Advocate_Ames (428) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh from the growler. The appearance is a hazy golden carmel color with a sticky foam head. The aroma is a tad weak. I could pick up on grains and the citrus floral hops. As for the flavor I taste bread like grains, bittering hops, grapefruit, and yeast. The wheat character and hops blend nicely. The best part is the finish. This beverage starts off mildly bitter and falls off from the grains, citrus, and yeast. In the end the bitterness is still noticed but it was weakened nicely to make this a very drinkable beverage. Overall this is a good beverage. The only thing I wish I could have enjoyed more was the aroma. It was too weak for me. Now the best thing I enjoyed was the yeast flavor. This is worth a try.
charule (1099) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured hazy orange with fluffy white head. Aroma of grapefruits. Smooth wheat hop mix taste. Different.
artmcd8 (1610) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2013 Cool and refreshing. Subtle hop aroma. Cloudy yellow pour with a pillowy white head. Effervescent.
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dmac (4007) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Capones. Poured an orange body of medium density and a foamy white head. Aroma is horrible, all I was getting was vomit for some reason, yes vomit. Medium/full bodied with stronger carbonation, and a quick fading aftertaste. Flavor of loads of hops, grass, wheat, honey and citrus. Not bad but what the hell is up with the odd aroma.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Body is a quite foggy, tawny golden yellow hue. Pours with a massive 3 finger+ white, foamy head that eventually settles to a big thick collar. Lacing sticks all the way down the glass.
S-This smells good and as one should expect for a hoppy wheat beer. The main character is a big bready, grainy wheat scent but there is a good bit of citrus and earthy hops there as well.
T-Flavor is actually pretty complex. Mild strength earthy and citrus hop flavors upfront with a moderate bready backbone. Most of the flavor comes through for the finish where there is a big dose of bread dough a hint of pine and the slightest hint of grapefruit as well as more intense earthy flavors. The hop bitterness is pretty high, somewhat crass and long lasting but is accompanied by remnants of smooth, bready yeast.
P-Moderate carbonation, lightweight body that is full and pretty smooth and yeasty.
O- Overall-I like this brew and think that it is good. If the hop profile in this brew was brighter and the mouthfeel more oily this would probably be one of my favorite brews. The bitterness is ok-but I don’t think the initial flavors were bright enough to earn it. Its pretty complex for a small brew and very drinkable and enjoyable. Its not quite hop sun, uber sun, or gumballhead.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 04-26-2010 18:07:07
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at brewery. Poured hazy gold in color with a mountainous white frothy head. Aroma of wheat and hops. surprise surprise. Taste was a bit earthy and dusty. Flavors of wheat, with an overpowering hop presence. Hops are maybe a little too bittering for my liking. I enjoyed this because it’s not the average IPA or APA. It’s different and very drinkable.
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at BMRAF 08. Poured hazy amber color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate wheat citrus aroma. Light to medium body. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
4/26/08: Firkin version at Barley’s 6th Annual Mini RAF
Bitter wheat aroma. Body is a burnt yellow color. Flavor of stale wheat.
Dogbrick (8133) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2008
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Firkin version at Barley’s 6th Annual Mini RAF (04/26/08): This brew is a hazy orange-yellow color with a medium thin light beige head that diminishes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Grapefruit and hops in the nose. Medium-bodied with a strong astringent hops flavor that overpowers any trace of malt. Some wheat and yeast is present as well. The finish retains the harsh bitterness and leaves a metallic hops aftertaste. Not sure what was going on with this beer but something was definitely not right.
Beerman6686 (4333) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is awesome. Wheat character with a great amount of hops at the end, just like ugly american, a very nice "mixed’ beer.