riversideAK (5727) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wheat malt, caramel notes and floral citrus hops on the nose. Amber pour with a nice oily resiny looking head. The flavor starts with notes of caramel malts, a little sweet, floral and citrus hops as well as a touch of danky pine. Toasted wheat in the mid palate, crisp, takes away from the caramel sweetness. Light lingering bitey floral finish. Smooth. Balanced.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half-pint @ Chuck’s. This might make me switch to wheat IPAs exclusively (if such a category exists). All the hoppy aromas with the wheat mellowing out any harsh bite. 8.1% ABV? Could have fooled me.
nimbleprop (5419) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy, yellow orange with a frothy white head. Nose is hoppy, citrus, malty, wheaty, well balanced. Flavor is the same, good malt backbone, lemon, citrus zest. Full bodied, lightly bitter finish.
blutt59 (6099) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, clear golden amber with no head, aroma is dry yeast, flavor is yeasty
hops with a dry finish not much flavor
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub. hazy gold with a white head. Spicy citrus in the aroma. Light malt sweetness, some citrus flavor but not much considering the style, and a rather weird finish that gets spicy and alcoholic. Medium bodied. Doesn’t really seem like a double ipa at all to me, wheat or not. Drinkable, but a bit odd.
drfabulous (4420) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First! Draught at Baily’s in Portland. Little musty in taste. Wheat and IPA mix in interesting way leaving a different type of taste in your mouth. Good.