RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Just one sip of this Red Hopped Mama conjures up the history lesson we all learned as kids. Everyone knows the story of Captain Shaddock sailing from East India with pummel seeds in tow on his way to the Caribbean to change the face of fruit forever, but Shaddock could have never imagined that his Barbados forbidden fruit would find its way into the beer glass in front of you. From East India to the West Indies, from Texas to Comstock Park, the short legacy of this 300 year old little fruit that could, continues with you ordering up a cold one.

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hopdog (12816) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2017
On tap. Poured a cloudy golden color with a small sized head. Citrus / grapefruit, and floral.

ElliotGeno (1) - Hillard, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2017 does not count
Tastes like a dog took a swim through the fermentation tanks. Not fit for human consumption.

PorterPounder (8176) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2017
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors -12 oz can. Definite haze to the light orange pour, not much of a head, Aroma has some candied grapefruit notes, Falvor runs along the same lines. The grapefruit is there, just kind of artificial and contrived, some yeasty accents. Mouthfeel has a decent spritz to it.

yespr (46567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2017
12 fl oz can. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity, slight floral. Bitter, citrusy, dry. Light bodied. Lingering light grapefruity and dry finish.

Aurelius (5430) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2017
Can resembles one of those big ol’ Georgia thumper grasshoppers. Foggy, dull tan-gold beer with a tall, oatmeal colored head. Dry, biscuit malt aroma, somewhat dull. Lively, tangy, sour grapefruit up front. Not very sweet, starchy, and neither the malt nor the hops really showed up to take an at-bat. A little stale and oxidized tasting. Meh. I had higher hopes for this one. ABC Liquors, Bull Run.

JaBier (8126) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2017
On tap at HopCat Detroit on 4/29/17. Hazy orange pour with a medium off-white head. Nose of English hops, malt and grapefruit. Malty and citrusy flavor with a floral and soapy finish.

ChadPolenz (1845) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2017
DOC: 3/9/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 29A Fruit Beer (base style: 21A American IPA)

AROMA: Moderate grapefruit peel and slight citrusy hops. Generic base malt. A slight fusel character. 6/12

APPEARANCE: Hazy shade of pale orange. Moderate white foam mostly dissipates. 2/3

FLAVOR: For a fruity IPA is it surprisingly lacking in both fruit and hop flavors. Palette is a general malty/wheat flavor without sweetness. There is a background note of grapefruit peel throughout with a bitter/sour aftertaste. Hops do little to nothing to support the fruit component and offer no particular bitterness. Though fresh, this can seems stale. 8/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body and carbonation. Smooth, but a bit watery. Not refreshing as advertised; aftertaste is a little annoying. Seems about right for 5% ABV, though. 2/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Works as neither an IPA nor a fruit beer. Insipid and boring. 3/10


hotstuff (5208) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2017
The appearance is a small very foamy, fizzy white head with a short retention, cloudy golden body and spotty lacing. The aroma is citrus hops, grapefruit, lightly earthy, sweet, and malt. The flavor is lightly bitter, acidic, grapefruit, sour, and sweet. The mouthfeel is watery and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is too sour tasting for my liking and thus it is not a beer that I will drink again.

drsordr (2776) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Draft to taster at Cappy’s pour clear light gold with thin white head. Nose light floral, citrus, and grapefruit. Taste sweet citrus, grapefruit, kiwi. Light bitter finish.

Patrickctenchi (6665) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Can: Cloudy, yellow-orange with a white head. Sweet grapefruit, grain aroma. Taste is sweet-tart pink breakfast grapefruit. Very juicy....... Really more of a fruit beer than an IPA......still, it’s pretty tasty, nicely fruity.... Enjoyable.

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