Bull & Bush 4.0 GPA
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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
ajnepple (5228) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2016
On tap at Rise & Shine. Clear medium yellow appearance with a small, diminishing white head. Aroma of grassy/zesty hops and toasted grain. Similar flavor, adding some grapefruit pith, mild bitterness and light sweetness. Crisp and light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jazz88 (2669) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle. A golden color with a white head. The aroma is a malty base with a grapefruit citrus nose. It doesn’t hold up as well as the IPA grapefruit versions as the malty base pulls it down in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joakgust (1366) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange beer with a large white head. Aroma is spicy with notes of caramel, citrus, cooked vegetables and herbs. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, citrus, grains, apricot and corn. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (4026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
The grapefruit in this is subtle enough I could be convinced that the grapefruit flavor here was achieved only through hops. It’s a slightly hazy orange golden color with a small, white head. It’s got a citrusy nose which is fairly mild w/ a hint of grapefruit. This is fairly full bodied with slightly cramy carbonation. The grassy and herbal elements really pop from the hops. I’d probably call this a session IPA rather than a fruit beer and it’s not at all bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Clear light amber color with ivory head. Big grapefruit rind, tropical fruit, pale malt aromas. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Floral, grapefruit flavors with some tropical fruity sweetness---not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9150) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7376) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2015 Bottle (Apr 26, 2015 bottling). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, grapefruit), with a note of diacetyl. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent. Well, shucks...last year’s batch was better...this has obvious diacetyl (in both the March and April batches) and is kinda bland and husky. Not as vibrant grapefruit juice aroma either. Pretty clumsy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zoucrew102 (1422) - - 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 (1717) - Pensacola, 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 (3440) - 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

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