BucannonXC5 (829) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 didn’t 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 don’t know how I’ll enjoy the other five.
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jzzbassman (1514) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This ne was a shock to me. Best thing I’ve had from Widmer. The grapefruit is a perfect match for the hop character. Resinous huge aroma. Great fresh hop flavor.
berkshirejohn (4448) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, King of Prussia, PA. An attractive pale amber pour with a loose white head; aroma of grapefruit, and straw drying on a summer’s day, with some pine trees nearby where the resin is so strong it brings tear’s to your eyes; the taste is quite soft and flabby at first, but the grapefruit really picks things up, leading towards a dry and bitter finish.
dnbthompson (31) - Bend, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
We have been impressed with Widmer’s Rotator series of IPAs. This on is one of the favorites. Nice grapefruit tones thru out. Sorry to see this ’rotate’ out of the series but it will be back!
Cwrw42 (26) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, big grapefruit hop character. Very drinkable IPA, grapefruit character enhances hop bitterness. Will be back.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big citrus hops, dank grapefruit. Some cracker malts. One of the biggest citrus aromas I have smelled outside the notorious IPA’s (Sculpin, Heady Topper, etc.). Taste follows the nose, dominated by tart citrus. The finish is bitter, but refreshing. Very little malt flavor and a great hop presence.
Good carbonation with a light-medium body that drys, but refreshes the palate on each sip. I was very impressed by this beer. Fantastic citrus and hops make for a perfect summertime session beer.
Oscbert (1019) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
~Citrus grapefruit aroma and biscuity, bready malts.
~Pours hazy amber gold with lasting creamy white head.
~Lot of grapefruit flavor, bitter grapefruit with bready maltiness.
~med full bodied, med CO2, light abrubt bitter finish.
~I like the grapefruit in this and the quick finish. Makes me want more after each sip.
Trev (1929) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark gold pour with thick foamy head.
aroma is grapefruit and caramel. lighter pine.
body is fairly light.
Flavour is biscuity, caramel, light pine and muted grapefruit citrus.
rlgk (10264) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Beer Authority, NYC. Golden beer with a nice white head, leaving nice lading in the glass. Pineapple aroma, peach, grapes, mango, pine needles, hay, fruit cocktail, citrus, dry grassy, pine, juniper berries. Hoppy peach flavor, pineapple, woody, citrus, grapefruit notes. Very refreshing and rather on the fruity side. Full bodied and with a pleasant hop, grass and peach finish. Fresh American IPA:s should be brewed in Sweden instead!!!