Ghost­fish Grape­fruit IPA

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Fruit Pale Ale & Ipa -

ABV: 5.5% | IBUS: 85 | SRM: N/A What the brewer says

“Brewed with grape­fruit peel and a mys­te­ri­ous new hops code named ‘Ex­per­i­men­tal Grape­fruit,’ this IPA is a se­ri­ous citrus bomb. Lively and bright, brac­ingly bit­ter, and em­i­nently re­fresh­ing.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “An ini­tial blast of catty, dank hops that sub­sides to a more bal­anced citrus char­ac­ter, both from hops and the grape­fruit. A touch of caramel malt sweet­ness adds to the citrus and the juicy char­ac­ter. Flo­ral and fruity es­ters of cherry and peach add depth.” Fla­vor: “The grape­fruit pithi­ness ush­ers in a healthy dose of dank, piney, resinous, tart hops. The grape­fruit fla­vor is mostly rind, but a bit of juice. Bis­cuit malti­ness on the back end and some caramel malt sweet­ness lend a full­ness to the body and round it out. Flo­ral es­ters and the hops bit­ter­ness linger through the af­ter­taste.” Over­all: “An ag­gres­sive pale ale that uses the grape­fruit to ac­cen­tu­ate the citrus and dank fla­vors al­ready present from the hops used. A bit more malt would help to bal­ance the sticky resinous mouth­feel that lingers on the tongue. But for the grape­fruit lover, this beer is for you.”

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