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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (2985) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Poor man’s Ninkasi, plus it’s an IPA, so overall a forgettable drinking experience.


3.2
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Nice white head... decent lacing... The brew is clear golden.

Nose shows bunches of citrus and just hints of pale malt.

Good bitterness.... very balanced and drinkable IPA... tons of citrus notes and still never too bitter... light pale malt just carries the hops forever.. very fresh and very approachable..

3.7
Iznogud (4495) - CROATIA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle, 355 ml at Kulovy Blesk, Prague. Pours amber with medium white head. Fruity citrus aroma. Fruit hoppy flavor with piney notes, also balancing malts. Bitter finish.

3.9
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
12oz bottle -

I had picked up a 6-pack of this for my recent camping trip up to Herring Creek. The Rotator series has been solid across the board and I was glad to see that this carried that trend. Tons of twangy citrus/grapefruit hops in the aroma and on the palate. Hop forward, minimum malt profile and the Citra hops really shine thru. Might just be one of the best examples of this hop out there that I’ve had. I’m pretty sure sucking this down at 6k feet doesn’t hurt either.

3.4
Darkmagus82 (2303) - - AUG 8, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-3-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a golden amber color with a one finger white head. The head has huge carbonation bubbles and fades over time to give a medium to light amount of lacing.

Smell - The aroma is on the lighter side, but is heaviest of a grapefruit citrus and earthy hop aroma. Mixed with the hop aromas are some light aromas of a biscuit nature as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and grapefruit hop flavor with a light level of sweetness. As the taste advances some notes of a earthy nature come to the tongue. When the earthy hop comes the sweetness diminishes a bit. While the earthy hop shows up midway through, it is lost at the end as more citrus grapefruit hop come to the tongue. With these hop flavors are some tangerine citrus and caramel sweetness that come to the tongue. Overall these create a lightly bitter but sweeter citrus flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly above average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The creaminess accentuates the hop flavors quite well and even though they are somewhat lighter, it makes them more pronounces.

Overall - Not too bad. It is somewhat sweeter overall but not too much so to take away from the hop flavors.

4
Stuu666 (15056) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, nose is toffee, grapefruit, taste is juicy fruit, toffee.

3.2
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2014
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a spare fizzy white head. Aroma of fresh cut grass, pine resin, stone fruit, and grapefruit peel. Flavor of pine, grass, grapefruit, herbaceous, pineapple, caramel, and light bread with a dry, bitter finish.

3.9
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2014
Pours a nice golden color with white head. Citrus, spice, pine, and grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with bitter citrus.

3.3
john44 (3429) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle - Bottled Jun 2012; Drank Sep 2012 - Orangey Gold in colour. Very Fruity; grapefruit citrus (and lots of it), hints of tropical fruit, slight spice undertone. Hoppy; piney resiny hops. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel. Bittersweet citrus fruity throughout; ending rather dry. Not aggressively hopped or too assertively citric. Decent.

3.8
Beerhunter111 (22974) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2014
355ml Flasche. Orange-gelbes Bier mit schöner cremigen Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Aromen von Citrusfrüchten. Geschmack leicht süß, sehr lang anhaltende Bittere, Citrusfrüchte.

3.8
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Nice yellow ale with a loose white foam that falls in a minute or two. Smells like grapefruit with some resin, but mostly grapefruit. Really a nice nose to me with the amount of fruit here. Flavor is bitter and, again, carries a profound amount of bittersweet grapefruit meat flavor. There are some bitter, grassy tones, but mostly the grapefruit is there with a hint of bitterness underneath and a slightly alcoholic temperature. Medium bodied with moderately hi carb and a forgetable finish. Nice beer, had two pints.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2012


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