docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a refreshing and well balanced summer beer. Good lawnmower thirst quencher. Mild lager backbone with a pleasant citrus/bitterness from clearly present grapefruit and a more subtle ginger finish.
GranvilleTim (1741) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden pour with a white disappearing head. Aroma is grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit on a light malt base. The grapefruit flavor disappeared. Ginger in the aftertaste.
chinchill (2473) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
undated 12 oz bottle served in a pint glass (from Jan. 2012 notes).
Hmmm, beer made with grapefruit ... from a large brewery. I have to admit it occurred to me that Shiner may be replacing some hops with the fruit juice.
Pours way more orange than red; medium amber tone with a slight haze, at least after adding a bit of sediment found at the bottom of the bottle. Visible coarse carbonation. The smallish head dies quickly.
Aroma & Flavor: Red grapefruit may be the featured ingredient, at least in the "Ruby Redbird" name, but ginger take the front seat in both aroma and flavor. Grapefruit, hops and vague spices are also evident. The mild tartness and bitterness are less strong than might be expected.
M: crisp but rather astringent; light/medium body; somewhat aggressive carbonation; dry finish.
O: a flavorful, lower ABV beer that may appeal to those who like ginger and donít mind a rather astringent brew. Memorable.
ordybill (334) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really well crafted spiced brew. This is a well balanced spiced beer. very enjoyable with a small white head and excellent spicy aroma. A great beer for a hot summer day
Brandon1989 (390) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an amber color with a medium white head. The aroma is grapefruit, some citrus, breadiness. The taste is similar to the aroma, not a fan of this beer.
Beerdedone (2794) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a fizzy white head. Aroma of ginger, grapefruit and some faint spices. Flavor of pale malts, ginger, red grapefruit, grains and citrus zest.
rjplumer (540) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ginger spice aroma. Brown with a reddish tinge body. Dry tart grapefruit feel on the tongue after which it seems to disappear from your palate. Hard to make up my mind if I like this one. Has a refreshing quality but a slightly odd combo of ginger and grapefruit playing with your senses.
ajnepple (2822) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Tipsyís. Dark orange and clear appearance. Aroma is strong ginger, herbal and spicy. Similar flavor, with fruity notes, grapefruit and light citrus zest. Too much ginger for me.
airrick2003 (587) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear average golden color,pours with a medium soapy beige head that quickly dissipates
Aroma: grapefruit, tart, citrus, tangy,
Taste: very lightly toasted malt grain, hints of bitterness on the finish, grapefruit
Palate: lively carbonation, light mouthfeel, grapefruit aftertaste
Overall: a nice fruit beer, very light, refreshing, easy drinking, not tons of flavor or complexity but it wasn't intended to be
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Palidor19 (3014) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clean mild beer with little carbonation and low malt and hops. Mild grapefruit at the end with a touch of herbs. Refreshing, drink it cold on a hot day
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crossovert (8352) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
355ml twist off bottle. Struggles to form a head whichquickly dissipates. Sadly not ruby red in color. Smells like generic shit brand ginger ale. Flavor is mild, some mineral water, grain, very little grapefruit, and only a hint of ginger. Pretty weak brew.