ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a beautiful golden color. The head is a two finger white shade. I love its creamy texture, and the lacing it leaves behind. Aesthetically, this one is hard to beat - even if the utter lack of yeasty haze makes me wary.
S: The hops here are a little disappointing, only providing a light tone of lemongrass and grapefruit. The wheat base obviously doesn’t provide much aroma itself, and without any notable yeast esters, the nose in general simply underwhelms.
T: The flavor profile is better, if utterly simple. An initial salvo of lemongrass hops gives way to some finishing wheat flavor. It certainly tastes like this one is somewhat loaded with Centennial hops. Otherwise, it’s not terribly interesting.
M: Like the appearance suggested, this is very clean for a wheat ale - in this case, not a bad thing. The light, dry, and crisp texture is aided by carbonation that isn’t overdone. This is one you could easily chug.
O: This one’s okay. Maybe I’d like it better on a warmer afternoon (summer brews in April, what’s next...Oktoberfest brews in August? Wait don’t answer that) All in all, I’m a bit let down considering how much I enjoy a great hoppy wheat ale. Having said that, it’s worth trying, if not seeking out.
LetsGoState (742) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance is clear light amber with medium white head. Aroma is citrusy. Taste is light and mainly wheat and fruit. Overall not what I expected.
Msdrbeat (179) - - AUG 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pale appearance. Very wheat smell. But had a bit of the mouthful of an ale.
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sinfull (1261) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color; medium-sized head. Citrus , malt and hint of grain in aroma. Simple , refreshing taste with gently hoppy bitterness and light , malty sweetness. Decent summer beer.
miyauchi38 (1031) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (1014) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beatiful golden with a subtle aroma. Nice taste and seems different than most wheats.
pete4999 (1347) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Seems like it’s been forever since I had a Hop Sun. Moderately dark for the style, full-bodied. A little bit of hops but fades quickly into a nice sweetness. Not too heavy.
tillmac62 (561) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
BOD 2/23/15. Pours a clear gold with a touch of amber. Normal head volume, lacing and retention.
Nice nose of citric hops (lemon), hints of banana and a base of biscuit.
Medium bodied with a very smooth texture that approaches slick. Perfectly carbonated with a rich prickly effervescence from the middle on.
The flavor profile is world class - intense, complex and perfectly balanced. It begins with a clean and crisp wave of mild hop flavor (lemon, light orange and a bit of pine). The middle brings a light bitterness with a hint of zest. Wheat and biscuit make their appearance between the middle and finish. It finishes clean and crisp with a wonderful effervescent burst that leaves you with a slow blended fade of all the previous flavors and a hint of phenolic clove.
Obfuscate (387) - Minneapolis, - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasantly hoppy, strong on the lemon on the nose. Pale yellow color not very hazy for a wheat. The lemon is stronger than the wheat it the taste also and I start in the back end. Easy to drink.
trapped (1778) - New York, TURKEY - APR 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Albion. Clear goldwn yellow with almost no head, faint doughy aroma, low carbonation, slight honey taste, abrupt finish. Quite a bland brew.
boozedude (2221) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at the DUB, with hakes, and norris...gold pour with white head. aroma is grapefruit and lemon. Not too wheat. decent llittle session al