Smack Of Grapefruit IPA
Alaskan Brewing Co.

Smack Of Grapefruit IPASmack Of Grapefruit IPA
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Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
American IPA
3.9 | pDev: 10.51%
Apr 26, 2019
Dec 17, 2015
45 IBU
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Reviewed by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

2.03/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2
Some flavors just feel faked and artificial. This was right next to wretched. I did drink over half of it, but could go no further. There are so many better grapefruit inspired IPAs. Sculpin comes to mind.
Apr 26, 2019
Rated: 3.74 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Jan 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Strix from Wisconsin

3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Cloudy amber, good initial head

Bready with slight citrus, and a buttery diacetyl note

Dank, earthy, and buttery. Lacking crispness, very sweet and earthy. Seems a bit off.

Suitable mouthfeel.

Perhaps this is not as fresh as it could be, but struck me as off a bit.
Mar 04, 2018
Rated: 3.72 by lochef81 from Michigan

Aug 05, 2017
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a lightly hazed amber with a large creamy off white head.

S - Aroma is bready malts, orange peel and grapefruit.

T - The taste is caramel malts, tangerine, mango, orange peel and grapefruit with a piney hop bite in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a solid IPA. The citrus is nice and prominent in the flavor with just enough hop bite, very enjoyable.
Jul 23, 2017
Rated: 4.44 by JoeLev from Ohio

Jul 23, 2017
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 02, 2017
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Rated by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pint 6 gl oz bottle on July 1, 2017.
Jul 02, 2017
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a bomber from TW Arrowhead 4-15-17 for $9.99. Best before 060317 but been stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured orange with a very nice white head that has some great hang time.

Nose is a very nice combo of bready malts and grapefruit.

Taste is very well balanced between the bready malts and the grapefruit hop and fruit additions. No bitterness or astringency in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this is a very nice beer that grew on me with each sip. Very well balanced and dangerously drinkable. Even thought the Pilot Series is a bit expensive i pretty much have loved everything the last several years. Would love to see this in a 12 oz format!
Jun 25, 2017
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Smack of Grapefruit pours a copper color, with a long lasting lacing head. Aroma has lots of grapefruit, and earthy hops. Flavor, is the same, earthy backbone, some hops, a good, not overpowering, grapefruit flavor. Good body and feel. Overall, its a little more on the earthy side, with a nice blend of grapefruit.
Jun 21, 2017
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Cloudy amber body, white head. Grapefruit, shocker, fills the nose and taste, with caramel malts, hop resin, and in the taste, slight and light passion fruit, lemon, pine, and pear supporting. For a single ipa it really does provide a smack of flavor, a throwback to when grapefruit sculpin blew the beer world's collective mind. Feel has the hops, the fruitiness and malt backbone, very clean and satisfying.
Jun 07, 2017
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Reviewed by garymuchow from Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I liked this. It wasn't a great IPA base, but it wasn't bad. It's just the grapefruit was done so subtly and nicely. Slightly sweet, slightly tart and each take has it's own soft grapefruit experience. Looked nice with a classic amber color with a slightly off-white head with decent staying power. Moderate feel enhanced the overall experience. Aroma was a little tight with a too soft aroma and needing a little more hop presence.
I had it only a couple days short of best by date, so I wonder how it would have been fresh, but I"m thinking pretty good based upon trial.
May 28, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by WDJersey from Colorado

May 14, 2017
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Reviewed by jdavin from Washington

2.84/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Very disappointing. Not a West coast IPA at all, like another reviewer said, more like an east coast IPA. Heavy body with sticky mouthfeel and very sweet.

S: Some grapefruit and hop aromas but really overpowered by the caramel malt aromas.

T: caramel malt, sweet, and some fruity hop flavors.

M: Sticky, heavy mouthfeel. Feels underfermented, almost like a barley wine or Dogfish Head 90 Min.

O: Not worth the $10 for a bomber and I almost dumped the rest to switch to aBale Breaker or Fremont IPA. Alaskan Freeride or Icy Bay IPA is much better than this, so I know they know how to make a dry light bodied IPA - this experiment was not what I was looking for.
May 12, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by moundbz from North Dakota

May 08, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by Beernoobie from California

Apr 30, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by mpenske from California

Apr 23, 2017
Rated: 4 by InfernoBoss from California

Apr 08, 2017
Rated: 3.7 by DanGeo from Michigan

Apr 06, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by dsshuck from Delaware

Apr 04, 2017
Smack Of Grapefruit IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 46 ratings