636. Hop Valley Brewing Citrus Mistress

Hop Valley Citrus MistressFirst beer from Hop Valley Brewing and my second beer in a short time that includes grapefruit peel.  I bought this beer in Vermont as I don’t think it is distributed in Maine.

This is a very nice looking beer with a pale orange color and a thick white head. Aroma was a little more subdued than I expected from an IPA with grapefruit peel added, certainly less than the Stone Stochasticity Project beer. Taste was better than the aroma with a well balanced mix of citrus hops, grapefruit and sweet malts.

Overall I was happy with this beer even though it was not quite as good as Stone’s beer mentioned above.
Pros: Appearance
Alcohol Content: 6.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 80
Brewers Website: Hop Valley Brewing
Brewers Description: This seasonal IPA features 4 different hops with the addition of grapefruit peel for a citrus, peach and tropical bouquet plus enough munich malt to give it a classic burnt orange color.

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