iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy orange and a nice lace out of the bottle. Bread and citrus hops on the nose. Flavor had the same and some apricot and caramel to it. finished nice and bitter.
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deep and hazy yellow color with a white head. Aromas of citrus, some spiciness, and some caramel. Tastes of citrus, fruity/apricots, and some pine with a spicy hop finish.
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. spicy hop aroma, maybe kg or centennial ? Moderately bitter, earthy hop flavor. Not a standout.
jkwood04 (4038) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours hazy golden with a fluffy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, apricot, spices, and caramel malts. Flavor about the same with a nice blend of apricot and hops, but something doesn’t go well. Average texture. A decent IPA
ChainGangGuy (4392) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours out a well-hazed, burnished gold body with a tall, foaming, whitish head.
Smell: Notes of coarse ground pepper, coriander with humble wheat and fairly easy-going notes of citrus, pine, and fancy little soaps.
Taste: Crispy wheat blended with crackery, doughy pale malts as firm citrusy, spicy elements roll in from the hops and spice additions. Slight pine felt. Medium-plus bitterness. There’s a faint, faint apricot accent -- you really gotta look for it. Pinch of piquant herbs. Dry, bitterish finish with some creamy wheat hints.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Not great but decent enough.
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle is hazy orange with nice lacing white head, aroma has notes of big biscuit, pine notes, touch of grapefruit, fruity esters with apricot, peach notes, hints of lemon as well. Taste is a nice mix of sweet peach and pear, touch of grapefruit, hints of biscuit and bread, finishing with a sweet but slightly bitter finish.
gururyan (615) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like a wheat, not an IPA. Smells like a wheat, not an IPA. Tastes like somebody poured a little IPA in my wheat.
dmac (4091) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz single bottle from Spirits The Spot. Poured a very hazy, yet attractive, golden yellow body under a full creamy white head that has some serious lacing and lasting power. Aroma isn’t very good with notes of bad citrus meat, wet bread, bread crusts and rotting lemon. Fuller body with strong tight carbonation and some bitterness and dryness on the tailend of the aftertaste. Flavor is much like the aroma with some bad harsh citrus meat and rinds along with bread crusts and more rind. Meh nothing special here.
jcos (1562) - Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle on March 16th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours an orange cloud.
Aroma: Aroma is piney hops with light bready malt.
Taste: Nice amount of bitterness, pine, bready-ness from the wheat ale component.
Palate:Medium light body.
Summary: One of the best Sam Adams new beers I’ve enjoyed in quite awhile.
Cakes (363) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle.
Medium body with moderate hops bite.
Hazy yellow orange with a small white head. Wit yeast, bread, banana, some pine and very subdued apricot in the aroma. carbonation.
I am not loving this beer.
It is not bad, but I have had quite a few better IPA’s than this in the past 12 months.