Electric Peel Grapefruit IPA | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Electric Peel Grapefruit IPAElectric Peel Grapefruit IPA
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3.56/5
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498 Ratings
Electric Peel Grapefruit IPAElectric Peel Grapefruit IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
magichat.net

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Electric Peel is an electric IPA that sends shocks of citrus hop flavors through a medium malt body amplified by grapefruit peel, leaving behind a bittersweet finish.

Added by Kirkherr11 on 03-30-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,851
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
498
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
16
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Ratings: 498 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of Sellen
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Losallstarteam
1.41/5  rDev -60.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bitter, not tasty

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Photo of adam36
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryanm3850
4.89/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Velivolus
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AJmon13
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crewfan1952
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tankg
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vetbidder
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks ok. Ya know I was reading some of the other reviews and people were saying too bitter, no malt etc. It's not too bitter but it it's pretty light flavored. It's got the flavor of a juiced IPA and the nose but they both seem watered down and very light. Very crisp quickly gone finish. Ok but like a macro-IPA if that makes sense.

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Photo of StraightCs
2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

I had high expectations from Magic Hat: I thought this would be a "juicy," beer but despite the most distinct grapefruit flavor of any beer I've tasted, this beer only has a moderate haze and doesn't linger on the palate long after a sip. The ale is lightly carbonated, there's minimal suds and virtually no lacing. Despite the grapefruit, floral and piney notes come through clearly and a hint of mango. Overall, this beer is too harsh and not at all fulfilling.

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Photo of cgrunin
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjohns73
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbcrunch
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trllte
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

yum

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Photo of omahawk
2.94/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This beer should have been right in my wheel house. Pours a nice straw colored gold with a slight haze. Smell is faint cracker and one dimensional citrus hop. Taste is immediately bitter without the supporting malt and hop flavor. Very harsh without the reward. Not a well made IPA from my perspective, so many better options on the market,

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Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ericsotsky
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds. Messy lacing sticks around the glass. The smell starts off with the sweet grapefruit pulpiness. Light sticky tones of lemon and freshly cut grass rub into the blend. The taste starts off bitter bringing in a rind-like quality from the grapefruit. It gradually gets sweet and combines with the bitter nicely. A sticky grapefruit aftertaste leads into a sticky sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing the bitterness to take the lead on the harshness. Overall, I had come into this beer with low expectations, and it turned out way better than I had thought. A Magic Hat beer that I could have again.

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Photo of Admiraldinty
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Eh, s'ok. I had this at a party where this seemed like the least bad option. I don't get the recent fad of grapefruit. Don't certain kinds of hops already have a citrus flavor? You can certainly mimic the bitterness of grapefruit. That said, I rather enjoyed it. The one thing I didn't like was that it was rather harsh on the back of my throat. Not sure what that was all about.

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Photo of Stutz
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of luxemint
4.02/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maillard
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of secondtooth
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a semi-cloudy golden amber, with a fine off-white head and a line of lace.

Aroma: Fruity, citrus hops. Very nice and quite appealing.

Taste: Bitter and sour up front, with a rush of hoppy bitterness through the finish. Body remains lighter, but there’s a crisp refreshing quality here making this one quite drinkable and enjoyable. Not a great IPA, but not a bad one, either.

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Electric Peel Grapefruit IPA from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 498 ratings