drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am admittedly not a wheat beer fanatic, but I bit the bullet and bought a sixer of the Hangtime...and was very glad I did. Typical straw colored look with minimal head, but there is this aroma snaking through the foam that is not native wheat: citrusy hoppiness and I must say very appealing fruitiness coming from those (I'm assuming) Brewers Gold hops. Just enough malt to balance the hops while not stepping all over the crisp nature of the style. The malt suffers a tad from metallic finish, but this is the only thing I found to be actually displeasing with the beer. Not a great beer for sipping, but an excellent beer for drinking.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2003 Clear cider color appearance, no head or lacing, poor. Also this is very filtered which most wheat’s should not be. Aroma is that of an American wheat, light processed hop and grapefruit aroma. Flavor is sour, sweet and hoppy, not too much wheat detectable. Finishes dry and tart, very average.
This is a weird American wheat style but it has the basics covered, good for them, I'm not having this one again.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2003 A very average wheat beer. I did not expect much and therfore I was not disappointed. This is one of those beers that makes me say eh...
Very boring and average for an american wheat.
Ernest (6219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is moderately hoppy (pine, resin, grapefruit), lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, modeately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The hoppiest American Wheat I've ever encountered, to the point that this isn't really an American Wheat anymore. This is an APA. Not lacking in aroma or flavor, mind you, but these aren't my kind of hops and it's not the way I would choose for an admittedly offbeat take on the style to set itself apart from the pack.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild wheat aroma with a subtle hop accent. Very clean with a semi-sweet taste and a smooth mild bitter aftertaste. Highly drinkable for the dog days of summer.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Generously given a 3 for appearance for this golden bodied, thick creamy fluff headed am wheat. Invigorating aroma of wheat fielsd and a complimentary flavor. Eventually, a wave of hops rise and dominate in aroma and flavor. A nicely rounded out, moderately complex AM. wheat. The back bone of bitterness stands in favorable equipoise to the wheat.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fairly enjoyable American wheat, granted this style is never going to blow anyone's socks off but I think this one is fairly flavorful, with a nice wheat aroma, perceptable (though slight) bitterness, nad a nice Kolsch-like palate and drinkability Full Sail has been throwing alot of these non-descript middleweight beers at the wall to see what will stick, and this is my favorite so far.
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold with fast fading white head.Nose is light banana and yeast.Light sweet wheat malt taste with unpleasant spiced note. I have to disagree, this finish is not clean, it has a lingering off bitter spice note which really detracts from the beer
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
lots of banana esthers, pale yellow with a small head, strawy then herbal hoppiness and a bready yeast finish featuring pleasant fruity hop notes, an incredibly refreshing beer but also a horrible looking one
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden ale with an off white head. A hop aroma with citrus notes. The flavor is hoppy with a touch of sweetness and a bitter finish. A decent carbonation that tingles the tongue.