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Widmer Brothers Rotator IPA Series - Shaddock IPA

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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People sometimes describe the aromas and flavors of hoppy IPAs as “grapefruit.” Hell, why not use some then? Widmer’s brewing team used a simple IPA recipe and added a generous amount of dried grapefruit peel to the end of the boil. The aroma is a melody of citrus, with a slight spice undertone, accentuated by the use of Citra hops. The flavor is that of nice hop forward IPA with the bitterness of grapefruit.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, nose is toffee, grapefruit, taste is juicy fruit, toffee.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2014
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a spare fizzy white head. Aroma of fresh cut grass, pine resin, stone fruit, and grapefruit peel. Flavor of pine, grass, grapefruit, herbaceous, pineapple, caramel, and light bread with a dry, bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2014
Pours a nice golden color with white head. Citrus, spice, pine, and grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with bitter citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle - Bottled Jun 2012; Drank Sep 2012 - Orangey Gold in colour. Very Fruity; grapefruit citrus (and lots of it), hints of tropical fruit, slight spice undertone. Hoppy; piney resiny hops. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel. Bittersweet citrus fruity throughout; ending rather dry. Not aggressively hopped or too assertively citric. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6917) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2014
355ml Flasche. Orange-gelbes Bier mit schöner cremigen Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Aromen von Citrusfrüchten. Geschmack leicht süß, sehr lang anhaltende Bittere, Citrusfrüchte.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1481) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Nice yellow ale with a loose white foam that falls in a minute or two. Smells like grapefruit with some resin, but mostly grapefruit. Really a nice nose to me with the amount of fruit here. Flavor is bitter and, again, carries a profound amount of bittersweet grapefruit meat flavor. There are some bitter, grassy tones, but mostly the grapefruit is there with a hint of bitterness underneath and a slightly alcoholic temperature. Medium bodied with moderately hi carb and a forgetable finish. Nice beer, had two pints. Serving type: on-tap 07-10-2012

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5568) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Orange with a white head. The aroma is full of pine and grapefruit. The flavor is more complex. I get some strong resinous pine and grass notes, as well as some toffee and a low amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle from Binny’s. Pours light golden orange with white head. Aromas of pale malt, grapefruit, and other citrus hops. Flavors of faded hops, grapefruit, and some pale malts. Think this may have been an older bottle as it was lacking in the hop flavor department.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (775) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2013
12 oz bottle with May 2012 date. Pours hazy orange with a long lasting, foamy, white head and lively carbonation. Body is medium and crisp. Biscuit malt, earthy hops and some fruity and citrusy notes. Finish is long and slightly grapefruity. Quite mellow and interesting brew after aging.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
golfcoach (1) - Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2013 does not count
This beer is not for everyone. At the first taste your taste buds are surprised by the distinctive grapefruit undertones. Your first impression is "Is this beer good?" You wait take another sip and think "Yes, this is good" Wait a day and drink another Shaddock you will be amazed by the complexity of the beer and the hint of citrus after taste or you don’t really care for grapefruit and a more bitter tone and feel it is just a good beer. For me it is a great beer! Love it! I tip my beer keg to the Widmer Brothers Brewing staff. Just wish it wasn’t on the Rotator Rotation and a beer you could get any time.


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