GMCC2181 (1502) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via SL. Hazy orange in color, one finger sized head. Nose is musty, spices, oranges. Taste is spices and oranges... Hoppy but not bitter... a little piney notes. Not quite IPA but not quite a white ale.. Kind of like it... medium-light body.... more carbonation than an IPA. Overall unique brew, that I wouldnt mind drinking a sixer off..
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a couple inches of frothy head. Not getting a ton of aroma, perhaps a bit of floral hops and fruitiness. Taste like a standard IPA with a bit of spice - however I donít get much apricot. A solid bitterness balances the minimal sweetness.. definitely not for hop heads, but a good interpretation of the style. Fairly carbonated with a light/medium body that finishes crisply. A solid, drinkable IPA.
AdamJackson (2542) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked this up as a single bottle for only $2. Poured into a Duvel Glass. Bottles says best by August, 2012.
A - 8-Finger head after a vigorous pour. The Bubbles were extremely tight and very creamy. The brew itself is a light leather look with some clouds moving around slowly.
S - Iím getting some mild hops, not much. The Apricots certainly are easy to spot. Birch syrup and apples are in here as well.
T - Hmmm, Yeah, the apricots and spices are the most pronounced. The spices is like cloves and pepper. Itís spicy yet very pleasant. The hop profile is pretty weak and disappointing. Itís not a great IPA by any standard.
M - Solid mouthfeel. about 80% bubbles after a single swish, Goes down easy and is very light and drinkable. The aftertaste is fruity.
O - Itís not a bad beer. $10 for a six pack is certainly too much to pay though.
jmohno (1063) - Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy pale light yellow,creamy head,nice lacing.Solid carbonation.
Aroma is really nice,hoppy with fruit tones less of floral and some sweet candiedness,subtle breadiness.
After realizing this was a wheat beer with fruit and spices i wasnt lookng forward to this but this is a good wheat ipa.
Its citrus at the start with creamy carbonationt then some citrus hops with a solid tartness with a nice hop flavor and bittering,with a light sweet somewhat almost bready malt backbone and lingering grapefruit orange rind,clean but pretty tart rind finish pretty nice though
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange-amber with a decent lasting white head. Aroma of yeast and strong citrus. Great flavour like I have been drinking it all my life. You can taste the wheat, tha apricot is restrained and the hops are strong and in check like an aggressive pilsner.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy golden with at hin wispy white head. Notes of sweet citrus, foamy wheat, pale malt, tangerine and lemongrass. Medium bodied with wispy carbonation.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of mandarin oranges, malted wheat, citrus and a little clove. Hazy orange hue with a small white head that left ok lace. Flavor is medium sweet and bitter. Palate is medium bodied and oily with average carbonation. Overall a nice brew that drinks well and is enjoyable. I could drink this all night with some hot wings. A good one.
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An interesting combination of a white and an ipa, but Sam needs to do a better job of explaining that to the drinker, most people think that this is a true ipa, which itís not. All the tastes described on the label, but I tasted an almost gose-like saltiness.
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2012 Draft at World of Beer in Land O Lakes. If you try this beer expecting a "true" IPA I can see how you would be disappointed, but if you try this beer expecting a hopped up white wheat I think youíll enjoy it. Cloudy golden orange color with a dense foamy white head. Very nice lacing along the glass. Fair amount of hop bitterness in the finish. Some sweetness from the apricots up front with a good amount of citrus pith. Overall pretty decent offering from Sam Adams.
bhiner41 (180) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It smells like an IPA, but has no little hop taste. There is a hint of cirus, but then there is appricott and nutmeg(hard to palce the spice). I think this was a beer that Sam Adams brewery tried to make a catch all to please everyone and has come up a bit short everywhere. It does have a great orange hazy color, no lace, no head.