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RATINGS: 114   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pablo951 (421) - 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 (1096) - 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 (1833) - 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 (8096) - 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 (33333) - 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 (1439) - 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 (5552) - 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)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. A lightly unclear one, dark golden in color and with a dense, off-white head. Rather piney aroma, with some mint hints and a malty touch. Very hoppy actually. That goes for the flavor too, lots of bitterness and some alcohol. Pine cones, some mint and fluor and quite a lot of sweetness. Full-bodied and warming, with a soft carbonation. Long finish with bitterness and sweetness, and quite a lot of hoppy flavors. Quite nice, but too intense I think. 131122

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (2425) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle @ Scooper Tasting in Ulfborg. Pours slightly hazy a,ber with small off-white head. Clear, fruity and malty flavour, with notes of caramel and flowers. Thick body. Bitter, imtense hoppy flavour, with notes of malt and citrus. Warming alcohol presence. Lingering, bitter aftertaste. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (6460) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape, orange, pine and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long warm, malty, bitter and fruity finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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