Bartzilla (565) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I bought this on clearance at Trader Joe’s in St. Louis. It’s past date but was still very tasty. Piney and subtly sweet. Not as awesome as my favorite hoppy IPA by Modern Times, but right up there in style and overall satisfaction. A++++, would buy again.
Ktwse (2721) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy golden with low white head. Aroma of citrus, wheat, light pine, mango. Taste is sweetish initially followed by light hoppy, almost orange like. Body is light and smooth, average carbonation.
KamGoPro (154) - Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Strong leafy and citrus ipa aroma. Light hazy yellow pour. Starts subtle leafy bitter with a lemon zest and floral middle. Finishes with a fresh zest and slight mellow leaf.
Aurelius (4638) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lemony, musty malt aroma. Great label. Foggy blonde, icy white head. Nice session beer. Good malting and pleasant hoppiness. Nothing fancy, but solid. Very, very light diacetyl. A nice blonde wheat ale. ABC Liquors, Betton.
teromous (119) - - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best by: 08/10/14 -- So it is past its best by date. I’m pretty disappointed by that.
Appearance: Hazy light golden body with a fluffy white head that stands very well and leaves some spotted lacing.
Aroma: Very fresh hop aroma. Spicy with a bit of earthy bay leaf smell to it. It’s very nice.
Taste: More of that spicy earthy flavor to it. It taste a bit like thyme. A hint of mint in the backgrond. I don’t get any wheat flavor which is a bit disappointing, and there isn’t any perceptible yeast character.
Mouthfeel: It’s smooth and light, medium bitterness, and a bit drier than I’d expect from a wheat beer...it also doesn’t have the presence on the palate that most wheat beers have.
Overall: Despite being past the best by date on the bottle, the beer was good. I think it could be because the store I bought it from kept it refrigerated. The only thing that might identify this beer as a wheat beer to me is by the appearance...there really was no tell-tale sign in the aroma or flavor. The hop aroma and flavors are excellent. If you are an APA fan where you want a lot of hop flavor and aroma but not a ton of bitterness, this is right up your alley. If you don’t like wheat beers, don’t be turned off by this beer because it doesn’t show. If you do like wheat beers, this leaves a lot to be desired. Overall it is a really good beer though, and the framework really relies on the hops...and if it were a house that frame would be made of solid oak.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the End of History tasting. Aroma is grapefruit zest and grass. Pours light blond with a medium frothy head. Taste is bitter citrus, pine, and a caramel wheat finish. Light mouthfeel throughout and a great balance between the wheat and hop. Very pleasant.
mike67 (910) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from a variety pack. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head, nice lacing and lovely carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, wheat malt, spices and ripe pears and oranges. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Citrusy hops, wheat malt, yeast, ripe pears and spices fill the mouth. Finish is long and semi-dry. Nice, easy drinking brew.
Fritz123 (1285) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a snifter at Edgar’s house. Golden orange with a slight haze. Decent full head and lacing. Aroma is bread, citrus (limes and orange), fresh hay, and slight dankness. The taste is like a cross between a wheat, IPA, and farmhouse ale. You get the wheat beer backbone with moderate malts and the graininess of the wheat. But it is more hoppy with citrus flavors and then finishes slightly tart and funky. Light body, smooth drinking. Finish is well balanced. Nicely done. I had three!
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Squat bottle from Wegman’s variety pack. Pours turbid gold with 2-finger white head. Nose is pale malt, limey citrus, white peppery spice. Tastes dry, limey, with notes of citrus, hops, white pepper, and a tart finish.
keepersj12 (2923) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pinocchio's in Media PA. This was my surprise of the day. Wheat in color and aroma but a very subtle hop bite that shows up in the after taste.
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