GarrettB (1599) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2014
August 24th, 2012 - Reflecting on the full line of tasters I enjoyed over at Copper Kettle, I probably should have moved this gentle tasting beer up a little bit, and probably before the attention grabbing flavor of the American Pale Ale. All the same, Copper Kettle’s White IPA - though it makes for lighter, daintier sipping - was bundled with enough depth and complexity for me to catch a host of flavors. It’s a translucent beer, bucking my expectation that beers with wheat flakes tossed in tend to get left unfiltered for dramatic effect. The head is thin and evaporates quickly, leaving a pale lemon pith colored brew exposed to the elements. My word choice for the description isn’t co-incidental, because lemon is found in the nose too, with a sweet, shrill citrus scent paired with the light bitterness of dandelion greens and lemon rind. And the flavor ups the ante on the lemon theme, bringing more of the acerbic sweetness to bear on the palate, with a lot of chamomile in the flavor - a bitter and herbal experience made better with a nice touch of hops, and all of that milling about in a full-bodied liquid. Another winner from Copper Kettle. Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Pour from growler. Hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma and flavor are both a bit earthy with notes of resin, pine needles, and wheat. Fairly light bodied, but not bad. Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Sampled at the taproom/brewery September 2012-pours hazy darker yellow with a small soapy white head and sparse lacing. nose is very faint-dont get much here-flavors of earthy resinous hops. lite husky notes on the malt profile with a ton of harsh bitterness. how do they get that kind of bitterness in this type of beer? thats insane! lots of lingering resin decent palate and unique for this style. arminjewell (9636) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, pine, some slight biscuit, hints of orange peel hints of spice, slight white fruit but not much, the wheat aspects are very hidden. Taste is more like a light IPA, slight biscuit, bread notes, hints of earth, touch of grapefruit, lemon notes, finishing fairly bitter. cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Tap @ brewery. A touch hay, yellow appearance with a white head. Fairly spicy, onion, grapefruity, citrusy, a touch piney aroma. The onion/garlic came through even a bit more in the the flavor with a bit of chewy yeast, spice, and citrus.
onceblind (9630) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Slightly hazy gold with a firm and persistent white head. Aroma had some lovely hop tones of greasy citrus and resinous pine with a wee touch of smooth earthy wheat. Big body and smooth mouthfeel with big bitter hop notes of pine and grass, with a lasting finish of oats and hay. Needs a little more Belgian White, and a little less bitterness. Perhaps less oats too--became a little too wrote after a pints worth. notalush (5874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Not your typical white IPA, if there is such a thing yet - I’ve come to expect something like q hoppy wit - this is just a straight up, light colored, light bodied IPA - not a bad thing at all - texture is light and body is crisp in the finish, but creamy through the middle, possibly from the addition of the wheat flakes - flavor is lightly sweet at first, but dries out through the middle - malt base is firm and crisp, giving the peppery, spicy hops something to stand on - quite a nice summer IPA.