tnkw01 (1021) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Gold color. Aroma hoppy, weak and watery. Taste, weak, not a very good beer.
shrubber85 (7295) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Lemon, wheat malt and orange peel aroma. Pale yellow with moderate head. Sweet lemon, wheat malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Nice standard hoppy wheat.
Frank (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a pretty solid APA like wheat beer from Finch’s. It is a cloudy Pilsener yellow color in the glass and the head is small and soapy but rather long lived. This is definitely a hop centric brew w/ lots of resinous pine notes and a bit of citrus. It also has a fairly strong fruity yeast profile as well, It is a moderately carbonated beer w/ a wheaty thickness that gets a bit heavy by halfway through the glass on a hot day. It is rather dry and finishes w/ just a touch of lingering citrus rind bitterness. This is pretty typical of Finch’s beers in so far as it is pretty good w/ no real off flavors anything wrong w/ it but just doesn’t have anything particularly stellar about it. It is OK across the board.
superspak (2416) - Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can into pint glass; no can dating, but was released recently. Pours hazy bright gold color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, tangerine, floral, grass, light pine, wheat, cracker, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with dank citrus/grassy hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, tangerine, floral, grass, pine, wheat, cracker, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, tangerine, floral, grass, pine, wheat, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dank citrus/grassy hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish, Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice hoppy pale wheat ale. Nice juicy citrus/grassy hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
hombrepalo (1800) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can at O’donovans. Hazy golden pour with a big white head. Nose of banana, clove and some other fruitiness. Taste is similar. Its good, but not great.
BVery (5937) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Orange pour with a smaller head. Loads of tangerine in the aroma and taste. Easy drinking wheat with some hop edge. Drinking it on a pontoon, so all is good.
andyhwcinc (1426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home waiting for a repairman. Appearance is a cloudy gold with little head, light bubbling. Aroma is mostly light wheat malt, not much else. Taste is mostly malty, light bread, light wheat. Nothing too exceptional, decent. I like the can.
suprchunk (2029) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy straw colored pour. Small layer of white bubbles. Splotches stuck to the side. Lemony hop and malt aroma. Taste is earthy and hoppy. Finishes dry and a bit watered down.
fluffy (1466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
dammit, why do american craft brewers feel the need to hop up wheat beers? not a fan.
Darkmagus82 (448) - - JUN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a hazy yellow-orange color with a one finger head of white foam floating atop. The head fades quite fast leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer heaviest of a wheaty smell along with a tangerine and orange aroma. Some lighter hop smells of a grapefruit and pine nature are there as well along with a light lemon smell rounding out the aroma nicely.
Taste – The taste begins with a wheaty bread flavor mixed with a bit of a caramel and light orange sweetness. The orange seems to fade rather fast from the taste being replaced by some hop flavors of a grapefruit nature. Other flavors of grass and a very light pine develop on the tongue more toward the end of the taste and with a little bit of lemon coming to the tongue as well, leaving one with a rather refreshing and decently hopped citrus wheat flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. Both are nice for creating a crisp feel and complement well the citrus and wheat flavors of the beer.
Overall – A rather enjoyable wheat brew with a good showing of citrus and hop. A rather nice summer drinker.