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Grand Teton XX Sweetgrass Double IPA

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Sweetgrass India Pale Ale has been a GTBC staple since early 2002. Brewed solidly in the American IPA style, Sweetgrass is crisp and fragrant with a generous yet smooth hop character. XX Sweetgrass is all that twice over, with double the malt and double the hops--an astonishing three pounds per barrel in the kettle and another pound per barrel of "dry-hops" added after fermentation. The hops provide citrusy, resinous spiciness, making this beer a great match for any bold, flavorful food.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
2006 Swingtop bottle thanks to Walt. Pours with a deep amber body with a small head. Aromas are of brown sugar, marmalade, grassy, plums, dark fruit, malty. Flavors are malty, minty, biscuity, metallic, marmalade, grassy. Not oxidized per se (really at all), but very faded hop wise. Thick bodied, syrupy, medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unibaren (154) - 8000 Århus C, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
$13. Bottled april 2008. Drunk march 2012. 1 liter bottle which is a pain in the neck to open. Pleasant but not powerfull smell. Beautiful hazy orange colour but hardly any foam. Sweet malty taste with a noticible but well rounded hoppy bitterness. Very little carbonation (hence the lack of foam) but very pleasant mouthfeel. Overall a very nice IPA that showcases the positive (as well as the negative) sides of bottleconditioned beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Medium bread, apples and resiny aroma. Sweet malt, bread, medium malt, and medium bitter well balanced. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Hazy dark gold with an off-white head. Earthy hop aroma despite it’s cellar time in the ’fridge. The hop flavors have muted revealing the big malt base.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (4903) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2010
Cloudy orange, thin ring of foam. Surprisingly sweet - a lot of caramel and brown sugar. There are some piney hops, as well, but a lot of sweet. Also, a weird medicinal note. Thanks to Springlicker for bringing this to stevofest!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2010
decaturstevo’s stevofest part 2. Sample from a bottle thanks to SpringsLicker. Dark orange-red, off white cover. Aroma is caramel, grassy, herbal hops. Taste is sweet, toasty, caramel, grassy herbal hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2010
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready maltsy tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste. This is one hoppy sumbitch.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
0o9i (438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Tap @ cheeseburger island style. Hazy, honey-colored body topped with a medium head, fully lasting, great lace. Heavily floral aroma, pine, pollen, sugary sweetness, some fruitiness. Medium-full body, lots of foamy carbonation, dry. Light, sugary start with a lot of hops that wipe it out quickly...pretty plain. A nice, basic IPA: easy to drink, refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2009
took me about 5 minutes to chip away at the wax seal on the swing top bottle. Once I did I was rewarded with a beautiful amber/orange pour with a nice off-white head. Aroma was so resinous as to almost be sticky. A little minty, a little bit of fruit and some strong malt characteristics. Flavor was not particularly hoppy. The malt tended to dominate and it was a weird sweet almost of flavor. Some caramel and molasses The beer almost tasted oily. I’m not sure if this beer just didn’t feel balanced to me or if there was something off in the malt flavor, but this wasn’t my favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7003) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Colossal bottle with some really nasty wax on the fliptop, April 30, 2008 bottling. Poured an interesting shade of pinkish-orange with a short-ish cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up floral, citrus, and piney hoppage over a pale malt and caramel base.. sweet overall with a nice fruity note right on the back. The flavor opened with somewhat syrupy caramel that rolled across the tongue with toffee, lighter-skinned fruits, and biscuity notes trailing.. bitterness was moderate throughout with mostly citrus and floral character.. finished somewhat bitter, somewhat sour, and warm. Medium-plus bodied with decent balance on the palate.. tad soapy at times.. overall quite well put together.


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