ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 2/22/12
Aroma: This one has a fresh, citrus fruit nose, with some spice, some resin notes, and yeast
Appearance: The pour is a cloudy golden-orange color with a lasting foamy white head and good lacing
Flavor: Has less citrus and more spice then the nose, itís light sweet, with a medium-heavy hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a fairly clean feel, some smoothness too, and a rather dry finish
This is a new one from Sam Adams, at least itís the first time Iíve seen it. This one actually looks just like youíd expect a Wheat Ale to look, but it smells just like youíd expect an IPA to smell. I thought this was a pretty good and rather interesting offering.
Nephilium (1406) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very mild aroma, with just a touch of hops. Pours a cloudy, orange-amber, with a nice white head. Very interesting flavor... the apricot comes across at the beginning, and blends with some pine hops, then comes back in the end of the finish. I would probably classify this more in the fruit beer realm, with the lingering flavor of apricots. Overall, this is an interesting beer, and one of the better ones with apricot that Iíve tried.
GMCC2181 (1515) - 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 (2870) - 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 (1134) - 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 (4705) - 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.