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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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50 Reviews
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Reviews: 50
Hads: 411
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 18.45%
Wants: 12
Gots: 180 | 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:
Beer added by: jamvt on 03-25-2014

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Reviews: 50 | Hads: 411
Reviews by thecheapies:
Photo of thecheapies
3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
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. (689 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of beerboy21
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Is like a grapefruit soda. Amazing that this comes in at 4.5% ABV. (67 characters)

Photo of Sstevens580
2.38/5  rDev -29.2%
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 (163 characters)

Photo of KSather
1.76/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

gross combination of grapefruit and beer (40 characters)

Photo of LDEFINIS
2.82/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Too sweet for my taste. Can't say i hated it though. (53 characters)

Photo of CMundt4994
4.2/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

great grapefruit flavor. solid beer (35 characters)

Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of SanFranJake
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.12/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jcorn
3.96/5  rDev +17.9%
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. (245 characters)

Photo of Ryno3031
3.94/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.06/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Doomcifer
2.25/5  rDev -33%

Photo of chudson1992
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of ccurrid
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Nfiorini513
3.01/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Janeinma
2/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of dogfishandi
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.92/5  rDev +16.7%
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. (1,111 characters)

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. (335 characters)

Photo of valkyre65
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beersilio
3.87/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
2.86/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JMS1512
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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UFO Big Squeeze Shandy from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
78 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.