AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber color with fizzy white head. Coriander, citrus lemon, pale wheat aromas. medium body. Tart citrus, coriander, caramel flavors--missed the hops here--decent enough though.
Cybercat (2772) - Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is hoppy and wheaty, with a subtle citrus undertone. Not too bad for a macrobrew creation pretending to be a craft beer. Pours a clear, bubbly, dark amber with a fairly thick pale tan head. Flavor is not as hoppy or wheaty as the aroma promised, but the orange and coriander definitely come out. Texture has about average firmness, not a whole lot of fizz. Overall, just OK, but still palatable.
thedm (4850) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew from a grocery store poured a head of bubbles that were and left behind a strongly carbonated very hazy dark orange colored body and a good lacing. The deep aroma was hoppy and wheat. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of wheat breads and hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cloudy copper with a thin foamy white head. Aroma was a little wheaty and citrusy with funky hoppy undertone. Flavor fell pretty flat, with wheaty biscuity undertones with a half-hearted hop presence following, decent orange peel notes because Iím sure ABInBev just doesnt know how to make craft style beer without orange peel...with a little citrusy hop bitterness. Bland and unexciting. I actually really wanted to like this. I had hoped that a macro Wheat IPA would be the shot in the arm craft-style beers needed to gain credibility. But this just sucks like everything else ABinBev produces.
aaronbr (118) - Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flat, a bit unbalanced as IPAs go. Cloudy copper pour, not very aromatic. Metallic finish, some characters of wheat that verge toward a hefeweizen, but tastes more like a straight mix of the two styles than a well-balanced blend. Itís okay, but nothing special.
JG_90 (2) - - NOV 28, 2012 does not count
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance- cloudy amber, bubble head that disapates to nothing, no lacing
Smell- fruity but strange
Taste- wheat flavor is fine, but fruityness is way off, and hardly any noticable hops
Palate- thin, overcarbonated
Overall- sub-par, I like many wheat-IPA mixes, but this is no good. The amount of fruityness and extreme lack of hops seems off for an IPA. I think they have a decent start, but need a more hoppy IPA taste
FalseLion (25) - - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím not particularly impressed with shock top beers after all they are a mega brewery craft beer. I do really like this beer though it has an extreme taste that Iíve yet to find anywhere else. You got the full flavor of an IPA with the smoothness of a wheat beer.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a citrusy hoppy aroma with a malty undertone. The color is cloudy blood orange. The head is small and white, but it lasts. The flavor is like a witbeer with a lot of orange peel and a respectable does of Cascade. The beer has a creamy texture and is a little sweet. Thatís what makes it bad for me and good for InBev to sell to girls.
Darwenus (444) - Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours amber with a brief head that fades to a soapy scum along the top. No lacing. The smell is bad. This beer stinks. Iíve seen things come out of my basset hound that didnít smell this bad. I was able to raise the glass a few times, though, and the flavor isnít as bad as the aroma. Itís kind of a mildly citrus, slightly hoppy, brief twinge that implies an IPA. Itís like someone served a weaker beer in an unwashed glass that once contained an IPA.
BeerInHeaven (48) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours an amber gold with a thick but quickly dissipating head. Taste is a weak citrus. Hops on the finish. Not bad.