Turtle Power Grapefruit Pale Ale | Evil Genius Beer Company

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Turtle Power Grapefruit Pale AleTurtle Power Grapefruit Pale Ale
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Brewed by:
Evil Genius Beer Company
Pennsylvania, United States
evilgeniusbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our hop forward grapefruit pale ale is brewed and dry hopped with Citra hops. Tropical and citrus notes abound from the hops along with some tart and juicy grapefruit flavors.

Added by jhartley on 08-07-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,366
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
148
pDev:
12.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of EMV
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Nearly clear golden amber pour. 1.5 fingers of white head. Solid ring of lacing.

S: As promised... grapefruit/citrus. Light grains.

T/F: Light grains give it a solid backbone. The hop profile is largely citrus.. strong grapefruit notes... orange rind, coriander, and a bit floral. Modest bitterness. The finish is sticky citrus.

O: Not a bad grapefruit pale. A bit simple but refreshing for a hot day. Pretty crushable at 6%.

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Photo of Justinprintz
3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KTCamm
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

6/17/17...pours clear gold, very still, no foam. Strong grapefruit nose. Pale fruity malt taste. Modest grapefruit, but not fully integrated. Creamy mouthfeel, light bodied. Grapefruit rind eventually drifts in. So so.

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Photo of Bluescooter
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of njbusa
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mooseo
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Evil Genius Beer Company "Turtle Power Grapefruit Pale Ale"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "031.17" and sampled on 24 April 2017
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Well it's certainly grapefruity, I can smell it from a foot away. There's also some maltiness to it and it suggests sweetness. The label states "natural flavor added" so that makes sense, and before even tasting it I'm guessing it's not going to be sharp and acidic like real grapefruit. What about bitterness? It's listed at 50 IBUs, that's not bad - I have to keep in mind this is a pale ale, not an IPA. Hazy golden body that appears amber in a full pint unless raised to the light. Frothy then creamy white head. Pretty good head retention so far. Off we go... great sweet and almost candyish grapefruit aroma. More malt in the flavor, coming across as beer rather than something else, although I kind of miss the grapefruity goodness that the aroma promises. Ahh, that would be too sweet overall, and not that drinkable; and there is some grapefruit to the flavor so... The bitterness balances it nicely. It's a little sweetish upfront, but then it balances as the bitterness comes through midway, and then it fades a bit in the finish leaving some of that sweetness behind. Ahh, I have to remember, again, that this is a pale ale and not an IPA. As a pale ale it works, as an IPA it would be too sweet. The lacing is OK; average across the board in appearance I'd say. I'm picking up a little more resin in the aroma as it warms, and a touch of pine in the flavor, but there's also even more tangerine/melon/papaya coming through as well. I should have waited for it to warm up a bit rather than just taking it from the fridge, opening and pouring it, and then walking over to the computer; it's really become a different beer at this point, much more tropical and full than the very focused grapefruit that I was initially finding. Medium-bodied and moderately crisp. Some residual malt does linger in the finish. Overall it's pretty damned tasty and easy to drink even if it is a touch sweet. As a summer beer I'll definitely give it a thumbs-up.

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3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sak3
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: A fairly solid fuzzy orange that you can't see through. There with a hefty head that quickly dissipated.

Smell: Mostly hops with a kick of grapefruit that makes it feel like there are some grapefruits there with me.

Taste: A very light note of grapefruit with no other real tastes, wasn't a very impressive performance here by any means.

Feeling: Nice amount of carbonation while still remaining enjoyable to drink. There is barely any alcohol felt in this drink!

Overall: A fair beer, not a record setter and is also not terrible.

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4.19/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tone77
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grapefruit, little else. Taste is grapefruit, balanced malts and hops, a touch of juicyness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking beer.

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Photo of jrfehon33
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kegatron
3.02/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of bruceb
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brutalist
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kraut6363
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 6/28/2016 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, grapefruit and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of grapefruit, some other citrus fruits and caramel that are followed by a strong grassy hops bitterness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are better choices within the style.

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4.48/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great taste. Very subtle hint of grapefruit. Not overpowering. Well balanced. Really good summer beer.

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2.69/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

**
06/07/2016
Bottle to snifter.
LOOK: Bright clear gold, little to no head.
AROMA: Grapefruit, light. Not much else. Beer was very cold.
TASTE: Thinnish grapefruit, touch of wood. Not much else. Not that the grapefruit is overpowering, it is just a light beer. Refreshing enough, but with a little ashyness in the finish.
FEEL: Thin body and below average carbonation.

OK. I prefer the "One Time at Band Camp" from this brewery.
**

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Turtle Power Grapefruit Pale Ale from Evil Genius Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 148 ratings