thb (609) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky copper with mountainous bubbly head. Aroma = grapefruit juice, cereal. Taste is similar - grapefruit upfront then it turns into a relatively uninteresting blonde ale or something. Refreshing, sure, but a miss on the beer and on the grapefruit.
Reimer96 (594) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy pinkish orange color with very little head and no lace. Dull smell of grapefruit on the nose with a good malt flavor and a very authentic bitter grapefruit finish. Overall very impressed with it for a fruit beer.
reebtogi (3267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A couple of 4oz samples at VCBW 2012 in the Salt Building in Vancouver pours a light golden orange color with a small white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is mild grapefruit with some cereal grains. Taste is light grapefruit bitterness with an underlying malt sweetness and a mild hop bitterness in the finish. Light bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, a decent fruit beer which is easy to drink and quite refreshing.
Narnad (1342) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very hazy, slightly cloudy copper color with a very nice tall, off white head. Aroma has a lot of grapefruit and lemon citrus juice nose to it with a light caramel malt sweetness late. Flavor has a very pungent grapefruit juice taste with a lot of acidity. Malt creeps in at the very end with some mild toasted notes and some sweet caramel malt late in the sampling. Body is slightly sugary, with a low amount of carbonation and a slight oily texture to it. Overall a very interesting and unique brew. The grapefruit comes through with a terrific acidic juice flavor of which I havenít seen in any other brew. Very tasty.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, from my Minneapolis Town Hall glass. Pours cloudy deep golden, with a plum/red hue. Thin off-white head, spotty to poor lacing. Nose is clean grain, no real hop notes, and really quite remarkably nice grapefruit notes. Quite simple and straightforward in the mouth: snappy grapefruit, simple malt, a bit tart and juicy in the finish. I was expecting this to be sweeter, or more Radler-like, but this is exactly what it says on the label, an ale with grapefruit added, and if thatís what youíre looking for, then I suppose this delivers. But the question would be: Why were you looking for this? Wouldnít you rather get your grapefruit notes from the hops in a good APA/IPA/Blonde Ale? While this is a fine beer, it really comes off as the answer to a question no-one asked. This likely wouldnít appeal to a Radler drinker, and as an IPA-Freak, this isnít the first place Iíd turn if I were looking for grapefruit notes, something with a shit-ton of Columbus or Simcoe hops would be, Fine as a fruit beer, but I just donít get why this was made.
Gerbeer (859) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
341 ml bottle. Pours a pink/orange with large head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of orange/grapefruit fruit juice. Flavors of melon and flat grapefruit juice with a bit of smokiness. A cooler, not a beer. But an OK summer pounder...
Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
All I can say is wow! I've never had a beer that tasted like this. It really is malty and nice in the middle but with a citrus finish that is distinctly grapefruit. A nice change from the typical summer refresher.
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WheatKing (703) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Seems to be half juice half pale ale. Yes the juice is really prominent, not much backbone. Good idea, because people are definitely looking for beer with a grapefruit kick -- itís seen as a plus in the IPAs after all -- but it wasnít carried out that well, the beer is too weak for me. Try Spearhead Hawaiian Pale Ale to see the same idea carried out much better.
patricks110 (1215) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad for a grapefruit/radler beer, but not a great beer either. Pours a bright ruby red with a thin quickly dead cap of white head. The nose has a big grapefruit tang and a light grainy malt. A hint of hops on the nose. The flavor is light and has a nice grapefruit flavor, but it just doesnít quite float my boat.
Ferris (497) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Marmalade on toast and not in a good way. Cloudy orange with no head. Tastes like marmalade as well, there is no reason to drink marmalade.