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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koskela (270) - Marysville, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
I get like a piney hoppy aroma with this golden slightly hazy brew. Not much head. At first i get a piney fruity sweet taste followed bybitterness almost a dry flavor. The bitterness lingers. Its a medium light body that tastes better as the brew goes on. Since this brewery got rid of broken halo...this is nowhere near it but itll do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2012
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock, AR. Pours a crystal clear golden colored body with a finger-width, creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is bigger grapefruit peels with a medium pine resin. Light grassy notes with a lightly sweetened, biscuity malt backing. Touches of toast and a decent amount of fruit cocktail fruits. Flavor is similar. Grapefruit and citrus peels up front with a few fruit cocktail fruits, a light grass and a moderate pine resin, and a lightly sweetened biscuity malt backing. Finishes dry with a medium bitterness, some citrus sweetness, a light toast note, and a few resins. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-thin body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid IPA. A bit thin feeling, but well hopped and balanced with a light malt backing. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine on 9/11/12. Clear gold pour with a thin off-white head. Malty aroma with light citrus and floral hops. Malty flavor with orange peel and floral hop character before a grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Widmer Bros. brews have been hit and miss with me, so Iím not sure about this one. Looks nice enough: light orange amber, decent white head, good retention. Aroma is lovely perfumey citrus rind with underlying sweet malts. Nice bold grapefruit hop flavour, nice balancing malts, solid bitter finish. This oneís a winner with me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1966) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2012
12oz bottle - pours gold with white head and spoty lacing. Nose is pine and caramel. Flavor adds more pine. Quite bitter with light sweetness. Dry finish. Faint citrus aftertaste. Medium body. Standard for style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2006) - New York, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle while hanging around Sedona apt. Pours orange w ith huge citrus nose, really pleasant. Tastes of super grapefruit, with some pine, resin, pepper, earth, ginger, and grass. Very refreshing brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5341) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine wine & Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling medium copper with a sticky off-white head that leaves a decent film of lacing. Hoppy, resiny, aroma with some pine syrup notes and touch of cat urine. Flavor is full-bodied with some tangy spicy, nutty notes, a bit of syrupy maple-like essence with a back end of requisite grapefruit citrus notes. Mouthfeel is thick, sticky and rich. As goes the rest of this series - very solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattabadie (6) - - SEP 21, 2012 does not count
Pours golden. Bitterness very evident - definitely notice the grapefruit. A bit more bitter and less floral than what I look for.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (796) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2012
12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Sept. 20, 2012 (purchased at Vons in Mission Gorge (San Diego, Calif.) for a 6-pack price of $8.99 (I think) (with card) on Sept. 19, 2012)). About a finger of head. Honey golden with white head. Average-to-below retention all-around. Smelled a gigantic whiff of grapefruit citrus hops. Also some lemon and floral notes. A bit bitter, but it all comes together nice. Tasted close to the nose, but didnít have the same impact as the nose. Got that grapefruit taste in the front, which gave way to a huge bitter aftertaste. Could almost taste the grapefruit seeds. Got a slight taste of floral hops as well. Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-above average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. A pretty good beer overall. I enjoyed it, but I donít know how Iíll enjoy the other five.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2012
12oz bottle. Large off-white head atop clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, light bread, spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, light bread, spicy. Medium body, some resin, nicely drinkable.

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