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Whistler Paradise Valley Grapefruit Ale

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Brewed by Whistler Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer
Whistler, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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common

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Plenty of dried grapefruit rind along with Sterling and Willamette hops


3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Pours a hazy, deep amber or copper rather and waiting for the cigarraette poop stink to dissipate you can vaguely smell some fruit。 the f在avour is decidedly grapefruit though and oh so very nice. A very nice grapefruity tasting beer if you can get through the grapefruit poop smoke smell of the other patrons... because after all we all know, that’s what cigarettes smell like is poop.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfearnley (762) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Grapefruit, syrup, apricot, overripe mango. Dark amber, 2 cm head, lots of particulates. Grapefruit...sure, I taste that, some malt too, and syrup. For me, not a good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
(bottle) clear light amber colour with a small white head; aromas of honey, sweet fruit; balanced if simple flavour, refreshing

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
12 oz bottle from the Whistler sampler pack. Clear golden pour with a weak white foam. Aroma is grapefruit soda (sugar, not divulgent of hop character).Crisp mouthfeel dominated by sweetness of the grapefruit, mild malt character, no hop presence. 1-dimensional summer creature.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
[Bottle (330ml).] Pours a bubbly copper-gold with a large diminishing fluffy off-white head. Aroma of sweet grapefruit mainly along with some caramel malt in the back. Flavour of light, slightly watered down grapefruit juice, somewhat sweet and with a very light bitter finish. Finish is a bit iffy. Light to average bodied. A decent thirst quencher but not much of a beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tessic (816) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
This ale poured a cloudy, medium yellow colour with a quickly dissipating, bright white head. Scents include citrus hops, grapefruit juice, bread and light vanilla. First sip was smooth with a medium body and a malty start with light flavours of grapefruit and light caramel. Finish is grapefruit wise bitter with the grapefruit juice flavor lingering.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cfrancis (2154) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
Pours golden with white top. Aroma is grapefruitiness and light straw malt. Taste is tart grapefruit and straw.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kevinsenn (979) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle from a mix-pack in the LCBO. Funky aroma with grapefruit in there; not a huge fan. The taste was good enough, with definite grapefruit flavour. To be fair, I don’t like grapefruit. Nonetheless, this was actually drinkable, though nothing great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (441) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
330ml bottle. Hazy golden body with some pink tone, small white head, medium retention and almost no lacing. Mild aroma of wheat, grapefruit, slightly floral and a touch of spices. Taste has a nice malty backbone, caramel, grapefruit, coriander, lightly floral hops. Very enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pootzboy (1572) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle - pours a turbid gold color with a smallish head that leaves Spartan lacing on the glass. Aroma is not really in your face, light pale malt tones some citrus tones. Flavour is what you’d expect from a citrus infused pale ale - relatively mild but flavourful enough to have the pale ale be complimented by the grapefruit and not washed out by it. A good effort at this fruit styled ale - tasty, quenching.


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