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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

195 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 19.47%
Wants: 5
Gots: 38 | 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 +1.8%
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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2.88/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - poured an opaque orange haze with a one finger loose quick to dissipate head. Looked dead after a few minutes, might as well be grapefruit juice.

S - tons of citrus fruit, almost smells like fruit juice instead of beer. Grapefruit dominant, some spicyness and a slight bread. Sells tired vs refreshing, of that makes sense.

T - not really my bag, I've had some shandys from the Macros and they still delivered a good crisp refreshing flavor, this is lacking. The grapefruit is domineering, and the bitterness is astringent. There doesn't seem to be discernible hop flavor which would have made a world of difference.

M - would expect it to be lighter, mouthfeel is chunky, syrupy.

O - This is just not enjoyable to me... Not refreshing doesn't really look good, thought the taste would be brighter and hoppier, but its really on the dull side. Will choke this down and the other two will become fridge turds. Meh.

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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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UFO Big Squeeze Shandy from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
78 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.