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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Clear pale color. White frothy head. I don't detect any abnormal amount of grapefruit. It goes well. A very enjoyable IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 8, 2012
This draft brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light orange colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop. The smooth mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of green hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
grimreaperguru (223) - santee, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Pours a light cloudy orange with a short lived head.The aroma was a nice floral citrus hop sent.The flavor was a light funky bitter taste.The body was medium with a nasty bitter aftertaste.Overall not a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1325) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2012
You know, the grapefruit isn’t such a bad idea. It makes a dry beer a little more juicy, and it makes a spicy beer like this one a little more lively on the other end of the spectrum. Bright and well-hopped. The malts are a bit mushy and plain. Damp palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Poured orange with fluffy head from the bottle. Sweet and citrus smell. Bitter and flat taste, but a good fruity taste. Would have again and better than I thought it would be

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3554) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Aroma is pine/grapefruit and a grassy/bitter/resinous element. The flavor is grapefruit skin/a hint of pulp, a mild undercurrent of sweetness/juiciness, malts and a bitter and tangy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Grapefruit-flavored IPA. Grapefruit strong on front and hits hard. Tastes better as it goes. Grapefruit overpowers the hops but slight malts can be detected. Interesting take on IPA but ultimately unnecessary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Draft. Clear golden body. Big, frothy white head. Aroma of grapefruit rind, toasted grain, raw hops, resin. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Grapefruit with artificial sweetener taste, but clean. A little too much of the grapefruit juice going on here and some husky grain creeps into the background. As it warms, the huskiness becomes more prominent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2012
GABF 2012
Appearance: Clear golden with a big white head
Aroma: Grapefruit and grassy
Taste: Grassy, floral with a bitter grapefruit finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
scooterbub (792) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - OCT 16, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a golden yellow with a thin white head that lasts. Taste is of pine, resin, citrus, hops and some grapefruit. Similar aroma. The body is decent, with a bit of bitterness and dryness. An okay beer, that falls short when compared to other IPAs.

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