thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dry, especially carbonated finish with sharp hoppy edge. Nicer fresh nose, grassy. A weird beer because the taste/hops makes you expect a much heavier mouthfeel, but its extremely light.
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
allspice and cream pear/hop nose. big bouncing carbonation, large smooth head that melted into a wet whip cream texture. hop challa nutty pepper finish. #300 MJ/MK
BuckeyeSammy (527) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very different wheat. Hazy apricot color, low sweet candied malt, cake aroma. Let this one settle for a minute, Flavor is light floral hops on the back end, some acidic carbonation, almost seltzery. Thanks lopes.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep, dark, rusty/copper under a full, creamy head which sheet-laces the entire glass. Perfumed with intense florals, PNW character still pushes through with piney resplendence while a gentle caramel sweetness joins in late. Flavor is sharp & piney but well-grounded by a thick malt background. Though classified a ’’wheat ale’’ this is another ’’IPA’’ which I could drink pint after pint of. Dry finish with alcohol astringence. Damn near perfect. (And then at the end of my notes I drew a little stick figure clapping.)
From an old notebook. I think I had this at the end of last summer at Gene’s party.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours dark red, frothy tannish head with nice lacing. aroma is florally hoppy, grapefruit and evergreen. not a hint of whet in the flavor, but loads of hoppy grapefruit and evergreen. quite enjoyable and bitter finish. delicious refreshing bitter fun. also this is the highest rating for a beer so far. i will have revisit some of my favorite brews to see if they should be up here too.
csbosox (1215) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the 2007 GTMW: Hoppy, piney/amarillo aroma, which come across as a touch grassy. Flavor is pine, citrus, harsh hops, and candi sugar.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the 2007 GTMW: Pours a bright transparent orange amber with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Real fresh sweet dark wheat and lots of piny resiny hops in the nose. Body starts fairly full and toasty malty but not overly sweet with a great balance of crisp, fresh hops. Very smooth, drinkable and flavorful, a great American wheat ale!
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap with sersdf at the maproom. Solid but unremarkable. I didn’t even realize it was a wheat until I read the description here, so that’s that about the wheat thing. Definitely drinkable, with a hop finish.
sersdf (1013) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at maproom. dark opaque red brown. smell isn’t wheaty at all. hopppy and sourdough. smooth and balanced but hoppy bitterness. great. drinkable. really nothing american wheat about this. pretty much just a good solid beer.
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Map Room, Chicago. Almost reminded me of a rye ale-- with the dry finich and almost chalky mouth feel. A clean after taste with no cloying sweetness. I think I would like to try a version of this beer dry hopped with Centennial instead of Amarillo. It might tone down, yet sweeten up the hop profile a touch to nicely balance with the dry finish.