Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Shandy | The Traveler Beer Co.

Illusive Traveler Grapefruit ShandyIllusive Traveler Grapefruit Shandy
BA SCORE
30.9%
Liked This Beer
3.49 w/ 446 ratings
Illusive Traveler Grapefruit ShandyIllusive Traveler Grapefruit Shandy
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Illusive Traveler is a deceptively delicious wheat beer made with real grapefruit. This refreshing take on a Shandy delivers a bright and satisfying citrus aroma and flavor, then quickly disappears, leaving you searching for another.

Added by WVbeergeek on 04-08-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,120
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
446
Liked:
138
Avg:
3.49/5
pDev:
16.91%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
222
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 446 |  Reviews: 71
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 imbibehour
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

Photo of Jacob17
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEER88
3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wontonst
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thalador
2.51/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of joeseppy
4.03/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this on tap served at 29*F. Yep, ice crystals in this about frosted my lips. Fruity aromas of citrus. Definitely can taste the grapefruit juice in here. On the sweeter side. Mouthfeel is creamy, a tad heavy and lively carbonation. Like any other shandy I've rifled through I can only handle one. Not a sessioner for me. Can't grade lower because of personal preference. The label is the guarantee and it is what it is.

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Photo of freewill35
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dface
4.1/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
2.36/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
Beer rating: 30.9% out of 100 with 446 ratings
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