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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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265 Ratings
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 18.93%
Wants: 6
Gots: 62 | 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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4/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

Slatetank, May 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Tiernan, Jun 20, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy peach/apricot look to it with a bright white head, fine speckled lacing left behind unevenly...wow. Not a bad looking beer, the brew smells great, tart grapefruit pith it's like slicing a huge grapefruit for breakfast and sprinkle some sugar on it. Very bright citrus pith and flesh, I'm liking the nose...one dimensional but totally worth smelling a grapefruit explosion. Flavor hits just like biting into a piece of fresh grapefruit with a hint of extra sugar, the it's like Ocean Spray Ruby Red grapefruit juice with carbonation and a touch of alcohol...at first I was thinking it was going to taste like a Fresca cut with beer nothing like most horribly sweet shandy offerings. Dry bitterness down to the bone from the grapefruit acidity and citrus qualities, I'm really enjoying this, never though I'd say that! The best Harpoon UFO offering ever, really nice beer. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, lingering bitter Grapefruit pith pretty damn tart for grapefruit flavor blended with beer...carbonation sturdy but carries the flavors so well. Overall, I'm shocked at how ridiculously good this is.

WVbeergeek, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Looks like a lager mixed with grapefruit juice: Cloudy, yellow.

Unmistakable grapefruit juice and rind. Might be more refreshing if I hadn't had fresh grapefruit juice for breakfast.
Juicy, with way more grapefruit juice flavor than expected. In fact, this is the dominant flavor. Wheat beer is much more apparent in the bready aroma.

chinchill, Apr 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First time with this particular brew, and first ever review.
Bottle to mason jar.

Appearance: Quarter inch head; fine carbonation that dissipates after a few minutes. Being unfiltered, it's quite opaque and cloudy. It's an orange/yellow/brown color resembling grapefruit juice.

Smell: Sweet, citrus aroma with the very slightest hint of grains.

Taste: Quite sweet, a little sour, with extremely mild bitterness. Citrus flavor matches the aroma nicely.

Mouthfeel: Light at first with a heavier, acidic follow-up. Mellow carbonation with a slight fizz while holding in the mouth.

Overall: A light, mellow beer with a strong citrus body. This is the first non-lemon shandy I have tried, and I enjoy it quite a bit more than my previous shandy experiences. It’s wonderful for a warm summer evening, however the sweetness combined with the sour, acidic aftertaste wouldn’t make it a good choice for an Independence Day bender.

Note: I am recovering from a head cold and my sense of smell is a bit off, but the citrus smells and flavors are still quite pronounced. Take this for what you will.

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UFO Big Squeeze Shandy from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
77 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.