Grand Teton Trout Hop Black IPA (365 Day 38)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer on Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Grand Teton Trout Hop Black IPA

Yesterday marked a work held happy hour at Jak’s tap near our office. I have been there several times (I have to write them up on the site) and they have a nice American craft beer tap list as well as some Belgians. A nice surprise that includes some quality food including fish tacos that are outstanding. So when it was announced that our happy hour (actually two) was to be held here, I knew I was going to have at least one quality American craft beer.

Trout Hop Black IPA by Grand Teton Brewing Company was the main event for the evening. As I perused the beer menu, I noticed the black ipa and, knowing I haven’t had many, but have been fond of them, I decided that was my target. Also, in my deciding factor was that I have had some Grand Teton beers that have been half way decent in the past.

The beer pour was nice: a tulip glass with a nice creamy, thick, tan foam that would coat the glass the entire drink. Aroma and taste were similar with a touch of sweet but balanced by both roasted malt and citrus orange hops. The body was creamy with mild carbonation. I had a different beer after this (Stillwater Stateside Saison) but in hind site should have had another Black IPA as I took fancy to it more. Enjoy!

Aroma: 8, Taste: 9, Look: 9, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 8.8

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