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Gritty McDuffs 21 IPA

Review - Gritty McDuffs's 21 IPA

"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!" -- Gritty McDuffs

Pours a light to medium amber color producing a very large, off-white frothy head. Still body with excellent clarity. Super sticky lacing clings to the glass above the slowly diminishing head. Aroma is loaded with diacytel providing a ton of buttery notes of moderate strength, overpowering the light grassy hops. Very inviting. Initial taste is lightly bitter with a ton of butter overtones, but the bitterness ramps up quickly slicing through the butter like a hot knife to leave a lasting impression of hops on the back of the throat. Medium bodied, it is creamy and smooth with active carbonation, leaving the mouth slightly dry.

Reviewed on January 26th, 2009.

Source12 oz bottle

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