Fernie Brewing's The Real Peel Grapefruit IPA
Oh crap.. apparently this IPA is pretty old but I recently bought it at an LC.. so I might as well still try to review it as I already put my time into it already!
Appearance: The Real Peel starts out very foamy as soon as the cap comes off, it gives off a lightly cloudy orangey appearance, good amount of carbonation and thick amount of off-white head that slowly diminishes to one finger's worth of head. A liberal amount of foam sticks to the side of the glass as the beer gradually goes down.
Aroma: Grapefruit seems to be the main aspect of the beer as I get a liberal dose of grapefruit. I get a bit of a light sour note in there - lemon and a very gritty yet sweet graininess that takes me back to all the brewery tours I've had over the years. Light perfumy.
Taste: Grainy to start off, followed by notes of grapefruit and grapefruit peels. There's a mild bitterness to it mostly diminishes a second or two after it hits the palate. Hint of lemon and caramel. Not overpowering, very easy to drink and only leaves a trace bitter aftertaste at the end.
Overall Thoughts: While I generally want more of a hop bite to it, the grapefruit comes out decently in this beer, as does the lemon and barley. Easy to drink.. in fact a bit too easy to drink. I probably won't buy this again unless if I forgot I had this in a few years time, it's decent but there's just too many IPAs out there for me to try right now.