HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is what it wants to be, a curious blend of some estery spice notes and stinging hop finish. A pretty good hoppy wheat, not nearly in the realm of Gumballhead and the such.
markwise (4664) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is earthy juniper, bread, grass, some pine, and a fair amount of grapefruit and citrus. Flavor is similar with biting grapefruit hops with a hint of earth and a light body. Interesting take on the style merge.
brigg (543) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) A densely clouded, amber body with a big off-white/orange head. Nice hefeweizen aroma--sweet, banana, spice--and some underlying pine hops (but mostly hefeweizen). Medium body. Hefeweizen upfront with bubblegum, spice, ripe fruit, but quickly turns to a bitter IPA with lots of grapefruit, and pine. It’s interesting how both styles are contained so wholly and distinctly in one beer, but I almost wish they overlapped with each other more (which only really happens in the aftertaste). As it is, it seems a little schizophrenic. Still, both halves are very good in and of themselves. Makes it hard to score for me.
Gachupines (1063) - USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is earthy with some grassy hops. Flavor is grass hops with strong malt and wheat. It really tastes like a hoppy hefeweizen, with a little less banana and clove notes. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer, but that has a bit to do with me enjoying hoppy beers more than wheat beers. So if you want a little IPA in your Hefe, try this one.
NachlamSie (2944) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Bruisin’ poured into a weizen glass. Indiana Krunkles is a cloudy orange with a massively solid white head, probably enhanced by the glass. Knowing Terrapin, this can go one of two ways: really tasty and interesting or really boring. To my good fortune, a whiff indicates Terrapin has their shit together on this one. The banana, clove and wheat cracker aromas are here along with a pleasing piney hoppiness. The palate is full bodied and sticky enough to make the first glass awesome, but a second glass not quite as enjoyable. Hoppiness translates well in the flavor providing a biting evergreen quality while the German esters go about their business without being overwhelming. This is a really solid effort, though not as well done as the Schneider Brooklyn Hopfenweiss. More breweries need to try this style.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5402) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joe’s this beer poured a very hazy apricot color with a medium sized foamy white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tart, dryish and a bit chalky with light notes of citrus, bread and cardboard. The flavor was sharp and bitter with notes of bread, Sweettart candies, pepper, must and an odd off spiciness that did not work for me. Almost soapy. A bit boozy. Moderately full bodied. Did not work for me.
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Opened and smelled wonderful. There’s something both refined and raw about this one - reminds me of a fresh brewery grains and yeast. Flavor is about the same, nice IPA, with wheat notes on top of wonderful yeast notes. Solid.
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Interesting beer right up front ... vaguely orange, but not quite, clear, and topped with an airy head. The aroma is a mash-up of styles, too ... clearly wheat- and yeast-laden, yet as hoppy as the fruitiest NW IPA. This drinks with the expected see-saw of character, light in body, gristy like a wheat, and topped with a hoppy twist. (#4130, 6/8/2011)
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is hazy yellow with a nice white head, good retention. Aroma is hefe yeast, banana, clove, lemon, grass, maybe a bit of citrus. Taste is light bodied, somewhat bitter. Palate is soft, light-bodied with a bitter finish. I actually liked this quite a bit.
nuplastikk (5035) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle at DC tasting. Hazy, unfiltered orange-tan. Smallish off-white head. Lemony light hop aroma, a hint of banana hefe yeast. An interesting mix, quite drinkable. Mellow. Some smooth malt tones. Mild for the ABV.