GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8oz can from a memorial day cookout. Low haze neon fruit punch red, fizzing out light pink foam. No retention or lace. Nose is fresher strawberry candies, some moderate margarita mix lime, thick Hawaiian punch sugary childrenís unhealthy drink. Taste follows with moderate margarita mix spiked Hawaiian punch. Not gross, but so far from beer as an institution that it probably should be reconsidered as an Alcopop.
rosenbergh (9144) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
16 oz can. 13207. From some liquor store in New Orleans, LA.
Bright red colour with no head.
Sugar, mild citrus and mild strawberry essence in the aroma.
The flavour is Strawberry soda or cocktail. Bad. Not much of a beer. Warms. Slightly boozy aftertaste. Not necessarily utterly bad but very hard to rate as a beer.
DrSilverworm (9083) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
8oz can, shared with jstax. Good god, this is the pinkest thing I have ever seen. Itís so unnaturally pink. Can reads "... and artificial colors." Not surprised at all. Itís so bright, it makes me nervous to drink this. Looks like it could illuminate a dark room, slightly. Geez, the smell... It smells like strawberry bubblegum. Tastes sugary sweet. Weíre calling this beer, really? This is a frankenstein bastardization of a beer. This offends me about as much as Lime-A-Rita did. Not awful, but what the hell is this? Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick finish. Fuck this shit. I dunno... Iíve had a few of these íRita things now... Sometimes, like with the Apple and Mango versions, Iím like wow, this is surprisingly OK... And other times, like with this and the Lime thing, Iím like "what the hell am I drinking???" Not sure if itís a variance of my mood or the beers, but either way, the whole series makes me uncomfortable, and I wouldnít call any of them "beers". Go to hell AB-InBev. I feel dirty drinking this stuff. Even for science..
deyholla (8859) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Pours a near clear pinkish red wit ha white head that dissipates quickly and completely. Aroma is full of sweet artificial strawberry and additional sweetness. Flavor is extremely sweet with strawberry and tons of sugar. Overly sweet.
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour out of can, clear pink pour with dissipating pink head, aroma is salt, strawberry juice, margarita mix, and lemon. Taste is the same, lemon, margarita, orange, strawberry juice, finishing sickly sweet. Yeah, it is what it is.
Fin (8699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can, courtesy of Craig (cheers Craig) consumed at End of the Road Festival, Dorset, Saturday 5th September 2015. Pours glowing red, itís like a sweet beery medicine, syrupy, sickly, gloopy and sweet, ermm...cheers Craig. A5 A4 T4 P2 Ov9 2.4
BVery (8656) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
24 oz can. Slightly hazy reddish pink pour with no head. Big time stretch to call this beer, but as a fruity flavored beverage, Iíve had worse. Lots of lime, some strawberry, no real beer taste to this, but whatever. Itís not what they were going for.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
8 oz. can for $1 from Kroger. Pours a clear, bright, cartoonish pink color with no head. This one is the most artificial, and therefore worst, of the 5 Ritas. Strawberry candy, some lime, and not much else. Light-bodied, with a sweet, juicy mouthfeel. This is the one Iíd be least likely to have again.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can(s) at Jamesís 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a mostly clear ruby with no head. Smells or raspberry and strawberry soda, touches of lime. Smells like a green Skittle plus a red Skittle. Tastes like soda, lime and artificial strawberries. Oddly not terrible. Comes off as a warm slurpee.
slowrunner77 (7854) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 27, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
wine cooler-ish. still better than bud light and on par with the lime. not great at all, but finishable.