Pulp Friction Grapefruit IPA

Florida
United States
Pulp Friction Grapefruit IPA by Motorworks Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

This American IPA is filtered and bittered with high alpha hops from the Pacific Northwest, providing floral and herbal aromas and juicy grapefruit, pine, and orange flavors. It's hazy orange in color and its bold hop bitterness is supported by a pale malt backbone, giving it a medium body.

Complementing the hop profile, a generous dosing of grapefruit imparts an even more pronounced citrus aroma with a wonderfully crisp and refreshing grapefruit tang. With a smooth, clean finish, Pulp Friction is the ultimate feel good hit of the summer – and in Florida...it's always summer.

Best Florida Beer 2017 Gold Medalist.

Profile

ABV: 
6.3%
IBUs: 
85
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (BJCP category 29A) with India Pale Ale as the base style. Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice is dominant in the aroma in a delightful way. The grapefruit pulp character is accented well by a hop profile that has grapefruit notes but a touch of pine sap as well. The aroma awakens memories of old-time stick candy setting up the palate for a sweet grapefruit explosion. The appearance is an attractive hazy golden with a study white head. The flavor aligns with the aroma adding a dynamic hop bitterness that detracts slightly from the hop and grapefruit flavors. Overall, the balance of grapefruit is a bit heavy but fits nicely within the style. The mouthfeel is almost a bit sticky from a combination of hop resin, grapefruit, and malt sweetness. This beer comes across as exceptionally fresh and should be sought out by the hop heads that can’t get enough juicy grapefruit presence in their IPAs.    

Brewery Introduction

Bradenton’s first craft brewery, was co-founded by Frank and Denise Tschida. As soon as they laid their eyes on the Bradenton property, they knew they had found something special. Built in 1923 as an automobile dealership – complete with a concrete ramp that was used to move cars from the ground... Read More

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