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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Not sure what you just drank? Wheat beer? IPA? Yes, it is. This mysterious ale boasts aromas of tropical fruit, a playful bitter edge, and the body and mouthfeel of an American hefe. Big alcohol and rich white wheat make this unfiltered ale accessible to all types of pallets.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4216) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2013
22oz bottle. Clear, orange\amber color. White head. Overwhelming nose of citrusy hops. Loads of citrus, hops, and some pineapple juice scent as it warms. Overall aroma smells like a dry hopped Double IPA. Flavor of sharp hops. More hops on the palate on top of the already hop floral nose. Hops, hops, hops. Under all of the hop bitterness, there is a silky\sticky malt backbone that has flavors of pale malts and puffed wheat. Wheat malt and citrus, finishes with a bit of alcohol as well. This beer is definitely not a Wheat Ale, this is an Imperial/Double IPA for sure. (3655)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle. No freshness date. Pours with a lightly hazed deep orange hued body with a lasting bone white head. Aromas are sweet and boozy. Very strong canned/caramelized pineapple, strong strong strong fusel alcohol. Lemon, citrus, papaya, pine and resin. Sum: sweet, boozy, but with nice hops. Flavors are astringent/tannic grain, soil, earthy, sweet boozy, messy. Very hot, mildly bitter, grainy. Extreme fusel alcohol for a 9% abv beer. Hop character is a background note to the intensely harsh and solvent like alcohol. Estery, rough fermentation. Quite brash to be honest. Mild tropical fruit and resin, sweet. Lively carb, warming, astringent, fuller bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2349) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Golden pour with aroma was citrus and biscuits. Taste is a bit caramel heavy with some citrus and wet leaves. A bit to malty and sweet. Almost tastes like a nicely hopped malt liquor. Odd and not terrible but i wont have it again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5003) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bomber from Randalls in Fairview. I rolled this bottle and the sediment hung together like a Star Trek nebula and did its best to defy gravity. A hazed bright golden honey beer with a light gold head of a finger and a half. An aroma of wheat with multi fruit essence. A definite quick hitting bitterness is tasted. There is a strong malt backbone that is nice under all the tartness and fruitiness. This drinks like a Double IPA with big alcohol and big hop tartness. If the fruit is yellow or orange then it is in this beer. Pineapples, oranges, grapefruit, etc. Call this a Wheat Ale or a Double IPA. Whatever it is it is pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (3768) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Very hoppy, bitter, biscuity. Oranges, pretty good stuff. Alright but overrated

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixmaster (36) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Smells like IPA, new car, and alcohol. Deep orange gold and opaque. Solid lacing and head retention. Tastes like a big IPA but the hops have a unique licorice and rye whiskey character that I haven’t had too much of. The taste changes a lot from start to finish and the transition from note to note is slow so you notice everything. A lot of licorice and anise/ouzo as it goes back. Aftertaste is similar with bourbon/rye whiskey. Excellent structure and great taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Aroma is sweet & surgary w/ a slight hoppy scent. Taste is also sugary & sweet, also a slight citrus flavor, very suddle hop presence. The abv is very present. This beer is tasty none the less. I like more hop forward Ipas.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4030) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 27, 2013
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops, some pale malts, and a little caramel and wheat and spices. Flavor the same with a good amount of hops. Average texture. A pretty good beer, with a nice blend of the two styles.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Atom (1355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bomber pours a bright clear orange with a medium khaki head. Aroma of hops with tropical and citrus fruits. Taste starts off with fruits then heavy bitterness and alcohol. Yeah the finished poorly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3370) - Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Pours a clear dark amber with a fairly thick pale golden-wheat head. Strong aroma is quite fruity, mainly orange with some apple and lemon, and a wheaty hint. Flavor is quite hoppy for a wheat, a little bitter, with wheaty and fruity notes, a hint of yeast. Finish has hay, malt, fruity and - whoa, now there’s the hop bitterness, like an angry bobcat scampering down your throat. Quite an item!


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