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- Product Details
- This bright showcase of apricot, peach, cantaloupe and lemon dives into crisp grapefruit flavor. A perfect complement to citrusy hop aroma, this IPA has stripes of ruby red grapefruit and hoppy, lingering bitterness. An escape from the winter blues or the perfect complement to a bright sunny summer afternoon, each pint of Pulpin’ is like a fresh Florida grapefruit grove bottled up into a single refreshing serving.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Complete Instructions Regional Style No Original Gravity 1064 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 3.5 / 5.024 ReviewsGreat IPAI 1st brewed this as an Extract Kit. The beer turned out great. I read the negative reviews on all grain kit and was leery about trying the all grain version. Brewed the all grain as per instructions and it turned out great also. Will defiantly brew again.December 17, 2017Purchased
10 months agoLove this beer, this was my second time making it. It never last long.December 3, 2017Purchased
5 months agoGrapefruit peel is too bitterThe base kit is fine. I tasted it before dry hopping and adding the peel, and it was solid. The finished product, though is a different story. The peel is overwhelmingly bitter and “pithy” tasting, bordering on astringent. I was hoping for a nice rounded grapefruit flavor like the beer this is inspired by. I’m going to let this sit in the keg for a few weeks before I dump it, hoping that the pith flavor will dissipate, but then you are losing all of those great hop aromas from the dry hopping. We will see.
If I were to try this again, I would probably zest my own grapefruits, cut the zest in half, and add fresh grapefruit juice.November 9, 2017Purchased
10 months agoResponse from Northern BrewerThank you for the review. We are sorry to hear that this kit didn't deliver for you. Customer Service will be in touch to discuss our Kit Guarantee and anything else that might help.November 9, 2017Todd JStaffGood IPAI am not an IPA guy, but I love this one. My fear about IPAs is that you won't taste any type of beer after tasting an IPA. I can have "Grapefruit Pulpin" first and still taste any other beers I have on my tap. You will have a taste of an IPA but no after taste. So far I have everyone who taste it, keep on drinking it with a smile. I would recommend it and I will buy again.October 3, 2017Purchased
5 months agoTerribly Bitter, Threw AwayNothing against Northern Brewery, but this Grapefruit IPA was the worst IPA I've ever made. The bitter grapefruit taste is so pronounced it is barely drinkable, and I'm a big fan of IPAs. It was not spoiled or made incorrectly, the recipe is just chock full of bitter grapefruit rind taste. If you're into that, more power to you. I poured mien out in the backyard. :(October 3, 2017Purchased
10 months agoResponse from Northern BrewerNorthern Brewer has the most comprehensive offering of beer kits in the world. We have over twenty years of experience in homebrewing and we constantly search for the newest and freshest ingredients to add to our beer kits.
We’re so confident in the quality of our beer kits, we’ll replace any kit, anytime, no questions asked.
We take pride in our tech support and our team is ready to help you with any aspect of your brewing experience. From brew day through fermentation, during bottle or kegging and finally – sharing and enjoying. We’re here to guide you and help make sure your homebrewing experience is a success. We stand behind our promise to help you succeed.October 7, 2017William RStaffTurned out great!I was a little leery of this one because it did have some negative comments, but I brewed this all grain kit exactly as the instructions indicated and it turned out great! Nice grapefruit flavors and the hop profile is delicious. I kegged this beer for a party and we finished the whole thing. Everyone raved about it.September 11, 2017Purchased
7 months agoVery impressed with this beer. Grapefruit aroma is great, and grapefruit flavor is subtle but I like that. I will brew this again for sure!August 29, 2017Purchased
10 months agoVery goodI like to refer to clones as "inspired by" beers. I don't expect them to taste like the real deal. The fact is pro brewer's have different means and methods than homebrewer's so it's really not fair to compare.
That being said I like the final product. I soaked my grapefruit peel in a mix of Vodka and Rum (because I ran out of Vodka). I soaked them for a couple days at room temperature then dumped the entire mixed into secondary for at least a week.July 12, 2017Purchased
10 months agoCompares Well to Ballast PointI'm reviewing this one to bring up the rating. It's definitely not a 3 star beer. ("I'm a five star beer!") But seriously, if you're looking for a more economical way to get damned near the $15+ a sixer "genuine article," this is the ticket. We made the kit as is last summer and it was solid stuff - strong too. We're making it again this summer and looking forward to it.June 27, 2017very disappointedI have had all excellent experiences with kits from Northern Brewer until I brewed this one. It is too bitter to drink - and I love a high IBU IPA. I have a feeling that there was a bit of the grapefruit pith included in the my kit's grapefruit peel as when I tested the beer before dry hop, it was delicious. The bitterness completely takes over any fruitiness and I cannot taste the malt at all :(May 21, 2017Purchased
12 months ago
- Browse 8 questions Browse 8 questions and 10 answersAny preference or 'dont's' in choosing a vodka? higher quality the better?; absolute, Smirnoff? any downside in using a grapefruit infused vodka?BEST ANSWER: I don't think it would matter much at all, the vodka is just being used to sterilize the peels and for the alcohol to draw out the citrus oils and make them more soluble. I would not go buy special vodka just for this use, only a small amount is used. If a person had grapefruit infused vodka already, you could use it, but I would not go out of my way to get that specifically for this use. Any vodka can do this job, and it's also a good liquid to use in airlocks! Safe, sterile, and will not harm beer or wine if it drips into the fermenter. - Mike W, Northern BrewerAre the 0 minute hop additions supposed to be hopstand additions for a certain amount of time, or added at flameout then start chilling the wort immediately?BEST ANSWER: Hi Brett,
0 minutes is the same as flameout, so you'd put them in when you turn the heat off, then start your chilling.
CharlesCan I use this kit for brew in a bag ?BEST ANSWER: Sure
if you have a kettle of at least 8 gallons
and a LARGE mesh bag to contain all the grain
sure! Most any AG kit can be done B-I-A-B if you have the kettle and a big mesh bag!I noticed on this board that you recommend to soak the peel for 2-5 min, but the directions say 2 days before dry hop. could you clarify please. I am about to dry hop this weekend. thanks, MikeBEST ANSWER: I soaked mine 5 minute before the dry hop. It seemed to work fine. The was I see it is soaked is soaked no matter how long you do itWhat should the IBU's come out to?BEST ANSWER: Right around 80 IBUsWhen adding the Grapefruit/Vodka mixture to the secondary (Dry hop) do you add just the vodka or also the peel? Also, would I grate the peel (zest) or slices of peel excluding the inside white bitter part?BEST ANSWER: Limit the amount of pith on the peel. If you zested you would have to add the vodka. You should just take the peel
soak in vodka for 2-5 minutes
then add just the peel. You would add the vodka if it absorbs the flavor out of the peel
like if you zested or soaked for too long.Do you pitch the vodka and grapefruit during dry hop or drain and only grapefruit?BEST ANSWER: You should not have to add the vodka. The peel will only need to be soaked for a couple minutes so will retain most of its flavor. if it soaks too long
you might consdier adding the vodka if its leached all the flavor and aroma out of the peel.Hi, I would like to make this grapefruit kit but do not like IPA Can anyone please recommend which hop additions to cut out? thanks