patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Pours a slight chestnut brown. Small tan head. Aroma of cherries, wheat, and dry hops. Some slight breadiness. Smooth, malty palate. Decen.t
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice hoppy aroma with some citrus and herbal notes. Fairly bitter, medium bodied. Hoppy finish, a bit harsh on the palate.
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange gold with a nice kind of fizzy off-white head. Pine and citrus aromas, some wheat and yeasty rotten fruit. Taste has a tart stank and some nice fruit notes with a wheaty mouthfeel, medium body and a little sticky caramel. A nice twist on an IPA but it really does feel more like a Spring brew than a Winter one.
jmm635 (953) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly cloudy, between yellow and golden in color. Large white head. Fruity, citrus aroma with some hop character. Not much wheat to go around. Sweet flavor with not even bitterness for my tastes. Forgettable is the one word that comes to mind.
ChainGangGuy (4564) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a clouded, amber-gold body with a foaming, off-white head giving a lasting wispiness.
Smell: Modest malts, pale and wheaty, beneath fragrant hop notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pine blossoms, and a bit of pineapple.
Taste: A lightly bready, lightly sweet taste of tangy malted wheat and pale malts. I gotta say, even right at the beginning, the mouthfeel starts thinning out at a record pace. Hops yield citrus fruits, leaning towards tangerines, with some minor florals and ample bitterness giving this wheat ale an IPA leaning.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Essentially, it’s a passable wheat with a decent IPA hop profile. Maybe not a home run, but at least a well-played single.
joebudzjoe (671) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2010 Bottle from an assorted 12 pack. This is a nice, sweet IPA with the hearty palate from the wheat. A hint of kiwi on the nose. On the slightly watery side, this beer acts as a nice session beer or a beer to drink with a meal that will not fill you up.
SSSteve (3991) - - DEC 19, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle labeled as "Encore IPA" in winter 10 sampler pack. pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. apricot and tangerine hop aroma. zesty from the wheat with notes of baking soda. lots of hops bring out a apricot flavor. light body with high carbonation. dry, quick finish. not much sweetness.
robgibbens (423) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark gold amber with a thin lacy head. The aroma is orange and fruity. The flavor is mildly hoppy with an orange/citrus hint. The beer is full-bodied, chewy and makes the mouth water. Very good brew and not very hoppy, but a good IPA nonetheless.
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange color that reminds me of an ipa. Has a medium sized off white head. Smells of wheat and hops. Taste is hoppier than I would expect from a wheat ale however the bottle which I got said ipa on it. That makes a bit more sense than wheat ale. has some wheat flavors mixed in with a bunch of citrus notes.
TheBeerGod (5633) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - as Encore IPA in the Winter Pack. Hazy amber pour with a short white head. Strong citrus fruit, orange peel and grapefruit juice int he nose. Taste is big citrus oils, orange peel, grapefruit juice, light pine and sweet malt. Body is medium with soft carbonation and a strong resinous feel. Ends with more grapefruit juice, orange peel, citrus fruit, pine and sweet malt.