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Gritty McDuffs 21 IPA

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Just in time for the “big” weather is the “big” bottle of Gritty’s new 21 IPA. Gritty’s “21 IPA” is a unique blend of American hops with a British body utilizing English 2-Row Pale malts. This IPA starts out 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) All this leads to an IPA that is worthy to celebrate our 21st Anniversary!
Gravity: 1069, ABV: 6.8% IBU’s: 60.
Note: Bottled version is contract-brewed by Shipyard.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1679) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 16, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a clear amber body with a lumpy super bubbly foamy head, some light lacing. The smell had hops, pine, malts. The taste was bittersweet through the pine, and hops, subdued malts. On the palate, it sat at/about a light, watery, sessionable, no aftertaste, malty finish. Overall, it was decent for the style, but I’m unsure if I would pursue this again.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Imaena (1811) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Draught. This is not one of my favorite beers by Gritty’s. Its decent but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (2990) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2012
12 oz. bottle in a four pack from Grays Beverage. Over-carbonated. Had to pour extremely slow and wait as the head died to pour the other 6 oz. of beer from the bottle. Well, the retention last for a good while. Hazy copper in color. Aroma has sweet citrus, caramel and honey. Lots of malt at the back end, not finding much in the way of hops or bitterness. Lots of biscuit, bread malts. The body is medium with a smooth texture. Very sweet and more like a Pale Ale then an IPA or I had some old stuff. Either way it is much better than I thought it would be.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFanDan17 (979) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Now named "Maine's Best IPA," this IPA doesn't disappoint. Very rich hoppiness with good malt balance. Flavor is really good. One of the best IPAs out there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2270) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
Labelled as "Maine’s Best IPA". Meh. I haven’t had them all but I doubt this is true. Aroma of pine hops and dry light toffee malts. Taste has a definite pine hop bitterness kick that dries out the palate. Some sweetness and biscuity from the malts balances it nicely. Standard solid IPA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14501) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
4th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Clear brown beer. Semi dry and semi soft palate. Rich hops. Not too bitter. Well balanced with some rich malt. Tasty and full of flavour but not in your face.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (2938) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2012
Brown bottle, 12 ounces, best before Fev 2010, with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured January 11 2012; eye: dirty brown, semi-opaque, beige head; nose: resinous hops, light orange, light pine, light caramel, grapefruit; mouth: resinous hops, light orange, light pine, light caramel, grapefruit, finale in resinous hops with presence of caramel, medium body, below-average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 12 onces, meilleure avant Fev 2010, avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 11 janvier 2012; œil : brune sale, semi-opaque, mousse beige; nez : houblon résineux, léger orange, léger pin, léger caramel, pamplemousse; bouche : houblon résineux, léger orange, léger pin, léger caramel, pamplemousse, finale en houblon résineux avec légère présence de caramel, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9789) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
A mahoganny amber IPA with a thick lacing mocha head. In aroma, smooth floral hops with clover field, biscuit malt, and light honey notes. In mouth, a smooth biscuit malt with vinous notes, nice floral hops with grapefruit notes, very classic. Shared with GRM. BB March 2010.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
r464 (1890) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Coppery color with a tannish white head. Aroma is floral, hoppy, but sweet. A bit thin, especially in the finish. The hops is there, but it’s tame. A lackluster IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3536) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2011
tap at Portland location - Pours lightly hazy copper and has a citrus hop aroma. The flavor features good bitterness and sweet malt along with a bit of herbal character. Good IPA.


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