IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, - OCT 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This arrived with a recent shipment of new beers into the base exchange, thank you beer gods! A hazy banana colored brew with a fine bubbled, smallish off-white head. Some hops in the nose, not the aggressive hops I’d expect in a Left Coast IPA but more subtle with notes of fruit cocktail infused with wet hay. Moderately bitter floral hops up front, lively on the tongue, fruity with a bitter follow. Interesting blend of styles, tasty enough and enjoyable to drink even if isn’t really a stand out Wit or IPA.
911lin (15) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was told it is a wheat IPA. What is that? I asked myself. It is really weird to have an IPA appearing a whit haze body in the glass. Anyway, an interesting beer.
hockeybeerguy (1492) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass and a mug and wasn’t much difference.
The appearance was basically a light hazy white to yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing sticking finely to the glass.
The smell had some oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and tangerines woven in between some light spicy hops.
The taste was mainly sweet and still had a nice spicy connotation to it.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp and crisp as I liked how it carried itself against my mouth and tongue.
Overall, I say this was what FX Matt/Saranac wanted to do and I think they did exactly what they wanted to do. I’d have this again.
_BaR_ (15) - Padova, ITALY - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Profumo fresco e fruttato, si distinguono nettamente tutte le caratteristiche del luppolo. Resta profumata anche in bocca e dissetante. I 6 gradi alcolici non di avvertono.
Mark_Eck (371) - - JUN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden color. Aroma is sweet citrus and floral. Taste starts sweet and finishes with a mild bitterness.
Darkmagus82 (448) - - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA rated on 2-1-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a very thick and hazy light orange color. The particulates keep light from penetrating. Has the look of a pulp laden orange juice, but only with a lighter orange-yellow color. When poured it had a billowy white head, which faded over time, to give a fair amount of lacing; leaves a fine film on the top of the brew.
Smell – The nose is heavy of lemon and orange up front. A nice citrus hop aroma blended in with a very light wheaty and yeasty like aroma. The smallest amount of pine hoppiness is persistent throughout, but very low in comparison to the others.
Taste – The taste is much of a Belgian wit although there is more bitter and sour citrus mixed in with some wheaty maltiness as the backbone. The hoppiness of the aroma is stronger than it is in the taste, leaving some disappointment in “IPA” portion o f the brew. Some pine hoppiness does come in toward the end along with some coriander.
Mouthfeel – Creamier then comparable IPA of similar strength, with slightly lower carbonation level. Overall it does have a gives comfortable and soothing feel on the tongue.
Overall – An interesting beer, although I think too much Belgian wit and not enough IPA. A bit more spicy and piney hoppiness and a little less lemon would be more for me.
HippieFee (48) - - MAY 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - A white IPA with spices but I don't taste the spices I normally would on a Belgium white. Unfiltered beer so there is a lot if sentiment. Can't tell if this is from the yeast or the slices, could be a combination of the two. More of a hops flavor than I was expecting, citrus notes on the pallet.
JoshuaStranger (129) - - MAY 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Faint aroma of citrus and hops. Taste is wheat,sweet malts,some citrus,hop bitterness.
Gruffyboy (7) - - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Contrary to most others reviews I read, I don't really like this beer. Looks like a conventional wit (great) but does not have the sweetness, and misses the body of a true IPA. It's drinkable just a strange halfway house of a beer.
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BLADT (473) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Hazy peach color. Large perfume of apricots, lemon and cloves. Sweetish smelling, almost. Taste fruity, with some citrus hop bitterness and very distant spice. Like others from this brewery, high carbonation. A bit too sweet for my liking.
bufguy (1) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 14, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great blend of the sweet refreshing white ale with the full bodied hoppiness of an IPA. So many IPA’s are so hoppy that thet are difficult to drink. The wheat malt really soften it.medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, soft carbonation, pale, hazy, white foam,