Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yeasty aroma of candied bananas and white pepper. Hazy yellow appearance, looks lie kolsch oddly. Taste is that of a typical wit...spice and citrus - only with an especially bitter edge. Light body yet sort of prickly. Really a wheat beer rather than an IPA.
superspak (4236) - Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 9/2013. Pours very cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, pear, apple, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, floral, grass, wheat, bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of yeast and hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, clove, light banana, pepper, floral, grass, light pine, wheat, bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, citrus peel, coriander, clove, light banana, pepper, floral, grass, wheat, bubblegum, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop, spice, and yeast ester flavors; with a solid malt backbone and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice White IPA! All around nice balance and complexity of hop, spice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one.
queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Strong Belgian yeast, wheat malt, orange, black pepper, clove, and coriander aroma. Hazy straw gold with a large dense off-white head. Very fruity, orange, wheat malt, Belgian yeast, citrus peel, coriander, black pepper, and herbal hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. There’s a lot going on in this one .. nicely done.
alobar (3358) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange yellow pour with a soapy white head. Aroma of spice, lemon, orange, and hop. Belgian yeast, lemon, orange, pine, and hop flavor. Quite nice.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a lot of sediment, small white head. The aroma is full of lemon zest, pepper, yeasty funk, some floral notes. The taste is sweet orange, light spice, light hoppy notes. Good brew.
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy yellow. Nose is sweet grapefruit with underlying butteriness. Flavor starts a bit sweet for an IPA., but quickly becomes very peppery. Different, but nothing that exciting.
drfabulous (5880) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Orange body. Orange zest. Yeasty. Far more wit than IPA with this kind of flavor profile. Spicy.
BrewBoxer (2508) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the growle NYC. White wheat beer color with a Belgian tripel taste . Very drinkable and good
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jsmerig (1437) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orange yellow with an off-white foamy head. Floral, citrus and spicy notes mix together to give a distinct Belgian tone. The taste is smooth sweetness upfront followed by floral and dry citrus notes. Finishing with a peppery finish. Complex and interesting. Good once and a while.
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pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful hazy, orange golden color with just a fingers worth of foam. Loose white bubbles that fell quickly to a thin film and ring. Fine lace covers the entire glass. Very pretty. Nose is a blend of hop delight and Belgian character. Yeast, spice and herbal. There’s ripe peach, a little tangy, some tangerine, pepper to tickle the nose and floral. Malt is sugary and bright. Toasted. There’s a hint of corriander and it reaches complex. The taste is an outrageous combination of two worlds. Hop forward, your first sip greets you with delicious ripe fruit. Plenty juicy and sweet. Peach, tangerine and some pink grapefruit. There’s a hint of tartness. Then the light sweet bread from the malt comes over the mid palate to bring a supple wheat dryness. The body is smooth, lush and vibrant. It’s even kind of creamy and the carbonation is soft. The kick you get is from the yeasty spice and the pepper. The slight sour from the yeast and the wheat dryness are a perfect match for the sweet fruit. It finishes with a moderate bitter, semi dry and with a light pine resin. Herbal with plenty of wheat and light bread.
What a delectable beer. It’s spirited. Rambunctious but not overly forceful or conceited. It’s the happy collision of two fantastic worlds where the characteristics of an IPA meet a proper Belgian. Poised and unique this is my first white IPA and I love the style. It’s graceful but fun loving.