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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 238   ABV: 7.95%
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From the heart of the Emerald Triangle, Humboldt Haze Imperial Wheat IPA is a flavor packed hop odyssey with the rowdy character of the west coast style. Brewed as an over the top high gravity American Wheat ale, Humboldt Haze pours a deep burnished golden orange with a brilliant white head. Bounteous aromas of exotic tropical fruits and citrus reign, while a subtle balm of toasted wheat and caramel malts heighten anticipation of the first sip. Resinous explosions of hop bitterness are soothed and harmonized by the silky characters of light, sweet wheat and mild caramel flavors. Then it’s on to a massive fruity cornucopia of citrus, passion fruit, mango and papaya with hints of white grape, lychee and pine. The boldly hoppy and resplendently balanced finish entices you back for more… and more… fascinating the senses anew with each savor. Enjoy!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1112) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Hazy burnt orange with floaties and frothy head. Very sweet malts, especially for a "wheat". Hops are tropical, mango and citrus. ABV well masked.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomer (1647) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 29, 2014
At a tasting, thanks zvikar, almost no head, hazy deepish orange colour,aroma of bread and orange marmaldae with some old hoppiness, flavour of stale malt and honey,. Way to old and past its prime.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 28, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours orange with a small head, aroma of marmalade, orange, flavor is slightly sweet and yeasty with orange and alcohol, medium bodied.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (5672) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Cloudy orange. Aroma of stale hops and a honey-ish note. Flavor has some sweetness, a bit honey-ish, stale hops and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Too old.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4661) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2014
Hazy deep copper and bronze coloured body with a thinnish, one centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, sweetness, apricots, pungent tropical and floral hops and a mellow yeast note at the end. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong biting alcohol and earthy malt flavour up front that gives way to a smooth yeast flavour and a very nice hop kick from herbal and citrusey hops. Aftertaste shows a nice blend of malt/wheat and hops with a tropical sweetness and a bit of a herbal and dry oaky kick at the end from yeast. Overall, a nice and rather complex wheat-based IPA with not too many traditional wheat flavours going through, but light and airy, for sure. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from Zupan’s in Portland, Oregon (Belmont St Location) on 07-December-2013 for US$2.99 sampled at home in Washington on the opposite end of this country on 01-April-2014.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (695) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine. Not much more than a heavy barleywine-like sweetness in the aroma. Beautiful crystal clear golden yellow wit a soapy white head. The prickly alcohol heat seems to jump out right from the get go and seems much higher than 8%. A nice honeyed sweetness tries to subdue that heat with some success. Then a truly bitter green dankness sets in and overtakes them both with subtle, spicy herbaceousness and citrus pith and rind. That bitterness really sticks around along with a little residual sweetness for a nice, long boozy afterglow. The body is surprisingly light for all that’s packed in here (maybe due to the wheat?) and makes what could be a heavy, bloat-inducing beer quite easy to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LinusStick (2823) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Meh. Average at best. Aroma was decent. Slightly hoppy with pine and soapy aromas. Pour was a nice burnt hazy orange with a one finger white head. Taste was a malt bomb. Not sure if this was an old bottle but the main flavors were caramel and sweet toffee. There was some soapiness and a slight metallic flavor in there as well. Decent carbonation. This beer gets lost in the sea of malty IPAs.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3478) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Hazyt, orange-amber with a short yellow-tan head. Brightly tropical scent....orange, pineapple, banana..... Fruitcake, orange, biscuit taste...caramel, brown sugar. Sweet, fruity with a floral/tropical bitter... Complex tastes and aromas......a lot of little, different nuances here and there. Pretty darn good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (6045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
On tap at Bailey’s, pours a clear golden with a medium off-white head. Aroma give me off loads of wheat, followed by some subdued piney hops and biscuity malt. Flavour is extremely wheaty and hoppy, bringing out the best of both worlds - with dry wheat, piney hops and some metallic notes. Not the smoothest or well-balanced IPA by any means, but decent enough and drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3048) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
Une robe orangée et plutôt embrouillée. Une mousse qui se dilue. Un nez de vin de blé avec des houblons floraux, des oranges amères et du vieux caramel. En bouche, une attaque très vive des cultivars. Beaucoup d’agrumes se retrouvent sur ma langue. Des épices arrivent à me confondre. Sur le palais, un corps honnête et des bulles piquantes. Une texture finement huileuse. Une finale très puissante, florale et presque éthylique. Un gros bof.


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