Pink Fuzz
Beyond the Pale Brewing Company

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American Pale Wheat Ale
Ranked #71
Ranked #21,913
3.84 | pDev: 11.46%
Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
Very Good
Pink FuzzPink Fuzz
Notes: Not your Bavarian grandfather's wheat beer. We use grapefruit zest and pulp at different points in the process to insert the character of the fruit into the beer, and hops are carefully selected to emphasize the citrus notes. But don’t expect this to taste like the first course of Sunday breakfast; the fruit flavour is subtle, and the bitter quality of the grapefruit is balanced nicely by a bit of sweetness in the finish.

20 IBU
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 69
Reviews by bryehn:
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4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

More of an orangey peach colour than it is pink. Small, frothy white head hangs on as a bubbly collar and leaves a fair amount of lace.

Surprisingly hoppy citrus aroma that blends well with the smell of the grapefruit. Sweet, candied malts, peppery cloves and a faint metallic tone can be also perceived.

The taste is sharp and tart at first, with a pronounced grapefruit presence. Toasted, earthy grains and a caramel-like sweetness follow. Dry finish with a citrus rind flavour, mild astringency and toasted note in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is fairly thin but somewhat earthy, with a tangy pop on the tongue.

This will be great in the summer months. Pairs well with salads and light lunches.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of nickfl
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZePYC
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Electros
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CanuckRover
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange with a beautiful rose tint, as advertised. Really nice looking beer in a tall tulip.

Aroma is the only place I really pick up the grapefruit, where it's fairly obvious. Works well with strong notes of wet wheat.

Hm. I don't get very much grapefruit at all, at least not a huge hit of fruit. Bitterness is there alright, and I gather that's the idea. A whole lot of wheat, but not much else. Not a fault of the brewery, just a crappy style I think. Give me some big yeast and spice with this please.

Could use more carbonation, make it pop.

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Photo of ludachris
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Burnt orange with apricot highlights. Two fingers of sticky, fluffy white head leave streaks of lace behind. It's 30 degrees right now and this looks like a beer I want to drink.

Freshly squeezed grapefruit pulp is everywhere. Leafy cascade hops mesh well. There's a nice earthy, sweet backbone. A bit of caramel and a bit of coffee cake.

Grapefruit zest and pulp run from beginning to end. There's caramel and bready malt in the middle. Quite a sessionable beer at 6%.

The feel is well rounded and fluffy, medium bodied and crisp.

This is an incredibly well brewed, sessionable, flavourful American wheat that's gaining a lot of traction here in Ottawa. I would say this is a new stepping stone standard for those new to the craft market. Big thumbs up.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Brothers Beer Bistro. From notes.

A - Poured a very cloudy dark golden colour with a finger and a half of thick creamy white head. Decent carbonation. Spotty lace and a film of retention. Colour was neat.

S - Orange, yeast, mild spice.

T - Lot's of orange, grapefruit peel, spritsy citrus. Nice depth of citric fruits. Tart grapefruit was there too. Tons of orange and some wheat. Lived up to the name.

M - Good carbonation, medium body, and a dry finish.

O/D - Quite a solid Belgian Wit. Leans more towards the fruit end and was quite enjoyable. Very drinkable as well. Hard to fault this.

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Photo of liamt07
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of andrenaline
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtomlins
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 32 oz growler into a stemmed tulip glass (2 hours after fill)

A: A light orangey straw color pouring to a big white head (3+ fingers) falling to a thin color with lots of lacing.

S: The nose is wheaty and yeasty with a hint of that grapefruit zest and some sweet malt.

T: Very wheaty and yeasty from the start followed closely by a wack of bitter grapefruit zest. Unlike many ‘fruited’ beers, Pink Fuzz is wonderfully tart and dry, not a cloying artificial sweetness, which balances well with the wheat and malt. There is a touch of bittering hops that dry out the finish.

M: Medium body, but still very round. Medium Carbonation.

O: A super tasty wheat beer. The tart grapefruit in Pink Fuzz really distinguishes it from the masses of boring seasonal wheat beers.

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Photo of peensteen
2.58/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a sludgy-murky orange colour, ring of white head and a no lace. Smell is mostly all grapefruit there is a bit of malty/wheaty charachter to it but this largely reminds me of the Presidents Choice Grapefruit Soda. Taste is a step down from the nose, grapefruit juice and bitter grapefruit rind a bit of malt in the mid palate and finish, but grapefruit dominates this in every way, grapefruit bitterness makes this feel higher than the advertised 20 IBU. Carbonation is high and obnoxious, medium body. Honestly, I have no idea how this beer has the rating it does on here, either this can was way off or this is not for a beer for's like an Imperial Radler and is as good as that sounds.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hopsolutely
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of deonreds
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of SebD
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grapefruit, citrus, wheat malts and faint black pepper.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some grapefruit zest, citrus, wheat malts, a light grassy bitterness and faint yeast.

Mouthfeel: It has a low-medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

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Photo of ssmack
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Very hazy lemony beige colour. Very little head and you expect tons from a wheat beer. And very little carbonation or lacing. Not a good look.

Definitely smells like there is grapefruit in there. Slightly sweet cakey aroma too.

The taste follows the aroma. Grapefruit and tropical fruity bitterness. Good malty caky sweetness. More bitter than the 20 IBU would indicate but also not a hop bomb.

Medium feel with low carbonation.

This is an easy drinking summer refresher. Better than most North American wheet beers that use strong North American hops. The grapefruit adds well to the taste and is not distracting from the beer.

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Photo of KeKeKumba
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of sdm9465
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of patre_tim
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden amber with lots of carbonation, and 3 fingers of off white head.

Smells fruity, like ruby red grapefruit, malty and of green, grassy hops.

Tastes of deep, caramelised malts, grapefruit, and green, herbal, grassy hops.

Smooth and foamy, light feeling body with lots of carbonation.

Got in Toronto, drinking in Markham Jan 28th, 2017. Interesting, weird, a little flat in the middle, but good.

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Photo of 4ster
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SmithyAlan
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derekrick420
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%

Pink Fuzz from Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 69 ratings