HughConway (829) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botttle. Pours orange, whitish head. Some hops bitter, well hidden alcohol, nice beer.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light amber and has taste notes of lemon. It also has quite a bitter taste that tends to linger.
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear light orange, with a moderate head made up of small interlocking bubbles. Aroma is hoppy, with some big citrus notes (Iím picking up oranges) coming to the forefront. The wheat character is there, but itís subdued. If I was tasting this blind I probably would call it an IPA or Pale Ale based on the aroma. Taste is pretty stunning. I had several of these the other day and they went down smooth and easy. This beer is bursting at the seams with flavor, with huge fruity IPA notes hitting the palate first, chased by wonderful malt thatís highlighted by the wheat. Not all that bitter, which is nice in a beer like this. The second sip showcases more of the hop profile, with big pine and grass notes this time. Malt flavor errs on the sweet side rather than the dry, which means that this one goes down quick and easy - and at 7.3% ABV thatís something you may want to monitor. Carbonation is relatively high, but given the wheat character and malt sweetness, thatís actually welcome. Tastes like an IPA but itís easy to drink like a Wheat Beer. Fantastic and unique.
TheHopster (905) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) This is so easy to drink and dangerous to session. A nice understated aroma with creamy, full-bodied IPA appearance. Very smooth and without bitterness. This is a future "pick of the week" but must wait for summer to emerge.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus hops, especially grapefruit on this golden orange pour. Bitter, hops in the flavor at first followed by some mild toast and some notes of grapefruit. Lingering bitter finish. I rather enjoyed this one.
jw0406 (903) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours a golden amber color with a thin white head. Aromas of citrus, pine with some wheat in the background. Medium bodied with a nice bitter finish. Like a cross between a wheat beer and IPA. Great spring/summer beer
thomas15 (689) - USA - APR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
great wheat base. hay, wheat/ grassy, floral hop aromas. body of a what beer with the hops of a ipa. little traces of fruit flavors. another great beer by lagunitas.
DiarmaidBHK (3688) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with a light white head. Nice hop flavor that lingers nicely long after the swallow.
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden-orange pour with a thin, quickly dissipating head. Very fresh citrus aroma. Notes of orange, lemon, and even light traces of banana and berry. Taste is much hoppier than the aroma would have you believe. A big pine kick is almost bracing at first, but settles into a dull, pleasantly bitter finish. Fruit notes are quite evident. A slightly tangy, grassy flavor is added with the wheat. Palate is crisp and effervescent. What can I say, these guys know how to make a damn good beer.
birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Translucent golden with a high, frothy, and sticky white head. Great lacing.
Floral hops with some citrus/grass scents and something that reminds me of the beach. Almost like a spicy aloe vera. Whatever it is, it smells delicious. Smells sweet, tangy, and sharp.
The hops are strong in flavor but mellow in bitterness. Thatís a neat effect. Thereís a sharpness in the carbonation too like many wheat beers. Not overly sweet with a good hop kick. But this is a guzzler. The hops arenít slowing anything down on this beer. Itís very well balanced between sweetness and itís herbal and floral hops.
Absolutely great spring/summer session.