DarkSong (357) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a giant white head & floaties. It has the aroma of pine, pineapple & citrusy hops. It has a nice fruit taste and a nice bitter hop aftertaste. Complex and tasty.
superspak (4751) - Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into Sam Adams pint glass. best by 10/2012. Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, herbal, floral, wheat, grass, apricot, grapefruit, and earthy spiciness. Nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon, apricot, herbal, floral, wheat, earth, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, citrus, floral, herbal, and earthy spiciness for a good bit. Great balance of hop flavors, and nice balance with the bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with slightly creamy and very smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden as expected for 5.8%; with pretty much no warming noticed on the finish. Overall this is a great wheat IPA! Great hop flavor balance and smoothness; and very smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one.
bytemesis (6963) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange-yellow with a medium white head that dissipates with decent lacing. Aroma is light, with citrus, pine and a little fruit (but I cannot identify apricot). Flavor has much more hops presence than aroma, with citrus and pine dominating, and a slight fruity sweetness, leading to a medium bitter finish.
BroSpud (2068) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from a mix pack. Pours a hazy golden with a beautiful white head. Nice lacing throughout. Drinking this on a hot day and it is really hitting the spot. Sticky pine, flowery hops, hint of apricot. Tasty and refreshing.
OldGrowth (3271) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, from Triangle Wine in Morrisville. Good aroma, sweet . Citrusy, spicy, weird mix, grapefruit, apricot, pepper. Beautiful pour, hazy gloden orange color, good head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body smooth creamy mouthfeel, bitter sry finish. Huh, well, I like it, aroma really made me think of sniffing a bag of hop pellets, beautiful to look at, pour nice, good lacing. in the Sam Adams tulip glass of course. apricot got me more in flavor, though not enough to overpower hop bite. I dunno, maybe it’s just the heat, as I sit out on my porch here in NC at 85 or 90 degrees, but nice has enough bite for the ipa I was wanting with some fun other things to make it fun
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Rating #288. Hazy dark yellow/gold with a big fluffy white head. Spicy hoppy aroma, peppery and it seems like there is wheat in there and reading above it seems their is, duh. Flavor is more wheat and spices, the hops seem to take a back seat to the other ingredients, but the hops are there. Not bad. (2392)
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange Colorado with a nice white head. Aroma is apricots, wheat, and some citrus hops. The taste is fruity and light. Apricots are the main flavor followed by some lemon and wheat. There are hops to rounds things off but its not at all bitter and I personally wouldn’t label it an Ipa but it is a good easy to drink beer.
djd07 (10526) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is floral hop and apricot. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet hop and citrus with a nice crisp finish. Easy to drink a very impressive IPA from Sam Adams.
drjay44 (3437) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, long lived white head, with heavy lacing, over a hazy particle laden golden (SRM 5) IPA.....nose is cereal, light pine, light melon....taste is sweet apricot, leading to cereal, finsihng with a light pine and citrus bitterness....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation adds a foamy sensation. In spite of the brewers label, this is not an IPA. It is some strange combination of a Wit, fruit and IPA. The particle laden appearance suggests it was badly stored. It does not taste bad, but to repeat, it is a very poor attempt at an IPA. BJCP 6/2/12/4/6
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Smells of citrus. Tastes of citrus with some sweet wheaty undertones.