MmmcKay (1018) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wish that I had tried this a little more fresh. I probably would have had a higher opinion. Certainly pours like an IPA. Amber orange in color. Smells like a blend of a wheat beer and a IPA. Certainly has the esters of wheat. Notes of banana bread and spices. Some hops are certainly present but they don’t seem very fresh. Also some caremel and sweet candy aromas. Tastes like a wheat IPA. They certainly named the beer right. Good but not great. Needs mroe hopppy goodness.
Heathen (1386) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Huh? it was really like someone poured an IPA into a wheat beer. Very citric.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, murky, medium copper with an average to large, off-white head that slowly diminished leaving good lacing. The aroma had light to moderate caramel and wheat; moderate to heavy grapefruit and orange hops; light yeast; lemon and more orange. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, slightly sour and lightly bitter; while the finish was light to moderately sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic and sour. There was citrus hops, citrus from wheat, grapefruit, orange, lemon, wheat, caramel, and yeast. The light to medium body was oily, a little syrupy and then a little dry with fizzy carbonation and a slightly metallic finish.
rayl101 (150) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle courtesy of mixmasterob. Pours a cloudy orange with a large white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is big, grapefruity hops, with a little yeasty, almost hefe character. Body is medium. Flavor is huge with grapefruit-heavy citrus, and a yeasty, again almost hefe-like taste.
ben4321 (2995) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/25/11
Aroma: The nose has some herbal notes, a little citrus, wheat, a bit of pineapple, and piney hops
Appearance: It pours a cloudy dark orange color with a small off-white head that leaves lot of lace
Flavor: The taste is mostly citrus, wheat, and pine, it is lightly sweet, and has a touch of both funk and bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium with an average-to-soft carbonation, and a dry, slightly funky finish to it
This one is fairly interesting. It has a nice mix of sweet, bitter, and funk. I thought this was a fairly unique brew, and I’m glad I got to try it.
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orangish color with white head and average lacing. Aromas of hay, grass, earthiness, and some floral . Taste is sweet with a nice bitterness and bite. Nice carbonation with bittersweet finish. Overall, a surprising wheat. I really didn’t know this was a wheat until I read the description. Taste more like a IPA and I really liked the full flavor.
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz from a trade with Big Bearded Bishop in tenn. Poured into an Oskar Blues pint glass in San Diego. Looks orangeish yellow hazy with soapy head. Tastes smells of some floral hops and some sweetness. Tastes at first all hops with some medium thickness on the palate. The hops increase along with the bitterness then a very clean finish with only a slight aftertaste that really tastes like citrus peal. Overall 8 of 10.
doppelthat (46) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange body with a bubbly white head leaving behind little lacing. It smeels sweet of citrus and wheat at the same time. It tastes like banana with a bit of a bitter bite to it. It is an easy drinking beer, especially for 7.3% abv. I would drink this beer again but it is one I have to be in the mood for.
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A tale of two beers, really - the first pour (from a bomber) was more like a traditional IPA - not very cloudy,lots of crisp citrusy hops, and a dry-ish finish. Not a whole lot of wheat character evident. The second pour, however was really cloudy (yeah, I know, should’ve swirled it before the first pour. so sue me...) and not much head. Not surprisingly, then there is a lot of yeasty sweetness in the glass, with a lot of banana and pineapple mixed with the citrusy, woody hops. All in all, a pretty enjoyable experience.
Tmoney99 (8782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy copper color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex hop, malt and wheat aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would share this with a freind.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured fairly clear medium orange with a short-lived whitish head.. nice color to it. The aroma picked up fresh orange meat, bananas, and red wheat.. vibrant, and the hefty hop bill worked well with the rest of the brew.. I wasn’t expecting to like this, but I did. The flavor found tangy orange zest, wheat, and a bit of black pepper over meatier orange and bready notes.. tangy and spicy on the long, warm finish. Medium-bodied, scratchy, and well-carbonated on the palate.. spicy and engaging, but not the greatest flow.. I’d gladly drink it again.