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Grand Teton XX Sweetgrass Double IPA

 
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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Mahogany with a light head and sheets of lace. Soapy and medicinal in the nose. Bitter citrus that blends well. Same hops in the flavor. Malty and hot. A bit too sweet. Would be good if it were not too sweet or hot.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12046) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 21, 2005
2005 Cellar Reserve bottle, 1 quart 1.8-oz. Pours hazy orange to brass with a medium foamy off-white head, edgy with large bubbles and lined blotchy lacing. Sweet caramel malt and alcohol aromas to start with perfumey fruit (pear, peaches) hops and a floral citrus nose. Notes of maple buttery sweetness in the aroma as well. Huge maple buttery malt initial flavor then transcends to moderate alcohol and a bitter acidic hoppy creamy malt body that finishes dry. Medium bodied palate, warm and spicy dry.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Bottle: The pour yields a moderate head that is fleeting over a cider-colored body; grassy and citric aroma, heavy pineapple sweet background; the flavor is initially sweet followed by substatial and long bitter finish; not much actual flavor, just pale malt and heavy cascade hoppiness; hot alcohol and grating finish; little to be impressed with here.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2005
NABA ’05: Nose of bright citrusy hops, they are everywhere with little malts. The flavor is overhopped with tons of bitterness and extreme sweetness. Not a long drinker but good for a sample. I could sit around sniffing it but I learned my lesson after drinking it.


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