jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark yellow cloudy color. Nose is slightly sweet and malty. Very tangy taste. bitter and dry finish. A very nice wheat beer.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear and golden with a long lasting, off white head. Has that quality ale look, where bubbles move at a moderate pace to the surface, where they support a leisurely, long lasting head. Grassy, lemon, froot loop aroma. Sweet and resinous with a smooth palate and generous body. Big hop flavor and nice lacing. American Wheat IPA?
intheric (20) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap, slighlty hazy. Flavor was a bit frutiy, my wife said it tasted like berry, but I’d echo the apple comments. Very refreshing on a hot summer day. Now if I could only find it in bottles....
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice looking beer -- orangy-amber color with a big, white, frothy head that shrank quickly with thick lacing. Slighty hazy. Nose was big hoppy, herbal and alcoholic, with notes of citrus fruit, particularly grapefruit and lemon, some wheat breadiness, and a bit of honey. Flavors of grapefruit, big hops, apple, some malt, yeast, and a smidgen of dill. Big hop finish and long-lasting orange aftertaste. A tad thin. Very enjoyable, refreshing wheat.
railcat1 (689) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
refreshing summer beer.very smooth .very enjoyable on a hot summer day big seller at brewery and i can see why.
ambergirl (3) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 29, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The golden color and light hoppy finish make this a good appetizer beer, especially on a hot day.
xdream (16) - Madison, Alabama, USA - JUN 29, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a inviting golden yellow amber color. The first smell is of hops, sweetness and citrus. The taste is hard to compare to any other beer. There’s hops, followed by a sweet citrus flavor to finish off smooth and refreshing. I very drinkable yummy brew. It’s hard to stop taking sips.
Aubrey (3455) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright golden; bleached-white head; nice lace. Mouthfeel was decent; maybe a little on the light side, which I expected. Wafty hop aromas throughout. Really nice notes of grass, pine and green hops. Malts were lightish, wheaty and bready. Very enjoyable beer, style guidelines aside.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden, no head. Great earthy, spicy hop aroma, dandelions. Taste is green, raw, and bitter. Hoppy and spicy. Bitter finish. Light body, but very smooth and drinkable. A well hopped wheat beer.
Ernest (6422) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow. Aroma is moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough), lightly malty (toasted grain). Flavor is moderately sweet, lighlty acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. I guess throwing a lot of hops into a wheat beer would put it near the top of the American Wheat field, but I’m not sold on that idea. I think the style would be better served with some more interesting yeast character and esters, but this is ok.