eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Damn delicious. Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is big and fruity with orange and lemon. Also spices and a slight sourness. Medium bitterness and sweetness. Good hop character with a slight sour taste. Above average carbonation. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy golden orange body with a tall white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, coriander, florals, pineapple, sage, and pepper. Flavor of orange, grapefruit, pepper, coriander, and yeast with a soft mouthfeel. Ernest (7697) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium to dark yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin), lightly yeasty (basement/cement), with notes of sage, thyme, black pepper, coriander, lemon zest.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Quite an overload of spices...while not quite an unpleasant blend, it’s certainly too much, especially the sage (which is a somewhat medicinal smelling herb, not my fave). Both tart and bitter, which I suppose follows from the style combo but isn’t the most enjoyable flavor balance. Not very fond of this one. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2011
750 thanks to 17thfloor for sharing! Pours a lightly hazy bright orange with a thick white head. Aroma is very nice fresh hops, spicy and belgian yeastiness, plenty of citrus peel and coriander, a good balance between the wit and hops. Flavor starts very spicy and herbal with the coriander and sage really coming out aggressively, matching hops, almost overpowering the citric character which comes out more in the finish with a moderate herbal bitterness and some of the wheat and grain lingering. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Really nice beer, tough to classify it as an IPA with all of the belgian wit aspects but very good beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2011
750mL C&C bottle. Loved it, very good melding of the styles. I wish for a little less bitterness on the hops but otherwise very well integrated. Great pale color with a medium head. Aroma is more wit than I expected but plenty of hop aroma as well. The base wit is tame, coriander abundant but not sweet, not overly herbal. The citrus hops accompany it well. The flavor is well attenuated, refreshingly simple with a base wheat beer with subdued Belgian yeast and a relatively strong hop component. Drinks so nicely, I could drink this all day in this hot weather. I wish this came in a 6 pack. I will quote Eric to finish this off "This about perfectly fit my pre-determined mental picture of what a ’White IPA’ would and even should be. Well done. I’d certainly like to try the Deschutes Conflux version next. "
blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2011
bottled, hazed golden colored pour with excellent lasting bright white foam and some lace, bitter wildflower and bready aroma, flavor is honeysuckle, fresh cheese, crisp melon rind, excellent bright finish Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle; pour is murky dark golden with a frothy white head that retains fairly well; light, spotty lacing in this glass. The nose is grassy hops, baked bread, caramel, and spices. This brew is fantastic; its light bodied, mildly hopped, florals, grassy hops, coriander, and orange peel. Its so soft, drinkable; super impressed wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Tasted on 7/22/11 from a 750mL corked and caged bottle purchased at Binny’s Lincoln Park. Pours cloudy light orange with a thick and rocky white head that slowly recedes to rocky lace, leaving a bit of residue along the inside of the glass. At first, the nose is fairly straightforward Witbier with the light malt, orange peel, and coriander, but digging a little deeper, there are very zesty hop aromas along with tons of lemon citrus as well. The flavor starts off, once again, more Witbier than anything else, with the light malt and orange peel taking center stage. As the flavor progresses, though, there are spicy yeast, bitter hops, lemongrass, and herbal and earthy sage. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter hops and lemongrass finish. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2011
(750ml bottle) pours a cloudy rich gold, huge thick creamy head with excellent lacing. Nose of candied orange peel, coriander, sugar, soap, lemongrass, and meyer lemons. Taste of rye, coriander, orange pulp, a bit perfumey, Brett-C, quite complex. A delicious marriage of styles that’s well done. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2011
hazy gold pour with a thick but thinning head.
aroma is corriander and citrusy spice.lemongrass and sage come through more as it warms. honey as well and biscuity malt.
flavour is lemony, floral and honey. sage is definitely evident. corriander strong in the finish.