manuchampions (1227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1litre bottle split. Pours a golden yellow with a decent off white head, great lacing. Aroma is deep hops, pine, grapefruit. deep hoppy aroma. Taste is fully puckering but with a great caramel and cereal malt backing that provides excellent balance. Solid.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2011 Schooner Exact Brewing Company--Three Grid India Pale Ale--Bottle #2100--Bottled 01/20/2011--2011 32 oz. Growler Bottle. 6.70% ABV. 62 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Very thin thin lace white head. Clear bright dark gold color. Aromatic grapefruit citrus mild pine floral hop front. Dry thin sweet rich grapefruit citrus crisp clean mild hop resin body. Dry clean citrus hop spice refreshing end. Light bodied & very aromatic.Sampled 1/22/2011. Purchased for $10.25 including $5.50 growler deposit at PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 1/22/2011.
Schooner Exact Brewing Company Three Grid India Pale Ale--Graphic 3 Grid Label--2011-B 34 oz. Growler. 6.70% ABV. 62 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Half inch lasting lacy off orange white rocky dense head. Fizz hazed clear bright rich dark gold color. Rich floral grapefruit citrus hop front. Crisp mild light textured mild sweet rich citrus mild hop resin zesty pale pils malt slightly fruity Cascade hoppy body. Dry balanced clean hop spice citrus end. Very aromatic big Cascade hop refreshing tasty IPA. Sampled 4/30/2011. Purchased for $10.25 including $5.50 Growler Deposit at PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 4/30/2011.
TheRealMGD (549) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask @ Parkway Tavern & tap @ SE Tasting Room, Top of Tacoma and Red Hot. Golden orange, slightly hazy pour. Short but enduring off-white head that leaves a dense lace. Grassy hop nose and middle fading to a shortish citrus finish. Chewy medium body with low carbonation and a solid maltiness and strong rum flavor underlying the middle and finish. Balanced towards bitter, but sweet and umami are not ignored, as it should be in an IPA. This ale develops as you drink it - what more could one ask for! A pint from a fresh keg at Topís revealed the 3 Grid to be a solid, balanced IPA with scads of pleasant hop flavors. Very sessionable, unlike too many West Coast IPAs.
mcberko (5361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2011 Bottle, pours hazy golden orange with a big white head. Aroma is quite piney, with caramel, grapefruit and citrus hops. Flavour matches this almost exactly, with very pronounced piney flavours. Very well done.
raphael (838) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark yellow, no head, on tap at some Irish place in Wallingford. thin in the mouth. woodsy aroma of modest strength. tight flavor balance, slight citrus, mild caramel. an IPA for those a little scared of IPAs. cleanly done, but light on substance.
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Brouwerís. Dark amber beer. Hoppy aroma. After a Full Sail LTD 3 this is one in your face beer by comparison. Flavour is more woody than citrus leading me to think Amarillo over the Cís but still working on picking them out. I need a hop guide in my pocket with the notes book.
jerich01 (16) - USA - JUN 5, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
At the brewery. This is an IPA that Iíd match with food - too many brewers are now making "doubles" or beers with so much hop complexity they canít match with anything else. Not so here, paired with a strong cheese, cheddar or brie even, this is the perfect appetizer beer. My next adventure, pairing this against something spicy, like Buffalo wings...
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2010 Cask @ Parkway Tavern & tap @ Top of Tacoma. Golden orange, slightly hazy pour. Short but enduring off-white head that leaves a dense lace. Grassy hop nose and middle fading to a citrus finish. Chewy medium to heavy body with low carbonation and a solid maltiness and strong rum flavor underlying the middle and finish. This ale develops as you drink it - what more could one ask for! A pint from a fresh keg at Topís revealed the 3 Grid to be a solid, balanced IPA with scads of pleasant hop flavors.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2011
Name: Exact 3-Grid
Brewery: Schooners Grille & Brewery
Date: September 04, 2009
Source: Brouwerís, Seattle
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, lots of earthy hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, caramel sweetness, well balanced earthy hops, touch of grassyness, nice bitterness leaves a long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2009 Pours orange with a foamy white head. Aroma is grass, earth, citrus, and some malt sweetness. Flavor is toasty grain malts and pine, grass, and citrus hops. Finish is bitter but not harsh.