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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Contact High is a hoppy wheat ale we dry hopped with blood orange zest. Contact high pours a bright orange hue with a big citrus aroma. A very refreshing beer!! Think of a beermosa with only beer!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
That1Guy (2151) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2016
I should have known better. Can that says best by 11/23/15, but Jakebra wants me to crush it. Well-oxidized, but not as bad as I anticipated. Still get some fruity esters over the cardboard. Drank it quickly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monkeychugg55 (991) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Hazy yellow-orange with a medium sized head. The aroma is citrusy orange with caramel malt and some spicy, herbal hop notes. The flavor is smooth and a bit sweet upfront, with some nice citrusy orange notes all the way through. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Can at the booth during Boston Comic Con. Fairly clear gold with a thin white head. Soft resinous hops, a bit of malt behind it, citrus. Medium bodied, fruity and a touch sweet, malt comes through. Malt and resinous hops into the finish, malt and toast, light bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1730) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Pretty good for a style that can tend towards boring. Aroma of citrus, particularly pineapple and orange. Nice copper and ginger color. Light and crisp palate. Flavors were hints of wheat, citrus hops and a slight harshness from the blood orange. Unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67 (1615) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Cloudy gold appearance with an average size, short lived, white head that left modest lacing. Aroma is packed with citrus, mostly orange, along side pitted fruit. Flavor is vibrant to a point then looses its punch as the wheat and sweet malts dull the taste buds. Some salvation in the aftertaste as herbal, spicy hops show up. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel and a lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (4383) - Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2015
12 oz can from a friend. Big citrus and orange peel aroma with light bready malts and toasted grains. Zesty and refreshing flavor that adds some grassy, herbal and floral notes. Pretty tasty wheat ale overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lightbias (398) - USA - JUL 19, 2015
Wow. Normally I have to say that I am not a fan of "zest". When that word shows up on a beer can, I know I’ll be pinching my nose to keep it from stinging and swallowing hard to keep it from biting my throat on the way down. This however, is throwing soft blood orange punches, and every one of them is encased in a massive cloud of spicy, aromatic goodness. The nose is heavy orange, delightful and warm and buoyed by a layer of spruce. It pours gracefully, slick, light-bodied and golden; the head white, soft and a bit dense. -- The first sip is shocking. I had expected to become instantly disappointed in the flavor because of the zest. Instead, I’m pulling it in deeply and savoring the flavors that, I realize, quite mirror the aroma. Lovely! The hops bite my tongue, drying it, leaving a trail of bitter on the length of it; then in comes that orange sweetness, sweeping the bites and soothing the sere. What a fabulous combination! -- The beer is almost gone, it started a cool 43, was perfect at about 50 and the last, deep swallow from my glass registers at 62. The finish is a little long and much too zesty for me. That unfortunate zing I was expecting at the beginning is apparent at the back of my throat if I don’t pick up the glass for a few minutes, but while I am drinking the beer, the beer is awesome. This is going to be a personal preference issue, so be aware of that if you want to try this. It’s fun, tasty, different and if you haven’t tried it, I’ll recommend you do. This is an awesome brew for a hot summer evening!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Foxchainman (10) - Fox Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2016 Best Hoppy wheat beer I have ever had. Great orange zest flavor that compliments the hop profile of pineapple and mango. No harsh hop bitterness or oniony hop flavors. Just sweet wheat, orange/pineapple hop and blood orange zest goodness!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10310) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2015
Can 355ml @ The Pig, Washington, DC
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, citrus, grass and orange peel. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long slightly dry, orange, grassy and citrus finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2015
Can, at the pig, DC. An almost clear one, golden in color and with a small white head. Pineapple and a generic tropical fruity touch. Some reason notes too. It’s soft and medium bodied, quite dry. Peaches, pineapple and a decent bitterness in the flavor, with a medium length finish. A refreshing one, but a tad too focused on fruits I think. 150619

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