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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A traditional summer wheat beer marries a west coast Pale ale. Brewed with locally grown wheat, providing a complex mouthfeel, and single-hopped and generously dry-hopped with Amarillo, creating a glorious citrusy aroma and finish. The approachable 5% abv makes this the perfect session beer on a summer day.


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2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
PumpkinBurger (46) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2012
clear golden pour thin frothy white head with notes of grassy hops on the nose. good amount of wheat flavor, earthy hops and some slight malty sweetness... pretty refreshing.. nice blend of wheat and hops.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BreWedge (399) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
On tap @ The Pig Washington DC. Pours a very light gold with a thin white head. Aromas are strong grapefruit and some pine. Tastes are grapefruit and a lactic sour. Light body, medium to long sour finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (1065) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Clear yellow pour, foamy white head. Citrus, floral, wheat and hop aroma. It seems pretty hoppy for a wheat ale. Is there cinnamon in it? Some spice for sure. I bought it was a session IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1152) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Very light yellow. Aroma grass orange. Tastes orangy pale soft wheat vanilla. Great pale not too sw3et.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Pours hazy orange with frothy, white head. Nose is orange marmalade, hopcitrus, grains, lemongrass. Tastes hoppy, fruity, with some pale malt. Medium palate heft and complexity.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Berard (465) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Draft. Pours yellow with a slight haze and a light white head. Grassy aroma and a nice hop flavor in a session. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
6oz bottle. Poured a hazy yellow-orange color with a small white head. Aroma was light orange, grapefruit. Flavor was light lemon peel, some light bready notes. Weak, but refreshing on a 90+ degree day.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClarkVV (4341) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle, best before November 2015, drunk 6/10/15
As one of biggest opponents of Shityard and Alan Pugsley’s evil empire and his ruinous effect of buying out small Maine breweries and centralizing the brewing at Shipyard (and thus ruining the beer), I was loathe to drink this. And to clarify, I’m not suggesting Pugsley is aggressively trying to buy out small breweries (I don’t know if he is or is not), but the fact remains that their yeast and, primarily, backwater, shameful brewing practices produce mostly terrible, horribly diacetyl-ridden beers.
Anyways, it’s too bad Peak voluntarily contracts out of Shipyard. The beer dosent seem so bad; the amarillo are quite well-done, light, lemony, succulent and not overdone. The honey and cracker malts are perhaps a touch too sweet and the malts a little dominant overall. But these are fairly minor details compared to the diacetyl that is rampant. Even from the aroma you know what you’re in for. That this has been going on at this brewery for this long is just shameful. Do the brewers taste these beers?? I’ve got to imagine yes. Guess they just don’t care that much? That lack of care is reflected in their product, of course. Ok rant over. Do the beer world a favor and don’t buy beer brewed at Shipyard (my girlfriend bought this, I would never).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (1422) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 8, 2015
Draught. Slightly cloudy dark orange with small white creamy head, slight vanilla aroma, hoppy taste, high carbonation, abrupt finish. Very drinkable and nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2748) - New York, USA - APR 30, 2015
Tap at a Queens bar as my brother inlaw performed. Hazy light yellow. Nose is grainy and lemon. Tastes of wheat, lemon, grainy, grass, hint of cucumber. Thin watery body. Ok

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (4069) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours pale yellow with a medium head, aroma of lemon, grass and soil, flavor is bitter and fresh with grass, leaves, guava, medium bodied.


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