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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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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Plenty of dried grapefruit rind along with Sterling and Willamette hops


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hungover (73) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
GRAPEFRUITY. Easy drinking, is what it says it is. Beach beer. Nothing offensive, a bit sticky.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Tastes like grapefruit infused water. Weak, boring, uninspiring. No thanks, meh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
colui72 (617) - HONG KONG - NOV 17, 2015
Murky amber with a thin head and visible carbonation. Aroma is grapefruit, while the taste gets more sugary and the grapefruit becomes just a citric hint. Hops gives a nice fry finish. More of a pale ale than a fruit beer as it isn’t too fruity, nothing amazing but tasty and refreshing.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2015
Draft @ Red Racer. Amber and hazy. Really big grapefruit - not the most authentic, but bright. Bit yeasty, and a bit too much malt, but pleasant.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (13500) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2015
On tap at Nita Lake Lodge, pours a cloudy dark orangey brown with a small beige head. Nose brings out sweet grapefruit, like they added lots of citrus zest and sweetened it up. Flavour matches accordingly, with grapefruit zest and a sweet juicy quality. Not a beer of elegance but it’s easy to drink. Decent.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WoodyTobiasJr (3) - - JUL 4, 2015 does not count
................. ................. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
a_sully (437) - - JUN 20, 2015
The aroma is strong grapefruit but the taste is only mildly fruity, with notes of sugar and grains, though the grapefruit taste grows more powerful with each sip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mnurda (1239) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottled sample from happy Harry's. Pours cloudy pinkish orange with minimal head that dissipates quickly. Expected crisper taste. Was drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
330ml bottle
5.0% Abv
Royal Bank Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
November 2, 2013
Part of a BC Breweries Discovery Pack at the LCBO. The beer pours a hazed gold colour, with a very thin white soapy head, despite a vigourous pour. Aroma is caramel, weak grapefruit, and grass. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is caramel, weak citrus, weak molasses, and grass. If I was blindfolded while tasting this....I would have sworn it was a very thin Scotch Ale....that’s how much I notice the molasses taste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (15635) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
On tap @ Tap & Barrel - Olympic Village. Sort of turbid amber color with a white head. Smells like sugar and citrus peel. A bit of caramel and bready malts. Kind of simplistic. Flavor is a bit on the sweet side. Sort of a mix of grapefruit soda and candies. Half decent bready malt...some caramel and sugar. Meh.


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