JMerritt (1867) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden on color with no head. When they say it is made with grapefruit and ginger, they mean it... aroma is a mix of ginger ale and Squirt soda. Moderately sweet with the ginger lending a soft spiciness atop bittersweet grapefruit. Finish has a little cardboard and prairie grass. Heavily carbonated. Certainly feels more like a soda than a beer, but is refreshing, not overly sweet and a very decent summer thirst quencher. Undeserving of a lot of these low scores.
Evolutionary (337) - Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From gahanna beer store. Nose is sweet grapefruit and hop. Light body with decent carbonation. Thin and refreshing. Well balanced and citrus is sweet.
scoth (573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear orange amber with a quickly dissipating medium beige head. Bright grapefruit aroma with ginger candy and caramel. Light body, good carbonation. Medium sweet, mildly tart, gentle bitter and spicy finish. Easy drinking, like grapefruit and ginger candy.
Ezekiel_Turk (1) - Beaumont, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Great beer if you like beers with hints of citrus. The grapefruit gives it an interesting, but good taste.
Augdraught1981 (171) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium amber colored, fizzy pour with ruby red grapefruit aromas that you can almost smell from across the room. More like a soda than a beer and likewise, the alcohol is not evident. Delicious, refreshing, crisp & flavorful. A+ for the style all the way.
GranvilleTim (1759) - 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 (2629) - 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 don’t mind a rather astringent brew. Memorable.
ordybill (428) - 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 (401) - 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 (2860) - 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 (588) - 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.