3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. soft nose of muddled yeast, wheat and hops, that’s about what it’s supposed to be, right? this is, it’s rather dull, quiet and neutral. creamy texture with a round and full body; again mild and neutral wheat, hops and yeast, a stew, basically, without any distinct flavors standing out or showing any dominance. the apricots are there, I guess. who knows. does it matter? no, just like everything else.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Lemon citrus with some malty caramel. Finish is more lemon, a sticky sweetness (apricots?) and mild bitterness.
BREWMUSKCLES (2364) - New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
full of wheat so as to taste like a root vegetable with some sugary sweetness and a trace of butter. A nice grapefruit citrus hop adds dimension and improves the body which of course would seem light. Some fresh bright lemon and you have these three flavors bouncing around in your palate. A bit of fresh sharp pine in the suds? Not a bad thing!
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/26/12 paps sa whitewater
Super hazy sunshiney with a clingy white head.
Pine, citrus pith, spicy
Doesnt taste like much...but bitter...weird sweetness takes over by the end .
Holdwine (1125) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It is like they were channelling their MH northern neighbors, only with a wheat expression. Another winner here for drinkability, and a bit of complexity. Not really to style in American terms, but still a fun beer to drink. The wheat/hops interplay is ncely done.
umich03jm (2709) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Light orange in color, almost no head. Cloudy. Sweet smell in the aroma and some floral hops. I can pick out apricots and lemons for sure. Taste is lots of apricots with some other odd spices. Not a big fan of this one.
scarletfire65 (1091) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy bright gold, with a rocky white head. Aggressive aroma that is highlighted by pine, sticky citrus - particularly lime and tangerine, apricot, and dank fresh hops. The flavor is bright, citrusy, slightly spicy, and very fruity, with the token grapefruit, but also a good deal of passionfruit and green mango. The finish is astringently bitter, but very fresh and fruity. An excellent offering from Sam Adams.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Binny’s, Plainfield. Pours a cloudy, golden-yellow colored body with a finger-width, dense and foamy, mostly white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a solid lacing. Aroma has a nice mix of floral oranges and bitter grapefruits up front with some pines and a light apricot sweetness behind the hops. A touch of grass and pepper with a somewhat bready and crackery pale malt backing. Flavor is similar. More of a bitter tangerine up front with a slight apricot sweetness. Some grass and florals in the middle with a touch of white pepper and a light wheat alongside a slightly crackery, bready pale maltiness. Apricots pick it up towards the end as well as some estery citruses and pepper as this finishes dry and moderately bitter from a mix of grass, pines, and florals as well as a slightly sharp citrus character. Lengthy aftertaste following a light-medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer. A good amount of citrus pines, grass, and florals with a light apricot sweetness balanced well with a light wheat and pale, crackery malt backing. Fairly bitter, pretty easy drinking, and enjoyable. Not bad.
tmoreau (2905) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle poured to my SA Lager glass with a cloudy, particulate laden, orange/gold, apricot juice appearance, persistent, moussy, off white head, and good cling to the streaks, waves & spots of lacing. The aroma was fresh cones and pine, secondary citrus, a touch of mid-fruit sweetness, a bit of grain, but also a light metallic hint. The flavor added a pronounced, earthy, rind-like hop bitterness that lingered, decent malt content, medium body, and not necessarily lively, but good carbonation. Floaties from dry hopping or spice and fruit additions? A decent IPA with a few questionable notes.
jcr (2320) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy, deep golden body. Frothy, off-white head. Aroma of pine, resin, leafy hops, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Slight tartness. Medium body, creamy texture, moderate carbonation. Resiny, raw hop flavor overtakes the citrus. A bit unclean. The aroma delivers more than the flavor.