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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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People sometimes describe the aromas and flavors of hoppy IPAs as ďgrapefruit.Ē Hell, why not use some then? Widmerís 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2012
12oz bottle. Filtered orange-tan. Massive frothy off-white head. aggressively rising CO2 bubbles. The Rotator series has been fun and this is another cool beer. Not hyper grapefruit forward...I have had a few (St. Peters, Blue Heron) that were really big with the grapefruit. This is more centered in IPA. Iím not really a fan of the filtering with this one, it seems to thin it out too much, I guess they wanted to get the grapefruit taste clear for the consumer...which it still isnít. Bonus points for not putting this out in a six dollar bomber. A quality beer, just a little streamlined, a la Sam Adams.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2719) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Draft at Sugarmoms. Clear light copper with a fizzy foamy head. Juicy but dry. Big grapefruit pith and zest. Burned sugar cane. Bit peppery. Black tea. Lots of dry citrus notes. Well balanced but not overly complex.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 5, 2012
12 oz bottle. Clear deep golden with a foamy off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, toasty British malt and honey. Flavor is rich toasty malt with a medium hop bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation and a clean, bitter finish. Great beer, the grapefruit peel comes across almost as Citra hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2012
draft. grapefruit. more grapefruit. I appreciate the citrus grapefruit aroma and flavor but the bitterness isnít there. that being said, itís a good refreshing beer that would serve well on a hot summer day.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oc4111 (119) - USA - JUL 4, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a large Duvel tulip glass. Pours a clear golden hued color with a quarter finger head with no lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and pine. The taste was less muted than what I was expecting. I did get the grapefruit but no real hop flavor to speak of. Mouthfeel is dry and clean at the finish. Despite not being a hop bomb itís still a good choice for summer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2597) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden with a small, bubbly, white head. Aroma of citrus, grain, and herbs. Taste is malty and fruity and just a little bitter. Medium bodied and well carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and summer fruit aroma. Grapefruit and light rind flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle. Orange with medium white head. Aroma is grapefruit and a bit of herb. Restrained flavour, not a hop bomb, and a good warm weather beer. The finish sort of sneaks up on you and takes residence in your mouth

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3552) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Pours clear dark golden color with off white head. Aromas of citrus and grapefruit rind. Bitter grapefruit and sweet caramel flavors. Moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6153) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Grapefruit and citrus on the nose ligjt grain a little pale sweetness. Golden pour nice clairty nice head and lace. Flavors of grapefruit skins citra hops lignt grain a hint of sweetness and lobg lasting pithy bitterness. Ligjt but chewy. I liked it alot.


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