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Grape Ape IPA - Smog City Brewing

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Grape Ape IPA
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89
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 6.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: wethorseblanket on 09-21-2013

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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 3
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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Outstanding IPA on draft at the drive up brewery

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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grape flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but the grape presence is fairly subtle in my opinion.

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4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap @ the source. New release. New IPA (not gorilla based) with Topaz and Simcoe hops and 500 pounds of muscat flame grapes hand-pressed on-site.

A: Pours clear yellow with a half-inch thick white head which a few spots of lace.

N: Citrus (grapefruit, tangerine) with some vinous influence, tropicals (passion fruit and mango), extravagantly floral.

T: Follow the nose with some pine and fruitiness from the grapes. A bit of spice and lychee tropicals and citrus.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Fruity citrus and mildly vinous finish with some sticky pine resin on the end.

O: Interesting experimental and they really nailed it. A grapy IPA hybrid with the hops forward and mild vinous balance. Well done.

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Grape Ape IPA from Smog City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.