JaKeAFC (622) - ITALY - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black Diamond White IPA - IPA cross w. Witbier - 7.4%
65 cl bottle, 5.50€, bb 07/15. Good for summer? Yes. Is it summer? No. But i had one this summer, i swear it, just i didn’t rate it and has this one laying in the fridge for a while and needed to make space for some winter one.
Dark yellow to gold color, almost lagery appearance with lots of sediment in suspension still not being so hazed or cloudy. Short thick white head, Nice sticky lacework. Nose is herbal and spicy, like witbiers.
Aroma is definitely pale pilsener malts and wheat, with belgian yeast, spices and a very neatly contrasting american hops. Really, belgian yeas (at least i do believe it’s used here) does contrast a lot with american style dry hopping. Has a spicyness usually found in Saisons like Urhtel. Citric notes, faint lemon zest, and some grapefruit not as strong as straight IPAs and less fruity tones (but this isn’t a straight IPA). Very citrusy, maybe a shim soapy but not disturbing.
Body is incredibly light, light-to-medium, finish is fairly dry, moderately bitter, balanced. Quite low carbonation. Can feel the 7.4 ABV tho. Good for summer? Again, yes. In winter? Hum, still solid.
A cross between Christoffel (hoppy pils), Hoegaarden (well known Wit), Urquell (classic pilsener), and Chouffe IPA (belgian ipa w american hops). Very unique blend, very well balanced. Not enthusiastic on the IPA front but this is not a straight IPA. Could drink 2 liters of this maybe. Very good!
Nik925 (764) - USA - DEC 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Foamy, cloudy. Cerealish. Bright hop flavor - nice bubblegum. Intrusive malt. Harsh bitter. Very dry malt. Some lacing from all that over-foam, though huge bubbles. Chill haze beyond slight tossled pour that might have left some lees in the mix. Soapy. Harsh. Comes up short.
alexsdad06 (6114) - Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Del. Pours a clear dark golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have grapefruit citrus, grass, toasted bread, some earthy and herbal character, moderate bitterness to a toasted, dry finish. Just a hint of sweet tea to the finish also.
Sledutah (5222) - Utah, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle picked up at the grocery store in CA
Cloudy straw yellow with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma is citrus, coriander and fruity. Flavors are fruity and citrus
DialSquare (3035) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From an old note, from somewhere on a trip to Tampa... light lemony, pepper, wheat grain, malt, citrus, oily. - 6.2
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad Belgian IPA. Pours straw, lots of head, foams up and gives you that olfactory rush of florals and Belgian yeast.
mikedR (1388) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Superb white IPA. A lot of times I feel that the Belgian yeast gets in the way of the hops or vice versa. Here, beautifully balanced. A-
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Dirty orangish straw, huge chunks of sediment, large foamy off-white head, nice lacing.   Wow, haven’t seen chunks that big for a while.   Citrusy hop nose, pale floral notes.   Stale and somewhat wet hop to start, a little citrusy.   Not too bitter.   Seems like an aged IPA.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Soft citrus based finish.   A very soft IPA, not too bitter.   Bigger than a pale, but perhaps more of a 3/4 IPA.
DedicatedToFun (3304) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall very nice white IPA in a bomber bought in long beach, hoppy ipa but that white flavor is spread throughout, good
mrhoppy (1287) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I don’t know what makes a white IPA but I am not a fan. I tried the one from Alaskan Brewing and hated it. This has a similar taste. I guess I am a traditional hop head. Both of had an overbearing oily taste and texture. White apparently means no caramel. Probably my last one in this style.