Grapefruit King of Hop

Virginia
United States
Grapefruit King of Hop Imperial IPA beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Profile

ABV: 
7.5%
IBUs: 
50
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Similar to the original King of Hop, but the grapefruit zest brings it to a higher level. The hops and grapefruit blend well together and enhance the underlying character. The grapefruit is stronger than the hops, yet the character could be mistaken for tropical flavor-leaning hops. The flavor is similar to the original KOH with the grapefruit brining out more of the hops -- adding even more complexity. The grapefruit is definitely there, but it serves more of a complementary role instead of being the star of the show, and it actually enhances the beer in numerous ways. A well-made fruited IPA.

Brewery Introduction

In the mid-90’s, Master Brewer Mark Thompson returned to his native Virginia from Portland, OR, having learned two things: First, that the craft of artisanal brewing was one part science and one part art; and second, that making delicious beer was a lot cooler than anything he had ever done as a... Read More

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