The Hook Grapefruit Session IPA | Starr Hill Brewery

BA SCORE
85
very good
55 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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The Hook Grapefruit Session IPAThe Hook Grapefruit Session IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jaydoc on 12-27-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.33%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Clear pale tawny hue, good lacing all the way. Smells of grapefruit rind and zest, and dank hops. Smooth with a struggling crispness, a little thin and slick on the palate. Bready maltiness has a hint of caramel. Citrusy hops, grapefruit flavor melds well with the hop flavor. Middling bitterness, lands dry in the finish. A good stab at this variation.

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Photo of therealJAYZ
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.37/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at T-Mac.
Clear copper body topped by a durable head. Good lacing.
Paired with a grapefruit IPA from Red Brick. The Virginia IPA was similar but a touch more bitter, less complex, and with more grapefruit and grapefruit peel flavor. Stronger aroma too. I did miss the orange notes present in the milder beer from Red Brick.
Medium body.

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Photo of bisonfort
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good for light IPA. Not bitter.

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Photo of ImperatorScab
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.32/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MGibbons
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RandalFlagg
3.29/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robebo44
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciceroman
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled June 8, 2016.

Pours a very hazy light copper body. Definite grapefruit notes but not overpowering. Has a nice hop bite and solid flavor for low ABV.

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Photo of JMUbrewz
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Riff
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle to a shaker glass. Light amber color with a thin white head, about half a finger deep. Smell is grapefruit, fresh cut grapefruit. Flavor is, to no surprise, grapefruit up front with a hint of pine, by mid-sip there is primarily grapefruit with a hint of bread, and finishes with a little grapefruit and bread. Finish is clean and quick, no flavors really linger. The beer is light bodied with a mild amount of carbonation. Very drinkable beer, would do quite nicely over summertime for a BBQ, fishing, camping, etc.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of krbrevard
2.95/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Quite possibly one of the worst sessions i've had. Stale malts & grapefruit syrup own this drink. Very disappointed in Starr Hill these days - not even the best brewery in Crozet. Big let down.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.37/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of florisj135
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjmiller718
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

For a session IPA, this is a great beer. Don't expect something along the lines of Ballast Point's offering - this one is much lighter...but in a good way. Crisp, clean but still hitting the hoppy notes that one would expect in an IPA.

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The Hook Grapefruit Session IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
3.86 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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