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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Golden in color, light and refreshing with a citrus flavor, Clipper is bolder than most N.W. wheat beer. Made with malted wheat, pale barley malt and quality European hops.

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4.2
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company--Clipper Gold Hefeweizen Wheat Beer--Seasonal Release 2002 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Hefeweizen--Deep cloudy pour is bright orange lemon color. Floating sediment. Fresh! Mild banana spice front. Rich creamy wheat body. Mild Bavarian sweet yeast ester notes .Refreshing wheat spice end. Rich malty NW Hefe. Sampled 8/5/2002.

3.7
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2008
On tap @ the brewpub. Pours opaque hazy gold with straw highlights and bright white head. Classic look with some sheet lacing to boot. The aroma is mild with grain malts, a hint of wheat and a vague hoppiness. The taste is non-wheat maltiness up front with hints of grainy malts and faint wheat. The wheatiness does grow to go along with notes of ripe banana and a hint of bubble gum as the finish approaches. I also get a hop bite tingling away in the background. Pretty nice hefe.

3.6
gogglegurf (9) - Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2007 does not count
After a long winter of IPA’s & Stouts, it was nice to sit back and have a smooth tasting Hefe (might be why I rated higher than others). Great looking cloudy unfiltered gold. Lacing held throughout as did sweet flavor. Very fresh w/lemon slice at Jeckle and Hyde Ale House.

3.5
Oakes (17664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2002
Some banana, good malt accent. This was a regular at Archer’s Ale House in Bellingham and I always wondered why...until I tasted it.

3.5
dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2009
A nice cloudy beer that is pretty surprisingly unwheaty. Flavor is light, downable and good. Simple yet drinkable.

3.4
cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Tap @ Jolly Roger Taproom. #2000. Light cloudy, yellow orange appearance with a pearl white head. Mild, herbal hoppy, light pale wheat malty nose. A little mild earthy hoppy, light pale wheat malty, slightly citrusy, and a touch sour flavor. Pretty decent wheat ale.

3.3
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2002
A very strong hefeweizen, with a sour aroma and a flavor that I could only describe as slighty souring pinapple. If Widmer Brother’s is a smooth Hefeweizen, this is perhaps a little opposite, offering a more alternative flavor charecter inherrant in quite a few Maritime brews. Definately an experience, but not nessasarily refreshing.

3.3
Suttree (6385) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Cloudy yellow, nice white head. Very yeasty, bready, banana-y or pineapple-y aroma. Smooth, soft palate. Very enjoyable, very quaffable. Nice fruity, yeasty and fruity notes throughout.

3.3
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Tap at Taphouse Grill. Hazy yellow gold. Aroma of wheat, citrus, and light spice, Sweet and wheaty, light fruit in the finish. Banana and lemon. Soft to medium carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Easy drinking ale.

3.2
3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Draft at the brewery
Very cloudy and deep yellow in color with a big, billowy tall ice-cream head. Flavor is a little bland, stale, soapy... some sour lemon, but not tart. Paper-like, I guess, like chewing on notebook paper. Milky, yeasty nose. Simple.


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