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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Hips Donít 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 Donít Lie is big enough to be full flavored but refreshing enought to warrant another taste.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TrubLoss (10) - - APR 24, 2014
Poured from the can into a hefeweizen glass. Aroma - clove and banana. Slight hint of floral hops. Breast malt in the background. Appearance - fluffy white head. Pale straw. Hazy. Taste - more clove forward. Slight hint of banana and warming alcohol. Bit of a floral tartness in the back. Mouthfeel - dry crisp finish. Spritzy carbonation. Medium light bodied. Overall - a decent Bavarian Weiss beer. I tend to like them with more banana esters over the cloves. Refreshing and balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours a bright but cloudy yellow with white head. Bananas, cloves, rose hips, and wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a floral note. Solid.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3769) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Aroma is spices, light bubblegum and a hint of heat. The flavor is spices, light bananas, wheat, malts and a mildly sweet/tangy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (487) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Tap at Pizza Luce. Translucent golden color with thin lacing. Aromas of yeast, light ripe banana, clove and allspice. Taste has a light banana bread sweetness with a yeasty dryness. Body is lighter with a foamy feel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maekchu (1982) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 10, 2014
Can from Zippís Liquors. Fresh floral nose. Light amber color. Gentle fruity initial: light tropical fruit / some grass rises in mid, along with a weedy bitterness / thin and slightly sweet finish. Thin-medium body. The honey adds some depth and some heavy sweetness, which seems out of place in this style. Doesnít really seem like a weissbier.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (2674) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Can - Golden with a slight haze and a big white head. Nose is tropical fruit syrup with a bit of spice and sweet wheat. Taste is sweet wheat with some tropical fruit, a bit of banana, and some spicing. A bit of bitterness too. Slick and medium bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (5983) - Burnsville, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - 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

3.3
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WisconsinBeer (704) - 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 wouldnít 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.


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