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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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This re-release of our 2011 Collaborations Series No. 2 White IPA brings back the unique marriage of a classic Belgian wittier to an American IPA. We enjoyed the experience so much the first time around that we happily pressed Control+C (Command+C for Mac), and Reboot was born. Version 2.0 has upgraded its spicy aroma, with hints of bubblegum and clove. Bold flavors will launch upon uncorking, as sage and lemongrass balance the tangy, zesty wheat malt profile. Rather than merely blending a wittier with an IPA, Reboot harmonizes distinctly fruity Belgian yeast overtones with big, fruity American hop notes by creating an herbal bridge between these two somewhat contradictory flavors. The beer’s complexity os supported by a spritzy effervescence, finishing dry, with lingering hop notes.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 26, 2011
tap at ITAP in Soulard-pours lite orange almost yellow with a small soapy white head. really nice spic nose lots of ginger and corriander. flavors are spicy with lite hops (bitter and spicy) with a long spicy finish. lots of hops and spice merge together very well on this beer. definately a well crafted combo beer between 2 brewers and 2 styles. I will have to drink the bottles i bought here soon!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6342) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours cloudy golden with a pretty off-white head. This is a medium-bodied beer with a carbonated wheat flavor that lingers on the palate, and some very nice hopping. There is a spiced peppery finish. Refreshing and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle. Clear bright gold with nearly no carbonation and no head. aroma of coriander and apricot. Dry and spicy with light fruit tones. finishes with a weird musky sourness that is a touch offputting yet still inviting for another sip. Odd. Good. But odd.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2011
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy bright yellow with a large white, frothy, fizzy head. Aroma is similar to a Saison, bright fruit notes with citrus peel, lemon grass, some funk and subtle pine. Flavor is much the same with a tart bitterness that isn’t so aggressive with a bit of earth and faint lemon notes. Seems to have a light, soft body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, nice interesting brew!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2011
750ml bottle. Hazy golden pour with a creamy white head. Aromas of coriander, orange peel, and grapefruit. Creamy mouthfeel with some bitterness and a peppery finish. This was a pretty tasty, well done experiment.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
See also my Conflux notes. Sampled at Volcanic Bottle Shop alongside the Deschutes version. Pours a light yellow. More saison-y than IPA but there is a bit of sharpness and bite to this one that the more rounded Conflux2 has.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2011
On draft at the itap. Pours hazy golden with a nice white head. Aroma is belgian yeasts, citrus, floral hops. Flavor is citrus hops, coriander and orange peel. Has a bit of a spicy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2155) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2011
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. pours hazed orange witha white head. nice hoppy wit like aroma. drinks like a hoppy american saison but does havesome wit elements to it. cool beer but not something id activly seek out again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1486) - Idaho, USA - AUG 19, 2011
750 ml. bottle- drank the Deschutes half of this collaboration just before this- Pours much more hazy and orange than the deschutes, but still more white when held up to the light, it has a huge 4 to 5 finger head with excellent lacing. The aroma is lemon pepper similar to the deschutes, wheaty too. The flavor is lemon and spicy pepper again, but less hops and more wheat, very interesting, more sessionable for sure. There is a definite difference in the two, deschutes is a hoppy IPA with a wheaty spin, and this is a wheat ale with a mild hoppy spin. Great experiment, I thought people were giving this one higher scores because of the nice corked and caged bottle, but I have to hand it to this one. Both beers should be sought out though, maybe they created a new style.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1684) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 19, 2011
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Pours a hazy pale gold (like many witbiers in the current market) with a large white lacy head. Aroma is citrusy, piney, peachy, peppery. Taste is lightly sweet with a bit of bitterness. Has a nice fruity flavor that reminds me of Zebra Stripe gum. Remember that? No? Has a peppery flavor in the finish, just as described. Medium-bodied and average carbonation. I’m impressed with this. Now I gotta compare it to Deschutes’ version.


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