Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Shandy - The Traveler Beer Co.

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Illusive Traveler Grapefruit ShandyIllusive Traveler Grapefruit Shandy

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BA SCORE
81
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20 Reviews
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Reviews: 20
Hads: 141
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 10
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Traveler Beer Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 04-08-2014

Illusive Traveler is a deceptively delicious wheat beer made with real grapefruit. This refreshing take on a Shandy delivers a bright and satisfying citrus aroma and flavor, then quickly disappears, leaving you searching for another.
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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 141
Reviews by puboflyons:
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3.19/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with the expiration date notched out at August 2014. Sampled on May 30, 2014.

Milky, cloudy orange pale yellow pour with a fizzy white head.

The aromas are an abundance of fruits including orange, lemon, and grapefruit. I picked up a hint of black pepper too.

Light and refreshing body which is expected for the style.

Can one say "wine cooler?" OK, maybe a bit extreme but this has an overpowering fruitiness but shandies should I suppose. Not sure. I don't drink a lot of them. But it is more like a fruit drink for a hot summer day than a beer. (578 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of KYGunner
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

There's a line between Shandy and Radler and this presents a Shandy in a Radlers clothing. It drinks incredibly light and easy, almost like a juice, but has a crisp carbonated feel. It is fruity with huge grapefruit sweet and sour, sugary lemon and tart lime. It drinks and tastes like a Radler but it's 4.5 ABV. So you can shotgun this on a hot day and it will affect your brain. (380 characters)

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of dbensonvb
2.17/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Bdel34
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of AFDerek
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

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3.24/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grupatre
4.16/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L. A nice wheat color. Pretty good head that dissipated quickly
S. Very citrusy with a hint of grapefruit
T. Grapefruit with citrus. Maybe a little sweet
F. Actually the feel is the best part for me
O. Overall this was a lot better than I was expecting. Very refreshing! (275 characters)

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a pretty cloudy slight orange. The smell is an unusually sugary grapefruit and the same is reflected in the taste. The feel is interestingly heavy for a shandy and not exactly super refreshing. (208 characters)

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Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.