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? Widmers 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2012
I have always liked Widmer because they make a great hefe. I think this beer is very interesting with the grapefruit peel factor. The apperance is weird because they have little flakes floating in it. The color is lighter than I expected. The smell is also a little off. Just not a great smelling ipa. The taste is pretty good. You can taste the grapefruit in it. It makes the bitter taste spike like a fresh grapefruit would. The palate is fizzy and light. Overall, this beer is decent and I would buy one at a bar fo sho.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottled. Pours near clear pale gold with a short head. Minimal retention and decent lace. Soft sweet aroma of oranges and light spice. Medium bitter, light sweet flavor. Medium-light body, thin-oily texture, and a grapefruity bitter-dry finish. Better than average IPA.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1206) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Pours a slightly cloudy orange yellow with a nice fizzy head. Very soft nose of floral, pine and citrus. Gorgeous hops and bitter citrus flavor notes with grapefruit in the beginning followed by a muted toasty malt profile. Overall its fairly tasty. Compared to the more assertive West Coast IPAs, this is very soft and gentle. I like it, a solid effort...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (4056) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light hazy golden with a thin layer of white foam. Nose shows some grapefruit, fresh grass, light prickly sweetness. Flavor Is similar, a tad boozy and disjointed, but much better overall than the others I have had in this series so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8296) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2012
single from HEB, opted out of the sixer for grapefruit medicine reasons .. . deep gold .. low foam, light lacing .. . nice solid grapefruit bitterness .. . session-rific feel to it, i like this but the finish is quite weak but my mom really liked it .. . . Your meatloaf will be ready in eight seconds.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (699) - - AUG 3, 2012
A great tasting beer. Pale amber coloured. My only real criticism is that the carbonation doesnt feel quite right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1806) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Strong pine and grapefruit aroma.Taste is grapefruit, pine, and a bit spicy. Just a bit thin but very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (5222) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Pint on tap at Marcellars. Gold-orange with a small head. Nose is citrus and resin with a touch of Honey-Nut Cheerios. Taste is the same, with a big finish of resin and some peppery citrus. Light-medium bodied, this easy drinker is fairly smooth with low carbonation and well dried on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3662) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle-sampled at the Las Cruces tour De Beer festival July 2012-pours bright clear orange with a small soapy white head. nose is very citrus rind orange peal lemon, grapefruit-nice! lots of grapefruit rinds and juicy resin-love it! flavors are very juicy lots of grapefruit and pine. lots of resin and pine on the finish-a very much "eric style" ipa here. I think Widmer has really become a true contender in the mass-micro market. Another well done beer from this series.

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