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UFO Big Squeeze Shandy | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by jamvt on 03-25-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
458
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
50.87%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
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For Trade:
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Reviews: 61 | Ratings: 458
Reviews by Slatetank:
Photo of Slatetank
4/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

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Photo of beerboy21
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Is like a grapefruit soda. Amazing that this comes in at 4.5% ABV.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Hazy, opaque orange, bordering on pink, with a small, somewhat coarse white head, which quickly fades to a dusting of foam on the surface. Coarse, scattered, broken lacing lines the glass walls.

Aroma: The aroma is like that of a typical wheat beer, infused with grapefruit juice.

Taste: Opens with pleasant, bread-like wheat malt, soon followed by a surge of grapefruit juice. UFO Big Squeeze Shandy presents none of the bitterness or sour flavors typically associated with grapefruit juice, and sometimes associated with wheat ales.As the taste progresses, the grapefruit juice flavor abates a bit, finishing a touch dry with a little residual malt sweetness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, with slight carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasant, refreshing warm-weather beer, or perhaps a Radler with a relatively high ABV. To be sure, this is very easy to drink, but those used to the low ABV European Radlers should note that this packs somewhat more of a punch.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of Sstevens580
2.38/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I was pretty disappointed with this shandy. Tasted more like grapefruit juice with a beer flavor as opposed to the contrary. Good for someone who doesn't like beer

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Photo of KSather
1.76/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

gross combination of grapefruit and beer

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Photo of LDEFINIS
2.82/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Too sweet for my taste. Can't say i hated it though.

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Photo of MishRodz
1.42/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Horrible horrible taste. I like a juicy taste beer but not much like this one. Awful taste for me. Too girly. It's like a carbonated grapefruit juice.

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Photo of CMundt4994
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

great grapefruit flavor. solid beer

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Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of SanFranJake
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.09/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.12/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jcorn
3.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got talked into buying a sixer of this by a harpoon rep at my local beer store. Hey, got a really cool stainless steel bottle opener out of it, along with a pretty tasty beer. A bit sweet & a little sour. Tastes better than it smells. Very nice.

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Photo of Ryno3031
3.94/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.06/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Doomcifer
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of chudson1992
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.17/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy orange with a thin white head.

Smell: Grapefruit and other citrus.

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of sweeter citrus and Grapefruit.

Overall: Excellent beer, refreshing.

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Photo of ccurrid
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Nfiorini513
3.01/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Janeinma
2/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of dogfishandi
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Dinkel
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.92/5  rDev +14%
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.

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Photo of chinchill
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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UFO Big Squeeze Shandy from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
79 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.