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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
an American wheat ale with rooibos tea with an ABV (9 percent) that’s almost twice that of the original

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3.3
Schwarzbart (259) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2017
Pours a 1/2 finger high, bubbly, dirty white, almost beige head. Color is red amber and fairly hazy. Nice wavy strands of lace. Medium body with creamy smoothness. Sweet malts, earthy hops, raisins, tea, berries and leather. Either doesn’t age well, as I think this is just over 3 months old, or it’s not what I’d consider a dipa. A tiny bit barleywine like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
tmoreau (4674) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2017
On tap at The Beer Cellar in Glen Ellyn, IL., and dispensed to a 9 oz. snifter showing a clear, brownish/amber color, with a presentable layer of tan froth, and web-like lacing. The nose expressed some slight dankness & ripeness, dried & dark fruit, cherry & berry, concord grape, and light, hard candy sweetness. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste was similar, adding some earthy & rind-like bitterness, and assertive booze. Don't think I'd even consider this a DIPA, as listed on the menu, although 90 IBU. More like an interesting Barleywine.

4.1
skortila (5996) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2017
Bottled. Small sample. The aroma has flowers, mango. Bit hazy, orange coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is moderate bitter with sweetness, tropical fruit and flowers. Medium bodied beer. Nice.

3.4
frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Alright, so I got this as a gift for my 48th birthday and the label (and logo) were so abstract I couldn’t even tell what it was. It’s listed here as a "Wheat Ale" but when I popped and poured I could swear it was a DIPA. Huge pine resin aroma with a blast of florals and raw alcohol, it poured with a thick, hazy copper body with a slow, rocky head. Yet for all the fight that affronted my nostrils, the flavor was actually a bit tame with grasses, herbals, peppers and pines almost flatlining against its wheaty malt base and latent fruitiness. I questioned whether this was "balance" or a "washout", yet I didn’t stop drinking it. I think a casual drinker will enjoy its surprises while a hop-head might say, "meh". Me? I’m happy to have tried it! ~~~~ 500ml bottle, as a gift from my good friend Danno, thanks!

3.9
Johnstledger8 (1353) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 21, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2016 Bottle. Pours a murky reddish amber with a thick lasting bubbly off white head. Aroma is of red fruits, herbal, earthy, rooibos tea, peach, pepper. Taste is of caramel, pine, earthy, herbal, rooibos, peach, wheat spice. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.5
PotjeBier (3769) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2016
Sample from bottle @ De Molen, thanks Menno & John. Clear orange color. Dense off white head. Aroma’s: rosebuds, Roosvicee, sweets/candies. Same retronasal, but not sweet. Flavor is bitter, moderate sweet. Medium bodied. Bitter finish.

3.5
drfabulous (8667) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2016
500 ml bottle shared at Jason’s. A rich malty fruity double IPA in taste. This one comes off as too malty for me.

4
Thechasm442 (1006) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2016
Fresh bottle to tulip. Pours a cloudy amber brown with an average off white head and decent lacing. Aroma is tropical and citrus up front. Pineapple, mango, papaya, and some orange and peach. A bit of caramel as well. Flavor is orange juice, mango, papaya, wheat, peach, a bit of caramel and bread. Kinda thick and pretty sticky and lingering. Very nice beer.

3.2
rxeight (3278) - Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle (500ml?). Color is a dark red, looks like a sour brown. Aroma is fruit and hops. Taste is lots of sweet juicy tropical fruit, but comes off in more of a candy form, like if you mixed a handful of different tropical fruit jelly bellies at once. Slight bitterness. Decent and unique.

3.5
burg326 (5613) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Poured a deep amber color with aromas of tropical fruir, light earthy tes, and some light bitterness. Flavors are tropical fruit and mango with light malt, a touch of tea solid beer.


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