Bradbalk (9) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2012 does not count
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured a dirty dark orange with a very thin soap ring of a head.
The smell is very boring, where are the hops? Just light Belgian spices, coriander, a touch of wheat with light oxidization.
The flavor - Once again where are the hops? Seriously, why put IPA on it if there is no hops, I have to bang it for that alone. The flavor is mild and wheaty with a touch of Belgian spice and a metallic coppery oxidization in the finish.
The mouthfeel is thin and watery.
Once again why call it IPA if there are no hops, even taking that into account it would be a very substandard Belgian Wheat.
Tmoney99 (10415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate wheat and hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. This beer met my expectations.
thegreenrooster (3159) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour is a hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma is dull wheat notes with some very minimal spice. Flavor is deffinatly a wheat beer base with some peach flavoring showing up toward the end. Like most other raters, there is almost no hop presence in this. This could be considered a fruit beer more than and IPA. It’s drinkable that’s about it.
wxman (1389) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy pale orange with a so-so white head. Pleasant aroma of grapes and oranges. Taste is sweet malt, bread, grain, citrus and a nuttiness. Mild hop bitterness. Wheat IPA? Whatever, it does taste pretty good and is refreshing and well balanced.
TwoSipDip (8898) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ home. I’m somewhat intrigued by "Wheat IPAs", though it pisses me off when they’re classified as wheat ales and are rated the best wheat ales. I picked this up against my better judgment. Hazy, dark orange appearance with an off white head that dissipates to nothing quickly. There’s some wheat malts, coriander, orange peel, and other citrus notes in the nose. Tangy, rich orange peel, mild coriander, very lightly hopped, wheat malty flavor. Where’s the hops? This is an IPA? I’d classify it as a shit bomb [ale].
dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
IPA? There’s barely enough hops here to call it a P.A. minus the I. That said, it’s really not a bad beer. Pours hazy orange-amber with a finger of quick-fading head. Aroma is orange, lemon and wheat. Taste is more tart than bitter.
NordicV (1090) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2012
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Denna doftar blommig tvål. Jag vill inte dricka blommig tvål. Dock ser den bra ut bärnsten med vitt skum. Smaken är också bättre än doften. Men betyder inte I.P.A ordentligt med humle. OK kanske mot en amerikansk lightöl, men en IPA är det inte.
mzaar (1512) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Doftar parfymerat apelsinvatten, och smakar ungefär likadant. Väldigt tunn och intetsägande. Att den får gå under namnet IPA borde rendera någon böter.
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I felt like we had a chance to get a decent IPA from one of the big boys. The body is a light copper amber brew with a long lasting off white head. The nose is sweet and fruity with lemons, soap and a hint of coriander. The taste is sweet up front with a bread like finish. Not a whole lot going on. Just a slight hint of lemon peels and coriander spice. How is this an IPA? At best, it is a wit with just a tiny bit more malt body and a little hint of caramel. Sugary sweet in the aftertaste. I don’t really find much in the way of hops. Calling this an IPA is a scam, but it worked on me....once.
scooterbub (814) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy golden-amber with a nice, fluffy, white head that slowly collapses. Taste is of malt, caramel, wheat, citrus, pine, grapefruit and some hops. Similar, but lighter aroma. Has a decent body. The finish has a slight bitterness and dryness to it. Good, but not quite as a good as the other Shock Top beers.