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RATINGS: 169   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1544) - Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2012
12 oz. bottle- Pours hazy orange with a one finger head that is reducing quickly. The aroma is strong grapefruit, tropical fruits like mango and passion fruit, yummy. The taste is similar, with a dryness and moderate bitterness probably from the grapefruit. The hops are there, especially after the swallow. Body is medium, carbonation is somewhat high. Overall I really liked it, a thirst quencher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Pours a clear golden orange with a white head. Tons of grapefruit aroma to this. Nice and citric, some tangerine, a hint of orange peel, and some pine. Floral and pine notes are well represented as well. Minimal malt character. The flavor is heavy on the citric quality of the grapefruit. Moderate bitterness with minimal malt flavor and sweetness. Light floral hop character followed by pine and a touch of grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle:   Amber, on the golden side, pale haze, moderate white whispy head, fairly nice lacing.   Soft hoppy nose, citrus peel, a little resiny.   Resiny up front, lots of citrus peel, a little rough.   Needs a bit of sweetness to balance it out.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Resiny finish, yearns for some sweetness to balance this one.   Not a bad IPA, fairly good, but wished with the citrus peel bitterness and resiny flavors, that it had a touch more sweetness to balance it out.   Otherwise decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Golden and crystal clear with dense offwhite head. Citrus aroma. Crisp with slight malt and citrus notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4770) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Crisp clear golden and lightly copper tinted body with a thin, one centimetre tall white head. Aroma of grassy, appley, peary and distinctly white grape smelling notes with a nice and pungent sweet and slightly sour kick. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy, airy and pear flavoured hops noticeable up front with the distinctive white grape flavour soon afterwards showing a good bright finish. Aftertaste is very pleasant with nice fruit flavours, a good amount of hops and that strong white grape/apple cider flavour that shows well. Overall, a nice IPA that has a bright and flavourful palate and some great tastes throughout - definitely one to sample if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 24-June-2012 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 10-August-2012.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Sampled on tap. A nicely made ipa with a deep orange hue. A quality brew with nice flavoring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
phildorsey (160) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2012
12oz. btl. Pours slightly hazy, fizzy and somewhat frothy. Aroma is fruity orange, grapefruit and hops dominate the nostrils. Taste is live and follow through is strong. Palate is blasting...just as live as the taste. Very refreshing brew...alcohol content is a little low for my taste in IPA’s, but a very formitable take on the IPA style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crispy34 (398) - Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2012
I have always liked Widmer because they make a great hefe. I think this beer is very interesting with the grapefruit peel factor. The apperance is weird because they have little flakes floating in it. The color is lighter than I expected. The smell is also a little off. Just not a great smelling ipa. The taste is pretty good. You can taste the grapefruit in it. It makes the bitter taste spike like a fresh grapefruit would. The palate is fizzy and light. Overall, this beer is decent and I would buy one at a bar fo sho.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmonster (978) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottled. Pours near clear pale gold with a short head. Minimal retention and decent lace. Soft sweet aroma of oranges and light spice. Medium bitter, light sweet flavor. Medium-light body, thin-oily texture, and a grapefruity bitter-dry finish. Better than average IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
steelers (35) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2012 So it is warmer out today then the last time I rated this beer. Still enjoy it and will buy it again. Poured into a glass slighty cloudy, orange-yellow. First smell is grapefruit, pine and citrus. Tasting hops and grapefruit with some grassy notes and spiec. Very refreshing. Still loving it.

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