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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7824) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Draft at Three Kings, served in a tulip. Pours a cloudy old gold color with a finger-thick white head. Aroma of floral hops, wheat, coriander, potpourri, lemon citrus, lemongrass, and just a bit of peppery spice. Flavor of floral hops, lemon and orange citrus, sweet malts, wheat, pepper, coriander, and lemongrass. Similar to the nose but doesn’t entice quite the same. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a floral, herbal mouthfeel. Really nice. Excited to try the version brewed at Deschutes, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2532) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2011
This beer is pretty much as the brewery describes it. Poured with a huge, foamy, frothy, fluffy, cream colored head that lasts a long time and lots of clingy lace. Color is a hazy/cloudy straw amber. Aroma is spicey, lots of caramel malt, hop and fruit. Flavor is a cross between a classic wit and an american ipa with plenty of fruit, spice, hop and malt and great balance between bitter, sweet, and acid all playing major roles. Body is excellent, full and ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor and fairly long with a little alcohol. Super beer. Session.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2011
[Tap] Pours a cloudy shade of yellow with a firm pillow of dense white head. Sweet wheat and yeast in the nose followed by a dull citrus and spice character. Distinct hop bitterness in the taste comes off as herbal. Spice, grass, white pepper and mild funk in the taste. Nice palate and silky mouthfeel. Overall, I think that the IPA came out ahead of the Witbier in the flavor profile. It actually was pretty balanced though, which is usually a rarity with these blends.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
undsioux7 (861) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Pours a cloudy deep yellow with a big white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, wheat and citrus hops. Taste is a both a nice mixture of wheat, grass and hops, but it also seems to muddle together. Its also a bit thick on the mouthfeel, so a refreshing wit on a hot day is not this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Cloudy pour with an off white head. Aroma and taste is spicy, hops, coriander, and Begian sugar. Had it on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle, pours a dull gold with white head. Nose is floral and herbal, mint and and lemon grass and a sharp cheddar. Flavors are a bit strong with herbs, coriander, lemon grass lingers along with white pepper while the hops impart a mild citrusy character and refreshing bitterness throughout. Good carbonation and body. Pretty tasty stuff really and I dont usually like a herb/spice forward beer. So their take on a hybrid wit/ipa is a more bitter wit, okay, it works very well because there’s an excellent wit reminding me there’s lots of room for wit variations. Wish this was a $10/4pk deal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dyetube (1345) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottles from Kegs and Barrels. This beer pours a cloudy dull yellow with a thin white head. The aromas are black pepper, coriander, orange, bread. The mouthfeel is dry and bitter with a medium body. Good beer! Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3380) - St. Louis, Missouri, 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7809) - 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.

   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.

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