zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2011 hazy, orange brown with thin, but foamy, white head and great lacing. Citrusy, pine arouma, nice caramel malts. Finishes dry and astringent. A little flat and grassy and some skunk, but not that bitter. I didn’t get much wheat notes from this one.
update 7/17 - I think they may have improved the recipe since I last had this: Aroma is awesome floral. Soft body, malty sweet. Fruity citrus. Light nut, some astringency. Smack of bitter @ finish. Ibrew2or3 (8743) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
On tap @ the brewpub pouring up deep clear copper and off white head. The light aroma is sending out modest notes of citrus and sugary malt sweetness and little else. The taste is crisp and refreshing with a long pulse of malt sweetness that bleeds into orange and tangelo like citrus hop flavor. The citrus comes through and mingles with the light malt backbone creating a very nice flavor. Toward the finish mid to modest hop bitterness helps take this to closure. rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Pint on tap, Long Island. Pours a hazy golden color typical of a wheat ale. Aroma was very subtle but hints of sweet floral and citrus aromas were present. Flavor was sweet, not very bitter, very reflective of the large amounts of amarillo hops. Palate was smooth, good full taste. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2008
On tap at the Lake Grove location. Pours a lightly hazy deep amber with a thin linen white head that faded to a ring after the first sip and left a layer of spotty lace with each sip. Pleasant aroma of grainy malt and fresh pine hops. The flavor is mild wheat up front followed by citrus and pine. Definite hops bitterness at the finish, but not excessive, that lingers for several seconds beyond the swallow. One of the better beers that I have had from this brewer. LilBeerDoctor (4032) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012
Update 12/26/2012: It’s been awhile but had this on tap again. Lots of lemony, citrusy notes with bitter hops and pale bready malt in the finish. Tasty, fruity, hoppy pale ale. I still enjoy it!
9/10/2008. On tap at JH. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt. Flavor of nice malt, honey wheat, light citrusy hops, and orange peel with a wheat finish. Tasty, decent, but not very exciting. Plenty drinkable.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Update 4/9/09: Had this on tap again. Definitely more citrus hops come to play in this one with a sturdy malt backbone. I don’t know why I rated this a 3.5 before, it’s quite good!
Tap. Aroma highlights the hops with fresh cut grass and woody pine. Flavor continues with both resinous piney hops and some straight bitter hops. Vague sweet fruitiness kept to a minimum. A mix of good hop action and fairly harsh hop action. Didn’t get me going. willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2008
20070428 Tap at TAPNY. Fair beer, a nicely done American wheat with enough kitsch to be interesting. Tropical fruit salad underlying the aromas and flavor. More yeasty notes than most of the style as well as a fuller body and a nice touch of sweetness. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 9/14/07: Transparent bronze with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Lightly sweet grainy wheaty aroma has some citrusy hop character. Body starts faintly sweet with some husky grains and fresh grapefruity hop balance toward a crisp finish. Decent American wheat. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 18, 2007
Tap @ Lake Grove: Poured a hazy copper color with a medium sized creamy off-white head. The aroma had fruity hops with notes of oranges and caramel malt underneath. The flavor was full of orange flesh and orange rind. Some semi-sweet malty notes show up. The finish was dry and moderately bitter. Light to medium bodied. JoeMcPhee (9448) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2006
Tap at the Lake Grove location. Burnished deep gold colour. Hazy appearance. Beautiful bright orange citrus aroma with light mango and other tropical fruit notes. Flavour shows a lowely wheaty spiciness playing off of the sweet hoppy fruitiness. A touch of caramel sweetness helps brings both together. Soft bitter finish. Warming brings out a touch of resinousness. Very nice brew.