Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Arcade Brewing Grapefruit IPA

I really liked Arcade's Mega Milk Stout, so I was looking forward to drinking another of their beers. The Grapefruit IPA, Arcade's second batch, was less impressive, in my opinion. Grapefruit IPA has a dark, murky amber color and a solid, persistent head. There's a very citrusy aroma, with sweet grapefruit notes coming through. The hop bitterness is accentuated by the grapefruit bitterness. Medium body. It's nothing special--not bad, but not great. Sessionable, but there's not much else to this beer after the initial hop/grapefruit bitterness passes. There are plenty of better options around (The Machine by Marz, Zombie Dust, or Half Acre's Heyoka, recent medal winner at GABF), but if Grapefruit IPA were the last IPA available, I would be ok with that.

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