User37895 (3085) - - JUL 29, 2009
On draft at the Newark location. This one impressed and should make the style proud. I go back and forth on these neuvo styles that seem so trendy, but this was a great combination of seemingly PacNW-hops and the standard hefe-base, a paring that I wouldn’t expect to work great together? Justin at IH may have outdone Brooklyn/Schneider here, imho. Pour was as expected, looked just like a hefe. The aroma was dead on with the hefe ester and yeast base with citrus and pine hops complementing. The flavor followed, a well done hopping that didn’t overwhelm everything else about the wheat base. Really quite nice. I hope it comes back every so oftne. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Golden pour with a nice size head. Aroma of sweet banana, spice, and citrus. Flavor has a classic W-Bock/Hefe sweetness with all of the standard fruits plus a nice dose of earthy hops and spice. Really nice. 4.2%?!?! My ass. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
In short: Fresh banana-hefe and plenty of grapefruity/citric hops. WonderfulGMCC2181 (1613) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUL 31, 2009
How: Tap at brewpub, Maple Shade location NJ
The look: Cloudy yellow body topped by a medium white head
In long: Nose has the fresh bananas I’m expecting from a german hefe but also a whole lot of grapefruity hops. Taste is fresh bananas, notes of mangos, lots of moderately bitter grapefruits, some lemon, some green pine needles. The dominant flavors of bananas and bitter white grapefruits worked so well together in a way I had never experienced before. Tasty and very refreshing. Full and lively body. This is quite a treat for a below 5% beer. I’d like to tell everybody who love the same beers as I do how good I thought this was but I don’t feel like talking to myself right now.
Draft at IH Newark... Poured into a weizen glass. Glowing orange color good head... Great aroma of hops and banana... Taste is lots IPA characteristics vs Hefeweizen characteristics... Best of both worlds?? Not an overdone bitterness or banana taste. Light spices... Very enjoyable and unique... I dont know why... I just think these two styles should never meet even though I enjoyed it.... Texture was heavier then most hefe. Overall a unique beer that I enjoyed. Thanks to eaglesfan for letting me know this was on tap! willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2011
20110530 tap at Newark, listed as Hoppy Weiss. Cloudy golden with lingering white froth. Aroma is hoppy as all get-out with lots of grapefruit and light pine, mild pizza dough, mild lemonade, some hefe yeast, clove. Airy, nicely carbonated, a tad prickly. Brilliantly bitter finish which is super refreshing without the dumb sweetness of many hoppy wheats. Loved it. Gonna bring a growler to rbsg.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Huge thanks to GMCC2181 for sending this one my way. What a nice beer. Pours a nice orange with a big thick bone white head. Aroma is great, bananna, clove, a touch of smoke, and a a bit of biscuit. Flavor is even better, lot of hops, meat, clove. A touch of yeast and bitterness as well. Creamy mouthfeel. I liked this one a lot. Thanks Gabe! argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Draft at Maple Shade. Medium white head atop cloudy straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, some orange peel, coriander, light spicy. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some grape/grapefruit, coriander, light spicy. Light body, light effervescence. GodOfThunder (1271) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Draft at Iron Hill Maple Shade. Pours a crisp yellow with a strong hop aroma. Creamy on the palate. Flavors of bananas, lemons and wheat. A nice weiss. keepersj12 (3137) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2011
On tap in Maple Shade. Very nice hoppy alternative. Pours amber with a creamy head. The aroma has some of the Belgian notes and a lots of hops. The flavor is nice and hoppy with some pepper along with some clove and banana. The finish is dry and clean. pineypower (3346) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Tap at Maple Shade. Pours out a cloudy light golden color with a small white head. Aroma is of some spices, light fruity yeast, and a nice citrus hop note. Taste is complex for the lower AVB, wheaty malt notes, spices, some nice citrus hop bitterness in there on the finish and throughout. Definitely a good wheat beer.