Lexicon Devil
Spring House Brewing Company

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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #965
Ranked #23,018
3.85 | pDev: 10.13%
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Very Good
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Notes: This Citra-heavy pale ale is loaded with grapefruit zest and cold-pressed grapefruit juice giving you a tart and refreshing beer.
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Despite zero agitation, this beer came oozing out, resulting in a hazy golden color with several inches of head. Smell is of grapefruit, oranges. Taste is grapefruit, light tartness, spices, a bit of orange peels. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

Jun 04, 2019
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A burnt orange slightly hazy white headed beer in my glass - count me in. Add a shovelful of grapefruit on the nose combined with a subtle caramalt aroma, I’m chomping at the bit.

And the taste supports my eagerness - the grapefruit is up front, and at the tail end of the taste, too, but there’s that caramalt note that really elevates this. An outstanding flavored APA, IMHO.

May 13, 2018
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

$ 10 (Including tax)/six-pack of 12 ozers ($ 0.139/oz) at Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA.
Marked “Canned Nov 2017” across bottom of can, stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Light yellow, clear, effervescent.
Head - Large (Maximum 5.4 cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, medium density, good retention, diminishing to an irregular four to eight mm ring fed by effervescence and a heaped partial layer. Head retraction leaves columns of lacing.
Lacing – Fair. As the level drops, the lacing forms buttes and mesas, unusual formations for lacing. The bubbles range from predominantly tiny to a few medium.
First pour – Light yellow, clear. Second pour is a bit hazy.
Aroma – 4 - Grapefruit. Fades.
Flavor – 4 - Begins with grapefruit, very slightly bitter. Malt backbone sneaks in toward the end. No spices. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3 - Medium, watery, lively carbonation.
Impression and summation – 4 – What can I say – I like grapefruit! This is a very refreshing drink, more in line with a grapefruit soda like Squirt (but less sugary) than what you would expect an APA to be. I was pleasantly surprised. This also starts out grapefruitily aromatic although the perfume does fade. It is also a very attractive brew. The palate is both unremarkable and unoffensive. The price point is excellent.

Mar 14, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

2.51/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

On tap at The Daily Refresher in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a completely clear straw yellow, with a small head and lots of lacing.

This smells like grapefruit juice and not much else.

This also tastes like grapefruit, and not much else. This is weakly hoppy grapefruit soda. It has no imagination or finesse at all. It tastes flat, bored, and tired.

This also feels flat, as it's not carbonated super strongly. It's crisp and drinkable enough, but it's not that enjoyable to actually drink.

This is barely beer. It's not worth trying.

Dec 28, 2017
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip. Past it's best-bye... thanks a lot Weis

L: Clear light golden pour. Massive foamy white head leaves great lacing.

S: Citrus... grapefruit and orange rind. A bit of spice.

T/F: Light grains form the backbone, with a citrus forward hop profile. The standout flavor is grapefruit, with light tangerine, lemongrass, and pepper in the background. Very mild tartness. Medium to light in body... well carbonated. Finish is more citrus... lemon and grapefruit.

O: An easy drinking and crushable grapefruit forward (the name kinda gave that way) APA. Nothing earth shattering, but a great beer to sit and have a few of.

Nov 22, 2017
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-Grapefruit pale ale canned 12.06.16 sampled 07.07.17.

A: Pale lemon-orange with a generally good clarity and a soft methodic rise of steady bubbles of medium density. A billowing, bone white head has a soapy consistency and very good long-tivity. Splashes of soapy dabs scatter the vessel.

S: Grapefruit juice aroma, almost perfumy, with background notes of freshly sliced oranges. Sweet wildflower scent.

T: Tart grapefruit pulp flavor, flowery hops with some tart, spicy oranges. Dry finish, spicy toast, spicy hops and some lemony flair. Wet and tart mixture of hops.

M: Gentle carbonation, some frothy texture, medium body, a bit dry, with a warming citrus spiciness.

O: Overall grapefruit comes through nicely enough, flowery grapefruit hops, tart, nice drinkability, light and easy downing with a strong hopping. very good.

Jul 13, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a semi-hazy bronzed yellow color. A one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving a messy lacing roaming all over the glass. The smell had a sharp bitter and sweet grapefruit pith bringing in a slight zestiness in the rind part. A light lemon also displays a nice underneath balance, semi-sweet yet carrying a decent bitterness to it. The taste carries the bitter and the sweet over and under and intertwining absolutely fantasticly. There’s no aftertaste nor finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation seems decent for the style and for me. Bitterness displays an appropriate level as an APA. Overall, awesome APA with grapefruit added!

Jun 24, 2017
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass. canned 5/9/16, so about 3 months old.

Hazy yellow body, fluffy white head, good lacing, a few floaties though.

grapefruit comes through very nicely on the nose.

Grapefruit is the dominant flavor here. i like grapefruit, so I'm okay with it. several in a session might be a bit much though.

medium-full on the mouth.

Overall, a pretty decent grapefruit pale ale for being 3 months old.

Aug 14, 2016
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Straight from the can at a party, so I didn't really get a visual. Initial impression is - yes - grapefruit. Unsweetened grapefruit, mind you, and it doesn't have the chemical taste that so many of the fruit beers have. There is some caramel malt in the background, but this is a predominantly grapefruit-y beverage. Medium mouthfeel (perhaps a little on the heavy side for an APA); fairly heavy carbonation. Very smooth. Nice citrus finish. Very drinkable.

Jul 06, 2016
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, into tulip glass

orange golden in color - white head. good head retention and a bit of lacing. citrus aroma. taste is a bit bitter - citrus rind and hop bitterness combined. thin to medium bodied.

Jun 06, 2016
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raffy from California

3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

VERY very grapefruity. Probably closer to beer-flavored grapefruit juice than grapefruit-flavored beer. I think they overshot the flavor but they weren't too far off on the other side. If you drink this towards the start of your evening, it's an excellent beer.

May 07, 2016
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jimboothdesigns from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a conical pint glass. Head is bright white with large bubbles. The color is a bright and clear straw color. The smell is amazing. High notes of grapefruit rind and the taste is amazing! One of the only grapefruit ales I have had that doesn't taste artificial. Others take note.

Apr 08, 2016
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Snagged a can for around 3 bucks from the local House of 1,000 beers. Drank from the can. Smell is spot on juicy bitter grapefruit and some sweet pale malts. Bitterness and tart aspect is great and finish is crisp. Probably would get this again since it's one of the better grapefruit beers I have had.

Mar 20, 2016
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

They recently added this beer to their CANned lineup, so if anyone would like some, The CANQuest (tm) CAN help you out!

I Crack!ed open the CAN as though I were cracking open the fiery, devilish dictionary depicted on the reverse of the CAN. It was loud, but no CANflagration spewed forth through the vent, so I CANducted an inverted Glug. This produced a finger of foamy, French Vanilla-colored head that slowly fizzed its way out of existence. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5 ) with NE-quality clarity. Naturally, this summoned forth the Gelt Gang of Mammon, Croesus & Midas, but even they were cowed by the presence of the Devil. Nose smelled as though a freshly-sliced grapefruit half had been set before me at the breakfast table. I was a strange little kid in that (among other things), I really dug fresh grapefruit, either as a half or fresh-squeezed as juice in my glass. Even today, I love grapefruit juice at breakfast & a Greyhound or a Salty Dog will do me as a cocktail. The only thing that I would point out about the nose is that is was not bitter enough. There was a sugary sweetness from the malt that was also present. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy. Sure enough, the taste was bitter, but not bitter enough for the likes of me. I NEVER sprinkle sugar on my grapefruit & I revel in the tart bitterness as a result. Here, it was clearly infused with grapefruit and/or juice, but the malt was getting in the way. Finish was dry, but it lacked the attention-getting bitterness for which I had hoped. Boo hoo.

Mar 20, 2016
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57md from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light straw color with a half finger of head. The nose has grapefruit notes upfront with some hoppiness as well. The grapefruit citrus flavor really stands out and blends well with the hops on the finish.

Had this on a blazing Labor Day afternoon and it was a perfect fit for the weather.

Sep 08, 2015
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philbe311 from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A tad more than a fingers worth of fluffy lush slightly off-white colored frothy goodness... Decent retention... Loaded with carbonation which starts slowly at the bottom of the glass and quickly accelerates as it reaches the top... The color is a medium gold with some slight orangish undertones... A little bit of lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - The aroma is subtle, but rather pleasant... Sweet red grapefruit... A rich malty base... It's simple, straight forward but very inviting...

T - A palate is a replica of the aroma... The grapefruit is at the forefront but isn't over powering... It's equally sweet and pungent... A rich malt base of caramel and rich breads... The grapefruit bitterness rises on the finish...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Brisk carbonation... Even and consistent... Goes down smoothly and easily...

D - A tasty little offering from the fine folks at Spring House... Some grapefruit offerings are code for "in your face bitterness," but that's not the case here... The grapefruit while the star doesn't overpower and pays equal attention to both the sweet and bitter characteristics... A really simple, but really effective offering... Definitely worth checking out if you're curious...

Jul 05, 2015
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Ryften from Pennsylvania

3.02/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Looks nice. Doesn't smell much like anything. Good unique grapefruit flavor, but the bitter/sour of the grapefruit would get old after an entire pint.

Apr 25, 2015
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DIM from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Six pack of cans for $12 bought at the suggestion of a customer at the taproom. Good call sir! Canned two weeks before this was written. 5.8% abv says the can.

This was a slightly hazy golden yellow color, it poured with a short lived head.

Smell is as advertised, tons of grapefruit juice character. There were some aromas I associate with citrusy hops, but mostly this was straight up fruit. A hint of caramel as well.

Huge grapefruit flavor! Maybe a bit too much, but what the hell, this is working pretty well for me. Not much in the way of malty balance, this is just a wall of bitter, zesty grapefruit. The lingering grapefruit juice flavor is pretty intense too. My only regret with this one is that it's 30 degrees outside. I want to be sipping this on the shady front porch on a 90 degree day in July.

Forgive the inarticulate review, there just isn't much to say besides... grapefruit. Great stuff here, if I can find it fresh this summer, I'll be having a lot more of these.

Mar 23, 2015
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DrBier from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From nose to final tastes just too much grapefruit for me. Way overpowers the hop profile of this pale ale. Maybe a bigger hopped IPA or DIPA could handle this amount of grapefruit flavor but I'm not sure. Some of this is personal preference as I like grapefruit in general but am not crazy about this amount in a hoppy beer. I'd also rather have a regular Sculpin vs a Grapefruit Sculpin so your mileage may vary.

Mar 21, 2015
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stakem from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft offering at the springhouse taproom. The brew appears a clear light copper color with white stringy lace.

The aroma inlcudes notes of fresh grapefruit juice smelling fruity and floral with rind and zestiness. It kinda smells like the base beer could have already had grapefruit qualities but adding it as an adjunct certainly boosted it to new, brighter levels.

The taste is bitter with lots of grapefruit juice. It is fruity and even floral across the taste with hops and the grapefruit addition. Its dry but not too over the top with bitterness. Even the bitterness seemingly comes from a good combination that is both hop derived and from the fruit addition.

This is light bodied and moderately carbonated. A crisp, light and crushable beer. As far as springhouse goes, I think this is the best execution of a fruit beer they have pulled off to date.

Jan 23, 2015
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