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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light hazy golden with a thin layer of white foam. Nose shows some grapefruit, fresh grass, light prickly sweetness. Flavor Is similar, a tad boozy and disjointed, but much better overall than the others I have had in this series so far.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2012
single from HEB, opted out of the sixer for grapefruit medicine reasons .. . deep gold .. low foam, light lacing .. . nice solid grapefruit bitterness .. . session-rific feel to it, i like this but the finish is quite weak but my mom really liked it .. . . Your meatloaf will be ready in eight seconds.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (265) - - AUG 3, 2012
A great tasting beer. Pale amber coloured. My only real criticism is that the carbonation doesn’t feel quite right.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1028) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Strong pine and grapefruit aroma.Taste is grapefruit, pine, and a bit spicy. Just a bit thin but very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3617) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Pint on tap at Marcellars. Gold-orange with a small head. Nose is citrus and resin with a touch of Honey-Nut Cheerios. Taste is the same, with a big finish of resin and some peppery citrus. Light-medium bodied, this easy drinker is fairly smooth with low carbonation and well dried on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle-sampled at the Las Cruces tour De Beer festival July 2012-pours bright clear orange with a small soapy white head. nose is very citrus rind orange peal lemon, grapefruit-nice! lots of grapefruit rinds and juicy resin-love it! flavors are very juicy lots of grapefruit and pine. lots of resin and pine on the finish-a very much "eric style" ipa here. I think Widmer has really become a true contender in the mass-micro market. Another well done beer from this series.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1527) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours amber gold with a 1/2" white head. some minoe lace. Hoppy, grapefruit and pine resin aroma. Bitter taste with some grapefruit and spice. Not as much as you might expect from the description. Bitter finish and aftertaste. Moderate bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTron (367) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Pours a light amber with a thin head. Aromas of citrus, pine and yeast. Taste has some grassy notes with the grapefruit coming through afterwards, but not as much as I was expecting. Some caramel malts thrown in but nothing really stands out, not even the grapefruit. Ok but was expecting a bit more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Medium gold with a moderate haze - aroma of moderately honey-sweet maltiness, tropical and citrus fruits, lightly citric and piney hops - moderate carbonation in the mouth - flavor is quite dry, with crisp, crackery malts from the front end to the middle - middle brings strong hop bitterness compounded by the addition of grapefruit - thankfully, at least at this stage, it isn’t overpowering because a light sweetness develops to balance - however, as the finish approaches, the beer dries out again, and the bitterness and strng grapefruit becomes too much as it lingers on the palate for far too long - it’s a decent IPA, but the addition of grapefruit peel proves to be overkill, adding too much undo bitterness - the other qualities redeem it a bit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2012
In a keg in my house - Orange hue with a white foamy head. Very citrus aroma to be expected with the grapefruit peels in the mix. Drinks very smooth with a nice IPA flavor. I’ll be sad when this keg runs out. I may need to get another one.


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