Whistler Paradise Valley Grapefruit Ale

Whistler Paradise Valley Grapefruit Ale

Rated 3.255 by BeerPals

Brewed by Whistler Brewing Company

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Style:  Blonde Ale

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Our very first small batch, limited release brew. It’s a summer blonde with a twist – literally. You see, we’ve added plenty of dried grapefruit rind along with Sterling and Willamette hops. The result is a refreshing grapefruit aromatic with a clean citrus finish. It’s the perfect patio beer for summer 2011.

ID: 44308 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank13916
Overall Percentile74
Style Rank123 of 1464
Style Percentile91.6
Lowest Score2.8
Highest Score3.6
Average Score3.350
Weighted Score3.255
Standard Deviation0.298

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  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 3.0 6 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    There are a lot of IPAs which use different varieties of hops to produce big bold grapefruity notes. This beer uses grapefruit instead and less aromatic hop varieties. In the end, the grapefruit notes aren’t as powerful as the name suggests. In the end, you get a golden coloured beer with a white cap and slight haze that has a very grainy aroma and a very bland blonde ale flavour.

  • CYRENAICA 2418 reviews
    rated 3.5 2 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    November 2, 2013
    LCBO Outlet #483B (Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Royal Bank Plaza)
    330ml bottle
    5.0% Abv
    Part of a BC Breweries Discovery Pack at the LCBO. The beer pours a hazed gold colour, with a very thin white soapy head, despite a vigourous pour. Aroma is caramel, weak grapefruit, and grass. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is caramel, weak citrus, weak molasses, and grass. If I was blindfolded while tasting this....I would have sworn it was a very thin Scotch Ale....that's how much I notice the molasses taste.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a small amount of bubbly foamy, off-white head and dissipates to a very thing coating. Has a hazy coppery appearance with a light pinkish hue. Pretty weak lacing. Aromas are mostly malty, citrus and zesty hops scent and light floral hops. Flavours are citrus hops, very light grapefruit taste, some coriander. Some thick malty breads and also mild floral hops. Grapefruit flavour comes out more in the finish. Fairly lively carbonation. Wet mouthfeel. Very mild warming sensation. Tangy sourness on the palate. Pretty good overall. A nice summer beer with an extra punchiness to keep it interesting.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle - pours a turbid gold color with a smallish head that leaves Spartan lacing on the glass. Aroma is not really in your face, light pale malt tones some citus tones. Flavou is what you'd expect from a citrus infused pale ale - relatively mild but flavourful enough to have the pale ale be complimented by the grapefruit and not washed out by it. A good effort at this fruit styled ale - tasty, quenching.

  • MYKE 542 reviews
    rated 2.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Can barely smell the grapefruit at all, though can you taste it, but it does have some hoppiness going for it. Sticky and cloying, it really just comes across as a bland quasi macro ale.

  • CHOPZ 7305 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    From the LCBO, in the BC Craft Brewers Guild Natural Selections 6-pack. Pours a hazy amber colour with a warm soapy head, average retention and minimal lacing. Grainy aromas of a blonde ale malt with the grapefruit zest (becomes orange-like with time) in the background well-blended with the hop. Caramel malt taste with subtle grapefruit notes and light bitterness. Not so much a fruit beer, but a real amber ale with hints of the fruit. Might appeal more to those who do not like fruit beers.

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Poured a headless, cloudy orange body. Aroma certainly did have some grapefruit notes, and lots of grapefruit in the flavour. Sweet finish, almost cloying it was. Decent mouthfeel. Not a bad beer from this brewery.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This is so not what was expected! Word on the street they have a new brewer after a decade of mediocrity, or worse. This beer however is a great medium bodied pale ale with some greeny citrus and and grapefruit. Some dryness to the malts, somewhere sweeter than balanced but not in a gross malty way but in a fruity fun exciting way. Really enjoyed this

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