McWorta (1633) - LUXEMBOURG - FEB 11, 2017 DTM (870) - Vacaville, California, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of the sampler at the Tap Room in Concord CA. Smells of lemon and other citrus fruits. Smooth on the palate and well balanced between hop and malt.
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Opalescent, yellow with a frothy white head, good lacings. Aromas of wet grass, spiced orange and some hunch of piney tropical stone fruit develops. Briskly sweet, round mouthfeel with a medium bittereness. Nice! slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 29, 2015
Meh. I like white IPAs quite a bit but was not impressed by this. didn’t seem too fresh but I gotta rate it as it tastes and smells. Not off, just boring. toml219 (284) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2015 Pours golden with lasting white head and good lace. Sweet citrus with a spice to it like a wit with the Hoppy notes of the i.p.a. nice beer JaKeAFC (1310) - ITALY - JAN 16, 2015
Black Diamond White IPA - IPA cross w. Witbier - 7.4%Nik925 (800) - USA - DEC 26, 2014
65 cl bottle, 5.50€, bb 07/15. Good for summer? Yes. Is it summer? No. But i had one this summer, i swear it, just i didn’t rate it and has this one laying in the fridge for a while and needed to make space for some winter one.
Dark yellow to gold color, almost lagery appearance with lots of sediment in suspension still not being so hazed or cloudy. Short thick white head, Nice sticky lacework. Nose is herbal and spicy, like witbiers.
Aroma is definitely pale pilsener malts and wheat, with belgian yeast, spices and a very neatly contrasting american hops. Really, belgian yeas (at least i do believe it’s used here) does contrast a lot with american style dry hopping. Has a spicyness usually found in Saisons like Urhtel. Citric notes, faint lemon zest, and some grapefruit not as strong as straight IPAs and less fruity tones (but this isn’t a straight IPA). Very citrusy, maybe a shim soapy but not disturbing.
Body is incredibly light, light-to-medium, finish is fairly dry, moderately bitter, balanced. Quite low carbonation. Can feel the 7.4 ABV tho. Good for summer? Again, yes. In winter? Hum, still solid.
A cross between Christoffel (hoppy pils), Hoegaarden (well known Wit), Urquell (classic pilsener), and Chouffe IPA (belgian ipa w american hops). Very unique blend, very well balanced. Not enthusiastic on the IPA front but this is not a straight IPA. Could drink 2 liters of this maybe. Very good!
Foamy, cloudy. Cerealish. Bright hop flavor - nice bubblegum. Intrusive malt. Harsh bitter. Very dry malt. Some lacing from all that over-foam, though huge bubbles. Chill haze beyond slight tossled pour that might have left some lees in the mix. Soapy. Harsh. Comes up short.
alexsdad06 (11242) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Del. Pours a clear dark golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have grapefruit citrus, grass, toasted bread, some earthy and herbal character, moderate bitterness to a toasted, dry finish. Just a hint of sweet tea to the finish also. Sledutah (7979) - Utah, USA - AUG 25, 2014
22oz bottle picked up at the grocery store in CA DialSquare (5188) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Cloudy straw yellow with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma is citrus, coriander and fruity. Flavors are fruity and citrus
From an old note, from somewhere on a trip to Tampa... light lemony, pepper, wheat grain, malt, citrus, oily. - 6.2 Taverner (1103) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Not a bad Belgian IPA. Pours straw, lots of head, foams up and gives you that olfactory rush of florals and Belgian yeast. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Superb white IPA. A lot of times I feel that the Belgian yeast gets in the way of the hops or vice versa. Here, beautifully balanced. A-
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