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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A beautiful marriage of Belgian, British, and American brewing tradition. Fruity-hoppy nose, sweet pear and apple followed by a rounded bitterness finishing with a spicy citrus hoppiness. . .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle:   Dirty straw, very cloudy, large frothy white head, nice lacing.   This being the bottom of the bottle, otherwise not as cloudy.   Soft floral nose, slightly citrusy, a tad barnish.   Smells more Belgian than IPA for sure.   Better IPA flavors on the tongue, bitter, moderate sweetness, remains dry, with a dull floral and barnish backside.   Very soft overall, and easy to put back.   Blends well, seems to have a good balance.   As it warms the IPA aspect comes out more.   Soft lingering bitterness on the exit, dry, with a dull floral/barnish sweetness.   This one was fairly well done.   Body and mouthfeel are spritzy.   Thanks Bob for the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5797) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Draft at GT. Hazy golden-orange. Thin non-head. Sugary hop aroma. Bold, full bodied beer, with some sugary grapefruit tones. Solid, steady hops. Dry and refreshing, with a big malt undercurrent. Somewhat watery body, lacks the depth that could make it world class. Pretty drinkable for the ABV, with a sugary cloying finish. Belgian yeast tones add a nice fruity balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10220) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2012
Sampled at the brewpub. Pours a hazy gold with a slight amber hue and a thin white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has notes of flora and citrus witha but of light fruit, sweet grains and Belgian yeast. Flavor has grapefruit and citrus up front with sweet fruit, flora, sweet grains and a bit of grapefruit bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (2275) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2012
Hazy amber. Aroma of light yeasty spice, fruit esters, and light floral hopping. Flavor is light sweet Belgian candy and fruity malt and finishes with a solid pine and grapefruit hop bitterness. Some residual, somewhat dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2012
On tap at the brewpub, pours a hazy light golden with a thin whtie head, there is a slight hop presence in the aromas with a little bit of citrus and yeast, the flavor is a ton of citrus on the front end but the yeast kind of overpowers everything else, there is a strange sweetness in the middle of the brew that I canít put my finger on, not terrible but nothing I would go out of my way to have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4030) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2009 As far as sweet IPAs are concerned this is very very nice. Never the less itís a bit too sweet. Pours with a nice rocky head with some lace. Aroma is nice a little fruity and yeasty, some good hop character. I like the flavor but it is pretty sweet and pretty fruity. Tons of coconut and pineapple, some bubblegum, some very good citrus like hops. The pineapple seriously gets in the way of the bitterness though and leaves a little bit to be desired in the flavor department. Never the less the mouthfeel was just slightly sharp and largely full. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2009

11/16/2007: Grumpy Troll Belgian-Style IPA is cloudy with a golden color and a frothy beige head. It has a malty nose with pear, apple, and caramel in the flavor. It has a slightly spicy hop finish. The Belgian part of this beer is fine, but I would have liked to see just a bit more hoppiness to it...

Sample (draught) at the Grumpy Troll Brewery, Restaurant and Pizzeria in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. Rating #12 for this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2009
On tap at the brewpub, and called BIPA, pours clear, has a floral hop aroma. Itís smooth, malty thick but not undrinkable, itís a pretty good IPA. Still not my favorite GT selection, but Iíd get it again.

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