Bull & Bush 4.0 GPA
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Grapefruit Pale Ale. At the confluence of grapefruit and hops there exists the perfect summertime ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8382) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold with a white head. Grapefruit pulp fruitiness is natural, fleshy, floral, citric. Medium-light body, fruity, sugary, sweet with low carbonation, chalky / vitamin yeast with dull citric acidity. Grainy / burnt kernel maltiness, some roundness and fullness in the middle but more sugar than it needs. The grapefruit aroma is definitely authentic but the flavor and balance aren’t so swell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6514) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle (Aug 2014 bottling). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers, grapefruit), with a note of grapefruit juice. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent. Surprisingly tasty. I love grapefruit, but I’ve never liked grapefruity hops because they usually smell harsh, like the rind, not the juice. This has a softer, more floral hop nose, with a very distinct red grapefruit juice underneath. Granted, there’s not a lot going on here, but for a 4% quaffing beer, it’s really nice. Hope I can try a fresher sample next summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zoucrew102 (732) - - OCT 26, 2014
500ml bottle. Hoppy aroma with quite a bit of grapefruit citrus as well. Pours straw colored with about one finger of off-white head with good retention and no lacing. Starts smooth with the hops and grapefruit flavors balancing each other well. Finishes with a very sharp, almost astringent, acidic bite with the grapefruit citrus lingering on the palate. Pretty good, but the finish is quite off-putting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DocJitsu (1125) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a clear, classic golden color with a thin white top. Mild nose. A little flat with some grapefruit. The mouthfeel is smooth and wet. There’s a flatness to the flavor. Not much going on. Definitely a session. Light grapefruit and lemon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2830) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Draft. Pours a thin, poorly retained off white head, with minimal lacing, over a very slightly hazy yellow (SRM 3) body.....nose is grapefruit, light cereal malts, herbal hops, no esters, nicely balanced.....taste is mild toasted malts with biscuit, toast notes, mild herbal hops, light grapefruit notes throughout.....mouth feel, light body, moderate acid, carbonation adds tingle. This is a pleasantly malty, lightly fruity, nicely balanced beer. It is not particularly complex, but is a refreshing summer beer. The grapefruit was used with a light hand and the result is a good session type beer. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2014
500 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of dank bud, straw, grapefruit and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness and grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering earthy grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Concealer (881) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Clear orange with a thin, foamy white a head that lasts on the sides and laces. Aromas of grapefruit, pepper, biscuit, and yeast. Flavor is grapefruit, bread, spice and light lemon notes. Light bodied, crisp and dry. Slightly bitter end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
On tap @ Bull & Bush. Pale golden pour with a small white head. Watered down grapefruit juice aroma. Grain, popcorn, and grass. Light tartness. Flavor is watery, some grapefruit juice, and popcorn. Lightly sweet, a bit tart, and some grassy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steve_0 (3031) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pour is clear golden yellow with a small white head and decent lacing. Aroma is very faint - with hints of bread, lightly citrusy, orange peel, and grapefruit. Taste is heavy malty, with sweet fruit notes, citrus, oranges, and floral hops - there is this odd heavy wheaty aftertaste. Light body with high carbonation. Starts out somewhat sweet and fruity but ends with this weird homebrew twang. Drinkable, but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
(Cask) Pours a hazy golden body with a spare white bubbles. Aroma of grapefruit, earth, and grass. Flavor of grain, grapefruit, caramel, light pine, and earth with a dry finish.

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