FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a three finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a honey color that shows a brilliantly clear, rich, yellow-gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of ripe tropical fruit mixed with sweet, floral citrus that is backed by spicy, lightly herbal hop notes; lychee, candied guava, really ripe tangelo zest, really floral citrus character, and an almost woody, peppery character that has a woody edge to it that reminds me a bit of rosemary. The peppery & woody notes accentuate a pale, toasted, wheat cracker character malt character. The floral character is quite expressive in the finish, it is a nice mix of spice, and flower nectar.
Dry and light bodied up front, but the beer picks up a touch of texture in the middle that gives this a bit more meat. Lots of citrus zest with a really focused, ripe, floral, citrus character that leans towards tangelo zest, perhaps a touch of kumquat zest, and a Curacao orange zest character that is nice and bright. There is just a bit of malt character here that contributes a bit of chewy, almost saltine wheat cracker like malt character. The finish has a solid, earthy spiciness to it that suggests at clove, woody peppery, and earthy sage character.
Definitely fits the bill for a White IPA, and it doesn’t try to be overly "Belgian" in some sort of way; light, hoppy, with a reasonable wheat malt character that lightly accentuates the bright hop character, with only an accentuating amount of clove character and spice.
maddmatt639 (225) - Pacifica, California, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight retention and some lacing. Smells of spices and clove and ?bubblegum? Tastes of lemon zest, bubblegum and wheat. Interesting beer.
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GriffDaddy (64) - - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sunny hazy yellow pour with a modest white head. Very floral aroma. Starts off honey sweet, with a nice bitter middle that just kind of trails off. Light viscosity, light body but, well, kind of nice all around. Not enough bitter or floral or grapefuity for an IPA, but as something simply different this is light and pleasant. More witbier than IPA. Would I drink again? Yes. Would I order again? yes.
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with a best by date of 06-2014. Pours with a mostly clear pale golden hued body with a large white head that lasts. Aromas are of spicy belgian phenols (almost a bit 3711 like), black pepper, sage, coriander, citrusy, zesty, fruity notes. Mildly grassy and fruity hop character. Flavors are dry, grainy/bready, mild citrus notes, crisp finish, medium low bitter, fruit esters, citrus, complex phenols. Lively (2.65+) carbonation. Dry finish. Pleasant to drink.
bookman10 (632) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light golden yellow with fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Citrusy, wheaty smell. Flavor has a lot of lemon-citrus as well as some wheat esters. The sage is quite noticeable as well. Very bubbly, well-carbonated (perhaps too much so?). This is interesting, but not really my thing.
Cybercat (3268) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes out of the bottle a hazy solar yellow with a good ivory head. Aroma is more yeasty than hoppy, more like a Belgian, with a strong fruity note. Flavor has a hoppy core that supports fruity, yeasty, butterscotch, coriander and sweet malt notes. Texture is smooth and viscous with a subtle but persistent tingle. Have one - reboot - call a taxi.
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at tasting...
Nice golden color.
Tiny Belgian bubbles.
Good and hoppy.
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Bule (732) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours a golden color with not much head. Fruity belgian yeast aroma. Flavor of belgian yeast and well balanced hops and sweetness. Marmalade after taste.
ilovedarkbeer (2233) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy deep straw color with a large creamy white head. Notes of coriander, lemon curd, tree sap. Foamy mouthfeel.
harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at hills alongside deschutes version.
Pours a golden raisin ale with a little head and some spot lace. Near good clarity. Smells more like a wit than the deschutes version and has tones of yeast and coriander. Some banana smell. Taste is bitter without much other hop character. More like a bitter witbier than a new style. Mouthfeel is about right with a semi dry finish. Overall, not getting much ipa per se, but bitter wit.
Serving type: on-tap