Bulk_Carrier (2781) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes.
I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was a decent clear yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly died and left some light lacing sliding down the glass.
The smell was citrusy and piney bitterness. Some light wheaty-ness did come in as it warmed.
The taste was packed with long lasting piney/citrus flavoring. The aftertaste took that and brought out a lot of lemon in that lead to a dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium and had a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat harsh but not overbearing for the style.
Overall, not a bad American Pale Wheat Ale, but not exactly one Iíd really want again either.
LordMushta (4) - - MAY 17, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw colored ale with clear appearance and a good one finger white head. Floral and slightly citrus nose. Grain profile is slight obscured by appropriate measure of Amarillo hops. Wheat profile comes out the aftertaste. Overall, a great taste and drinkable beer... but higher ABV than a true session.
radio_nowhere (1211) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft one week ago at Sweetlife concert. Served in a plastic cup, pale yellow color with white head. Aroma of wheat male and citrusy hops. Taste adds notes of lemon/grapefuity hop bitterness, grainy and yeasty. Light body, moderate carbonation, light with clean finish. Tasty easy drinking wheat ale.
obguthr (4659) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Butter and strong dandelion nose. Hazy yellow, headless. Dandelion dominated flavor. Light body and clean.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Above average American wheat ale. Slightly hazy bright orange pour with a two finger head that fades quickly to a ring. Pleasant aroma dominated by amarillo tangerine and orange zest, as well as mango and a bready wheat backbone that struggles to surface. Up front, the flavour mostly suggests hop flavour, but not much bitterness. Low astringency in this hoppy brew. Creamy, tropical-fruity mid-palate taste with a short-lived finish of lemony and orange citrus and fresh baked bread. The short palate duration makes this one good beer; not a great beer. While I may not feel the need to purchase this again, as there are just so many examples of such hoppy session ales, I canít imagine ever turning one down. The bitterness is low enough to play well with food, which is nice. I will be pairing this with tofu tempura in a mango-yellow curry sauce.
Drjohnrock (549) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Twelve ounce bottle from Beer Of The (Every Other) Month Club, tasted on June 30, 2013. Cloudy light gold/amber hue, firm citrus aroma, small white head, light body, initial watery mouthfeel followed by quite tart citrus flavor. Not bad.
MunBro (820) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a tawny yellow with minimal head. Aroma is of hops, lemon, and pine. Taste is simple yet subtle and complex. Notes of citrus, pine, lemon, hops, and a trace of bitterness (no sourness here). A smooth, wonderful brew.
Curtis2010 (7) - GUATEMALA - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
A - hops and wheat maybe a hint of citrus
A - pale yellow with dense white head. Good head retention.
T - Its pitched as a session beer so I was not expecting much...and I was not disappointed. Its worst fearure is a very one dimensional hops taste...just a bitter finish almost like it was bitter with hop extract. Devoid of oher hops character.
P - light bodied, noticeable carbination, appropriate for a session beer.
O - just donít like this beer. Taste is the flaw...all other categories are appropriate...but taste is just a one dimensional moderate bitterness...I was surprised to see it was dry hopped. Not a session beer for me...definately donít have the urge to drink another one.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I must apologize in advance to Peak Organic. Iíve had this beer for over three months now. The reason why I havenít drank this yet is simply because the beer doesnít look like something I want to drink... from the outside. Yes, Iíve been judging this book by its cover for an entire season, and itís not even summer anymore.
Soft yellow, with hues of caramel, this wheat ale looks more pale ale than wheat, and has a bright white head. It has a surprisingly pleasant citrus hop aroma thatís bright and delicious, with absolutely no trace of wheat. Whew. Itís relatively bitter and strong of hop flavor in the mouth, with wheat chewiness and sourness nonexistent. Iíd definitely peg this as a straight up West coast summer session pale ale above anything. Holy crap, this is kinda good, dare I say more than good. I feel so ashamed.
Although it rates in the 80th percentile for the style and only the 46th percentile overall, Iíd have to disagree with everyone else. However unattractive the label, and the style, may be, itís a pleasant surprise. Although it has a slight wheat ale-like body, the only other wheat-like character is a slight sourness in the finish. Otherwise, itís straight up, just a nicely hopped summer ale - and I have to say that the wheat fills in just enough of the weight to make it satisfying.
patricks110 (2117) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refreshing and crisp with a moderate hop on the finish. A nice summer brew or even a nice fall day brew. Pours a bright golden yellow with a foamy fizzy white head. The nose is wheaty, lightly spiced, toasted and a tad hoppy.