notalush (4208) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium gold with a moderate haze - aroma of moderately honey-sweet maltiness, tropical and citrus fruits, lightly citric and piney hops - moderate carbonation in the mouth - flavor is quite dry, with crisp, crackery malts from the front end to the middle - middle brings strong hop bitterness compounded by the addition of grapefruit - thankfully, at least at this stage, it isn’t overpowering because a light sweetness develops to balance - however, as the finish approaches, the beer dries out again, and the bitterness and strng grapefruit becomes too much as it lingers on the palate for far too long - it’s a decent IPA, but the addition of grapefruit peel proves to be overkill, adding too much undo bitterness - the other qualities redeem it a bit.
golfcoach (1) - Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Made with grapefruit peel, it has light grapefruit in the nose with a sweet grainy malt is present. Seems rather spicy and earthy as well. The hop bitterness balances well with the lightly sweet caramel and biscuity malt. Pine, grass, and earthy hops are up front, and yet finish with a nice citrus and spicy punch. A very tasty offering.
mnmike (700) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like the idea of adding dried grapefruit to the boil. I might have to try that next homebrew.
wnoble (931) - French Lick, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is medium amber, head is white. Nose is medium fruity hops, grapefruits, spicy bitter citrus pith and some caramel and toasty maltyness. Flavor lends more of the same fruity and spicy flavors, with some sharp bitters mixed in. Overall a drinkable and more balanced IPA in terms of malt and hops. Not bad.
madmitch76 (10000) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18th August 2012
Light haze on this amber beer. Tidy pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and smooth with a little fine carbonation. Nice hops - nettley pine and tangy sherbet ciitrus. Finishes smooth with an intense hoppy aftertaste. Really like the sherbet character here.
anders37 (12965) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Toronado, San Francisco, CA. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.
MOLA_DK (182) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours slightly hazy amber/orange with a off white head. Very fruity, sweet aroma. Nice initial bitterness, then some malt backbone. Medium body, pleasant bitter aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gvmdw7 (171) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a light orange, very similar to honey. Smelled and tasted mostly of pine. Slight citrus tastes. The bitterness is up front and lasting. Great sipping beer
Ericular (256) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle, dated August 12th, making this one almost 6 months old. I wish more breweries would specify "Best By" dates so I could go easy on an old beer. Anyway - aroma is citrus and grapefruit. Taste is definitely heavy on the grapefruit. Not an overpowering taste, but tilted a little too much towards grapefruit in the relatively bitter finish. Drinkable, not terrible, but I didn’t want a second one.
Aniela (1851) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Beer Authority NYC sept 2012. Clear amber beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy, sweetish, fruity and grassy aroma. Sweet hops, fruity and grassy flavour with nice bitterness that dosen´t last. Lovley beer :-)