poisoneddwarf (1936) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from a six pack. Aroma is grapefruit, vomit, generic beer, bread. Pours cloudy orange with a medium white head with good retention. Taste is sweet (was expecting tart), grainy, grapefruit, wheaty, finishes dry and lightly bitter. Creamy mouthfeel, thin body. I thought the scores on here were low for this. Beer snobs tend to look down on these shandies and radlers, after all. I was expecting a refreshingly tart beer with strong grapefruit flavor. After drinking it, I know the low scores this is getting are well-deserved! Itís not terrible, but I thought it was going to be one of those underrated beers that I tend to like. Not so.
drjay44 (2937) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, off white head, over a hazy light amber (SRM 6) body.......nose is grapefruit, slight lemon minimal cereal malts, no hops, balance to the grapefruit juice......taste is sweet, with heavy grapefruit juice, hints of lemon, hints of base malts, no hops.....mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, high carbonation.The grapefruit juice is utterly dominant, making for a very simple and not particularly interesting beer. The base beer has about as much personality as a Pale Lager. BJCP 5/2/10/3/6
onceblind (5312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orangeish golden with a thin foamy cap. Clean crisp aroma with lemon juice and a dash of grapefruit. Smooth crisp flavor with a wheaty body, some lemon zest, some grapefruit zest, and a clean wheaty citrusy finish. Not shabby, just a touch predictable.
Franks (29) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUN 28, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from draft with a small off white head about one finger high. Smells very grapefruity and sweet. Taste is very sweet and has far too much grapefruit juice for me. Palate has decent carb and an ok mouth feel. Overall, not my style of beer and far too sweet won't be drinking again.
SotallyTober (89) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy golden orange with an off white head. Big grapefruit aroma and taste. Other hints of sweet candy, and orange. Very refreshing.
HuskerTan (750) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Grapefruits, grapefruit juice, slightly tart, bitter.
A- Orange color, cloudy liquid, white head.
T- Grapefruit juice, bitter, slightly sour, slightly tart.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- Nothing artificial tasting about this one. This is full on grapefruit. If you are a fan of pure grapefruit juice then this is going to be a hit with you. Otherwise youíll probably hate it. But for a shandy, this is quite okay in my book. A little salt or sugar on the glass rim and it would be really enjoyable. Maybe my new breakfast beer.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 6/25/2015. This fruit beer pours a very murky grapefruit juice color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet and mostly grapefruity juice. Medium to light bodied fruit radler/shandy. The malts are fruity and sweet, with a lot of grapefruit flavors. The hops are earthy. Decent carbonation. This beer is what it is. Itís a lightly sweet, grapefruit juice with 4.4% alcohol. Very drinkable as that, not so much if you are looking for a beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
EtTuCthulhu (1356) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer looks ugly in the glass; itís opaque and murky with a small white head, and the color is dark golden with a pinkish hue. The aroma is mostly just grapefruit juice, but there is an underlying straw and lemon scent. The taste is slightly sour and a touch sweet with an aftertaste that is distinctly Fruit Loops rather than too much grapefruit. The palate fuses a thick texture, nearly flat carbonation, and a medium body.
mmmbeer (1309) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle (Labeled as Traveler Grapefruit Ale)served in a shaker- poured a mildly turbid hazy orange/yellow color, razor thin white ring about the vessel for a head, nominal lacing. Aroma of lemon, grapefruit, and Sweet íN Low. Hits the mouth with light body, malt has a light sensation to it, middle has a bunch of sugar in it, finish has grapefruit in it by quite a bit. Good enough.
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle labeled " Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Ale", picked up at The Grapevine
Pours hazy grapefruit color, small white head, no lacing. Aroma of grapefruits, plastic and lemon peel. Taste of grapefruit, lemon and perfume
A decent grapefruit beer.