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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 5, 2012
On tap 1/2 pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Clear bright amber copper with buff head and excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine and biscuit malt. Taste of grapefruit, pine and caramel malt. Medium body with medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1574) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Draft at Momo's. Clear golden pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet fruits, grapefruit, light pine, and underlying malts. Weird balance of flavors feature tropical fruit up front and a quick bitter finish. Medium light bodied. Could have been executed better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1292) - Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Tap - good size foamy head, medium copper color, nice big grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, mils sweet malt backbone - if you like the citrus & grapefruit style IPAs, you will like this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle. Hazy golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of grass and floers. Taste is nicely bitter grass and pine. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cmkbaca (7) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012 does not count
slightly piney, very bitter, strong citrus taste. This is IPA at its best. This is in my top 3 IPA’s, and I am an IPA snob. being a snob I won’t look this horse in the mouth, just know that It is a great beer good example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gus_13 (19) - Brandon, Mississippi, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Appearance: Beautiful clear, golden with and orange hue. Poured with a good three finger off white head. It dissipated quickly. Some head lacing. Good carbonation as well. Aroma: As soon as I popped the top I could smell the grapefruit. A little spice notes. Overall just a citrusy, hop smell. Mainly picking up the grapefruit. Smells refreshing. Taste: Very smooth right from the tip of the tongue. A little hop bitterness with a definite citrus taste. Slight bit of sweetness. Carbonation very present in the mouth feel. Verdict: Very nice IPA. I like that they added the grapefruit in there. Adds to the bitterness of the hops without making it too overpowering and having too long of an aftertaste. I like this a lot. Didn't know what to expect we haven't had them around long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wegro (331) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
sort of stale aroma but not bad. flavor is a little on the musty side with expected frutiness and a moderately bitter finish. kind of unclean but has a nice refreshing quality. reminds me a lot of the x114 or whatever it was called, but, (you guessed it) a little fruitier. not one to seek out and savor, but not a bad offering at all. i would have liked the grapefruit peel to be more dominant, if that’s supposed to be this beer’s gimmick, you know?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 8/26/12

Aroma: The nose has citrus hop/grapefruit rind, some resin, and a floral notes
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazed orange color with a small white head and medium lace
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet and light-medium bitter, much like the nose, with grapefruit and resin
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a soft-to-average carbonation, a clean feel, and a slightly dry finish
Overall Impression: I actually thought this one was pretty solid. The grapefruit rind is really quite noticeable, and was the first thing I noticed, long before reading the description. Interesting and solid stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1182) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Widmer Brothers Shaddock IPA has a medium, off-white head and a mostly clear, sediment-ridden, slightly bubbly, orange-golden appearance, with some fairly thick lacing left behind. The aroma is strongly of grapefruit, even from a distance. Taste is of bitter, grapefruit peel and a bit of barley malt. The bitterness seems to be coming from the added fruit, not the hops. Mouthfeel is medium, and Widmer Brothers Shaddock IPA finishes tart, tangy, mostly dry, and fruity. Overall, it’s good. RJT

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2012
12 oz. bottle from the local grocery store - Pours a crystal clear golden color with a one finger thick off white head. Light carbonation. light lacing. Aroma is pungent citrus and pine hops. Flavor is big citrus hops. Nice clean finish with a nice touch of bitterness. Medium body. A very nice beer.

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