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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
golfcoach (1) - Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2013 does not count
This beer is not for everyone. At the first taste your taste buds are surprised by the distinctive grapefruit undertones. Your first impression is "Is this beer good?" You wait take another sip and think "Yes, this is good" Wait a day and drink another Shaddock you will be amazed by the complexity of the beer and the hint of citrus after taste or you don’t really care for grapefruit and a more bitter tone and feel it is just a good beer. For me it is a great beer! Love it! I tip my beer keg to the Widmer Brothers Brewing staff. Just wish it wasn’t on the Rotator Rotation and a beer you could get any time.

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
steelers (35) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2012 So it is warmer out today then the last time I rated this beer. Still enjoy it and will buy it again. Poured into a glass slighty cloudy, orange-yellow. First smell is grapefruit, pine and citrus. Tasting hops and grapefruit with some grassy notes and spiec. Very refreshing. Still loving it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Full grapefruit nose of juice and zest, very dominating and welcomed. Clean bright gold, fluffy cottony head. Pithy bitterness up front, deepens into floral rind and fresh squeezed juice and finishes with those beautiful Citra hops. Tailored for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
12 oz Bottle at Memphis Meis in Ossining NY. Nice deep golden pour with a fluffy head. Hops, Grapfruit and pine with just a hint of Cinnimon keep this beer highly refreshing while eating NY BBQ. Enjoy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Bold copper body with a tall eggshell head. Sharp citrus nose. Lightly sweet malt body with a biscuity quality - finishes with a nice fresh grain quality. Expressive hop character with a notes of pine and citrus. A little spice and Robust grapefruit citrus presence that really compliments the hops well - very assertive but not overdone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Oh boy, this one was made for me! Pours bright amber with white foamy head. Citrus blast full of grapefruit and orange -- WOW -- everything my palate has come to love all in one place. A great session IPA -- up there with my regular Lagunitas but this one has more of the WOW factor. I would buy cases and drink these everyday.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cwrw42 (51) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Nice, big grapefruit hop character. Very drinkable IPA, grapefruit character enhances hop bitterness. Will be back.

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