Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 19, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 330ml LCBO
Aroma: malty with off fruity bitterness, backing grapefruit freshness. Backing with fishier fruity hoppy blend.
Look: thick haze on darker amber. Light top, white.
Taste: medium lighter bodied with thin walls. Lower carbonation. Plenty of unrefined sugars with caramel approach. Mild grapefruit behind. Too sweet to finish.
probstblueribbon (2629) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 mL bottle from LCBO served cold in a tulip glass, post of the BC craft beer mixer. Cloudy deep amber with a nice tan head. Lots of pink grapefruit juice, a bit of toffee and caramel way beyond that, yup, thatís it. Medium body, relaxed effervescence. More sweet grapefruit juice, lacks any grapefruit bitterness, odd, some caramel and toffee; dry with minimal bitterness and a decent caramel and toffee finish. Breeds more bitterness.
rob6239 (550) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark golden with slight head. Aroma has good citrus and grapefruit notes. Taste is a bit syrupy but still has a medium-strong bitterness and comes off like a hoppy west coast fruit ale.
bdettweiler (56) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slightly cloudy orange colour with a 2 second head that leaves no trace. Aroma is weak, indistinct malt with just barely a hint of spice and the grapefruit I expected. Light with bubbly champagne-like effervescence, taste is same as aroma slightly sweet with a little grapefruit sourness for the finish. Iíve had better grapefruit flavours in beers that had no grapefruit in them. Big Meh.
Freaky_tiki (293) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not sure whatís happening in BC but in Ontario every brewery is stumbling over themselves to make "the" fruit beer of the summer. This puppy pours dark with a thin cap that fades quicker than an NDP lead in a bc election. But like the BC liberals, this fruity sweetness is both cloying & a bit off. Sure, like the voters in BC, I will drink this kool aid (its one bottle in a 6 pack sampler for Ontario drinkers) but I surely wonít ask for seconds (let alone thirds).
Papillon (353) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
330 mL Bottle. Murky gold body with a scant head that immediately dissipates. Aroma of cereal grains, wet cardboard, hay, and a hint of barnyard; pretty stinky really. This beer certainly does not live up to its "labeling" as a Grapefruit Ale. It tastes more like a mix of plum baby food and plum sauce with a matching aftertaste and linger. Is it really that bad or was it just a bad batch?
Eructoblaster (2752) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - 330ml. Hazy amber body with a fair off-white bubbly head. Fresh, well balanced, but rather thin malty/hoppy aroma with grapefruit and bready hints. Taste is dominated by malty flavors. It carries flowery, bready, and fruity notes. Ends with a short bittersweet finish. Boring.
herrbrown1974 (412) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from LCBO. Cloudy golden brown, high carbonation. Fast white head. Aroma is a little soapy and floral. Could be the Willamette hops. Iím not getting a ton of grapefruit, except for a pink lemonade quality. Medium sticky body. Candy sweetness with an astringent medium finish. Left almost a cloying "long island" film in my throat. Too sweet and not balanced at all.
Raistlin (82) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazed orange with almost no head and little carbonation. You can barely taste grapefruit and there is no bitterness or sweetness you would expect from such beer. That being said, it ended up being pretty good beer. Very smooth to drink, and has extremely pleasant after taste, which does taste like medium bitterness grapefruit.
yarry (516) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle from the LCBO BC mixed pack. Pours murky reddish brown colour, with a thin tan head. Aroma of citrus, hops, and a bit of toasty/caramel malt. Taste is more malty than I expected, especially from a grapefuit ale. You would think they would want the grapefruit to play through. really, it is almost like an underhopped IPA with notes of grapefruit which could haev just as easily been from the hops.. strange, and unimpressive.