BrewIPA (88) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle, this beer surprised me. I was never a big fan of white ales but the Citra hops really make this one interesting. A tropical taste in this beer, quite refreshing.
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Mep3222 (692) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice aroma of citrus and almost passion fruit hops. Palate is light with a bitter almost soapy finish. Still descent beer but aroma suggests it will be way better than it is.
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dukeandduke (87) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/10/15 Draft (The Laughing Man- DC) - Aroma flowery and sweet. Nice blond pour with mid carbonation and white head. Very sweet and light, nice fruity taste. Texture is light, nice feel. Usually do not go for sweet beers but this was very good.
zach8270 (3701) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle - 12 oz - Saranac sampling) Hazy gold pour with a puffy white head. Mild wheat and citrus aroma. Flavor is dry wheat with a good amount of spice and a light fruity aftertaste.
egg (118) - USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on 2/18/15. Pours straw, cloudy, juicy, bright. Small white head that fades with little to no lacing. Nose is primarily apricot, pepper. Taste is apricot, pineapple, sweet with some yeastiness, a little bitterness to end. Iím digging the fruitiness. Liked it a lot more than I expected. Yummy and bright. Great summer beer.
wlajwl (4253) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is wheat, citrus and a hint of hops. The flavor is citrus, wheat, coriander, a hint of hops and a tropical fruit/slightly bitter/sweet finish. Doesnít completely seem like a wit, a little bit of IPA to it.
berkshirejohn (4903) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle from Wegmans, West Seneca, NY. A hazy orange pour with a ring of white head; pleasant sweet grapefruit aroma; grapefruit taste with a grainy body, much as expected; but then a dry floury finish with some weak fruit squash thatís rather spoils the whole thing. No trace of any spice, so this isnít really a Witbier in my opinion.
fidelis83 (2092) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy yellow-gold pour with a 2 finger, creamy to soapy white head. Aroma is pretty much all citrusy, perfumey floral notes, almost candy like. Flavor is orange slice candy, floral notes, mineral water, floury wheat, lemon and some odd, but bright, and fairly appealing fruity notes. Fruity, candy-like notes persist to the finish along with mineral notes and a moderate medicinal note. Light to medium body, slightly syrupy entry, light, but blanketing and quite sharp carbonation, dry, chalky finish. Not great overall, definitely one of those beers that are more enjoyable before you actually sit down and critique them.
cbfobes (2606) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from mix pack, pours a hazy dark yellow with a thick white head and lacing, aroma is pretty weak, slight amount of banana and clove, flavor is fruity on the front end with a dry finish, still pretty meh.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is about a finger high, with a white shade. It looks very thick-bubbled in the glass, and doesnít have the best retention, either. Some rings of lacing are left behind.
S: Pleasantly citrusy. There isnít just orange peel typical of the style, but actual grapefruit. Spices are subdued at best, and there seems to be a healthy amount of candied sugar. While this is a rock-solid aroma, itís also too mild. It might even be too sweet.
T: This is more bitter than the aroma suggested - in fact, itís closer to their regular white IPA than I expected. Some slight candied sugar opens this up, before being overtaken by a finish loaded with bitter grapefruit. It stops just short of being generically bitter, thankfully. Thereís just enough wheat and grapefruit to keep everything in check. Not too interesting, because unfortunately itís pretty bland.
M: Very, very dry and light. Some might call it watery...actually, I will call it somewhat watery. Not even the medium carbonation slowing down will make it any less drier. Because of this, itís superbly chuggable.
O: Nothing bad about this one at all - itís easy to drink and not overloaded with ridiculous sweetness. Problem is, itís pretty dull. On the plus side, itís better to be dull but easy to drink than it is to be sweet and a chore to consume. One down, five to go.
hfmejias (905) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured cloudy, golden, several floaters... Nice white head and one ce lacing. Aroma of yeast, wheat, and citrus fruit. Taste like grain bittersweet, some malts, some wheat, some citrus fruit. Actually easy to drink, and enjoyable.