Electric Peel Grapefruit IPA
Magic Hat Brewing Company

Electric Peel Grapefruit IPAElectric Peel Grapefruit IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #6,947
ABV:
6%
Score:
82
Ranked #45,126
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 12.26%
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
499
From:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
82
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Electric Peel Grapefruit IPAElectric Peel Grapefruit IPA
Notes: 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.
Reviews: 99 | Ratings: 499 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by jesticals:
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jesticals from Wisconsin

3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 05, 2015
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GFM from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a pale, slightly hazy golden color. Not much head and not much lacing. Grapefruit accent very prevalent in the scent. Light bodied feel with not much depth. Hop bitterness hits first and then the grapefruit taste makes a late appearance. Not in the same class as Sculpin Grapefruit (8.0)

Sep 20, 2015
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HiWire from Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours Amber with minimal haze. 1 finger head with lacing that has little retention. Smells floral and citrus. Decent IPA bite on sip with a bit more bitterness on backend. Nice carbonation. Budget conscious Scuplin? Would buy again.

Oct 08, 2015
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Brad007 from Vermont

3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

The last MH release I purchased was Big Hundo in a bomber. I may not care much about their business model but I do have a slight interest in what they're brewing.

Pours a nice golden color with a head that quickly fades.

Smells like a grapefruit variant of #9. To their credit, it's not cloying and does offer hope that they're using actual citrus-dominant hops.

The grapefruit fades immediately, followed by a very basic malt profile. There's no "oomph" back there. Just a decent amount of bitterness.

Kind of flat at the back of the tongue. Bitterness threatens to rain down my throat.

My apologies for the cynicism present here. This is actually a quaffable IPA if you ignore the grapefruit peel. I see that HIPA is back. Have to try that as well.

Jul 26, 2015
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ocelot2500 from Maryland

3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy, golden wheat color with a tight, white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of grapefruit and grass.

Tastes of the grapefruit with a decent malt backbone and some earthy hops. Grapefruit leads off with a decent amount of bitterness. This gives away to a little malt sweetness with notes of bread and cracker as well. Earthy hops round out the backend adding a bit more bitterness. Finishes with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is decent, but nothing special. Comes off as pretty one note.

Nov 14, 2015
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Telcocoffeedad from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Heavy carbonation
Not balanced
Strong hop bitterness
Not much hop character added over than a strong bitterness
STRONG grapefruit flavor
I loved this beer but I am biased as grapefruit is one of my favorite fruits.
Overall, very strong grapefruit flavor and very bitter.

Nov 25, 2015
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 07, 2015
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BidYouABrew from Connecticut

3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 08, 2015
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jefftuck47 from Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 06, 2015
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RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 20, 2015
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 08, 2017
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jmg480 from Pennsylvania

3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Aug 18, 2016
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Dmbphoenix from New York

2.49/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Aug 04, 2015
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jmasher85 from Maryland

3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Hardly worth reviewing - if you want a grapefruit-flavored beer, here it is. Less sweet than others I've had, to distinguish. In fact, not sweet at all. Flavor is more like grapefruit rinds or that white stuff right under the peel, less the pulpy part. So not totally my thing, but you now know what expect. Points for being exactly what it says.

May 13, 2016
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DougT from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 07, 2016
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50marathons from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent citrus taste. Definitely a return to this beer in the future.

Jun 17, 2015
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Thomas_Picton from Florida

2.92/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Oct 05, 2015
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Stutz from Indiana

3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 17, 2017
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MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 03, 2016
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BEER88 from Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 08, 2015
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briandaube from Delaware

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mar 12, 2016
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jahbless from Pennsylvania

2.92/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Meh

Apr 24, 2016
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Raime from Greenland

3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 23, 2016
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justinp444 from Michigan

2.81/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a tulip glass this beer is a clear slight golden straw yellow with a 2 inch thick white frothy head. Smell of grapefruit, lemon, orange, and some bread-y malt. Nice amount of grapefruit in the taste, kind of overall weak and bland with a big amount of grapefruit bitter, has a bit of citrus, bit of bread-y malt. Really only seems to exist to showcase the grapefruit. Mouth feel is light to moderate but mostly light, okay carbonation, and a light body. Tastes more like a american pale ale to me with it's light malt and body.

Jul 31, 2015
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TX-Badger from Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden color with white head. Citrus fruits, grapefruit mainly on the nose, with a little grass; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more citrus, and not much of a bite.

Jul 06, 2015
Electric Peel Grapefruit IPA from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 499 ratings