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UFO Big Squeeze Shandy - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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UFO Big Squeeze ShandyUFO Big Squeeze Shandy

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78
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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 19.06%
Wants: 4
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jamvt on 03-25-2014)
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Reviews by Slatetank:
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to tenderbranson 69 for sharing this. Enjoyed chilled in a 1/2 pint.
I am reviewing this according to the hybrid style of shandy not all fruit beers.

The color is rosy amber with thick white head with fine bead and light hazed body. The smell has a sweet grapefruit smell mild malt in the aroma with gentle yeast ester. The feel is great tons of grapefruit juiciness with moderate carbonation and light bitter tangy fruity feel.

The taste is great ...I was not expecting this much grapefruit in a shandy it has a zesty taste with some light sweet malt to balance and gentle citrus acidity keeps you coming back with grapefruit zest lingering in a kind of ruby red sweet and sour way. Overall one of the best shandys I have had, very drinkable and the grapefruit flavor is fresh - this is refreshing and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 14:06:23 | More by Slatetank
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3.61/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I bought this at The Friendly Greek's Bottle Shop, but when I got it home, I noticed that there was already a picture awaiting approval. I set it aside, only to realize once approval happened, that it also comes in a CAN! This is my bottle review, but I hope to replace it by a CAN, hence my "Want".

From the bottle: "Beer + Grapefruit Juice = UFO Big Squeeze Shandy"; "Sweet with a hint of tartness, UFO Big Squeeze is perfect for all your summer adventures."

I was anxious to get this one started as my previous beer left a bad taste in my mouth, literally. A quick pour got a finger of fizzy pink head that acted like soda pop and quickly fizzled out. Color was a cloudy pinkish-orange (SRM = N/A). Nose smelled more like canned grapefruit juice than fresh-squeezed. Kind of bitter, kind of sweet, and with a slight metallic tang. Mouthfeel was medium, kind of fizzy. The taste was full-on grapefruit! Not the grapefruit rind of some hops varieties, but like actual grapefruit juice. Sweet? No! Tart was the order of the day here. Man, but this was palate-cleansing. Finish was semi-dry and very pleasant on a warm Summer evening. Now, I want a CAN more than when I started this review.

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A-Cloudy orange, very cloudy, some carbonation, one finger head.

S-Lots and lots of grapefruit. Some wheat and grass. Mainly grapefruit though.

T-Holy grapefruit. Lots of it. Light on the beer flavors. There is some slight grass and pine.

M-Lighter, not much carbonation, watery as well.

O-Full disclousure: I love grapefruits. Adding grapefruit juice to a beer is a good idea to me.

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Aroma: Grapefruit, some yeast funk and a little wheat.

Taste: Pithy, fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, just with a little more bitterness that straight juice. You can kinda taste the wheat malt on the back end, but its subtle.

The Rest: I actually enjoyed this one; I would prefer it most of the lemonade Shandy's I've tried. A great breakfast/beach beer,

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UFO Big Squeeze Shandy from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
78 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.