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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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“There’s a lot going on in this beer with two yeast strains, copious amounts of wheat malt, and a big focus on ‘C’ hops to deliver a citrus explosion,” explains Green Flash Brewmaster, Chuck Silva. “In fact we lined up more than a dozen hop varieties in the brewery to select three hops with the biggest citrus character to dry hop the beer. “This golden beer pours with beautiful, frothy white beer foam that lasts due to bottle conditioning. Gently rousing the yeast that settles in the bottle will result in a fuller texture and a more cloudy white appearance. The citrus aromas that jump from the glass are largely tangerine up front with other types of citrus notes that mingle with the Belgian yeast esters. Hop flavors of bitter orange zest dominate the brew and linger to the finish with a nice play of American and Belgian yeast combo.” A beer with so many components can be held together with a “Linchpin”. The official “Linchpin” of this beer is the skillful collaboration between the two breweries to create a unique hop-forward brew. Linchpins are symbolic: two simple shapes that combine to strengthen a bond amongst many different pieces.

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3.9
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Well, I tried a "white IPA" from a local brewery today that tasted pretty atrocious, so I’m eager to try this one from a couple of breweries that actually know how to make an IPA, and who probably know that making a white IPA does not mean throwing way too many hops into a witbier.

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Bomber from Beer Run. About 60% of the initial pour is head. What beer is there is a hazy lemon yellow. The head is white and frothy. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted bready notes and tons of citrus including orange and grapefruit, as well as some stone fruits. The taste is strong citrus hops, bitter citrus and bready malts. Medium bodied. Quite nice.

4
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
pours a yellow-orange with a nice foamy white head. Aroma is of citrus, pine, Belgian spice, yeast, and some bready malts. Taste is similar with a pine, orange peel, lemon, wit spices, and Belgian yeast. has a medium body with a cream mouthfeel and a dry, bitter, but sill sweet finish. overall, a pretty nice hybrid bewteen a wit and a IPA.

3.7
marcus (10668) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours clear yellow with a huge white head and a strong citrus aroma. There is a hearty wheat and pale malt flavor with a bitter finish and a heavy yeast presence. Pretty drinkable.

3.5
oRos (1674) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle from beerboxer. Has a slight citrus aroma. Has a wheat beer finish. Slight hop begining

3.5
Peacehammer (627) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
On tap at Pizza Port OB. Pale gold color, wit like aroma with notes that remind me of Belgian style beers. Also citrus on the nose. Light mouthfeel is almost all citrus, but it’s well executed. Bittering hops are present, but minimal

3.8
aleph (231) - - MAY 21, 2012
Draught @ Green Flash. Opaque yellow orange with white foam. Citrus, yeast, residual taste of spices from the yeast, and pine. Medium-strong body, bitter finish, balanced yeast and hop profiles.

3.9
Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Pours murky deep gold with dirty off white head. The aroma is lively with grapefruit and lemon mixing with mildly malty sweetness. The taste is just as lively and even more crisp and yummy with lemon, lime and grapefruit notes that are partially tempered with some sweet malts. In the background are nuances of yeast aiding to the sessionableness of the experience. Nice fresh crisp stuff that will go great in the heat this summer.

3.7
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Served from a 22 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is a pale white gold with a huge white foam head. The flavors and aromas are very similar. Nice yeasty tones, not overly Belgium but leaning in that direction. A nice light creamy citrus and some stone fruits. This is my first "white IPA" and I guess what they really are are hopped up wibier. The mouth is nicely creamy with just a kiss of bitter. Overall I enjoyed this brew. Excited to see the Founder’s label on a West Coast shelf, even if it is just a collaboration.

4.3
StephLJensen (15) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Hazy yellow in color, poured out of a 22oz bottle. Looks like a white ale, super frothy, long lasting head. Nose is full of wheat and floral notes, lots of citrus. Flavor is very "white ale", lots of wheat and really good mouthfeel, full-bodied with hoppy bitterness on the finish. This beer was completely under the radar and I have not had one like it before.

4
bhensonb (15747) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bomber from the Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dishwater orange gold with a 4 finger creamy white head. Primary aroma through the froth is yeast/spice. Sort of golden Belgian ale aroma. Near full bodied. There’s a lot of citrus hop, but if that’s taken out of the equation this starts earthy like a saison, but with a bit too much yeast/spice, and then that 50% NW hop aspect has to be dealt with. This is one really good beer. Yeast/spice into the finish, with a lot of hop riding along. Malt, yeah there’s a substantial backbone, but this is all about spice and hop. Brilliant effing ale.


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