SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the bottle from Leukens Liquors. Pours a cloudy golden color with a medium white head. Doughy aroma is very yeasty with a touch of orange blossom. Very much a Belgian wit with a strong coriander flavor. Fizzy palate. Finishes quite mild.
BBB63 (6013) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Slightly hazed light golden hue with a fading fizzy head and some lace. The weak aroma has notes of pale grains and some wheat, light herbal and fruity hops, soapy yeast esters and a hint of pepper and clove. The taste is a slightly hopped up crappy American wheat with no interesting character. While there is some fruity and bitter notes, they fade far too quickly leaving you a muddled wheaty and yeasty finish that is quite boring. Just like the beer before it, there is some sourness creeping into the flavor profile and makes me question the quality control of this brewery once again. The mouth feel is about the best aspect of this brew, lively and crisp enough to enjoy while the husky finish is not too bothersome. Why do I keep buying beer from this brewery? Only a few have they ever met expections... (Hint, maybe you all want to ask Three Floyds how to do a hoppy wheat ale)
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Bottle. The pour was a rich golden honey color with a large (2-3 finger) rocky white head that mostly diminished into a fluffy puddled residue that created excellent sheets of lace on the glass.
The aroma upfront was bold and hoppy of a citrus hop, a straw like malt and a moldy yeast with a notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit) and a decent dose of wheat.
The taste was very yeasty and a bit malty with a note of caramel from the onset. It then progressed into a nice bitter hoppy flavor with a strong citrus note and a bit of wheat at the end. The flavor lasted an average amount of time after the swallow, allowing for the hoppy grapefruit taste to linger on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a bit heavier than light in body with a nice dry texture and a prickly carbonation.
Overall an IPA with a really nice wheat characteristic and a wonderful hoppy aftertaste.
Vir4030 (510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light like a Belgian cloudy with a thick fine head. Light aroma and a slightly tart flavor.
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Eastchase Majestic. Orange yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is pretty weak. A little bready and hoppy. Taste is hops, citrus, and grains.
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2010 Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Odd (as per name) collection of characteristics: citrusy hop aroma; generically fruity malt flavor; a bit of pepper and clove; quite a lot of sourness in the middle; a long, bitter, dry finish. I didnít get much wheat in this beer. I liked it a lot, but Iím not sure why.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a hazy amber gold with a large white head. Light wheat, some musk, and a faint citrus zest note. Thin and watery, not living up to the nose, which wasnít overly promising to begin with. Sweet. Finishes up with a grainy weird bitterness, more musty musk, and a bit of a vegetal note.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy yellow gold with a white head. Aroma is banana, bubble gum and citrus. Flavor is light crisp wheat with a nice bitter finish and a little citrus that shows up more as you drink. Not bad, an easy drinking hoppy wheat brew.
DocLock (7828) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium gold pour with white head. Nose was slight pale malt and hopcitrus, with the same flavor,m not much complexity, and a bit watery on the palate.
chicowv (455) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light golden with little carbonation. Aroma is of wheat. Initial flavor is bold but finishes light. Wish it had a tad more hop..