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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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!


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3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (725) - 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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
glennmastrange (2311) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle. Medium to heavy malt aroma of cookie, moderate orange for the hops, light dough and broth for the yeast, with date, brown sugar, alcohol and dried apricot. Head is small, slightly off-white with some slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky medium amber/orange with a lot of tiny particles. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet, and finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily, with a lively carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish. Nah, tasted too much like those crappy Canadian excuses for IPAs.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedSox2004 (1306) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Hazy orange with a one-finger white head, nice lace and lots of chunks of something. Aromas of floral and citrus hops, overwhelmed by the wheat malts. Flavor is dominated by the malt swweetness, with hints of spice and a gentle hop bitterness. Medium body, lively carbonation, prickly mouthfeel and a sweetnish finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CObiased (40) - - SEP 10, 2014
Twelve ounce bottle - poured orangey and slightly cloudy with what appears to be yeast particulates. Nice hop profile, however not outstanding in any way. Drinkable for sure but not repeatable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1162) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours haze copper. There is a slight fruit hop with not much else going on. Kinda watered down in my opinion

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6692) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer &Tap Room. Pours dark amber with a nice beige head and a tropical fruit aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with a strangely bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Easy drinking imperial wheat IPA. Not as hoppy as a traditional IPA but still enjoyable for those that don’t like over the top IPA’s.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1249) - 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 (1755) - 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 (3565) - 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 (6242) - 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.


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