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Big Grove Brewery & Taproom
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1225 South Gilbert Street
Iowa City IA 52240
Telephone: +1 319-354-2687
Hours: Open daily 11:00am-11:00pm.
Brewer: Andy Joynt
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Notes

Visited: April 24, 2019

Opened: 2017

Contributors: Siegfried Binge, Nick Hildenbrandt, Ralph Wells

Big Grove has another location in Solon IA.

Updated: May 2, 2019

Beer List

  • 6.90% abv.
    • Date: April 24, 2019 (#10025)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright amber. Low head.
      Aroma (3)
      Herbal, grassy. Lots of esters, some yeast.
      Mouthfeel (6)
      Medium-big body, moderate carbonation. Sweet malt. Esters and some acetaldehyde. (More than "some".)
      Overall Impression (1)

  • 7.00% abv.
    • Date: April 24, 2019 (#10023)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Golden, slight haze. Dense head.
      Aroma (3½)
      Melon and grapefruity hops. Very mild biscuity malt.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium body, fizzy. Big fruity-citrus hop flavor, fairly bitter. Melon and mango. Mild bready malt background. Lingering fruity-bitter finish.
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Good beer.

  • Robust Porter
    6.50% abv.
    • Date: April 24, 2019 (#10024)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Very dark red. Low dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mildly roasty, sweetly malty.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium body, moderate carbonation. Malty, chocolatey, roasty. Low grassy hop flavor and bitterness, nicely balanced.
      Overall Impression (2½)