Grapefruit Walleye
North High Brewing Company

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #712
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,220
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 8.42%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
51
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North High Brewing Company
 
Ohio, United States
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87
Very Good
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Reviews by DrDemento456:
Photo of DrDemento456
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy bright yellow color with a 1/2 inch of frothy head. Smells of grapefruit and peel zest slight hop bitterness. Taste is pretty smooth grapefruit beer mild hops and easy going body. Tasty beer that would be easy to session.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.65/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of daliandragon
3.88/5  rDev -1%
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 schoolboy
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
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 prototypic
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nephilium
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Moderate grapefruit aroma, with a touch of pith. Pours a cloudy pale straw, with a full white head. Light bodied, with above average carbonation. The grapefruit carries more weight here then the hops, leading it more towards a fruit beer then an IPA. But overall, it's not a bad session beer to be drinking.

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Photo of jlindros
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
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 strohme2
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grover37
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gregcordle
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buschbeer
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Fl. OZ. can
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours a hazy yellow color and is topped with two inches of creamy, white head that leaves a little lacing.

I smell fresh light citrus notes with an emphasis on grapefruit.

The taste is light citrus with a grapefruit and pine finish.

Lighter mouthfeel with moderate carbonation

I am not a fan of "session" IPA's. This beer may change my mind. I find "session" IPA's to taste watered down. The flavor is not watered down in this one. North High is starting to get my attention.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy dark yellow with a one-finger head
S: Grapefruit, grapefruit pith, grass and malt
T: Matches the smell note for note
M: Light-bodied, crisp and bitter
O: Definitely try this if you're a grapefruit fan. Easily drinkable, it may get a bit monotone for a session but I'm going to have to try that before I can state it definitively

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Photo of 2Stout4u
4.87/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

For a beer of this style and low abv this is the best you will find. Outstanding.

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Photo of scott2269
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zanico
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudzud
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
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 superspak
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
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 Lightman
3.24/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I bought a 6pck of this from the beer store around the corner. It poured a slightly hazy yellow with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of grapefruit. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with subtle grapefruit bitterness. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a solid beer.

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Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
4/5  rDev +2%
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 puftdank
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergorrilla
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Grapefruit Walleye from North High Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 51 ratings