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RATINGS: 171   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 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?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4095) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1338) - 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

4
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1767) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2012
12 oz bottle bought from Super 1 in CDA, ID. Pours hazy golden-orange with a thin white collapsing head. Aroma is cat piss first, followed by mild grapefruit and some bready malt. Taste starts out mildly sweet before becoming really bitter and lingering that way through the long finish. The grapefruit really comes to the fore after it warms up a bit. Pretty good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (1761) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Poor man’s Ninkasi, plus it’s an IPA, so overall a forgettable drinking experience.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
Growler sample via and shared with oakbluff. Caramel gold in colour with medium carbonation. Quite floral on the nose, mixed with elements of pink grapefruit and pine. A mix of pale malt and dry biscuit malts blend welll with smooth tangerine and grapefruit notes. Moderate bitterness. Almost too mellow... it could have been brighter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Decent fairly standard IPA, piney up front, bitter and light palate, dry finish. Refreshing, bitter, pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2012
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Nice cirusy hoppy flavor with a quick finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7097) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2012
12oz bottle pours clear gold with copper hues and near white head. The aroma offers up some nice mostly citrus hop notes that pick up a sliver of mango and then some malt sweetness in the background. Solid aroma. The taste begins with smooth malt sweetened tangelo and then becoming somewhat grapefruit as the hop bitterness rises to the front to midway and into the finish. This is a very nice citrusy brew with a pleasing balance between hop bitterness and flavor. Solid IPA.


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