Widmer Brothers Rotator IPA Series – Shaddock IPA
From Widmer Brothers – 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.
Widmer Brothers Brewing – Widmer Brothers Rotator IPA Series – Shaddock IPA – 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. 7% abv.
Appearance: Pours a clear amber gold with an off white pinestripe.
Aroma: Grapefruit oil, tropical fruit and light sweetness.
Taste: Pungent earthy hops, pale malt, grapefruit bitterness. Finishes earthy bitter and dry.
Mouthfeel: Astringent medium bodied with rough carbonation.
Overall: It’s hard to tell where the hops end and the grapefruit peel begins with this beer. It’s well crafted (the malt base is solid), but a bit too astringent for me to want to have a second one.