UFO Big Squeeze Shandy
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #753
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
78
Ranked #45,897
Avg:
3.44 | pDev: 18.31%
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
496
From:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
  13
Gots
  230
SCORE
78
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Reviews by Durandal_777:
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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Photo of KSather
1.76/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

gross combination of grapefruit and beer

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Photo of SerialTicker
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hate all you want you lil' bastards, this is crazy refreshing -- more like a radler than a shandy thanks to its soda-like effervescence, this is a beer I could pound and pound during the heat of summer. Light, refreshing, tart, a little sweet, plenty of grapefruit... tastes more like grapefruit juice than beer -- especially on the front -- but it's also a shandy/radler. I fecking dig it.

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Photo of Sstevens580
2.38/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I was pretty disappointed with this shandy. Tasted more like grapefruit juice with a beer flavor as opposed to the contrary. Good for someone who doesn't like beer

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Photo of MishRodz
1.42/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Horrible horrible taste. I like a juicy taste beer but not much like this one. Awful taste for me. Too girly. It's like a carbonated grapefruit juice.

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Photo of beerboy21
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Is like a grapefruit soda. Amazing that this comes in at 4.5% ABV.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Hazy, opaque orange, bordering on pink, with a small, somewhat coarse white head, which quickly fades to a dusting of foam on the surface. Coarse, scattered, broken lacing lines the glass walls.

Aroma: The aroma is like that of a typical wheat beer, infused with grapefruit juice.

Taste: Opens with pleasant, bread-like wheat malt, soon followed by a surge of grapefruit juice. UFO Big Squeeze Shandy presents none of the bitterness or sour flavors typically associated with grapefruit juice, and sometimes associated with wheat ales.As the taste progresses, the grapefruit juice flavor abates a bit, finishing a touch dry with a little residual malt sweetness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, with slight carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasant, refreshing warm-weather beer, or perhaps a Radler with a relatively high ABV. To be sure, this is very easy to drink, but those used to the low ABV European Radlers should note that this packs somewhat more of a punch.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of mynie
3.99/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's warm out and a 12er of these was cheap.

I like grapefruit. It is difficult to eat and therefore the among manliest of produce. Sissyboys drink orange juice or lemonade while Real Men, like yours truly, eat a whole grapefruit--skin and all--every morning. Then we make love to each other.

I also don't know what to make of Harpoon. They are kind of legendary as they were one of the first widely distributed craft brands. They are also held in ill esteem by contemporary beersmen because of the perceived meekness of their brews. Personally, I still love SA Boston Lager, but I find Harpoon's IPA unpalatably bland. Most of their other beers are the same--certainly not badly brewed, but really not my style (their Leviathan imperial pils was probably the most underrated beer I ever had, though).

Big Squeeze UFO is simultaneously the most and least bland Harpoon beer I've ever had, simply because its juiciness is to aggressive. It tastes hand-blended, and I'd be shocked if this didn't have the highest juice-to-beer ratio of any pre-packaged shandy on the market.

The result is straightforward: tart grapefruit juice mixed with a solid, thick witbier. It goes down smooth as milk and tastes, frankly great.

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Photo of LDEFINIS
2.82/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Too sweet for my taste. Can't say i hated it though.

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Photo of CMundt4994
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

great grapefruit flavor. solid beer

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Photo of Remdog
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Stormofisis
4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of melza
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of 57md
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy yellowish-orange color. The nose is super citrusy but more like overripe oranges and grapefruits than fresh fruit. Grapefruit and orange flavors abound but this light-bodied concoction is more like a cocktail than a beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Stignacious
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

For what this is, a grapefruit juice powered shandy, It's pretty darn good. Light, fruity, refreshing. A great summer drink, and now my go-to shandy for those times that a shandy is called for.

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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2.19/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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4.4/5  rDev +27.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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2.76/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.45/5  rDev -28.8%

UFO Big Squeeze Shandy from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 496 ratings