stevoj (3125) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Albertsons. I didn’t buy this, have actually been avoiding it. Pretty bland, tastes like slightly fizzy grapefruit juice. Hazy, milky golden body, not much of a finish either. This might work on a super hot day as a thirst quencher, but not right now.
rosenbergh (9164) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle as Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Ale. BB Oct/2015. (Posh Liquor) Honolulu, HI.
Cloudy orange color with a small white head.
Sweet citrus aroma with orange, lemon and mild grapefruit.
The flavor is sweet orange soda with some grapefruity and malty notes.
Quite alright radler/shandy.
unclemike (2687) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 25, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange with off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit juice, sweet citrus. Tastes of grapefruit juice, wheat, slightly medicinal. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
JStax (4124) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a hazy copper to gold color with a white head of foam. The aroma has lots of grapefruit juice and dried toast characteristics. Some pith type bitterness. Medium sweetness and moderate bitterness across the board. Not bad, and actually quite good overall.
Xevious (27) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought this at a local supermarket and was quite surprised at it. Smells of a sweet but acidic grapefruit as expected, but not overpowering. Has a hazy yellow tint with maybe the slightest trace of pink as expected. The taste is a nice, but not over powering grapefruit. The head was frothy and quickly vanishing with a ice carbonation. Awesomely refreshing! Perfect for a patio get together or a backyard bonfire meeting! Maybe even certain BBQ’s!
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF 2015. In tasting glass. as hazy orange. No foam. Nose of citrus. Light body. Flavor is citrus. Tart finish. Liked it better than I was prepared for. Shandys can be done OK
johnnnniee (3164) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at America on Tap
Cloudy light golden color. Huge grapefruit and bitter pith in the aroma and flavor. Honestly tastes like grapefruit juice more than beer. Not a fan.
BREWMUSKCLES (2442) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
beer with fruit added in. not a bad job but it is what it is. there are times when it would work good and therefore earn a better score from many including me. will rerate. sampled at monmouth racetrack nj. try not to miss it.
tfontana (307) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg pour at powder keg beer and chili festival. Aroma is fruit/grapefruit.
Appearance is cloudy/hazy yellow with mild head with poor retention, trace lacing. Taste is nice medium sweet grapefruit. Palate is light to medium bodied with thin texture with nice carbonation that is very refreshing--perfect for a hot summer day. Overall, I liked this way more than I thought I would--not much of a shandy fan. But, for a certain setting, I could see this hitting the spot. Kind of an alcoholic Fresca.
superspak (3753) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 2/2016. Pours very hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of ruby red grapefruit, lemon peel, light pepper, wheat, cracker, light honey, light herbal/grass and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of grapefruit/lemon, pale malt, and light earthy hop/yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of big ruby red grapefruit, lemon peel, light pepper, wheat, cracker, light honey, light herbal/grass, and yeast earthiness. Light lemon peel bitterness and grapefruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon peel, wheat, cracker, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance and robustness of grapefruit/lemon, pale malt, and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate amount of dryness after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is a very good grapefruit shandy style. All around good robustness and balance of grapefruit/lemon, pale malt, and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.