johnbuck100 (280) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Wheat IPA flavored with Apricots and Spices. Yuck - My expectations were that this would be a cloying mess. I may have over-rated this beer because my expectations were so low. Actually it has a nice hoppy aroma when opened, and luckily the hops outshine everything else - the apricots are well in the background where they should be - actually, they should not be anywhere in sight, but experimentation is good, right? Just like cloves in cigarettes, I guess. The apricots and spices are unnecessary, but not overpowering, so I will reluctantly tolerate their presence. A "nice to try once" beer - maybe I can pawn the rest off on my unsuspecting friends when they come to visit. The trouble is, the hopheads will object to the apricots and spices, and the folks that like all of those fruity beers will object to the hops. Truly a beer no one will want to be friends with.
Chad9976 (1604) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2016
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
2015 BJCP Category: 21B Specialty IPA: White IPA
AROMA: Orange and apricot peel is strong. Slight perfume or soapy smell. Spices and esters override hops. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Pale orange/yellow. Extremely hazy. Small, dense, white foam. 2/3
FLAVOR: Overall palette is similar to Blue Moon: witbier-ish but faux. Dry bitterness throughout with slight orangepeel flavor. Apricot presence is invisible. Strong black pepper sensation on finish. Seems to have a dirty taste and maybe even some unintentional sourness. Offputting. 6/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and well carbonated. Palette is extremely astringent with lingering unpleasant aftertaste. Not refreshing at all. 2/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Difficult to believe this is the intended taste; seems like a bad batch. Flavors do not harmonize. Can’t finish it. 4/10
TOTAL SCORE: 22/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
Rperez (229) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Busting with flavor!! Very nice white IPA, usually im not a huge fan of this style but this beer was a lot of fun!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Shanebrews (274) - Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the first white IPA I have tried. Using a wheat base really works well in this particular recipe. It mutes the hops to achieve a good balance on the palate. The hint of sweet apricot on the finish is pleasant. I like this brew.
LowBrau (111) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange-gold with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Nose is faint apricot and hops. Rich mouthfeel. Very bitter. Mildly sweet and fruity. Light sour. Some bread aroma. Improves as it warms up. Would’ve rated it higher if it weren’t so bitter.
ordybill (1169) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly murky gold colored beer with a small white head. The aroma is fairly hoppy smelling with some citrus. The taste is heavy on citrus (a good thing) and has a small hop bite.
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/caramel/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a nice finish.
Aggiebob (593) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A dark straw golden color with a white head. Hoppy citrus notes with a moderate bitterness level.
jstnwood420 (5) - Maine, USA - APR 13, 2016 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nice tast spicy hints of apricots witch is cool pine lemon feel deff hit your pallett u can tast the IPA part of it and deff no it’s unfiltered type of brew my opinion amazing beer if u like unfilted and IPA beers cheers
Cajun (226) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - APR 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - Pours a golden yellow/orange...with a white head. Fruity nose. Some sour dough and grapefruit in the first sip...with a grassy bitter hops finish. Better than some.
Popoff91 (59) - Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2016
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 Not the worst thing I’ve drank but not a fan of most IPAs, so take this rating for what its worth. A little low ABV for an IPA. As a wheat beer, I was hoping to have some of that flavor, but the hops just overpower it.