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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 beerís complexity os supported by a spritzy effervescence, finishing dry, with lingering hop notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (3564) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Location: 750 ml bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 7/18/11

Aroma: The nose is somewhat spicy, some hoppy notes, lemongrass, citrus, and floral notes
Appearance: It pours a rather cloudy light yellow color with a sticky, bubbly, bright white head
Flavor: Tastes Belgian yeasty, fruity (lemon/citrus), tart notes, a spice presence, and light bitterness
Palate: The body is fairly fizzy, quite drinkable and enjoyable, with a solid body and a dry finish
Overall Impression: I donít have many rules (and this isnít one either, becuase Iím making it up as I type it), but one rule I have is if I see a Deschutes beer (collaborations included), I buy it. Anyway, beyond my made-up rule, let us get to this beer. I really enjoyed it, and I found this one to be a very quality offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
topherh (1907) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Pours golden with a soapy white head. Aroma is sweet citrus, floral, spice, and yeast. Flavor is tart wheat, sweet citrus, lemony, turning to spice, and then grassy, nicely bitter hops, headed toward a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
freeofthoughts (634) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2011
UPDATED: APR 14, 2012 On tap, this is a really complex beer, a lot has gone into it. Mostly clear golden yellow pour, nose is big on sage and herbal hop notes. First few tastes are the same, one of the most pungent herbal beers i?ve had. After a while i got used to the sage and could taste some of the wit flavors behind it like the lemongrass, coriander and orange to name a minority of them. The was not much wheat in it though there was a solid malty body to it, more like a spice heavy ipa - with some hops, light pepper and a dry belgian ipa in the finish. The herbs and spices would trade in and out with the hops for dominance but never opposed each other. Not the best brew ever but impressively done none the less. Would be great with the right food. Italian i am thinking, pizza or pasta and seafood. -- Nine month bottle, the herbs (sage mostly) have subsided and it is much more lemony and sugary with a very Belgian sweet yeasty finish. Even better than I remember, and not as reliant on food, solid on itís own.--

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - JUL 17, 2011
bottled. pours hazy gold with a medium offwhite head. aromas of citrus (lemon and orange), coriander, soap and grass. flavors similar, but rather lilvely on the tongue. mildly bitter with a lingering finish. this is a good beer, but seems to be lacking some complexity to be great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 17, 2011
On tap. Comes a hazy light gold with a nice foamy white head. Aroma of coriander, citrus, pine and spices. Taste is a complex mix of hops, citrus, grain and florals. A touch bitter finish. Very interesting. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyb83 (736) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Notes. Golden in color with a medium sized white head. Very effervescent appearance. Aroma is filled with orange, some grapefruit, lemon zest, a slight soapy aspect, but still with notes of the wit base. Pretty awesome actually. Taste is also slightly soapy, but with tons of lemon and orange. A little bit of grapefruit comes through, and a touch of spice is there too. Tons going on here, and I really like it all. Bright, bubbly mouthfeel. Totally refreshing. I prefer this style to that of the cascadian dark ale (IBA). Itís so good that I donít even care if I offended the guy pouring this when I stated that I had made this as a homebrew before!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1265) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle. Pour is a relatively unassuming cloudy golden yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is not unassuming: loaded with Belgian yeast spice, coriander, and a potent citrus hop kick. Very enticing. Flavor is really very true to nose. This beer is pretty much exactly what you would expect it to be but it is done really well. Very enjoyable on this 100 degree day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiercepanda (455) - Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2011
A hazy golden lemon colored beer with a white head that starts huge and slowly winds down to about a quarter inch, but lingers there. It maintained a steady thin stream of carbonation from the middle of the glass, which was kind of a cool attribute. The aroma has a lot of coriander and citrus, but also features the lemongrass and floral hops prominently as well. The flavor starts with mild bitterness from the hops, with the witbier characteristics following toward the middle and finish, bringing a lot of coriander flavor, as well as pepper and some sour lemon at the very end. Itís an interesting experiment that I think worked out successfully, it pretty much met what I expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (648) - USA - JUL 15, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2012 batch 1. had on draft already, but so far i prefer the bottle. pours a stunning golden straw color with a very rocky head that subsides quickly leaving a moderate lacing. aroma is a very unique blend of the two styles that creates itís own new combined smell. the balance throughout the beer is the most impressive part. the tastes and aromas dont compete, they combine. world class beer, innovative thinking, not to be missed. and i dont even like wits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2011
750mL bottle from Bubbles on North Oak. Pours hazy straw/gold with a huge (and well-fed) foamy, sticky white head. Smells of fresh hops, spruce, and lemongrass, which is distinctly different than the typical grapefruit IPA from the west coast. Herbal quality of the coriander and sage is forward on the tongue, and smacks you right up front. IBUs and alcohol seem high, but are somehow subdued. My first sip said "world-class", but as I continued through the bottle, my opinion was tempered. This is a good beer, but after the first pint, the new started to wear off and the herbaceousness became a bit annoying. Surprisingly thick (moderate) and coating, it isnít quite as drinkable in hot weather as I expected. Still good, but I canít give it a 4+.

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