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Griffin Claw Norm’s Raggedy-Ass IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Golden in color this pale ale features true English hop character, flavor and bitterness. Medium bodied with a slight malt character that compliments the fruity esters and intense hop aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vomit (247) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Raggedy ass beer, huh? Doesn’t exactly sell itself like the dulcet tones of “BLATZ”! , the stylistic high point of that 50s commercial screaming , “Hey Mabel, Black Label!” or even someone yelling, “How about a double dose of that bitch!” No indeed. And yet unlike a platter of skunk piss, this junk was semi-palatable. I would not shy away from it; nor would I dive into headlong…..unless I was too benumbed by a caseful of Blatz to know shame no more. So when looking to throw caution to the breeze and cast your better judgement aside stick with Blatz, the preferred drink of 2/7 death row inmates. Don’t question it, drink it. I’ve been to Milwaukee so I ought to know.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Can shared by Tom at Zwanze Day 2016 - thanks! Very slightly hazy gold pour with a white head. Citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Soft palate. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomashall (710) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2016
12oz can from trade. Clear golden pour. Strong citrus aroma. Taste is more bitter than I like. Good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10696) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2016
Draught at the Bailey's Sports Grille, Dearborn, MI. Clear golden color with a small white head. Fruity hops, moderate bitterness and malt in the aroma. The flavor is resiny hops, mild bitterness, sweetness and caramel malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holtguy (167) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Pours gold with fluffy white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, grapefruit. Flavor is sweet malty and floral, citrus, with with fairly decent bitterness that’s not overpowering. Bitterness lingers. Good lacing on the glass. Malt bill a little too sweet making it seem a tad unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7070) - Utah, USA - JUL 19, 2016
On tap at Thee Irish Pub @ DTW
Pours clear golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, grapefruit and floral. Flavor is sweet malts, grapefruit and pine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (8100) - ITALY - JUN 7, 2016
can oro buona schiuma discreta persistenza resina piutosto intensa ma non esplosiva amara buona beva

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1487) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2016
On tap. Pours a dark golden with a white head. Floral and citrus aroma. Citrus, floral, grassy flavors, with some butterscotch in there. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2016
32 oz. crowler, consumed on 4-28-16. Filled at the brewpub on 4-20-16. Pours a clear, dark gold with a large amount of long-lasting, cream to light tan-colored head. Too much head. Thick, long-lasting lacing. Scents of pine, peach, and apricot. Even a bit of blueberry. Quite pleasant, American IPA aroma, but the smell could stand to be stronger. Resiny, dank, piney, lemony flavor. Sweet, caramel start and sweet, berry finish. Powdered sugar and vanilla flavors. Alcohol noticeable. A light strain of astringency. Very modern IPA hopping, and I’m mixed on it, although I suspect that the brewers succeeded in achieving the flavor profile they were seeking. Bitter, pine cone aftertaste. Soft in the palate. A touch undercarbonated, as much of the carbonation appears in the head. Too fruity/juicy/berry sweet for my tastes, as many modern IPAs have become, but still a reasonably enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
From can (7/28/15). Stale nose with a little butterscotch. Sweet with some orange zest. Golden hazy with white foamy lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Sweet ale with honeydew and light butterscotch. Orange zest. Bitter hop finish with light bitter after.

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