heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Barely any head on top of the dark copper body. The aroma was definite grapefruit with some fresh bread. Lots of alcohol in the nose. The taste was grapefruit with bread crust. A little bit of soap comes through in the tangy finish. Good stuff, I am surprised this flavor combo hadn’t been tried before.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a slightly hazy medium orange color. Head was off white. Aroma was distinctly citrusy (orange and grapefruit) with rubbery tar, caramel, and hints of vanilla and oak. Delicately sweet on the tongue with moderate to high hop bitterness that peaked at about 6-7 out of 10. The flavor profile included citrus fruits, new rubber, and subdued bourbon. I also tasted a fair amount of alcohol, especially in the finish. Interesting.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Better than the dry hops and original version! Pours a lightly hazed orangy gold with thin to no white head. Big hops, like the rest, but with a twinge of grapefruit rind. Fuller creaminess in the mouth. Big bitter hops. Toast is more subdued. Alcohol is bigger. More or less the same as the others...
yjb (113) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
i liked this more than the dry hopped and original, but still didnt love it. the grapefruit fills it out a bit given fruityness that the hops shoulda... ok
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy amber color with no head or lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, vanilla, floral hops, citrus, light pine, and wood. Taste of sweeter grapefruit, citrus, light acid, sweeter caramel, and toffee with a bit of alcohol as well.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Not much head in this either. Copper with some wood flavor that takes away from the stinging grapefruit that I was hoping for but make no mistake, there is grapefruit in it. Seems a little sweeter than the dry hopped version. Pretty dry finish.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12oz Bottle. Purchased at the brewpub 9/2/2007. Mostly transparent, golden honey colored pour with a thin layer of fizzy off-white head. A distinct grapefruit rind aroma wafts the glass, accompanied by some acetone scented alcohols. Notes of honey malt sweetness lingers in the background. The grapefruit aroma is quite bold and enticing, but the alcoholic acetone bite is off-putting. Medium full bodied, lightly carbonated mouthfeel. The flavors start out full of zested grapefruit rind and oranges, spiced by some alcohols and sweetened with golden caramels mid-palate. Toward the back end, some of the hop characters start to differentiate themselves from behind the citrusy grapefruit shroud, leaving a final smack of pithy herbalness and onions behind.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled on 10/13/07: Transparent bronze golden with a thin ring of off-white head. Aroma of slightly soapy floral notes and big citrusy grapefruit and oranges with a touch of sweet caramel. Body starts fairly full and slightly sweet with big grapefruity hoppiness drying toward a more bitter citric finish. An interesting brew.
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Cloudy golden pour with white foamy head. Grapefruit, antiseptic, slightly sweet nose. Pungent taste with citrus flavors. Slightly sweet finish alcohol finish. Very different.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Strong grapefruit and perfume aroma. Also notes of orange peel oil. Grapefruit and citrus flavor. Very juicy. Hoppy finish with a medium body.