Tricycle Grapefruit Radler
Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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From:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
 
British Columbia, Canada
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
3.5%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 10.53%
Ratings:
82
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 16, 2019
Added:
Jul 22, 2014
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  13
SCORE
82
Good
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Notes: None
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Ratings by Mikeharris27:
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3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Mikeharris27 from Canada (AB)

Jul 01, 2016
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3.5 by IPAnicked from Canada (BC) on Feb 16, 2019
 
3.08 by AyatollahGold from Indiana on Jan 02, 2018
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3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by superspak from North Carolina

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
 
3.68 by Eric_Standard from Canada (BC) on Jun 26, 2017
 
3.75 by Karibourgeois from Texas on Apr 24, 2017
 
3.7 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee on Apr 09, 2017
 
4.02 by BeerTest from Florida on Jan 14, 2017
 
3.23 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Dec 29, 2016
 
3.75 by BCborn from Canada (BC) on Nov 23, 2016
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3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by chinchill from South Carolina

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
 
3.47 by Seanecy from Virginia on Oct 16, 2016
 
3.96 by Jeremy7 from Canada (BC) on Jul 29, 2016
 
3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jul 20, 2016
 
3.72 by UCLABrewN84 from California on Jul 03, 2016
 
3.99 by Niceroad77 from Canada (BC) on May 24, 2016
 
3.5 by Nhoelzen from Arizona on May 16, 2016
 
3.24 by teraflx from Arizona on May 15, 2016
 
3.99 by Shaunmac16 from Canada (BC) on May 10, 2016
 
2.93 by Grogsky from Canada () on Apr 29, 2016
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3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by jzlyo from Iowa

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
 
2.5 by boszormeny from Canada (ON) on Jan 03, 2016
 
3.87 by blasass from Kansas on Nov 22, 2015
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3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

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
 
3.56 by baklo from North Carolina on Oct 04, 2015
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3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by dar482 from New York

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
 
4.02 by MJ63 from Canada (ON) on Sep 16, 2015
 
3.74 by Beervana from Canada (BC) on Sep 13, 2015
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3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

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
S-grapefruit
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
 
3.37 by DSincavage from Illinois on Sep 04, 2015
 
3.5 by petermethot from New Jersey on Aug 23, 2015
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4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Electros from Canada (ON)

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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3.26/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

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
 
2.83 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Aug 19, 2015
 
3.64 by kjkinsey from Texas on Aug 15, 2015
 
3.75 by paulish from New York on Aug 05, 2015
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3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

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
 
4.06 by Idrankthat from Canada (SK) on Aug 02, 2015
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3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Trosevear from Canada (AB)

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
 
3.55 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Jul 28, 2015
Tricycle Grapefruit Radler from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 82 ratings