Roadie Grapefruit Radler
Great Divide Brewing Company

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #160
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
84
Ranked #31,885
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 10.34%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
80
From:
Great Divide Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  16
SCORE
84
Good
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Reviews by superspak:
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superspak from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 5/4/2018. Pours lightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/lightly tart ruby red grapefruit, lemon, orange, melon, citrus peel/zest, wheat, cracker, white bread, light herbal/grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of grapefruit juice, pale/wheat malt, and light earthy hop/yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/lightly tart ruby red grapefruit, lemon, orange, melon, citrus peel/zest, wheat, cracker, white bread, light herbal/grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/grassy/citrus peel bitterness, and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of juicy ruby red grapefruit, lemon, orange, melon, citrus peel/zest, wheat, cracker, white bread, light herbal/grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome robustness and balance of grapefruit juice, pale/wheat malt, and light earthy hop/yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitter/tartness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness, tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/acidic/tangy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is an outstanding radler! All around awesome robustness and balance of grapefruit juice, pale/wheat malt, and light earthy hop/yeast flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful and never watery for the ABV. Perfectly balanced grapefruit juice vibrancy and wheat beer flavors. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. This is one of the best radlers I've ever had.

Jun 16, 2018
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basaywhat from Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy dark yellow with a big bubbly white head that retains well and leaves little lacing. The aroma is sweet grapefruit juice with some wheat malt. The flavor is sweet wheat malt with lots of sugary grapefruit juice. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Jun 29, 2017
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Karibourgeois from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 02, 2017
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Jcarter1221 from Oklahoma

3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

May 13, 2017
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Erik-P from Canada (BC)

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 31, 2017
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a a slightly cloudy yellow with a large head. The aroma has lots of fresh and zesty grapefruit, with just a hint of sweet and sour. The flavor leads with a mild bready malt, and then a dry and tangy sour grapefruit juice flavor, with a hint of pithy quality. The mouthfeel is quite light with good foamy carbonation. Overall I love the nose on this, but the flavor is not as refreshing as promised. Still, quite enjoyable.

May 23, 2017
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cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 20, 2017
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Kayakguy from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 05, 2017
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ordybill from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy golden amber with a large white head. The aroma is citrus and wheat. The taste follows the nose.

Jun 06, 2018
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JLaw55 from Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 25, 2017
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Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jun 20, 2018
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Donkster46 from Washington

3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 22, 2017
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madelf66 from Pennsylvania

2.4/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Jun 06, 2017
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bschmidt_37 from Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

May 14, 2017
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mpolewan from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aug 24, 2019
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scottspencer from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 21, 2017
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Justinprintz from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 03, 2017
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mancavebeercouch from Colorado

4.39/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

May 04, 2017
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FrancisM12 from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 20, 2017
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_Adam_ from Maryland

3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jul 15, 2020
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dustin22martin from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apr 30, 2017
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BeerAndFilm from Oregon

3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 05, 2017
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TH28 from Florida

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. 6/13/17 can date. Appearance: Cloudy light golden with a thick white foam head and decent lacing. Aroma: Grainy wheat, with a dominant grapefruit pulp. Taste: Starts with a really sweet wheat maltiness with grapefruit pulp that becomes more tart and bitter thru the swallow. Low hop bitterness, but the grapefruit peel like bitterness comes thru. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a touch of creaminess, and a moderate carbonation. Finish: Lingering bitter grapefruit peel, dry, and a touch of tartness. Overall: Skews more in the wheaty, malt forward side of the radler style. Grapefruit hangs out in the background before showing it’s bitter and tart character in the back end. Decent radler, but the rich sweetness makes this a slow drinker

Jul 29, 2017
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Jsalz21 from New Jersey

3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Aug 02, 2018
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Brian_Pheiffer from California

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 21, 2017
Roadie Grapefruit Radler from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 80 ratings