Full Review

Spencer

Spencer
Fruit Series Grapefruit IPA

Category: Flavored IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Spencer
Fruit Series Grapefruit IPA

Category: Flavored IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Clear deep amber color. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit marmalade on toast and sweet potato chips with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long pine, peppered greens, and grapefruit zest and juice finish. A solid, even, malty grapefruit IPA that will cover a lot of bases.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Hoppy & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit marmalade on toast and sweet potato chips
Taste Flavor: pine, peppered greens, and grapefruit zest and juice
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Parmesan Sandwich, Pastrami Sandwich, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid, even, malty grapefruit IPA that will cover a lot of bases.

The Producer

Spencer Brewery

The Producer
167 North Spencer Road
Spencer, MA 01562
USA
1 508-885-5756

Flavored IPA

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Flavored IPAs are a relatively new beer style developed and popularized in the mid-2010's. They are characterized by the addition of other flavor ingredients, most notably citrus fruit juices used to complement and augment the citrus-forward nature of newer hop varieties used in American IPAs.