Grapefruit IN UR IPA
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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IPA - American
Ranked #1,040
Ranked #9,573
4.06 | pDev: 6.9%
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
Very Good
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BigRedDog from Indiana

3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a crowler

Pours a nice light golden straw color. Fluffy head that lingers.

Smell is light. Nice citrus. Grapefruit obviously, light on the smell though.

Great IPA. Bursting with citrus. Juicy, not overwhelming bitterness. Nice and easy.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Really good.

Overall a really great beer. Great flavor, mouthfeel, and body. Very sessionable.

Jan 20, 2015
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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is a faintly hazed straw yellow with a small amount of tight white head. Nose smells of huge mosaic hops, tons of grapefruit and tropical fruit hop notes, light grain up front. Taste gets a little more resinous. Still a ton of grapefruit and tropical fruit hops, has some grain notes up front, touch of sweeter malt, root beer note, light to moderate bitterness, well carbonated and a lighter body.

Jan 05, 2015
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RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice looking beer. Nose is, surprisingly, wads of citrus. Pretty much all grapefruit, of course. Flavor brings much of the same. Mild salty tone. But mostly it's the grapefruit that shows. Feel is a bit high on the bubble factor. Way easy to drink. This is good stuff. I like it. And I like the lower abv too.

Oct 06, 2013
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BMMillsy from Florida

4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fresh growler from trade. Thanks! Pours a mostly clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is divine. All big citrus hops and sweet grapefruit. Flavor is a nice prickly bitter up front and sweet grapefruit hops on the way down. Very little malt backbone on this one, which is not surprising given the 4.6% ABV. That keeps from any huge flavor punch but a nice taste profile for something so light. Plenty of bitter lingering in what is left of your Palate. Very light and sessionable, prickly carbonation. Man does this smell good. Crisp summer beer for sure.

Aug 29, 2013
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stakem from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft offering at Als served in a matching Pizza Boy tulip shaped pint glass. Thw brew appears a clear yellow color with a white froth that fades to a thin film. A full wall lace sticks to the glassware.

The aromatics are pretty awesone with citrus hops blending perfectly into the vibrant scent of grapefruit zest. A fairly mild grain presence and alcohol feel are hiding behind the grapefruit-like juiciness.

The flavor is a little watery conpared to what you might expect based on the nose. Some herbal hops are present blending into a mild rind and zest of grapefruit juice. As it warms up, it gets lightly grassy.

This is a medium to light bodied brew. It boasts a modest amount of carbonation. For having a slightly watery feel, it is downright crushable and something I could see myself drinking several glasses of at a time.

Aug 26, 2013
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden/Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, PA

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden apricot in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation and some orange + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer along with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: As expected, there are moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit and citrus/grapefruit pith over a light aroma of slightly sweet caramel malts.

T: Similar to the smell, the taste is also dominated by grapefruit. Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of grainy and slightly caramel sweet malts with moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit and citrus/grapefruit pith hops which contribute a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Slightly lighter than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink, refreshing, and definitely a sessionable IPA - I really enjoy the citrus/grapefruit flavors in my IPAs so I was a fan of this one.

Aug 17, 2013
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orangesol from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Ffej of July and later at Al's of Hampden.

A - Pours pale yellow with a fizzy one finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving spotty trails of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of fresh grapefruit pulp and zest, fresh cut grass, tiny bit of pine and some clean malty sweetness. This one packs a ton of fresh fruit but it doesn't overpower the rest of the aromas.

T - Taste is quite similar to the nose. Starts off with a nice mix of fresh grapefruit and the grassy / piney hops. A hint of light malt sweetness adds a bit of balance toward the end of each sip but this one is all about the fruit. Finish is bitter, leaving the palate dried long after the finish.

M - Medium-Light body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, easy drinking feel make this IPA super easy to consume. I had no trouble downing multiple glasses of this at the party.

O - While I like both of these IPA's, I think there is a very good reason this beer won the contest and also kicked first, it is just easier to drink. The grapefruit is strong, just like it should be, and the light body / low ABV combo make it super easy to drink. Excellent work Terry and ffej's!

Aug 02, 2013
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured chilled in an oversized wine glass from the 1L growler acquired at Al's of Hampden.

The color is deep amber with light haze and thick 2 finger cream with fine bead and good retention with lace film. The smell is very grapefruity with a dank tropical hop fruitiness with loads of citrus and floral hop esters. The feel is pretty full for the strength with oily hop resins and semi-high carbonation with low sweetness and moderately high bitterness.

The taste is so hoppy and grapefruity I could not imagine a more apropros name, the citrus taste is bright andtangy with very light astringency and mild bitter taste. The flavor is very fresh and has so much hop juiciness it is like a fresh squeezed grapefruit with a light dusting of sugar and light citrus rind in the finish. Overall a top notch fractional IPA, possibly the best sessionable IPA I have ever tasted ...very fresh and citrus without a ton of bitterness, just plenty of hop flavor!

Aug 02, 2013
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robieobie1 from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Nice clear yellow amber appearance. small white one finger head.

S- The nose on this brew is amazing, Straight grapefruit rind, small amount of what i would call piney hops, but very small.

T- Grapefruit bomb, with some mild piney bitterness mixed in.

M- Clean brew, nice crispness, very light mouthfeel

O- One of my favorite IPA's to come out of Pizza boy, nice work guys!

Aug 01, 2013
Grapefruit IN UR IPA from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 53 ratings