Grapefruit Wheat | Odd Side Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales
Michigan, United States
oddsideales.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Zaphog on 05-23-2014

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Ranking:
#42,985
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
84
pDev:
10.56%
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of basaywhat
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours a lightly hazed yellow with a lacy white crown. Aroma of grapefruit, lemon and wheat. Taste is a bit strange with some citrus, light grapefruit, mild wheat and a faint bitterness.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Pours a golden blonde body with some reddish sediment with a thin 1/2 finger head that recedes to a bubbly cloudy cap.

Aromas of tangerines and candy grapefruit. Some malty aromas behind that.

The flavor is both grapefruit and wheat but neither of them stand out beyond the other. The grapefruit is kind of candy-like, like the nose, and artificial; the wheat is not exactly soft but leaves a nice aftertaste. Slightly sour and tart, but not overtly so. It's ok.

The beer is so carbonated it's hard to tell what's underneath. It's painful to drink, in a way that if you were sick you'd drink it to make your stomach feel better. You take a sip and it just foams up into prickly, painful, electric carbonation. A slightly starchy finish.

Overall, it's a beer I'd probably not have again, it's too plain and way over carbonated.

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Photo of tmcarter23
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sweemzander
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scmtim
3.87/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lochef81
3.86/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, bottled 04/26/16 printed on the label. A new one to me from Odd Side Ales, acquired a single bottle of this stuff from the local bottle shop for $1.83. "Wheat beer with grapefruit added".

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours a crisp hazy golden yellow body, some pulpy sediment visible in the body. Conjures up about a finger of foamy white head that leaves some okay fluffy lacing. Appears adequately carbonated. Looks nice per the style.

S - Aroma is simple and pleasant: lots of grainy earthy wheat malt, paired with good authentic earthy grapefruit citrus / peel flavor. Light pungent grapefruit tartness. Slightly creamy, with some peaches n' cream type smells. Fleshy. Fruity. Smells good.

T - Taste is the same: keeps it simple, but very flavorful. Earthy wheat malt, with lots of good citrusy, earthy, bitter grapefruit juice / rind flavor. The two compliment each other nicely, and give off flavors of peaches, nectarines, & tangerine also. Crisp, earthy, fruity, & juicy stuff.

M - Feel is very smooth, crisp, clean, juicy, lightly bitter / citrusy / rind-y, with lingering grapefruit on the finish. Semi-dry, but fluid and exceptionally easy drinking stuff with a modest 4.50% abv. Semi-quenching. Very easy summer drinking stuff.

Overall, quite an enjoyable offering from Odd Side Ales. Look forward to trying more of the random wheat ales i picked up from these guys!!

Odd Side Ales Grapefruit Wheat -----4/5.

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Photo of drbenderdo
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TinyRicks
3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pale yellow color, SLIGHTLY cloudy with very little foam, and the smell is almost non-present. Taste wise this beer is VERY refreshing. Smooth wheat beer with a light citrus/fruity after taste.

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Photo of red94tt
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raime
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmiah22
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mxsluis
2.91/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigleague
3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours very hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, pepper, wheat, bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of grapefruit, pale malt, and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, pepper, wheat, bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of citrus peel bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, pear, apple, pepper, wheat, bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of grapefruit, pale malt, and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a good malt/yeast/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very nice fruited pale wheat ale style. All around good robustness and balance of grapefruit, pale malt, and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of indianabeerman
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of justinp444
3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass this beer has a thin white frothy head with a hazy orange body. The smell is of grapefruit, yeast, citrus, and light malt. Taste is of bitter grapefruit, orange citrus, some lemon, tiny bit of spice, and a lot of bread-y yeast. It has a moderate mouth feel with a nice smoothness for a bitter beer.

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Photo of jemarent
3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergorrilla
3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kerrie
3.02/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.29/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into shaker pint. Pours a golden yellow, with a finger of fluffy white head with great retention. Not much in the way of lacing. The aroma of grapefruit is strong, I can get whiffs of it even though it's on a tray about a foot and a half away. Bringing it closer, the grapefruit is there, but also lemon, bread, wheat... it smells like your average wheat, for the most part. Not bad, but not great; decent. Taste follows, with a tang of citrus on the back end. Enjoyable, but not spectacular.

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Grapefruit Wheat from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 84 ratings