willamette & Warrior Hops, (Warrior is a high-alpha acid variety of hops).

60 IBU

Added by BeerKangaroo on 03-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
169
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.23
pDev:
18.27%
 
 
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0
Gots:
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Ratings: 169 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of Kayakguy
3.73/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jd333
3.61/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tastes more like an ESB to me. Once I calibrated to an ESB and away from an IPA, I found it to be quite enjoyable.

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Photo of brewnme
3.24/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MKrauss
3.91/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
2/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of acurtis
2.81/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of redbarnbikes
2.64/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jcole524
3.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of neil2me
3.49/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GFD400
3.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DWRP
2.13/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Bought this becuse: we where in Maine, it was a IPA, rated at 6.8%, AND the label -"Maine's Best IPA. No way.
Peak Organic would get my vote and could pull off a label like that...but I'm sure there's plenty.
Or maybe my definition of IPA is not the same as Gritty's.....but I expect some hops, non here, malty yes. No head, very flat.....so maybe I'm being unfair here and these are just paste date brew, or something has changed over the years. BUT the label "Maines Best", no way can that be true! Will not try a Gritty's again (unless we eat there....)

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Photo of lakamoso
2.46/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of wpreynolds
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris24tian
2.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Mmart802
1.72/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

I tried this as this brew pub is very highly rated on Yelp. I was disappointed with this IPA. It pours a red color and doesn't have particularly distinct smell. There are no distinct hop or citrus smells; it smells like a cheap beer to be honest. Taste is bitter and not characteristic of an IPA. Overall taste and finish is almost watery and flavorless as it finishes. Probably want to skip this one.

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Photo of FedJack
3.79/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shellynix
2.71/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of williahd
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vfgccp
3.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mthomp081
3.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MCImes
3.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

from tap at the Freeport brewpub, English nutty hops. medium malt. medium sweet, but not cloying. overall satisfying. better than the 78 b.a. score implies, from the tap at least. I'd get this again.

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Photo of DA84
2.31/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

NOT Maine's best IPA

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Photo of riderwbd
3.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Richard-Scott
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

To malty for my IPA palate. Average in all categories. Try Another One or Lunch.

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