Tricycle Grapefruit Radler
Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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Parallel 49 Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
Fruit and Field Beer
3.61 | pDev: 10.53%
Feb 16, 2019
Jul 22, 2014
Tricycle Grapefruit RadlerTricycle Grapefruit Radler
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Rated: 3.5 by IPAnicked from Canada (BC)

Feb 16, 2019
Rated: 3.08 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Jan 02, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours murky golden orange color with a small foamy white head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing pretty quickly. No lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Okay appearance. Aromas of lightly tart grapefruit juice, citrus peel, cracker, white bread, and light herbal/grass. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of grapefruit juice, pale malt, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart grapefruit juice, citrus peel, cracker, white bread, and light herbal/grass. Light herbal/grassy/citrus peel bitterness and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart grapefruit juice, citrus peel, cracker, white bread, and light herbal/grass on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of grapefruit juice, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/tartness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from fruit tang/tartness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth and moderately grainy/acidic balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.5%. Overall this is a pretty good radler. All around good robustness and balance of grapefruit juice, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink; with the mildly tart/bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful for the ABV. Great balance of grapefruit juice and pale lager flavors. A nicely enjoyable offering, and good style example.
Dec 23, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by Eric_Standard from Canada (BC)

Jun 26, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Apr 24, 2017
Rated: 3.7 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Apr 09, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by BeerTest from Florida

Jan 14, 2017
Rated: 3.23 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Dec 29, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by BCborn from Canada (BC)

Nov 23, 2016
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Grapefruit radler from a 12 oz can at the Fall 2016 L.E.A.F.
Looks more like pink grapefruit juice but tastes like a 50/50 mix of grapefruit juice and light lager. Light carbonation with minimal visible effects.
Oct 25, 2016
Rated: 3.47 by Seanecy from Virginia

Oct 16, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by Jeremy7 from Canada (BC)

Jul 29, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 20, 2016
Rated: 3.72 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Jul 03, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by Mikeharris27 from Canada (AB)

Jul 01, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Niceroad77 from Canada (BC)

May 24, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Nhoelzen from Arizona

May 16, 2016
Rated: 3.24 by teraflx from Arizona

May 15, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Shaunmac16 from Canada (BC)

May 10, 2016
Rated: 2.93 by Grogsky from Canada ()

Apr 29, 2016
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Reviewed by jzlyo from Iowa

3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Aroma is grapefruit, ripe fruit and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is grapefruit, ripe fruit, mild/medium sweetness, malts, a hint of spices and a very tart finish.
Feb 16, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by boszormeny from Canada (ON)

Jan 03, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by blasass from Kansas

Nov 22, 2015
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a murky deep golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and faint orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy foamy light beige head that reduces to a tiny patch of extremely thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grapefruit juice over the top of hints of grainy malts.

T: Upfront there is a hint of slightly sweet grainy malts followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of grapefruit juice. Not too tart and not too sweet. No bitterness at all in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Super easy to drink and refreshing, I could easily have a few of these in a session. Solid grapefruit juice flavor and aroma.
Oct 23, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by baklo from North Carolina

Oct 04, 2015
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Reviewed by dar482 from New York

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
The beer comes in a rich golden yellow, absolutely hazy.

The beer hits of straight grapefruit juice up front. Fleshy yellow grapefruit, the juice, the slight hints of tart. Then onto a light malty quality that shows itself as a malt beverage in the end. Medium carbonation to move the beer along.

A brew that one could drink for an extended amount of time, as intended, but the great grapefruit flavor really helps this beer out.
Sep 25, 2015
Rated: 4.02 by MJ63 from Canada (ON)

Sep 16, 2015
Rated: 3.74 by Beervana from Canada (BC)

Sep 13, 2015
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Parallel 49 'Tricycle Radler' @ 3.5% , served from a 355 ml can
A-pour is a cloudy pink from the can to a cloudy pink in the glass with almost no head
T-tart , somewhat refreshing
MF-low/mild carbonation , weak body
Ov-it was left behind for me to try , one & done
prost LampertLand
Sep 04, 2015
Rated: 3.37 by DSincavage from Illinois

Sep 04, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by petermethot from New Jersey

Aug 23, 2015
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Reviewed by Electros from Canada (ON)

4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours a light amber, smells of citrus. This is a very quenchable summer beer. Very light, grapefruit comes on strong at first with beer notes after. This is a highly drinkable beer, one could easily put away quite a few on a hot day!
Aug 21, 2015
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.26/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
355 ml bottle served cold into a Amsterdam snifter. Purchased as part of a taster's pack for what worked out to $2.30 CDN per bottle.

Appearance - Hazy orange and grapefruit colored beer with pink highlights. minuscule head and no lacing left behind.

Smell - Lots and lots of grapefruit with a slightly offputting rotten fruit smell. It's not prevalent but detracts from the otherwise deliciousness of the grapefruit.

Taste - Lots of fresh grapefruit than increases in bitterness as you go, not only through the bottle but on each sip. Very mild graininess lurking in the background.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and refreshing with a dry finish.

Overall - As far as radlers go, you could do better and you could do a lot worse. Passable and refershing but filler as far as I'm concerned in the taster's pack.
Aug 20, 2015
Rated: 2.83 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Aug 19, 2015
Rated: 3.64 by kjkinsey from Texas

Aug 15, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Aug 05, 2015
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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
341 mL bottle from their "Unparalled" mixed six-pack, currently available at the LCBO. They included a new beer in this year's sampler (that's good!), but the new beer contains sodium benzoate (that's bad). OK, it's probably not inherently bad - but how else am I supposed to awkwardly shoehorn a Simpsons reference into this review? Served well-chilled.

Pours an opaque apricot colour, producing one finger of fizzy, very short-lived white head. It's gone before I've even placed the bottle down on the table - no lace or collar, with only a few foamy wisps on the surface. It pretty much looks like sparkling grapefruit juice. The aroma does little to convince me that I am drinking something that contains beer - again, it's nothing but grapefruit zest and juicy citrus pulp on the nose.

OK, now I feel like I'm just going to be repeating myself for the rest of this review - because it more or less tastes like a mixture of grapefruit soda and sanguine/blood orange. Moderately sweet and tart initially, with a touch of juicy orange flavour - however, the bitterness of the grapefruit pulp dominates much of the sip, leaving behind a pithy astringency that quickly fades in the aftertaste. Light-bodied, with lively carbonation levels - it feels fizzy and crisp on the palate, like a radler is supposed to - though the pulpiness makes this one feel a little fuller on the palate than most.

Final Grade: 3.5, a B. Tricycle Grapefruit Radler is only 50% beer, but that fraction still seems a bit high by my estimates. I have had a lot of radlers over the past couple of months - many were worse than this, and only a handful of them were better. For what it is, this is not bad at all. I expect that fans of grapefruit soda will probably love it - the differences between the two drinks are minimal at best - but personally I'd prefer it if there were at least some residual evidence of the base lager's presence. Refreshing, yet forgettable - not something I would have bothered putting into the sampler pack, but as a summer patio thirst-quencher, it'll do.
Aug 04, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by Idrankthat from Canada (SK)

Aug 02, 2015
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Reviewed by Trosevear from Canada (AB)

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Had on tap

L: Musty yellow

S: Fake grapefruit with a minor beer smell. Almost smells off

T: Tart like a grapefruit. With strong grapefruit, doesn't taste like beer at all.

F: Sour but a nice taste to it.

O: A very nice Rader and well done.
Jul 29, 2015
Rated: 3.55 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jul 28, 2015
Tricycle Grapefruit Radler from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 82 ratings