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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1670) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (1491) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Poor man’s Ninkasi, plus it’s an IPA, so overall a forgettable drinking experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1946) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (2948) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
8/18/12. 12oz bottle from Grassroots. Clear orange pour with a small khaki head. Mild citrus and caramel aroma that doesn’t scream grapefruit to me. The flavor however has much more definite, bitter grapefruit aspects. Lingers dry with grapefruit aspects. Meh. I’m also not a huge grapefruit fan...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
A golden amber IPA with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, a nice floral citrusy hops over biscuit malt, and light grapefruit notes. In mouth, a citrus party, with crisp biscuit malt with loads of floral citrusy hops, light catnip, white grapefruit pulp, very well made. 12 on bottle from Total Wine and More-Summerlin (LV), 1.49$.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1467) - Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2012
12 oz. bottle- Pours hazy orange with a one finger head that is reducing quickly. The aroma is strong grapefruit, tropical fruits like mango and passion fruit, yummy. The taste is similar, with a dryness and moderate bitterness probably from the grapefruit. The hops are there, especially after the swallow. Body is medium, carbonation is somewhat high. Overall I really liked it, a thirst quencher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Pours a clear golden orange with a white head. Tons of grapefruit aroma to this. Nice and citric, some tangerine, a hint of orange peel, and some pine. Floral and pine notes are well represented as well. Minimal malt character. The flavor is heavy on the citric quality of the grapefruit. Moderate bitterness with minimal malt flavor and sweetness. Light floral hop character followed by pine and a touch of grass.

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