Pailhead (6249) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate citrus hops, melon, apricot, and a touch of lemon. It pours a hazy (bordering on cloudy) golden-orange with a two finger creamy yellow-tinged white head with very good retention and lots of sticky lacing. The flavor starts with some light sweet apricot. The finish has moderate grapefruit, faint pine, and a touch of lemon. Itís medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, Iím not getting many wheat characteristics and the apricot notes are subtle enough that I donít think Fruit Ale is the right classification. However, it is a very solid and very drinkable IPA.
PhillyBeer2112 (2710) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden amber, medium head. Big citrusy nose and flavor but not as big and fresh as youíd want. Light crackery malts a bit thin. Fair.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a hazy yellow with medium white head. Smell is a mild of pine and citrus with some spice of a witbier. Taste is a mix of hops and also a belgiumesque wheat note. Ok.
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Cloudy, yellow-orange appearance with a white head. Mild liberty, earthy, tangerine-apricot aroma. Apricot-pineapple, tangy citrusy, a touch piney, earthy hoppy, wheat malty, pretty fruit-centric flavor. I donít get a ton of spices. Solid but not great.
DYCSoccer17 (3583) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from a mixed 12 pack. This has a bit of herbal, lightly piney, and some earthy hop notes present in the aroma. Scant candy sugars are there as well as a little bubblegum estery character. Moderately hazy golden-yellow body with a creamy, foamy, pretty strong white head present, which leaves some nice lacing behind. Starts with some earthy hop flavors, before this becomes a little husky in the middle with some wheat flavors. Finishes with a more herbal bitterness late, which is a mild bitterness. I barely appreciate any of the fruit in this, and this certainly should be listed as an IPA.
BillHick420 (456) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy straw with a white head. Nose of pine and citrus, like an IPA! First, fruit, banana, and citrus hits you like a wall, then a mellow IPA bitterness finishes. An easily drinkable and flavorful beer. Thumbs up!
drowland (7742) - Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1/13/12. 12oz bottle thanks to PorterPounder! Uggggh, I didnít know this was an apricot beer! Hazy pale orange pour with a nice fluffy khaki head that sticks forever. Flowery, perfumey aroma that reminds me of perfume or desserts at an Indian restaurant. Sweet flavor at first that is flowery and full of apricot as well as butterscotch. This transitions to a bitter punch and a bit of lingering metal. Bleeeeech. Are they trying to kill Magic Hat #9?
blutt59 (6414) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, cloudy yellow orange pour with thin foam, has a good orange and tangerine zest with sharp bitter finish
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy gold color with a small white head.
Aroma reveals apricots, citrus, and flowers. It is actually very nice.
Taste is bright and hoppy, not a ton of white ale flavors. Nice citrus, oranges, lemon, and grapefruit. Light sweetness, a bit creamy, with a zesty, bitter, dry finish.
Average carbonation, and a smooth, hoppy finish. Medium body with an oily texture. Has the mouthfeel of a double IPA.
Overall, the beer is a pleasant change of pace for an IPA. The fruity apricot aroma and creamy texture sets it apart.
milewide (1963) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy light yellow color with medium head. IPA hop aroma and taste, more to the herbal than fruit side. Just couldnít catch the apricots.