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Griffin Claw Grind Line Pale Ale

Griffin Claw Grind Line Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A well balanced American Ale brewed 2-row malt, caramel malt, Cascades and Centennial hops. Gold medal winner at the G.A.B.F. 5% abv. 35 IBU.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1584) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
From a can in Grand Haven MI. Pours a hazy copper with a thin white head. Grassy with some caramel. Nice drinking beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnyoski (432) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2014
16oz can. Amber color with a small, foamy white head. Aroma is a mix of caramel sweetness and citrus. Initial impression is big on sweet, toasted malts. The longer it sits on your palate it eventually gives way to a muddled citrus and floral finish. Well carbonated with slightly dry texture. How can I not like a beer that pays homage to the good old days of Drapes, Malts and DMac?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3662) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Poured a clear orange color with aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, citrus, light hay and some light malt. Flavors are the same a nice grapefruit, zest and some malt. A solid pale ale overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChiGuy68 (407) - Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Tasted from a pint can. It poured a hazy amber hue with a white bubbly head and minimal lacing. Aroma of lemon & grass (quite possibly lemongrass). Mild bitterness and hoppiness It’s a decent little number.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pablo951 (455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Had it out of a can. It’s okay. Pours a dirty non-appealing murky copper hue with a thin white head. Smells a not so good dank and the taste is slightly above average.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jojojam (65) - Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Beautiful tan appearance. Very good lacing. Taste is very refreshing nice balance of the malts and hops. The 16oz can is a plus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1490) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Balance of malt and hops was excellent. 5% ABV, and 16 oz. can, makes this a cheap session brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
$2 16oz can poured into a shaker pint. Appearance: A very nice orange color with some particles floating around inside. Two fingers of an off-white, soapy head sits on top and sticks around. Excellent looking beer. Smell: Certainly a pale ale. A pleasant mix of hops and malts, with neither overpowering the other. Sweet malts with a bit of a citrus and tropical fruit vibe. Really nice. Taste/feel: Comes in the mouth for a split second almost like water -- no instant tang, sweetness, bitterness, or even carbonation on the tongue. After a moment, the beer opens up to a surprising complexity for a pale. A very pleasant hop flavor without any serious bitterness or dryness that a typical IPA offers. Caramel malts are there to take away that bitterness and provide a sweetness that would probably make Grind Line appeal to the masses. Aftertaste is a nice toasty caramel flavor with a bit of pine that I didn’t get in the initial sip. Very pleasant. This would be an excellent way of introducing somebody to craft beer, or somebody who’s into craft beer, but doesn’t particularly have a tongue for hops yet. This is a very good pale ale at a fantastic price. It has a great look when poured into a glass, has a nice nose, and the beer has a nice flavor that makes it very easy drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alliance100 (636) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Can and draft - pours a light golden color. Mild earth and herbal hop aromas. Taste is medium bitterness. Stylistically correct pale, good .

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
bottle. Pale amber with one finger head. Moderate malt body with substantial hops. Hops seem fresh and crisp. Excellent pale ale.


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