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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Hips Don’t Lie is a slightly bigger interpretation of a traditional German wheat beer featuring a refreshing light body with a crisp, dry finish. A high proportion of malted wheat lends a round, pasta-like character that is complemented by a delicate balance of clove-like phenolics, banana esters and just a hint of sulfur from the classic German weissbeir yeast strain. Rose hips give this beer a subtle floral note while the honey lends to the dryness in the finish. Hops Don’t Lie is big enough to be full flavored but refreshing enought to warrant another taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (8056) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Can. Clear pale golden pour with a small white head. Aroma is pear, clove, and a floral fragrance. Clean palate, lighter body. Slightly sweet taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Can share by Jared, aroma of yeast and light fruit. Taste is similar, yeast really comes through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mully262 (56) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Refreshing wheat beer. Light body, dry finish. The banana really stands out on the aroma. Very interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2013
16 oz can. Slightly hazy yellow, minimal carbonation. Light bodied, easy to sip on. Flavor is wheat, honey, and soft esters initially. Fades into a very dry and crisp citrus and rhurbarb like flavor. Vitamin C pills often contain rosehips, and the finish reminds me exactly of that. Slightly sour, bitter, and medicinal. I wouldn’t call it a bad beer by any means, but if they just toned down the rosehips a little bit to make it less prominent, I think this could make for a delicious and unique beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
16oz can-thin white-hazy yellow. A-banana, some spice, wheat. T-banana/clove, some spice, wheat. Easy Americanized Hefe , maybe a fresher batch than previous rates?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcnielsen (2681) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Banana, clove, floral aromas. Very floral, yeasty, wheat flavors. I?m not a fan of the floral flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TheHOFF43 (1791) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Can. Pours is a hazy yellow, banana, clove, blah blah blah. Not really sure why they added rose hips as it ruined this for me. Weird, fake tasting or something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Pours a deep yellow (light orange?) with a fast-dissipating head. Aroma of bubblegum, cold pasta, and hospital. Taste is more bubblegum up front, marginal cloves, some rice noodles (what?) and a weird flavor in the finish which must be the rosé hips. Overall not bad, worth a try, but not a show stopper for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trev (2014) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Rather liked Ride Again Pale Ale so I was willing to give this one a try. The ’Bavarian WeissBier’ line had be excited, but then the rose hips and honey fine print put me off a bit. Hazy yellow pour with a nice tight white head. aroma is light banana wheat and clove, floral rose petal. Astringent floral tones detract from the decent underlying yeast and wheat body. I feel like there is a nice Weissebier under there, and would like to see a regular 4-5% version without the rosehips. Don’t worry about being gimmicky and just brew good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
felsenpils (134) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
16 ounce can. I like the can´s design and the red color. Now to the beer. Cloudy yellow with good foam retention. The aroma is quite complex, somewhat murky, not clean. The initial taste is of German wheat beer, but the mouthfeel is more cloying with a higher viscosity. The aftertaste is strange with a very strong astringency that stays with you for a long time, right in the back of your throat. I am not getting the hint of sulfur, the floral note, nor the crisp, dry finish. This could have been a very good German wheat beer, but the "additional" ingredients are not helping here. All in all very drinkable. I just wish that they had not tried for a "slightly bigger interpretation of a traditional German wheat beer".

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