RateBeer
overall
85
64
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a crazy, mixed up beer folks. It starts with a base of Pilsner and wheat malt which give it a light golden color and a subtle hint of clove and fresh cut grass. We ferment it with a Belgian yeast strain which gives it great depth and a spicy zing. Then we blend in European and Pacific Northwest hops to add citrus and apricot flavors, itís then dry-hopped like an IPA to give a tart bright finish. Wheat beer fans and non-fans are equally charmed by this refreshing but very complex summer refresher, as are IPA and non-IPA fans. We told you it was crazy, and you would be nuts not to try it.


poisoneddwarf's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1676) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bomber. Pours a cloudy cantaloupe hue with a medium off-white pillowy head with nice retention. Aroma consists of cooked vegetables, caramel, citrus powder drink, berries. Taste is like a cross between a Pac-NW IPA and a Belgian wit, which I expected; it starts out sweet before becoming quite bitter. Spicy Belgian yeast (clove is prominent) mingles with American hops to create a completely different beast. Highly carbonated and an oily mouthfeel. Interesting experiment.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Part of the sampler at the Tap Room in Concord CA. Couldn't smell much on this one. Just a hint of fruitiness. Sweet malty flavor. Nice easy drinker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bomber from State Line. Pours turbid bright golden straw with 2-finger white frothy head. Nose is spicy florals, peppery pale malt, limey citrus. Tastes of wheaty pale malt, spicy white pepper, florals, and finishing citrus fruit. Very complex and enjoyable for this style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (5907) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2013
22oz bottle, from my local Kroger. Shared with the local group. Hazy golden orange color. Thin white head. Dots of lace. Belgian-type yeast aroma. Some orange citrus aroma. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Light citrus hops. OK, wheaty, belgian IPA. Really, barely IPA at all. More of a belgian-yeasty bigger wheat beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks, Chris! Not a wheat ale? Anyway, this pours a clear gold with a small white head that leaves some bigger bubbles behind. Notes of wheat, straw, light citrus, sweet dough- definitely some Belgian character there. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Belgian ale? Wheat ale? IPA? Itís a Frankensteinís monster of a light summer beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5138) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bomber to snifter (thanks to whoever shared this). Looks solid; a cloudy orange with white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells solid too; hops and hay. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Decent beer.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
...what the fuk, is this an IPA or a fukiní wheat. Horrible, way too hoppy, and no wheat in it whatsoever. Bullshit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus and earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
epiphyte707 (66) - eureka, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
22 oz pours orange a medium head. Smells sweet and enticing. Tastes Carmel sweetness orange peels, and subtle but very pleasurable hop notes. Sweet malty up front and nice sweet hoppy flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2919) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
The beer focus more the wheat flavor instead of the hop that is inspired by the IPA style. For fruity but slightly bitter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
The aroma is slightly orangey with wheat and grassy hops. The appearance is golden with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a slightly better than average beer.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50