Monday, July 28, 2014

RAD


After the party I went to sponsored by Schofferhofer Grapefruit last weekend, I decided to try this can of Sixpoint RAD I had in the fridge. After all, this seems to be at least a cousin being an "ale with fruit juice added." My pounder comes in an orange can and with a story on the back.

"No one in their right mind would dispute it being... TOTALLY RADICAL. Sixpoint RAD is a unique blend of fruit juices with ale to create the original summer crusher. The first Sick Liquid from the Mad Scientists' Laboratory--a refreshing take on what beer can be." 3.2% alcohol. 7 IBU.

Murky orange-brown color. NOT one of the loveliest beers I've ever seen. Very fruity aroma and tons of wheat. Fruits are kind of a weird indiscernible fusion--it doesn't matter but I'll go with banana-orange-mango-peach juice is what was added.

The texture is thick and kind of chewy, lots of wheat. Fruit is still very prevalent, but also still a weird mixed basket. Some citric acidic grapefruit tartness does add a little balance to the wheaty cotton-mouth-producing aspect, but this is not refreshing in the slightest. Sick Liquid is right, but not in the cool way they want you to think of it. Rather, the Mad Scientists made a Blender of Weirdness. Pass for sure.




3 comments:

Lost said...

I'm totally a fan of Six Point, but I agree with you on this one. WAY off the mark.

FWIW, I guessed that the mystery fruit was passion fruit.

-Lost

Beer Drinker Rob said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Beer Drinker Rob said...

Yeah, I'm mostly a fan as well and totally enjoy many of their other beers!