Gritty McDuffs Reviews


markducommun
Gritty McDuffs Maine’s Best IPA 3.2
Interesting orange-red color, clear. Light tan head. Roasted grains, touch of pine resin. Bit of honey. Moderately bitter upfront. Nice sweetness balances it out. Medium body, decent amount of carbonation, some oiliness. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

GIJOE
Gritty McDuffs Christmas Ale 3.3
Pours a reddish brown. Nose is ginger snaps and malt. Taste is somewhat sweet. Nice Christmas ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Spiceboy
Gritty McDuffs Black Fly Stout 4.2
This is the closest American Stout I’ve had to my Gold Standard(Guinness Draught:) Just wish I could get it in PA as I’ve only had this Maine brewed beer in the New England area.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

osvdale
Gritty McDuffs Christmas Ale 3.4
You’ve heard of comfort food? Well this is comfort beer. A nice robust carmelly taste with a very crisp finish.
Thursday, December 03, 2015

jandd1983
Gritty McDuffs Maine’s Best IPA 3.1
Bottle. It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus, grapes and some pine. The taste was similar to the aroma with more citrus, pine, hops and some sweetness. Not bad.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

GIJOE
Gritty McDuffs Monster Mash Special Ale 3.5
Pours a hazy brown with a frothy tan head that stays a while. Generous lacing. Nose is candy and some white grape fruitiness. Taste is quite well-balanced. Nice rich sweetness, but nicely bitter aftertaste. I'm enjoying this brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

kaser
Gritty McDuffs Best Brown Ale 2.6
Poured from draft at the Grittys taproom in Portland Maine. Brown sugar and asshole taste here. I must like asshole. Just kidding this sucks
Sunday, November 01, 2015

kaser
Gritty McDuffs Original Pub Style 2.6
These English beers suck. Poured from draft at the Grittys taproom in Portland Maine. Orange. With no head. Yuck
Sunday, November 01, 2015

kaser
Gritty McDuffs Black Fly Stout 2.7
This one is drinkable. Black with white head. Oatmeal and milk. Poured from draft at the Grittys taproom in Portland Maine.
Sunday, November 01, 2015

kaser
Gritty McDuffs Maine’s Best IPA 2.6
Orange clear with white head. Poured from draft at the Grittys taproom in Portland Maine. Not good
Sunday, November 01, 2015

kaser
Gritty McDuffs Cider 3.1
Cider and apple cinnamon taste. Poured from draft at the Grittys taproom in Portland Maine. Not bad Chuggable.
Sunday, November 01, 2015

kaser
Gritty McDuffs Best Bitter 2.8
Poured from draft at the Grittys taproom in Portland Maine. Orange with white head. Earthy and wheat. I guess it's cask and should be good. I am choking on it
Sunday, November 01, 2015

Theydon_Bois
Gritty McDuffs Best Bitter 3.3
Cask at GBBF ’15, day 3, 13/08/15. Had this juan at the brew pub in ’05 pre RB days! Golden copper with a decent egg shell white covering. Nose is nutty, toffee, biscuit malt, fruit peel. Taste comprises mellow fruit, caramel, light spice, airy malt base, biscuit crumble. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a bitter bite. Decent enough bitter.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Drake
Gritty McDuffs Sebago Light Ale 2.6
LSAT Freedom Trip #75. Keg at the Freeport location. Clear pale golden, large foamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of biscuity malt, butter. The taste is grainy and biscuit malt, herbal hops. Thin bodied and bland.
Friday, October 09, 2015

Drake
Gritty McDuffs Wet Hop IPA 3.6
LSAT Freedom Trip #74. Keg at the Freeport location. Clear amber, thin frothy tan head, good retention. Aroma of herbal, green hops and pale malt. The taste is resin, green hops, pale malt, mild caramel. Medium bodied, clean. Probably the best Grittys beer I’ve tried.
Friday, October 09, 2015

Drake
Gritty McDuffs Monster Mash Special Ale 3.4
LSAT Freedom Trip #52. Keg at the Auburn location. Clear dark red, thin fizzy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of toffee, raisin, anise, strawberry. The taste is raisin, strawberry, toffee, mild hops. Medium bodied, low carbonation.
Monday, October 05, 2015

Drake
Gritty McDuffs Halloween Ale 3
LSAT Freedom Trip #51. Keg at the Auburn location. Clear dark amber, medium sized fizzy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of toffee, caramel, spicy hops. The taste is toffee, caramel, dark fruit. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
Monday, October 05, 2015

Drake
Gritty McDuffs Dempsey Courage Ale 2.9
LSAT Freedom Trip #50. Keg at the Auburn location. Clear copper, thin fizzy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of toasted malts and strawberry. The taste is toasted malts, tea, lemon. Medium bodied.
Monday, October 05, 2015

Drake
Gritty McDuffs Maine’s Best IPA 3.3
LSAT Freedom Trip #49. Keg at the Auburn location. Clear copper, thin foamy white head, fair retention. Aroma of citrus, lemon, pine, caramel. The taste is citrus, mild pine, caramel malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Decent, but no longer Maine’s Best IPA.
Monday, October 05, 2015

Drake
Gritty McDuffs Black Fly Stout 3.6
LSAT Freedom Trip #48. Nitro at the Auburn location. Dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of roasted malts, oats, chocolate. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, oats, mild nuttiness. Thin-medium bodied, low carbonation, dry.
Monday, October 05, 2015

Drake
Gritty McDuffs Best Brown Ale 3
LSAT Freedom Trip #47. Keg at the Auburn location. Clear dark red brown, thin fizzy off-white head, fair retention. Aroma of nuts, caramel and tinny hops. The taste is toffee, caramel, nuts. Medium bodied, low carbonation.
Monday, October 05, 2015

Drake
Gritty McDuffs Best Bitter 3.5
LSAT Freedom Trip #46. Keg at the Auburn location. Clear copper, thin foamy white head, good retention. Aroma of toasted malts, berries, floral hops, grain. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, mild hoppy finish. Medium bodied, low carbonation, drinkable.
Monday, October 05, 2015

Drake
Gritty McDuffs Original Pub Style 2.9
LSAT Freedom Trip #45. Keg at the Auburn location. Clear copper, thin creamy white head, decent retention. Aroma of herbal hops and toasted malt. The taste is caramel, toasted malts, floral hops. Medium bodied, high carbonation.
Monday, October 05, 2015

DiarmaidBHK
Gritty McDuffs Maine’s Best IPA 2.5
Sample at brewpub. I'm probably not the first to say this but what a terrible fucking name for a beer especially if you don't deliver the goods. I wonder how many breweries started in Maine just to disprove this name. Anywho pours golden with a white head. Not much on the nose or tongue. Kind of dull for style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, October 03, 2015

DiarmaidBHK
Gritty McDuffs Black Fly Stout 2.9
Sample at brewpub. Pours black with a khaki head. Slight roasted malt note on the nose. Fairly malty on the tongue with some roast notes. Could use some more hoppiness for balance. Kind of one note. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, October 03, 2015

DiarmaidBHK
Gritty McDuffs Monster Mash Special Ale 2.7
Sample at brewpub. Pours copper colored with a white head. Slight malt note on the nose. Kind of muddled on the tongue which is how I typically perceive this style. Finished clean. Eh! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, October 03, 2015

DiarmaidBHK
Gritty McDuffs Halloween Ale 2.9
Sample at brewpub. Pours copper with a white head. Leaves trace lacing in glass. Not getting a lot on the nose. A bit fruity on the tongue which might be from its extra slight hoppiness. Finished clean. Eh! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, October 03, 2015

DiarmaidBHK
Gritty McDuffs Best Bitter 2.5
Sample at brewpub. Pours copper hued an with a thin white head. Not much on the nose. A bit malty on the tongue with a faint hop presence. Finished clean. Eh! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, October 03, 2015

DiarmaidBHK
Gritty McDuffs Original Pub Style 2.4
Sample at brewpub. Pours golden with no head. Doesn't leave much lacing. Not much on the nose. More malt notes on the tongue then hop ones. Finished clean. Very dull interpretation of style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, October 03, 2015

woodychevy
Gritty McDuffs Black Fly Stout 3.5
Bottle from portland- drank at home with friends. Decent stout- nothing special. Pretty well balanced- not overly sweet. All the right stout notes but much better stout readily available. Once and done.
Friday, October 02, 2015

Scopey
Gritty McDuffs Halloween Ale 3.3
Tap at Becky’s Diner. It pours clear deep red - brown with a small white head. The nose is toasty, bitter - sweet, caramel, pie and wood. The taste is bitter - sweet, woody, dark caramel, leather, soft pumpkin pie, toasty brown sugar and leather with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Quite a nice bitter - sweet balance. Not too shabby.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

UDBeernut
Gritty McDuffs Maine’s Best IPA 3.1
Copper poir with a quick head that leaves zero lacing.cminimal nose. Light bitterness, grassy funk and finish with pour lemons. Light to medium body. Instantly forgettable.
Monday, September 21, 2015

UDBeernut
Gritty McDuffs Tenure Session IPA 3.4
On tap at the Auburn, me pub. Pours orange copper, translucent, minimal head that leaves even less lacing. Nice grass, flowers, citrus zest along with light bitterness. Light body, easy drinking.
Monday, September 21, 2015

The_Osprey
Gritty McDuffs Best Bitter 3.2
Cask, gravity dispense at GBBF 2015. Dark orange, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is resinous, toffee, gluey. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is gluey, toffee, resin with some caramelised fruits. It’s a fairly accurate copy of a mediocre traditional British bitter. Not what American breweries have become famous for, but OK in its own right.
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Scopey
Gritty McDuffs Best Bitter 2.8
Cask at GBBF 2015. It pours clear deep amber with a decent white head. The nose is soft, brown bread, wood, leather, toasty cereal, varnish, apricot and mild toffee. The taste is bitter, toasty, grainy, caramel, toffee, peach, grainy, leather, peach pie, chalkiness, wood with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Ho hum pseudo - bitter. Nothing specifically wrong, just basic.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

mR_fr0g
Gritty McDuffs Best Bitter 3.2
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. Aroma is light mineral, hedgerow hop, berry, . clear golden orange coloured pour with s lasting off white head. Flavour is composed of nutty stale malts, berry, mineral, orange chalky. Palate is dry, mineral. Moderate carbonation. OK. Not bad.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

rjplumer
Gritty McDuffs Original Pub Style 2.9
Light caramel malt aroma, reminds me of an English pale ale. Clear copper body topped with light covering for a head. Moderate caramel nut taste with lots carbonation. Dry finish with a touch of sourness. Felt kind of average for the style. Seems to come up short. I would have added something for a subtle dab something sweet.
Friday, August 07, 2015

SlovakSniper
Gritty McDuffs Black Fly Stout 3.2
Une bouteille de 22 oz, cadeau de Frank. Stout noir avec une belle mousse et une tenue des plus solides. Au nez, parfums secs de malts rôtis, de fumée de torréfaction, de cacao et de caramel. Au goût, les saveurs sont agréables sans être extrêmement intéressantes. Un élément terreux se rajoute au tableau des parfums et saveurs déjà repérés. En bouche, j’ai l’impression d’un liquide au corps moyen-faible avec un pétillement normal et une texture un peu légère. La finale est sèche, rôtie et terreuse. Pas si mal. Très simple. Tout de même facile à boire.
Monday, June 29, 2015

GIJOE
Gritty McDuffs Best Bitter 3.2
Pours a clear reddish brown with a thin white head that fades quickly. Nose is faint grain and malt. Taste is mildly bitter. Medium body. Decent brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

GIJOE
Gritty McDuffs Maine’s Best IPA 3.4
Pours a reddish amber with a huge white head that stays long. Nose is faint wet grain and straw. Taste is bitter up front, fading to sweet malt. Fuller medium body. Lively carbonation. Nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

yngwie
Gritty McDuffs Lions Pride Brown Ale (Best Brown Ale) 2.9
On tap at the brewpub. A deep amber colored beer, clear beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is quite cellar-ish, with dusty malts, bread and some caramel. The flavor is pretty much the same, but with a touch fruits. Medium body, very smooth on the palate, quite dry. Malty finish. Rather boring for a brown ale, easy drinkable though. 150609
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

yngwie
Gritty McDuffs Black Fly Stout 3.6
On tap at the brewpub. Close to black in the glass, topped by a dense, two-finger beige head. The aroma is quite roasted, close to bonfire, with some chocolate and coffee grit. It’s dry on the palate, still it feels sort of milk stout sweet. Roasted bitterness, some hops, prunes and a good dash of burnt malts. Very smooth on the palate, medium body. Long burnt finish. Quite lovely. 151609
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

yngwie
Gritty McDuffs Vacationland Summer Ale 3.1
On tap at the brewpub. It pours a clear, golden body under a minimal sized white head. The aroma is weak but pleasant, with fruity hops dominating. Flowery notes and some bread. It’s very smooth in the mouth, with a soft carbonation level. Some bitterness, but not much. Fruity finish with a faint malty touch. Easy drinkable, quenching. 150609
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

yngwie
Gritty McDuffs Original Pub Style 2.8
On tap at the brewpub. A clear, dark golden beer topped by a small off-white head. The aroma is a bit cellar-ish, bready and malty, with a fruity touch. Medium body, very soft and quite dry. Decent bitterness in the mouth, with bread and fruityness. Short finish. Quite boring, too British. 150609
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

yngwie
Gritty McDuffs Maine’s Best IPA 3.2
On tap at the brewpub. A clear, dark golden beer with a minimal sized off-white head. Rather malty aroma, with a grassy, light piney touch. Decent bitterness in the flavor, it’s medium bodied and smooth on the palate, soft carbonation. Grassy, piney and generically fruity. Long, soft finish. Boring, easy drinkable. 150609
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

yngwie
Gritty McDuffs Best Bitter 3.2
Cask at the brewpub. A clear, dark golden beer with a small off-white head. Fruity, lightly malty aroma. Pine cones, grass and a hint of something toffee-like. It’s super smooth and soft on the palate, full bodied and quite dry. Bread-like malts, pine cones and grass in the flavor, flower hints, soft bitterness. Lasting fruity finish. Quenching, easy drinkable and a bit too British. 150609
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Meilby
Gritty McDuffs Black Fly Stout 3.3
Draught @ Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub, Portland, ME
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, lactose sugar and hint of ash. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long chocolate, coffee and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Meilby
Gritty McDuffs Vacationland Summer Ale 2.8
Draught @ Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub, Portland, ME
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt and hint of citrus. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty and slightly citrus finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Meilby
Gritty McDuffs Lions Pride Brown Ale (Best Brown Ale) 2.7
Draught @ Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub, Portland, ME
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with along malty and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft to flat.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Meilby
Gritty McDuffs Maine’s Best IPA 3
Draught @ Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub, Portland, ME
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, some fruitiness and hint of citrus. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long malty, fruity and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015