Super Jupiter Grapefruit IPA – Howe Sound Brewing (Squamish, BC, Canada)

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  • My Rating: B-

Super Jupiter Grapefruit IPA – Howe Sound Brewing, 6.8% ABV – 1L., (Squamish, BC, Canada)

on the front left-side label:

“A refreshing and aromatic IPA, brewed with real grapefruits and dried grapefruit peel. Brewed with Canadian pale, dark crystal and carastan malts, and four varieties of bittering and aroma hops. This dry hopped beer offers wonderful citrus and tropical aromas, with grapefruit at the apogee. Named for the newly discovered Super Jupiter planet, which was identified by a team of Canadian and international astrophysicists in late 2012. Brew the Beer You Wish to See in the Universe.”

  • Style: (grapefruit) Flavoured IPA
  • Taste: Sweet grapefruit-stonefruity bitter toffee malts
  • Where I got it : Brewery Creek Liquor Store
  • How much: $10 (after 10% off) – 1L., February 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: Pours translucent copper brown with a smallish dissipating head, a thin layer of retention, lots of slow steady streams.

Nose: sweet fruity citrus malts. (lvl-5)-pungency.

Attack: crisp-sweet, incoming fruity-bitter hops

Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) sweet grapefruit, toffee malts, peach/apricot

Finish: malty bitter grapefruit hops, bitter peel, lingering bitter hopped finish.

Summary: A texturally smooth brew of fruity to balance the sharp bitter hops. Above average.