Electric Peel

Vermont
United States
Magic Hat Electric Peel IPA Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

An electric shock. A sweet scent in the air. A tantalizing tingle. Fresh directions are explored and big ideas are formed. Revealed is a creation peeled from formulas of hops and tang-touched fruit. Electric Peel arrives as a new way to IPA. Strip away the notions, find another motion and plug in to reveal the power of the peel.

Profile

ABV: 
6.0%
IBUs: 
65
Hops: 
Apollo, Centennial, Chinook
Malts: 
Pale, Carapils
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Magic Hat’s Electric Peel will definitely give you a jolt of powerful, fresh grapefruit. It pours a hazy, light amber color that supports a small, antique white head of foam. The freshly squeezed grapefruit note in the aroma, while initially overpowering, eventually steps aside to reveal moderate resin and pine hop characteristics, leaving the grainy malt in a distant shadow. Electric Peel’s flavor generally follows its aroma; however, the grapefruit is far more balanced, allowing additional hop-based passion fruit and pineapple flavors to shine, lingering into the aftertaste after a dry finish. Despite the high fruit and hop flavor, this beer is only moderately bitter so your tooth enamel will remain intact. The beer is medium-bodied with similar levels of carbonation and creaminess that seem to enhance one another. You won’t find any astringency despite the intense grapefruit juice and hop bitterness, but a welcoming, subtle and smooth alcohol warmth will linger. If you’re looking for a citrusy pale ale that is equally welcome in your glass or for marinating meats, give Electric Peel a chance.