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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.


3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2198) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4660) - 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
Nice

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
scooterbub (823) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3567) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2012
tap at Dash In - Pours gold-orange with an off-white lingering head. It has a citrus and flower hop aroma. The flavor is bitter and full of rich citrus with a solid malt background. Citrusy bitterness lingers on the palate along with a hint of pine and resin. Very good IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2012
bottle at home ... amber ... thin white lacing ... soft toffe malt (the same one i dont like) ... big grapefuit nose ... sweet fruits ... mellow soft grapefruit ... light amount of that malt ... ligth gentle grapefruit linger. ... huge fresh grapefruit (as in i feel ive just eaten a grapefruit) finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2012
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit, pine, pineapple and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Mildly bitter. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2491) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle from BevMo. Golden in color with some orange. Nice nose of hoppy grapefruit. Dry and a little spiced at first. Trails off into a bit of fruitiness, maybe something tropical. A bit of sweetness, finishing with a dry, sharp grapefruit peel taste. My bottles were 6.2% ABV.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
benpickens (403) - Camarillo, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Light in color for American IPA; small light frothy white head: syrupy grapefruit aromas; like biting into a grapefruit. Interesting and unique. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (650) - Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Widmer Brothers Rotator Series Shaddock IPA - Orange-gold with small-ish head and very little lacing. Unmistakable fresh grapefruit aroma - great citrus smell that’s thankfully not also overloaded with pine as some grapefruity IPAs tend to be. Taste is also big grapefruit with some mellow malt coming through in the finish. While pretty one-dimensional, it does nail the grapefruit dimension well.


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