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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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BA SCORE
78
okay

179 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

White grapefruit juice light peach color. Lip foam ring. Lacing consists of sliding bubble colonies.

Retains that familiar UFO chinsiness. Wheaty pale, with stuffy orange-y sweetness, but with a grapefruit hard candy vibe. A little cheap, or artificial, but relatively pleasant. Saucy macro witbier notes, like a punchy Blue Moon. More beer than juice, which is a good thing, but quality is compromised.

Orange, grapefruit pulp, bitterness from hops and pith, fat wheat malts, and a tinny finish. Needs some finesse, less brashness, but it tastes much better than the aroma.

Tiny diffuse bubbles foam up a juicy lite body. Good medium mouthfeel.

Not bad, really. Could be a lot better.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 15:08:55 | More by thecheapies
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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.