GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very floral hop aromas. Floral hop flavors. Overall a very good white IPA style beer.
berkshirejohn (3972) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Khyber Pass, Philadelphia. A slightly hazy pale straw colour with a thin white head - certainly looking like a White Beer; rather lacking in aroma with just a trace of spice; in the mouth, it’s much more IPA like with fresh grapefruit flavours; but again the finish is subdued. An interesting idea that’s good in parts.
thornecb (3989) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2012 Pours hazy gold into a snifter. Bright white head with medium retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Caramel, sourdough, nuts and yeast aromas. Dry with coriander and lemon upfront turning to grass before the bitter grapefruit pith in the lasting finish.
j12601 (6453) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouring at Belgian Beer Fest. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Big lemony citrus, loads of bright hops. Medium bodied, lemon, warm alcohol, gentle musk. Light musk, toast, wheat. Long musky bitterness. Toast, wheat, musk.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Nikki’s Liquors. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized white frothy head. Fair head retention. Aroma of citrus, spicy hops and faint wheat. The taste is citrus, apples, herbal notes, spice, pale malts and wheat. Medium bodied. Decent.
adamjackson (1764) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very excited to try this. One of the most exciting 100 Barrel beers they’ve released. Enjoyed at fridge temp out of a bomber purchased at the local grocery store. Served in a big ass bordeaux wine glass from Riedel. Appearance is gorgeous. minimal white head that fades fast. Gorgeous bright orange but foggy. Very nice. Tons of grapefruit, tangerine and some ginger on the nose. Taste is slightly disappointing though. The malt profile is overpowering to the bitterness from the hops. Still some tangerine and citrus but a lot more pine resin than I was hoping for. Some ginger and pepper at the finish. Too malty and this is even at 6.2%
mcox90 (1377) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy straw color with a 1-1/2 finger white head. Sweet citrusy aroma with plenty of wheat/yeast scent too. Flavor is sweet and loaded with citrus flavors. Lemon stands out as does apple & pear. Plenty of Witbier flavor as well. Light spices. Moderate in body with some prickly carbonation on the tongue. Interesting take on an IPA.
auerbrau (3082) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle, purchased at Yankee Spirits - Attleboro, MA. Juicy pomelo and tangerine aroma, grassy, green and slightly chestnuty like some of the charcoal-roasted Chinese green teas. Fresh fruity flavors pour forth. A 70s cornucopia of citrus and subtropical starfruit, prickly pear, and persimmon. I think this is my first White IPA, and knowing that I hate both spiced beers and Belgian Witbier, I’m honestly and plesantly surprised by the quality of flavors in this beer. The dripping red grapefruit flavors are vibrant and the hop qualities pair nicely with subtle spice undertones. A pleasant surprise.
Davepool (5) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out of 22oz bomber. Smelled bread, hay, floral, grass, citrus, banana, clove. Hazy golden color with about 1 1/2 fingers of head. Belgian wit flavors up front ending in a nice dry IPA finish. Kept resetting my palate.
Travlr (9954) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy light golden color, fluffy white head, solid lacing. Aroma of bright pine, birch bark, forest. Taste is bitter fruit and white pepper, rising bread dough. Really nice.