jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rusty amber with a smallish white head. Nose is mostly hops with a sniff of carmel malt. Nice viscosity. Taste is more malt than hops with a pleasing light dry soft note on the finish. A good beer, especially for a major brewer. Pairs well with Rondele soft cheese on Ritz crackers.
rubbishystuff (1864) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At Hogís Head on Fullerton. Not as bad as I expected. Flavors were muddled. It just didnít seem like there was much effort put in other than to make it as marketable as possible. Serving: Tap
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a golden color with a off white head. Smells of malts and a bit of hops. Taste is malty, carbonated, with a bit of a bitter finish at the end. Not bad!!!
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 30, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle/12oz - Pours a slightly cloudy dark amber in color with a very small white head that faded quickly. Aroma is malty and sweet with plenty of caramel... no hops present. Flavor is also malty, but I can find nothing of the "citrus" that was advertised. Not a terrible beer, but not really to my liking.
BruceLeroy (111) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 15, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The flavors clash on this one too much. Itís too malty for my taste. I guess with a name like Hop Hound I just wasnít expecting it to taste anything like this. I got a 6-pack on sale for $4.67. It says itís a Spring Seasonal, so I guess they were trying to get rid of them. I donít taste any more hops than a typical can of PBR, so I donít know why they called it Hop Hound other than it just being a clever name. Head is very thin and disappears right away. Carbonation is okay though. This one reminds me a lot of Amberbock, which Iím not really a fan of, except this is sweeter and maltier. Pours cloudy amber.
Chad9976 (1201) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle at Maharís for $3.
Appearance: looks like a marzen. Orange brown hazy body. Decent head retention. Quite a lot of lacing.
Aroma: not much. Some caramel. Almost root beer like.
Taste: why does this beer remind me of a lollipop!? Tastes like a root beer lollipop. Some caramel notes too. Pretty sweet but a weird tang in the finish. Then again this is an AB-inbev brew, so go figure.
Mouthfeel: little thin. Little flat.
Drinkability: decent Taste makes me want to drink it only in sips though.
Overall: not bad for a Michelob product but isnít what I look for in a wheat beer. They could slap a "marzen" label on it and itíd be more appropriate.
weitz15 (382) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild malty aroma. Palate is moderate light with a hint of carbonation. The flavor is also mild, with a bit of wheat and malts, but thin enough to still be refreshing.
Onslow (1184) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The C Store I stopped in on a hot Monday was out of evertyhing wheat except this and Bud Light Wheat. What have I got to lose?
Amber pour from a 12oz bottle. Mild earthy aroma. Cloudy with a bit of sedement. Flavor is truely a blend of caramel maltiness and bitter yeasty wheatiness. Not bad but sometimes the flavors clash and as I emerge a each swallow I find myself thinking how nice a true wheat would be... or a true amber... OK brew.
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle,thanks to Dean, amber brown pourt with off white foam, aroma is dry
cardboard caramel, flavor has better caramel taste but not much hops for this
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The head hangs out to the end but quickly retreats into a thin sheet. Grass, citrus rind notes over the mild wheat. Somewhat bitter, minimal sweetness. Expected this to be a little better.