In this beer blog, we are going to get into a new brew from Magic Hat Brewery. It is their Electric Peel Grapefruit IPA. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this East Coast Craft Brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Magic Hat Craft Brewery. Let us get into this IPA.
It has a clear golden color with a semi constant white head. The aroma has a citrus to grapefruit notes but it is really faded. The taste of this light body IPA has a nice sweet citrus notes to light grapefruit hoppy notes that is light on the tongue. It is not overly bitter. The aftertaste has a nice juicy citrus finish. This is a very and extremely drinkable IPA.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
The ancient ritual of brewing a distinctly rich and flavorful beer is a performance to behold. Our mysterious melange of time-honored ingredients harmonize with chaotic chemistry, humble patience, and blind faith to create this unique beer to share in the rousing company of kindred spirits. Cheers!
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Closing, This is a huge trend in the craft beer world. I am talking about the heavy Grapefruit IPA’s. Since living in Michigan, there is a Michigan craft brewery, who is Perrin Brewery, that made one if the first Grapefruit IPA. I say and describe it as a Shandy IPA. It is a really good beer. This one is a different animal in a good way of course. One, there a is a bigger punch in the alcohol stand period. Perrin Grapefruit IPA is about 4.3% to 4.5%. Electric Peer Grapefruit IPA has a 6%. Perrin has a heavy grapefruit notes. Magic Hat gives the Grapefruit lovers the love but not in your face. It gives people on the fence enough to make them happy. Magic Hat Electric Peel will be in draft and package. Unlike Perrin Grapefruit IPA, it is draft only. There is many craft beer drinkers in Michigan and around the country that want it in package too. Let us talk more about Electric Peel then comparing it to Perrin’s brew. It has a light body and drinkable beer. It is perfect for any season. There is some nice hop and bitter notes that do not take over the brew. This will be my lawn work beer in summer. This is a great beer. This beer is not released yet but I would start looking for it. Thanks for the share, Magic Hat Brewery! I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser