bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.
Appearance: Hazy pale yellow with foamy head and sticky lacing.
Aroma: Lots of orange (both from the hops and the orange peel), plus some grapefruit, lemon and coriander.
Taste: What an odd beer. Strong citrusy hops upfront of orange and grapefruit, along with orange peel and nice wheat undertones. Then it turns more spicy, with coriander, clove, pepper and a long lingering pine-like bitterness. It is odd, but fantastic.
Palate: High carbonation, medium body, very dry finish. Comes across as both oily and effervescent, which is a little strange.
Overall: Great pairing here. Extremely refreshing and easy to drink, yet very complex.
Not much difference between the Boulevard and Deschutes versions. Maybe Boulevard had a slightly better mouthfeel, and the hop profiles are not exactly the same.
arondee (501) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden yellow with a thick white head and good lacing. The aroma is banana, lemon, and grapefruit hops. The taste is a beautiful blend between a Hefe and an IPA, I never would have guessed the two would work so well together. Itís got that banana, lemon, wheat beer taste much like a Hoegaarden but with spicey citrusy hops. Iím a really big fan of this one!
SudsMcDuff (5360) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle .. pours a very light gold .. medium foam .. . light spice, resin, squashed flowers, and a touch of yeast .. good solid mouthfeel. . pretty good stuff but not anything that will blow you .. . . away...
dnstone (2047) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spiced aroma. White-golden in color with a white head. Quite an interesting mix of spices, belgian yeast, lemongrass...excellent.
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by some one at Houston October tasting. Pours a hazy pale gold with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma is full of citrus with a bit of flora and a backing grass note. Flavor is a bit sweet with citrus and is joined by flora and bitter citrus.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample at GABF on 9/20/11. white / yellow pour with a small white head. intense nose with layers of coriander, citrus hops and spices. not your typical IPA in any way. spicy medium body with very low bitterness. dry, slightly bitter finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours clear gold with white head. The aroma pushes out a good load of spicy yeast and spicy coriander with herbal and sweet malts notes off in the background. The taste is much the same with big bold yeasty spices and coriander that give very little ground to notes like sweet apple and sweet pears as well as bitter grapefruit and pine hoppiness.
manuchampions (1219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from Brewery Creek in Vancouver. Pours a lager like yellow with a decent white head. So much flaky particulate being circulated by the abundant carbonation that itís like watching a yellow snow globe. Aroma is grassy, with some orange that verges on grapefruit, lemon and coriander. Taste is sugar candy sweet, like a Pez dropped in hops. Lots of lemon notes, some grassiness, again some coriander, ginger and a slightly medicinal finish. Itís bitter and grainy but just too sweet up front for my palate.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle, BB 11/10/11) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a tall frothy long lasting white head and descent lacing. Aroma of lemon mťlange pie, pineapple, pear, allspice, orange, and coriander. Flavor of lemon, florals, kumquats, lime, and coriander with a moderately bitter finish.
3fourths (7526) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. hazed gold body, white head. lemon oil, grapefruit pulp / citrus acid nose with creamy wheat and doughy yeast; peppery and assertive, comes across like ginger. medium body up front, tends to grow thicker and chewier in the finish. tart with slightly sour lactic acid / sour cream lingering late. medium-high acidity and bitterness, over time becoming more difficult to drink and leaving a wood oil-like film on the tongue. what the fudge guys?