RateBeer
overall
77
50
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 128   ABV: 4.25%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Whipper Snapper is an American Mild ale. So it is a sort of hybrid beer where is has the light body and low alcohol of a British Mild. Though it has the color and hop characteristics of an American IPA. So at 4.5% abv it is a session IPA. Enjoy!


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11825) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Draft at the source. Hazy golden color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of white pepper and hay. Taste is very lager-like.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
on tap-pours a retaining off white head and gold color. Aroma is citrus-lemon/orange. Taste is dry citrus-lemon/orange hops bite, slight light malt.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle @ Steve_0, courtesy of Doodler, thanks. Bottle shot off like a Mothefucker. Hazy golden appearance with a huge foamy white head. Aroma is bretty, juniper, and green hoppy. Chewy, twangy flavor. Some plastic and tropical fruits. This one is off but still isnít bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle thanks to Jblauvs! Pours a near clear gold with a slight amber hue and a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces nicely. Aroma has a good combination of grapefruit, pine and floral hops with a bit of resin and sweet grains coming out in the finish. Flavor has a similar combination of pine and grapefruit that becomes a bit more floral in the finish. Really nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2009
A more subdued version of their bottle rocket, with a nice earthy undertone and a tea like finish,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
In short: A clean light APA with focus on piney hops. Nice thirst quencher
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh (maybe fresh) a few weeks after it was given to me, thanks Scott
The look: Cloudy golden body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is softly hopped with some green pine-needles and a floral component. Taste has a crisp and discreet semi-toasted malt backbone, very dry and crackery, a cross between regular salted crackers and Melba Toastsô. The beer also has a fluffy yeasty presence that actually help creating a fuller mouthfeel sensation. Then the hopping, surprisingly assertive, lots of dry pine-tree, some bitter grapefruits, sharp green pine-needles. Medium intensity bitterness. Not to say this is a hop-bomb, but the hops dominate the discreet malt backbone. I liked this beer, A light body, very clean and crisp. A light body thirst quencher for the bitter piney hops lovers. Nothing special here but Iíd still drink gallons of this beer, because I love beer and I donít care about the studies that say that excessive alcohol consumption causes short term memory loss, itís just a bunch of wimp scientists who canít handle beer, I wouldnít be surprised if next publish a study about excessive alcohol consumption causing short term memory loss. Pffff..

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle courtesy of rpstevens. Served in a Bruery tulip. Pours a clear light golden color with an average white head that leaves behind just a bit of lacing. The nose has a bit of light malt and light hops. Mostly floral for the latter. A bit of citrus in there as well. The flavor runs along the same lines with some floral and citrus hops. Light body with average carbonation. Slight bitterness in the finishing. Pretty good; a nice mild. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-13-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4396) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2011
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Mild resin aromas. Thin with sweet hay and caramel upfront turning to bitter grapefruit pith in the lasting finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3554) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours slightly hazy gold with average, creamy white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is cereal and biscuit malts, citrus and floral hops, lemon, apples, and light toast. Flavor is citrus and grassy hops forward with supporting bready malts, light fruit esters, and faint spice; dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Draft pours a cloudy copper color with a one-finger white head. The aroma is nicely big and hoppy for the low ABV. Great citrusy hop profile with biscuit and honey malt notes. The flavor is also very hoppy. Citrus - orange and lemon - dominate, with a considerable earthy note. Slight sweet pale malt, biscuit, and honey to back it up, but overall this is like a poor manís Ballast Point or Alpine session pale, or Stone San Diego Session Ale. True to the west coast hoppy beer style, except itís from New Hampshire. Great light palate with good carbonation and assertive hop resins. Really enjoyed this one overall. Could session this easily.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50