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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The 3-Grid IPA is our flagship ale. This India Pale Ale’s citrus notes are created by Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Amarillo hops from Yakima Valley, making it a true Northwest-style crowd pleaser. The alchemists at Schooner EXACT balance the hoppiness with a hint of malt, making this IPA one that pleases the staunchest of hopheads as well as the microbrew newbie.

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4.8
jerich01 (16) - USA - JUN 5, 2010
At the brewery. This is an IPA that I’d match with food - too many brewers are now making "doubles" or beers with so much hop complexity they can’t 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...

4.4
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2010
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 Top’s revealed the 3 Grid to be a solid, balanced IPA with scads of pleasant hop flavors.

4.4
iharper (9) - USA - JUN 10, 2014 does not count
Awesome piney hop flavor and aroma. Lasting white head. The malt character is understated, bready flavor that supports the hops and not much else. Overall a great example of what can be done with hops.

4.3
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2010
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 Top’s revealed the 3 Grid to be a solid, balanced IPA with scads of pleasant hop flavors. Very sessionable, unlike too many West Coast IPAs.

4.3
dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Nice fresh hop aroma. This is a pretty tasty IPA. Some good bittering hops, and a nice dry finish. Very crisp end. Good stuff.

4.3
green_death (1) - Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2011 does not count
Swing-top liter bottle, five and a half bucks (not including deposit) is a great deal for this one. Poured and looked good. Smells great - floral and piney. Tastes even better - very resinous and "weedy". Just as bitter as could be expected from this stellar example of a Northwest IPA. My new favorite!

4.3
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2013
On tap at brewery in Seattle. Unbelievable potent nose that brings forward the hops. Taste is steller! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2014
I cannot complain about this IPA. It is perfectly balanced. There are no uniquely discerning attributes or characteristics that may be memorable, other than the fact that this is just a damn good IPA. Prototypical for the style. Melds pine, resin, and to a lesser extent citrus notes in balance. Sufficiently hoppy, but doesn’t give away anything on the malt bill, either.


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