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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2408) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/24/2013. Pours moderately hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, wheat, bread, honey, pine, pepper, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hop, malt, and earthy/spicy yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, lemon zest, orange rind, wheat, bread, honey, floral, grass, pine, pepper, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness and pepper/clove spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel/rind, lemon zest, wheat, bread, honey, floral, grass, pine, pepper, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, malt, and spicy/earthy yeast flavors; with a great malt/spice/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly creamy/slick and moderately sticky/crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent wheatwine style! All around great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops, malt, and spicy/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2014
4/I/14 - 1Pt. 6.Fl. Oz. bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: n/a (2014-13) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark orange beer, big creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, mango, pineapple, honey, caramel, sweet malts. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, citrus, lots of passion fruit, pine needles, bitter hops, resinous bitterness, little sour. Aftertaste: lots of fruits, pineapple, mango, very bitter, hoppy, piny, some honey, dry chemical bitter ending, bit alcoholic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (2896) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
22oz bottle, amber-orange color, with a small bubbly beige head, with a nice candied orange, tangerine, lemon peel, peach fruity nose, with some lemon marmalade, panettone cake dough, mild mint leaf, floral soapy, leafy, citrusy, grassy hoppy accents, and a faint mint tea, faint mint jelly, subtle lemon pie ,herbal, faint toasted, pale, wheat, munich, caramel malt note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth sweet candied lemon, grapefruit, orange peel, flowery minty, leafy, grassy, citrusy hoppy character, with some lemon, honeyed candyish lollipop, lemon marmalade, mint leaf, lemon, grapefruit zesty peel, lemon pie, light honeyed pale, toasted, caramel, munich, wheat malt flavors, leading towards a warming zesty, spritzy citrus peel, candied lemon, grapefuit peel, mint leaf, lemon marmalade, lingering leafy, grassy, minty, citrus hop bitterness finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pablo951 (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Had it on tap at Owen & Engine. Aggressive on the hop aroma, murky amber hue, light head but lasting lacing. Tasty IPA upfront, citrus sweet in the middle and a wheat finish. Eh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1203) - Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Draft at Lou and Harry's. Amber with a white head. Floral and perfumey with some slight hops. Candi and smooth hops. Really good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Pours a darkish orange with a 1 finger, soapy white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, cereal, lots of sweetness, old citrus hops, light herbal and boozy fruit notes. Flavor is dusty sweet citrus up front, light stalk-like planty notes, tree fruit, a little tropical fruit, caramel, burnt sugar, light toffee light bready tea, and herbal notes to the finish. Medium to heavy body with a creamy to syrupy feel, light, sharp carbonation and slightly boozy, dry finish and a little warmth. Pretty tasty overall, pretty typical American Strong Ale, seems a little old, though according to the bottle date of 11.16.2013 it is less than a month old (12.13.2013), maybe some oxidization setting in. Still pretty tasty, like a young, hoppy Barleywine. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this improve significantly with a year or two on it... or turn into a syrupy cardboard mess.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
On tap at One Eyed Betty’s. Hoppy aroma, a good bitterness, and nicely drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, moderate to light heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, riped fruit, light alcoholic. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, spicy hops, riped fruit, peppery hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131122]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1464) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Piney hop, spicey citrus, caramel malt aroma. Obvious strength lingers in background. Pumpkin orange color. Flat bitter, somewhat over sweet. Not too wheaty that I could tell. Heavy gut punch. Sort of one of those ’imperial ambers’ you see here and there. Thankful to chase dinner with it tonight.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
Bouteille de 22 oz obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur d’agrume avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est dorée légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’orange avec une pointe de pin et de caramel. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’agrume en arrière goût. (Rating #5358)


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