Beer Name: Smack of Grapefruit IPA
Brewery: Alaskan Brewing Company (Juneau, AK)
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Date Bought: January 28, 2017
Date Opened/Drank: January 30, 2017
"Best By" Date: June 3, 2017
When brewed? Limited-time beer. Part of their Pilot Series.
What's on the Bottle: "The American IPA is a more flavorful, intense IPA. Hops are typically American, as in this case, with the Three-C combo of Citra, Centennial and Cascade exhibiting bright, juicy citrus flavors." Read more here!
Where distributed: As of January 2017, Alaskan Brewing ships to 18 states, mainly the West Coast and northern part of the Midwest. Click here to see if Alaskan Brewing ships your way!
REVIEW:Appearance (5%): Pours clear dark golden into a pint glass. Off-white head. 4.5/5
Smell (25%): Hop-forward with tropical grapefruit and citrus. Some malt and rye. 4.5/5
Taste (40%): Follows the nose quite accurately. Getting tropical grapefruit and citrus from start to finish. Full of tropical goodness. Some complementing malt. Tasty. 4.5/5
Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-light bodied, significant carbonation. Not very dry on the tongue. 4.5/5
Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. Alaskan Brewing is commonly found where I'm at but this is my first official review of any of their beers. The name alone made me get this, and it met my expectations. If you like tropical and hop-forward IPAs, this one was meant for you. 4.5/5
Final Weighted Rating: 4.5/5