nearbeer (5558) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2011
22 oz. Clear topaz with a large meringue of foam. Aroma is crisp resin, juicy orange, lemon zest, and light cracked wheat. Taste is Fruit Loops tempered with lemon zest, peppery-spicy flower petals, resin and fresh-cracked grains. Medium body is smooth and sweetish, but very drinkable due to all the hops and wheat that provide a mostly dry-sweeping finish. No traces of the 9.5%. Chudwick (3312) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Draft - pours hazy orange with white head and great lacing. Nose is pine and citrus. Flavor adds caramel and grape fruit. Dry and bitter. A torpedo on roids. Hidden sweetness. Nice. Cybercat (6013) - Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Strong aroma is both wheaty and hoppy, with about equal parts of both, something I do not believe I have encountered before. I love to find beers with distinctive flavors and combinations; I don’t always like ’em, but I’m glad to give ’em a fair shake. It pours a pretty clear golden yellow with a fairly thick and rather persistent fluffy white head that leaves a good bit of lacing. Hoppy flavor has a wheaty undertone, a sweet fruity note, and just a touch of bitterness. Texture is smooth, on the thick side, just a little fizzy, leaving a hoppy, fruity, slightly wheaty and slightly tingly finish. Incredible? Maybe not, but still darn good! bluejacket74 (1993) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2011
22 ounce bottle, $6.99 at Blacklick Wine and Spirits. Fort Collins calls this an Imperial India Style Wheat Ale, should be interesting. Served in a snifter, The brew pours a golden orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is citrusy hops (pineapple, tropical fruit, grapefruit), wheat and bready malt. The taste is pretty much like the aroma, but there’s a bit of peppery spice noticable too. It’s definitely a hop forward brew, but the hop flavors are smooth and not harsh. There is a nice lingering bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy and a bit slick with good carbonation. It’s also smooth and easy to drink. I think it’s a good overall brew. I haven’t been impressed with what I’ve tried from Fort Collins in the past but I’m glad I picked this one up, I liked it. ChainGangGuy (4919) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2011
16 ounce serving - $6.50 at The Fred in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Suttree (6484) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Appearance: Clear, light copper-hued body in appearance with an inch up top of whitish foam.
Smell: Candied citrus fruit segments with a rich floral undertone, a drip of booze, and some malty notes of bready pale, wheat malts.
Taste: Sweetish hint of simple syrup enveloping the tip of the tongue entering in tastes of bready wheat and a thin sliver of toffee. Ruby red grapefruit, lemon, and fresh floral flavors, all fairly vibrant and alive, along with some pithy, citric notions and a medium-high level of bitterness. Slight alcohol. Drying, citrusy, and with a light dusting of white pepper on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.
Overall: It’s good! And here I was, worried this would be a repeat of the Terrapin Indiana Krunkles but with more alcohol. Thankfully, that wasn’t the case at all!
Things I did not get from this beer: Wheat character. Any evidence of 9.5% ABV. Things I did get from this beer: Hops Lots and lots. Very piney, woody hops. I’ll get this again. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Pint on tap at Flipdaddy’s. Perfectly clear yellow color, nice creamy white head. A barely discernable alcohol taste. Impressive for a "wheat" ale. Tastes like this could be 6.5 - 7.0 %, really hides the ABV well. Lighter, crisp carbonation. Nice, sweet lemon-peel aroma / taste. Nice hops, and ginger. Some lace. Really impressive, and unique. Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Pours a foamy, lacing beige head with a deep golden color. Aromas of pineapple, some toffee sweetness. Flavor is pineapple, toffee, alcohol, grain. Finish is dry, slightly bitter, some lasting hop notes. NachlamSie (3534) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Bomber from Midtown. Pours a cloudy yellow like most other wheat ales. Lacing and head are pretty. The aroma is truly hoppy in a citrusy way which suits the wheat well. Fort Collins has done a good job here. The wheat malt gives this a lighter body but there is enough zesty hops to pack it full of flavor. It’s perfect for the summer.
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Tap at Brewer’s Republic. Pours lightly hazy copper with an average, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy citrus, floral, pine, and herbal hops with light notes of biscuit and wheat malt. Some fruity esters are present along with light, spicy and peppery alcohol. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with a crisp, supporting wheat and biscuit malt. Alcohol shows up late and leaves a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.