locarboy (129) - USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 22oz. bottle marked batch #1 purchased a Gene’s Sausage Shop in Chicago for $7.99. Into a Duval tulip glass it pours medium golden orange with a slight haze and a 3/4 tight white head that disappears to a thin film. Aroma and taste of alcohol. Bitterness along back and sides of tongue and soft palate. Long aftertaste with heat from the alcohol. A full bodied wheat ale. A hoppy wheat ale with a malt backbone without the ubiquitous citra/amarillo grapefruit hop flavor.
hayduke (3919) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the GABF 2015. Denver. In the tasting glass this was a hazy orange. Beige foam. Nose of wheat and citrus. , Medium plus body. Flavor of wheat and malt, with citrus. Finishes with the citrus. Quite drinkable.
miyauchi38 (898) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
American pale wheat ale.
scarletfire65 (1149) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is floral hops, apple, brown sugar. A fairly typical APA, heavy sweet malt underneath, nice and bitter up front. Smooth, wheatty palate, not much hint of wheat other than that. Fruity hoppy finish with noticeable alcohol.
DrnkMcDermott (2921) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single bottle from Binny’s, bought Jan 14. Big spongy, lacy head puffs up over a golden beer with just a few bubbles. Light, pleasant hop dominates the nose. Taste is a basic pale ale with American bittering hops. Malt is slightly thick, enough to coat the lips. I try to pick up the wheat malt, but the hops are enough to knock it out. This is one of Begyle’s more accessible beers, though, available in multi-pack 12 oz. bottles.
drywallman (349) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one pours a dark straw color with a long lasting slightly beige head from the bottle. Malt is smooth with a bread/cereal combo thing going on, followed by a clean floral hop finish. No indication of the 7% ABV hiding within. Easily sessionable.
jrsheahan (2) - Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
orange, hazy, white foam, cereal, medium body, average carbonation, spruce, dough, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium bitterness, long finish, well balanced with good hops, a touch of creaminess and a satisfying finish
andyhwcinc (1682) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a cold, rainy, dreary late December evening after having to get my car out of the repair shop. Appearance is a cloudy gold with a moderate white head. Aroma doesn’t have much going on, light yeast and wheat. Taste is nice, dryish finish, unexpected bitterness for the style, overall it’s pretty good.
nuplastikk (5168) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Hoppy wheat/ White IPA. Orange body, foamy white head. Big brewhouse malt aroma, almost has what I would consider an Imperial Pils feel in that regard. Rather unique, sort of occupying the odd realm between White IPA and Imperial Pils. Interesting flavor profile, but a little bit of a boozy, malt liquor feel too...doesn’t incorporate/hide the alcohol well. Soapy orange hop tones. OKish. Anndiesel noted that there is a hint of rye.
BVery (8187) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Binny’s in Schaumburg, IL. Clear orange-golden pour with a small soapy white head. Really nice aroma - kind of that sweet, slightly fruity Bubblicious bubble gum aroma, but not overly so, plus some husky wheat. Hint of yeast. Lighter palate but not thin. Decent carbonation. Fairly sweet on the taste, and a bit drying on the tongue late.
nimbleprop (6160) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz pint at The Map Room pours a clear orange gold with some cloudy, white head. Nose has mild candy, a little yeasty, some orange, some mild herbs, mild soap. Flavor follows, mildly sweet, hints of spice, orange, mild candy, mild straw, mild honey. Sort of a Gumball Head rip off.