Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate wheat and citrus hop aroma. Medium body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
32oz growler, thanks to Caterwaul for picking this up for me. Consumed on my own, because I have to enjoy these things while their fresh, right? We’ll see how far I get.. Portions aggressively poured into my DFH IPA glass. I appreciate the shrink wrap on the cap of these growlers, not sure if it helps freshness significantly, but it’s certainly a nice extra step. I’m told this was listed on the menu as being 9% ABV. Mostly clear amber orange color, a very mild haziness. Thin off-white head, with good retention. Great swaths, reaches, and ropes of lace. Bigger body, lightly slick texture. Smooth, lighter kind of crisp carbonation, lightly soft. Kind of malty - big wheat, big caramel malt, orange citrusy hop. Lightly spicy. Moderate to bigger sweet, kind of tangy. Lighter bitter taste, for a ’double ipa’. Decent double wheat IPA. If it really is 9%, alcohol is impressively well-hidden, and it’s enjoyable, moderately hoppy brew, though the flavor doesn’t necessarily blow me away.
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at New Boswell. This pours an amber hue and wears an off white head that lasts nicely. This starts with a caramel and citrus one two that is not bad. It starts out the sip feeling thin in the mouth but then thickens somehow. Hop and wheat effects? A bit of cinnamon spice and rye. The duel petsonalities of wheat and hops come through here and make it interesting. The malts are big and rich and support things well.
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the 2012 Brew Haven Even in New Haven, Indiana. This draft brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of frothy clear colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation hazy orange colored body and no lacing. The aroma was hoppy musty and dry. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish hoppy aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of wheat dough and hops. An OK brew just nothing special.