bu11zeye (11760) - 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.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Murky lemon yellow body, medium white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, lemon, orange/grapefruit, some coriander. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some wheat, coriander. Medium body, some resin.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: April 01, 2012
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: cloudy yellow, frothy off white head
Aroma: spicy aroma, herbal, floral, light lemony citrus
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, floral, herbal, light bitterness, great complexity
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. Pours hazy slightly dirty gold - like green tea - with a slight creamy/bubbly whiteish head. Aroma is something like citrus combined with asparagus. With maybe some basil tossed in the mix. Passing strange stuff. Med body. I honest to gosh think this is a mix of basil and some standard citrus hop. Lots of basil. Well itís damn drinkable, and Iím thinking itíd go well with something Italian. Itís bitter in the finish, and itís certainly easy to drink. Course I think you gotta be really fond of basil to get into this. I had basil/tomato dressing on my lunch today, Iíve got basil in the kitchen window, so basil is on my mind!
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy pale yellow color, massive fluffy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of citrus > grass > flowers. Taste is bitter lemon and light spice, maybe coriander and white pepper.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with fair lacing. Aroma is hay, straw, and biscuit malt, pepper, fruity esters, citrus hops, light earthy notes. Flavor is black pepper, medium malt, light fruity esters, light hops, medium citrus notes, and a dry finish with spicy notes. Light body, low warmth, medium-high carbonation.
Ratman197 (8860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a hazy yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of sage, coriander,wheat and lemon. Palate was light to medium odied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of sage, coriander, wheat and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering spiced finish. Even less Hoppy than Boulevards version. Why do they call this a White IPA???
daknole (8330) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly hazy, pale yellow color. White head. Aroma has tons of coriander, stone fruit, floral notes. Flavor is sweet, fluffy, spice, yeast, fruit. Damn nice.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Slightly cloudy (less so than the Boulevard edition) with a full, pearl white head. A slightly more pronounced piney, earthy hoppiness in the nose than the Boulevard edition which has more of the witbier characteristics. Moderately piney, somewhat resiny hoppy, light wheat flavor. A tasty brew but more of a hoppy, resiny presence than the other version.
Sammy (8026) - 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.