goldmember (9) - Great Falls, Montana, USA - DEC 29, 2011 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber. Aroma is of cascade hops and orange peel. Color is hazy straw with a nice white cap and plenty of floaties.Taste is of coriander and orange peel and finishes with a strong grapefruit/lemony dry bitterness. Not digging the combination of the hops with the belgian wit style. I’m a little disappointed with the offering from Deshchutes.
KUEric (904) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Seriously one of the best beers i’ve ever had. It’s a Great Wit Beer flavor with orange, citrus and clove with notes of ginger, melon, yeast and pepper. There is however an additional layer of flavor, there are some hops up this beer.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. The body is a mostly clear, very lightly hazy straw-gold color, strewn with a scant few streams of effervescing micro-bubbles. Initially thick and fluffy, the snow white head settles fairly quickly to a dense gathering of frothy bubbles with a thin, smooth center film. Tall, pronounced splotches of hard lace cling mightily to the glass. The nose is full-on imperial witbier meets blonde IPA (i.e. sans crystal malt). I get a fresh malt base of creamed wheat, oats, and a dash of sourdough French bread. There’s a hint of egginess that one would typically find in a Berliner Weiss, suggesting that perhaps a bit of lactic acidity has crept in somehow. Hops are floral and perfumy up front, touching on grapefruit blossoms and then transitioning towards sharper white grapefruit pith and a dash of pine. The grapefruit adds a really nice, dry, peppery character that goes nicely with the wheat base and the subdued coriander. The flavor largely mirrors the nose. Pithy grapefruit works with oily lemon rind and coriander to provide ample bitterness and spice over a creamy, wheaty, cereal malt base. Unfortunately, the lemon proves to be overly astringent, drying things out excessively for this style and bringing some medicinal alcohol to the forefront. The palate shows some of those same ill effects, coming across just a bit overly astringent, pithy, and bitter on the finish. The body is substantive, but perhaps a bit overly carbonated and just kind of weird. Eh...cool experiment...but I’ll call this one a miss for the most part.
Sammy (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The other half of the collaboration tasted laterally. This was closer to the style, with a pronounced dryness. Significant coriander, white pepper. More perceived bitterness, with a mild hop aroma. Likely better consumed with food, I thought the drinkability was fine but limited. Slightly hazy whitish coloured body.Thanks again, Tom.
dwyerpg (4917) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 9, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, a super spicy almost Belgian-wit like aroma. This is very smooth, a nice spice and really good. This beer could sneak up on you. Really nice. On tap at Big Dog’s
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle pour. Light yellow color with a nice white head. Citrus and light fruit taste. Fresh, crisp refreshing. Light hops for an ipa. White ipa is a great way to explain this one.
jake65 (3019) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pale yellow haze with a modest creamy white head. Aroma indicates dry florals merged with wet citrus fruitiness. Inviting. Sweet citrus fruit and plenty of bitters in the taste. Some hints of tropical fruit. Sort of a lingering, dry, spicey trailer. Different is good!
TheRealMGD (552) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Cloudy yellow pour with lots of sediment, a short white head and moderate lace. Citrus hops and lemon in the nose, along with some yeast. Medium body and moderate, fine carbonation. Toast, lemon, resinous hops, farmhouse funk, yeast, pepper, and caramel. Medium, funky and hoppy finish. A top Belgian IPA.
dresden (1237) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold. Citrusy and yeasty. It tastes a lot like a Belgian IPA. Bitter, but certainly not what you’d expect from a Deschutes IPA, its much more like a wit.
AmEricanbrew (6462) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden color with frothy rocky lasting white foam. Lots to smell here; sage, ganja bud, pine sap, tart wheat, earthy hop, coriander, etc. Medium bodied with average co2. Orange, coriander, wit brew spice flavors with earhty citrus hoppage, mildly tart pale wheat--very nice