Forbidden Fruit
Yellowhead Brewery

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IPA - Brut
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3.69 | pDev: 0%
Yellowhead Brewery
Alberta, Canada
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3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

473ml can, a grapefruit Brut IPA, brought to us by Blue Revue, 'Edmonton's Sexiest Film Festival', which, all told, is an amateur porn-making contest. The more you know. And what the hell is the 'grapefruit technique'? Urban Dictionary will have to wait 'til later, I guess.

This beer pours a hazy, sort of sediment-strewn, pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and mildly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some random streaky island chain pattern lace around the glass as it evenly gets on with the getting on.

It smells of gritty and grainy cereal malt, muddled (and cuddled) domestic citrus flesh, a touch of hard-water flintiness, and more leafy, weedy, and musky floral hop bitters. The taste is bready and crackery pale malt, overripe white grapefruit pith, sucrose, a further indistinct melon fruitiness, some damp minerality, and more understated weedy, herbal, and musty green hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly benign in its palate-disappointing frothiness, the body a so-so plus-size medium weight, and mostly smooth, with a thin creaminess kind of hovering about, like it's not really sure that it wants in on the action. It finishes trending dry, sure, but with enough lingering frooty esters to make it worth the while.

Overall - this is a pleasant enough rendition of this still wet behind the ears style, with the grapefruit kind of seeming, er, distracted, at best. Anyways, it's no surprise that Yellowhead is behind the suds component of this release, as they have been a supporter of the downtown arts scene from day 1, if I recall correctly. Oh, and I just noticed that this one's ABV is actually 6.9 - touché, mes amis!

Feb 21, 2020
Forbidden Fruit from Yellowhead Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1 ratings