Ernesto987 (2375) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on draft at willibrew, wow this one blows. Looks like we have another smuttynose, white brich type brewery. The belgain yeast straings they use a god aweful, chemical and medicial. Nothing else. Super light.
BiddleBrau (766) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color similar to wit, pale very visible carbonation with very dense white head, some lacing. Spicy yeasty nose, so far this is not showing any signs of an IPA. Spicy flavor and now the hops step in. Flavor is muddled with the bumped up hop profile. Malt profile is lacking here which is a detriment.
brystmar (458) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wheaty, Belgian-white-esque nose with active yeast. Sharp, biting hops right off the bat. Oil & resin dominate the IPA side, no wheaty sweetness in sight. Way too much carbonation. A poor example of either style.
Cletus (6182) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours yellow with a white head. Smells citrussy with some coriander undertones. Tastes of coriander, some grassy hints, some crisp noble hop character. Hybrid witbier/pale ale. Well done.
sherm1016 (887) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, received in BIF. Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a white head. Aroma is lightly citrus, mango, some light pine. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, bready, yeasty, wheat, some light pine hoppiness, with a light bitter finish. Didnít work for me.
rocbyter (1768) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Moderate grain aroma and very little in the way of hops. Lightly hazy yellow color with a medium white head. Moderate coriander and light hop aroma throughout.
joebudzjoe (621) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Served in a pint glass. Most of clove and orange. Flavor is initially sweet, but the piney hop bite takes over. Medium bodied. Not bad.
Greenbeank (3) - - FEB 8, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is moderately hoppy. It is light bodied but leaves a desirable hop aftertaste.
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acread (10) - St. Albans, Vermont, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Moderate hop profile, which allows the creaminess of the white wheat to be fully enjoyed. Hop aroma/flavor is spicy and grassy with citrus tones and hints of pine. I quite like the balance and restraint shown, as it allows one to experience the subtleties of the beer without crushing oneís palate. Nice example of a White IPA without using spices. Also, clearly an American yeast strain; no Belgian notes here of any sort.
Mjames (2) - - JAN 26, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Honestly, this is NOT a white IPA. Where are the hop notes? Where is the spice? I was so looking forward to this beer after tasting their Saison and what a complete let down. I wonder what this brewery thinks a white IPA should taste like. Maybe they should actually try a PNW white IPA--like Deschutes Chainbreaker--and then go back to the drawing board. Címon folks, this is no way to establish a name.
Alright, I went in for a second tasting and yes, there are hops, but they come in at the back/roof of the mouth and are very subtle while the yeast comes in a bit stronger on the sides of the tongue with a ginger and orange peel taste. Overall, itís still a very weak tasting beer that makes you search it out rather than announcing itself; though the warm citrus finish does stay with you in the back of the throat for some time. On a really hot day it might be a refreshing beer.