Traveler Grapefruit Shandy | The Traveler Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Traveler Beer Co.
Vermont, United States
travelerbeer.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Shandy

The mother of all citrus, the behemoth from Barbados, the original forbidden fruit. It’s big, it’s juicy, and it’s in your beer. Presenting Traveler™ Grapefruit Shandy. You don’t need a tiny arsenal of bowls, knives and mini spoons to enjoy the good stuff. Full flavor with the tart tang you’d expect from a lusciously ripe grapefruit, balanced by a smooth, refreshing finish you can only get with a shandy.

Added by WVbeergeek on 04-08-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,932
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
454
pDev:
16.91%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
227
Trade:
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Photo of GarrettB
3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

July 5th, 2015 - The Illusive Traveler (favorite beer of the Elusive Man from Mass Effect?) was available at the Landsdowne Arms, one of my favorite restaurants in the Highlands Ranch area. It's a citrus heavy beer which is fine for the weather, but not great for heavy Irish cuisine. Bright orange and extremely hazy, it looks like a glass of cream based soup, but the nose is pregnant with lemon notes and a clear acidity. On the tongue it is sweet, but the citrus shifts from lemon to grapefruit. Dry and sweet, it is tasty and lasts well into the aftertaste. If I say that this has a lot of grapefruit in it, I want to insist that it is the sweetest, juiciest parts of the grapefruit at peak ripeness.

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Photo of cribguy
4.3/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Still the only beer my wife has ever finished. Good stuff.

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Photo of Chilmer
2.68/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jay25mac
4.01/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of agentnav
4.91/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mpolewan
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of nro89
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pstam87
4.21/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ABabbidge
3.16/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

L: Murky yellow-orange color. Small bubbly head.

S: Heavy on grapefruit, light on malt.

T&F: Again, heavy on the grapefruit flavor. Very sweet and does not have the puckering quality that grapefruit juice by itself has, but it does have a dry finish.

O: Not terrible, but there are better grapefruit shandys out there.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.14/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on 2017-05-11 in Warrenville, IL on tap

An OK shandy. On the sweet side.

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Photo of kw_pip
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Strong grapefruit... a bit too sour.

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Photo of rsquared59
3.21/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Smakawhat
3.72/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Turbid opaque yellow, with a bright white styrofoam to creamy topped three finger head. Settles to a solid finger slowly and then sneaks down to half. So is this some muted "New England" IPA in disguise?

Tangy light grapefruit with a bit more touches of soda sweetness slightly. Hints a little bit of chewy wheat but also some baby aspirin like qualities too unfortunately.

Very nice decent body to this, but comes off with less chewy wheat character and almost a thick muddy texture. Light grapefruit and citrus, with a bit of tangy zesty oils in the mid palate. Soda like mid level sweetness and some light carbonation. Once again there's some medicinal finish on this as well but not over bearing.

A decent enjoyable radler, big surprising body, but has some odd aspirin like sweetness unfortunately.

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Photo of Onenote81
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of tone77
3.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of grapefruit, a bit on the sweet side. Taste is like grapefruit soda, fairly sweet, light hints of wheat. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing beer that I would probably enjoy more on a hot summer day.

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Photo of jmg480
2.83/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of szmnnl99
2.81/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Markc72
1.75/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TomMahan
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 454 ratings