Grape Ape IPA | Smog City Brewing

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88
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65 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smog City Brewing
California, United States
smogcitybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by wethorseblanket on 09-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
7.62%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
23
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0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of aaronyoung01
2.85/5  rDev -30%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beerbom
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drew_V_dt
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Combination of IPA and white grapes. Apparently the iterations change the hops and types of grapes each batch. Nice hazy straw look to this beer and a gorgeous bouquet of grape skins, melon, orange and Chardonnay. This is a unique one that works really well.

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Photo of Honeybourne
3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yung_peli
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery...
A: Slightly cloudy pale gold, 2 finger white head, poor retention.
AR: Grape, slight grassy/garlic note, hops.
T: Follows nose, slight lingering bitterness, musty earthiness on the finish.
M: Medium carbonation, medium body.
Enjoyable. Would love to see the grape translate to the taste a little more.

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Photo of andrewned68
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Bread and Barley in Covina. If you're looking for a good IPA that's not a hop bomb, this is a good choice. It's not overpowered by grape but it is present and is an interesting change to the usual grapefruit/citrus flavor IPAs.
A: poured into an English pub glass a slightly hazy golden color with 1 inch head that dissipates quickly.
N: funky ipa hop smell with a hint of sweet grapes
T: hops up front, sweet citrus, and a grape finish
M: good crisp carbonation cleans the palate and prepares you for the next sip
O: a very drinkable IPA that is an interesting departure from the usual hop-centric west coast IPAs that are so prevalent. Grape flavor could be more pronounced but I imagine it's is tough to brew with grapes.
*No gorilla extract.

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Photo of Marvicsin
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HippieDave56
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trevordglenn
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sazz9
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nightrain87
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sheenisgod
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dominic4beer
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EddieG28
4.84/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hbchrisg
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shoegueuze
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dansawney
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beervana
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fureousangel
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Grape Ape IPA from Smog City Brewing
4.07 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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