OldGrowth (2854) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: good nose, I get a citrus pine combo, more orange on the nose. orange yellow color. small head. well carbonated though. sweet bitter flavors. orange and grapefruit. bitter finish, thinner body. Very tasty. Different than any wheat I've had before. Why isnít this an IPA? Had on draft at Brewtopia. Score would be 8/3/8/3/17
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this shit reeks of hops. almost smells like an india pale. pour is dark yellow with a small white head left. taste is pleasing but pretty grassy. like the labels say, this sure isnt normal. this is no where near what i would expect an american wheat to be. ill drink it sure, but even though its a FFF i feel like its not something i would buy again. taste is just not very pleasing to me. note- the more i drank of this, the more i enjoyed it, but my rating is still the same. this is good but its not FFF good...
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Speckled light pumpkin. Cakey ring surrounds a broken foam layer. Aromatic hop nose loaded with orange marmalade and candied pineapple. Soft peachy esters, herbs, and lightly toasted malts. Brisk, expansive carbonation, slowly turning creamy. Boisterous hop flavors flood the palate with rich peach and mandarin orange. Tasty subtleties of caramel, hop leaves, and perfume. Minimal hop bitterness in comparison to the bright, juicy hoppiness. Noticeably sweet and malty. Minty aspects continually highlight the remarkable freshness of the hops. Stupendously balanced toasted malt/citrusy hop interplay in the finish. Bright floral notes and late-merging sweet peach afterthoughts followed up with inevitable fresh-tasting hop belches from the extensive dry-hopping. Although it has that hallmark (alluring, but redundant) FFFís hop blend, itís still undeniably tasty.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly, this did not taste much like a wheat beer at all, but rather a pale ale. The hops really come through in this beer and make for an interesting approach to the style.
guzzler67 (1540) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straw and lemon grass initially in the aroma, soon to compete with a citrusy, hoppy nose. Had only a slight wheat haze in the golden yellow appearance (I guess "red wheat" has no effect on the color). Moderately bitter, medium-bodied flavor, with a pronounced hop presence. Forget any comparison to a German weisen. Dry, spicy finish.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy amber-orange color with a huge creamy head that leaves a thick sticky lacing in my glass. Hoppy aroma of grapefruits and candy, flavors of pine and citrus, never had a wheat beer taste like this before. Medium body with a somewhat sticky mouthfeel, finishes bitter.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle Murky golden/orange, white head. Big dry-hopped aroma...fresh PNW citric, peachy hops. Drinks light and easy. Hops are big, but I donít get a lot of bitterness, a wheaty tart finish, but the hops do dominate this beer. Overall, a nice spin on an otherwise boring style. Thanks to jsquire for sending me this brew!
Maddog (422) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2004
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
You gotta love the USA. I love how American style means bigger, bolder, and usually better! This American style wheat is one fantastic brew. Since Iíve started homebrewing, Amarillo hops have become my favorite. I love those citrus aromas and what a blast of hop flavor. This is one of my all time favorite wheat beers.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure how they call this a "wheat" beer? I didnít get any wheat since I was pelted by the hops. Donít get me wrong, it was quite good, and certainly a differnt take on a wheat. The aroma was strongly citrus, and the hops dominate throughout, with just a hint of sourness.
temporrari (387) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2011 Strong hop aroma. However, it almost disappeared in the flavor. Not completely, but itís kinda disappointing. The flavor is very smooth. A highly drinkable and very refreshing brew. If it was cheaper, instead of $5.99 for 22oz, Iíd buy this all the time. As a wheat beer, itís not really to style. But as a beer, as it tastes, I donít mind drinking it.