CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the 2007 GTMW: Pours a bright transparent orange amber with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Real fresh sweet dark wheat and lots of piny resiny hops in the nose. Body starts fairly full and toasty malty but not overly sweet with a great balance of crisp, fresh hops. Very smooth, drinkable and flavorful, a great American wheat ale! Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Had I not known ahead of time that this was a wheat ale, I never would’ve made the guess. Filling my mug club tapping mug was an unfiltered reddish amber brew topped with a tall, sustained off-white head that left plenty of lacing in its wake. The aroma is rife with a citrusy fruitiness - grapefruit, zest of lemon, tart tangerines - and nearly buries the soft malty sweetness beneath it. The flavor is more balanced (darn it!), the smooth malts supporting the hoppy bitterness that still manages to leave an enduring, bitter finish. Nothing quite beats a fresh drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2007
I.P.A. American Wheat Ale! Nice job, Andrew & Matt!
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on tap at maproom. pours dark red with creamy reddish-white head. nose is very sweet hops. flavor is really sweet hoppy but not too bitter, lots of grapefruit and citrus. wow lots of raw amarillo hop flavor. it’s more like a hoppy red than say, Gumballhead, but it’s delicious. i could get drunk off this stuff. haha. what’s new? anyways, this beer is rich, creamy, hoppy, sweet, and really sessionable. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2007
GTMW 2007. Poured a clear orange-red color. with an off white head. Attractive aroma of toffee, malty caramel, and assertive grapefruity/sprucy hops. Dry and bitter with citrusy hops balanced well with malty caramel. Great beer. NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 I have a hard time believing this to be considered an American wheat, but hey, what do I know. Tasted very much like an imperial red. Very much bitterness forward, could have used more malt to back it up, though it finished reasonbly well as it warmed.
DrnkMcDermott (3136) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2008 Draft at FSRB. Translucent reddish brown like... well, just what color should this be, anyway? Half-finger head looks like a smooth pale ale head than a rocky wheat head. Citrussy hop smell overlaying a light beer malt nose. Taste starts with a big smack of PNW hops: grapefruit, a bit of pine and pepper. Some spiciness may come from the wheat, but it’s to say for sure. Mouthfeel is light, like an English PA, but it gets thicker as it starts clinging to the lips. Hints of orange caramel chews and sweet BBQ sauce further down. Hops build up enough to pucker one’s lips, and leave a nice bitter aftertaste. No alcohol burn, but one shaker is enough to leave you feeling just a shade warmer and happier for having had it. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Growler at Rayboy01’s Cajun Fais Do Do. Sweet hop aroma. Cloudy amber body with some lace. Sweet hop flavor. Excellent brew! Very enjoyable. Amarillo hops are evident. illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Draft at Radio Maria in Champaign, IL. Pours red with a creamy retentive off white head. Aroma of fruity hops and toasted grains. Initial flavor of toasted malt, caramel, and very subtle wheat malts that is quickly countered by a bitterness that is piney, citrusy, and even peppery. Finishes slightly dry. Not as much wheat character as I was expecting. This is sort of like a cross between an imperial red and a dark IPA. Yet another good beer from Flossmor. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2007
On tap @ the Brew pub: Pours a clear amber color with an off white head. Aroma, caramel, light toffee notes, some wheat, bready, and some citrus. Flavor, caramel, wheat, with some big citrus flavors as well. Smooth medium body with a nice earthy bitter finish to it. Very nice stuff. frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Pours a deep, dark, rusty/copper under a full, creamy head which sheet-laces the entire glass. Perfumed with intense florals, PNW character still pushes through with piney resplendence while a gentle caramel sweetness joins in late. Flavor is sharp & piney but well-grounded by a thick malt background. Though classified a 'wheat ale' this is another 'IPA' which I could drink pint after pint of. Dry finish with alcohol astringence. Damn near perfect. (And then at the end of my notes I drew a little stick figure clapping.)
From an old notebook. I think I had this at the end of last summer at Gene’s party.