nickd717 (3993) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Plumpjack. Very pale hazy yellow-orange in color with a great frothy and lacy white head that lasts. The aroma is great - big hoppy citrus notes, orange zest, pinapple, and floral aromas - along with wheat and coriander. The flavor is also very good and well-balanced. Really nails what they were going for, which I assume is a bit of a wit-IPA hybrid. Works well with wheat, orange, lemon, coriander, and grains of paradise, along with a very nice mildly sweet malt base. Medium bitterness. Medium-bodied with fairly lively carbonation and a very good crispness. Wow, this is better than I thought it would be. I like it a lot.
Sledutah (6535) - Utah, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from Bevmo
Appearance: Pours slightly hazy yellow with a medium sized head and good lacing
Aroma: Citrus, lemon, coriander and peppery
Taste: Semi-sweet malts, honey, citrus with a light bitterness (pepper) in the finish
A nice easy drinking IPA, refreshing.
thorongil2 (2146) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
(tap) clear pale yellow, small white head; strong floral aromas, lilies, pine; balanced and spicey flavour, thick palate, wonderful
tennisjoel (1296) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light golden bodied pour with a thin white head. Aromas of citrus, lemon, tangerine, and orange. Very fruity. Kind of a nice blend of flavors. Very drinkable with a tart finish. The wheat part of this beer kind of mutes the hoppy bite. I could see a person who doesn’t like hoppy beers enjoying this one. Nice effort.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle to glass. Very interesting aroma. Citrusy, but with hints of coriander. Golden pour with a generous white head. Tastes unlike any IPA I’ve had before. Slight wheat presence, citrus notes (i tasted a little apricot), slightly spicy to change it up. Medium/light body and medium carbonation. Definitely a good beer. As most Deschutes beers, it was a reasonable price. Would drink it again.
baraciisch (2662) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale straw yellow in color... Minimal light citrus aroma... Flavor is crisp and citrusy up front, notes of lemongrass and zest, finishes nicely with a wellbalanced hop finish...
Wombata (606) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma: citrusy, floral hop, wheat, coriander, pepper
Palate: Light-medium bodied.
Flavor: Lemon, green grass, wheat, floral, coriander, pepper. White grapefruit on the mid-palate and bitter grapefruit rind, coriander and pepper on the finish.
Comment: Refreshing, great for summer or when what a flavorful beer that won’t fill you up. Complex, fresh, tasty. Drink by 10/2011 on the bottle.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. Very light gold in color, thick head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma is full of spice. Flavor has hints of citrus and coriander. Lively carbonation and a slight bitter finish. ABV is well hidden. Goes down easy, refreshing.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Lots of citrusy coriander on the nose, sweet orange peel and tangy lime. Slight banana and strawberry as well. Hazy ale straw color with a fluffy white head. The flavor is moderately sweet with lots of tangy citrus and a medium-strong bitter finish. A little raw and doughy in the finish. Medium bodied with slightly over medium carbonation. This one is a big and flavorful mashup of citrus. I’m usually not a fan of imperial wits as they tend to be phenolic and boozy-sweet spice-bombs, but the IPA-cross approach here accentuates the cool fruity citrus notes of the coriander and orange peel, and the hop bitterness ties up the finish perfectly. A cool beer and perfectly refreshing and flavorful while we’re hitting some nice hot late-summer weather here in California.
drjay44 (3241) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, lasting white head, with some lacing, over a hazy, particle laden, yellow (SRM 3) body....nose is lemon-orange citrus, light coriander, bit of grapefruit peel, very light pine.....taste is soft sweet lemon-orange citrus at the start, then light allspice, finishing with a light lingering grapefruit bitterness, with a hint of clove....mouth feel light, carbonation medium. This is a very interesting collaboration. The malts come through and the hops were done with a relatively gentle hand. It is more of a hop heavy Witbier, than a spicy IPA. It is easy drinking, nicely balanced, reasonably complex, and refreshing. It is a grand summer beer. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7