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Peak One Imperial Grapefruit Ale

Grapefruit and Imperial India Red Ale?  Amazingly it helps to create a very smooth drinking IPA with little aftertaste.  Brewmaster Mike Bennett explained:  “I wanted to brew a grapefruit beer, but have had so many IPA’s I wanted something slightly different and more balanced. The caramel malts really do a nice job of working to balance hops, and grapefruit.  Imperial India Red indicates that it will have high alcohol content (9.6% abv), loads of hops, and the caramel malts give it a red hue.  The more caramel you have, the more body. This stands up to the hop’s flavors and aromas and gives a nice balance and smooth mouthfeel.”