Grapefruit Walleye | North High Brewing Company

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39 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North High Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
northhighbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by gregcordle on 01-06-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of superspak
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 6/12/2017. Pours fairly hazy pale golden/yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/pine hops, grapefruit juice, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus rind, grassy, spicy bitterness; and slight tart/tangy grapefruit on the finish. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops, grapefruit juice, and moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is an excellent fruited session IPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops, grapefruit juice, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth crisp, and highly refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very dank/vibrant hop flavors, with great grapefruit juice balance; and a nice malt backbone for the low ABV. Just the right amount of bitterness for the style. A really enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one gets 4's across the board. Looks, smells, tastes, and even feels like grapefruit juice. Hints of pine, mild grapefruit tartness and sweetness, light and "spritzy" feeling with a dry finish. Perfect thirst quencher. Thanks again Corey. Cheers!

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Photo of mattsucks
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prototypic
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

By now this style is getting familiar. This iteration is a bit lower in alcohol than most of the others.

It's really yellow, with above average head. The aroma is not strong, but it gives notes of hops and grapefruit as one would expect.

The taste us dry with more bitters added from the citrus. The aftertaste is a bit tart too.

I am a North High fan and this one is OK, but not really all that special.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zanico
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz beer in can poured into snifter.

A: Fluffy pillowy white head. A little chunky and settles that way. Body is an orangish amber with a muddy body.

S: Lots of grapefruit' some lemon, pineapple, and some crackery malts.

T: Nice light grapefruit, lemon zest, some pineapple.

M: Light with high carbonation very fizzy on the tongue, very clean without being watery.

O: For the low abv this beer has a lot of flavor. If you have the opportunity grab this beer you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured cloudy with a robust head, that retained a good amount of lacing. The grapefruit fragrance is very prominent. Grapefruit and nectarine citrus dominates the taste. The finish is soft and smooth, with very little bite or burn. This is a gem from Columbus! Get it if you can!

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Photo of trdtercel92
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lightman
3.24/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scott2269
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy pale yellow with a milky white finger of carbonation.

Lemon meringue pie, cracker and orange rind fill the nose.

Taste is dank, with slight pine, but refreshing lemon lime following shortly after. There is some yeast bite but it's minimal.

Feel is crazy fluffy.

I took these notes at a tasting before I was told this was a grapefruit IPA. I really didn't get distinct grapefruit though and was quite surprised. As others have said, this is not quite Grapefruit Sculpin, but I also like it in a different way.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lelampp
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This has a super pale color and a citrus based scent. Very cloudy and also has plenty of lace. The flavor is heavy on the fruitiness but also had a tartness that really defines this one. Enjoyable and something different enough to be worth a shot, if not actually wonderful.

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Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.65/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of grover37
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours cloudy pale yellow, finger fizzy head has decent retention, little lacing. Mild citrusy aroma. Orange peel taste with a little grassy grapefruit bitterness in a dry finish. Everything on the light side, nice tasting session IPA. Thin to medium semi soft feel. Would drink this one again.

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Photo of puftdank
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade. Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy very light gold with a good one finger head, that fades to leave thin lacing and light wisps.

S - Aromas of light grapefruit, almost old fruit, candied sugar. Nice faint citrus peel.

T - Taste is better than the nose, very nice lightly tart grapefruit juice, solid bitterness. Good light citrus hops. Solid.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, nicely bodied.

O - Overall this is a solid offering. Not grapefruit sculpin level but very solid.

Serving Type: can

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Photo of jlindros
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud

Big creamy foamy head fades slowly, tons of lacing, murky hazy straw yellow color.

Nose big orange citrus, big grapefruit too, pith, rind, etc, generic tangy citrus, little tee tree fruit, plenty of grapefruit.

Taste brings more grapefruit, pith, citrus orange rind, earthy spicy hops, candy notes, citrus fruit candy, etc, little malt, spicy hop finish, earthy, citrus, etc.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall not bad but not great, good grapefruit, nothing too special though, def some improvements could be made.

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Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Grapefruit Walleye from North High Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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