Bryggselv IPA #2 – Citric Assault by ClubGonzo, India Pale Ale/Fruit Beer, 6% ABV, 75 IBU.
ClubGonzo has played around with the Bryggselv IPA brew kit once again (here’s the first experiment), and has created a highly modified version that is brewed with zest and juice of grapefruit, lime and lemon.
It pours an amber body with a rather large, light beige, very long-lived head that reduces to a fully lasting layer.
The aroma is very crisp and strong, and is extremely citric, especially the lime is very obvious. The fruits don’t drown the hops completely, this is definitely a hoppy IPA.
The flavour is very strong, and dominated by the lime. The grapefruit doesn’t contribute that much to the flavour, but the mouthfeel is that of undiluted grapefruit juice. I suspect the main contribution of the lemon is to add quite a bit of acidity to the taste. The bitterness of the dry finish is pretty heavy.
It’s a mid-bodied beer with a moderate carbonation.
Conclusion: a fine, crisp and acidic brew, but with a bit too much citrus for my taste.
Aroma: 7/10 Appearance: 4/5 Taste: 6/10 Palate: 4/5 Overall: 12/20 Ratebeer score: 3.3/5.0