TURDFERGUSON (3748) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange golden with minimal white lace. Nose is strong broken apart hop pellet, with some light wheat like flavors in the background. Lots of grapefruit and spicy hop aromas. Bitter at first, some light sweetness from the wheat, and finishes bitter and a little too astringent.
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a cloudy orange caramel with a small off white head. Aroma of bubble gum, banana plantains, lightly sweet candied malts and light peppery notes. Taste of bubble gum, bananas, candied malts and hints of pepper.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 ounce bottle - $7.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a modestly hazy, copper-orange body with a frothy, foamy, off-white head.
Smell: Lightly toasty, lightly sweet-scented barley and wheat with particularly pithy citrus fruits, a few drops of pineapple juice, and ground up aspirin.
Taste: Pale maltiness, lightly bready, and with a fast twinge of wheat. Moderately sweet. Pithy citrus fruits, orange and white grapefruit sprinkled with a pinch of Goodyís Extra Strength headache powder. Pronounced citric bitterness. The spicy phenolics from the yeast are well overshadowed by the hops. Sun-dried hay stack and just a lingering bitterness as the body thins towards the dry, bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Makes me think of a slightly lighter version of Stone 9th Anniversary Ale, a beer I just didnít like. And here Iím not liking this, either, as it really just doesnít mesh well for me. Iíd rather reach for something like a Little Sumpiní Sumpiní Ale.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Spicy floral nose with hints of pine and citrus with sweet bread. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick white head. Classic German hefe weizen notes upfront with citrus and banana but that immediatly turns to resinous hops with earthy bitterness and pine with underlying citrus notes. Finished citrusy with a dry bitterness in the aftertaste. Very nice.
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
had at redlight, pours a cloudy orange with a thick white head. aroma is wheat, banana, citrus, hops, and yeast. very smooth taste, creamy banana, with a wheat grassy aftertaste. body left a bit to be desired. i could taste the alcohol but the body was still lacking. overall a pretty damn good wheat ale!
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber from EZ. Poured a milky body orange with an average to large fizzy whtie head. Aroma was super juicy with lots of orange and grapefruit, mango, light touch of wet grass and dry hops with some agitation. Medium bodied with bubbly carbonation and a quick fading aftertaste make this fairly sippable. Flavor is similar to the aroma with lots of orange, mango, grapefruit along with some dry grass and crusty bread. I liked this better then Monkís Revenge yet somehow I scored them the same, weird.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours heavily thick and turbid with fluffy 3-finger whoite head. This one looks damn good, and is definitely worthy of a 5 for appearance, and the lacing is top notch too. Nose is fermented apricot, mango, hops, spicy florals. Tastes like graepfruit juice mixed with pineapple juice, plus a heavy wheaty and hoppy flavor, some rye bread, and maltiness.I didnít ger much spice of hefe flavors here, but what I did get reminds me quite a bit of a mix between Cigar City Guava Grove and Humidor jai alai, but not as intense in flavor or aroma.
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/19/11. Bomber. Cloudy orange pour with a frothy manilla head that sticks around. Banana on the aroma at first with a whiff of burnt cream and spicy yeast with noticable citrus and biting hop presence, but itís overshadowed by the hefe aromas. Sweet banana and cream flavor followed by a bug bitter hop kick that is lacking a bit in flavor profile/complexity, or is perhaps again overshadowed by the hefe part beyond the bitterness. Still enjoyable, however.
jcos (1356) - Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a yellow haze. Light hop aroma, some grass. Taste is like a cross between an IPA and a hefeweizen, or a hefe with hops. Enjoyable beer.
changeup45 (1668) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a thin off-white head on top. Certainly has a murky water kind of look to it. The aroma shows oranges, citrus, pineapple, with a lot of the Hefe yeast. Banana and clove too. An odd but interesting scent. The flavor has a little more of the American IPA with citrus grapefruit and pine with some decent bitterness. The wheaty yeast is blended in with clove and some straw notes. This gets fairly dry in the finish with some lingering bitterness. Still, the whole package seems a shade thin. Not one of my favorite Side Projects from Terrapin but still pretty solid as they donít make too many bad beers.