FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2003
This is for a bottle of the Wapiti Amber ale. This beer has a nice copper color. A small amount of chill haze, this is good because it means they have not filtered out any of the flavor.. Smells hoppy with notes of lemon grass. Nice mild sweetness that finishes with a smooth bitterness. The hops are here, not over the top, but well balanced with a mix of fresh hop flavor and bitterness. A solid malty backbone carries the hops well. This beer is well balanced, with solid flavor contributions from the hops and the malt, no one is dominating over the other.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Glowing amber color, wafer thin creamy tannish head, some spotty lace and a thin ring. Smell is soft of lightly roasty malts, a touch sweet caramel with a bit of grass and floralness. Taste is more of the same. Lightly roasty sweet malts, crispy, fresh, clean, lingering smooth. hops are a light addition of floralness and citrusy light bitterness. A light caramel sweetness comes through in the finish with a very small hop tint. Medium bodied feel partially empty in spots. Well put together but nothing to exciting here, better then average by a smidge. JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Amber colored, pours with a very thick head. Transluscent. Aroma of hops, citrus and grassy. Flavor is a let down. Sweet, somewhat watery, where are those hops I smelled? Finish is mildly bitter. My wife would think this is okay, but she doesn't crave hops like I do. Maybe its balanced and I'm not. I wish it tasted more like it smelled. boto (2193) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2003
Amber is a good description of the color. Small head. Some hops in the nose, which are much more evident in the taste. Decent maltiness to balance the hops. TAR is right in saying that this a pretty decent everyday drinking beer. daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2002
Dark golden with small specks of yeast floating around. Nose is maltily sweet, with touches of roast, light hops and nuts. Body is yeasty, with a very sweet malty backbone and a finish that combines a light bitterness with a touch of roast. Not a bad amber, as far as that style goes, but borders on being too sweet. Nice complexity of flavors though.
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 27, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2003 Re-Rate..
Lt gold color, medium head. Nicely malty, smooth taste. Full flavor, rich and complex. Mouthfeel is full and round. Flavor is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty and rich. Very nice beer. bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2002
A buddy of mine gave me a bottle of this, and I think it may have gone bad, because there was slight ’funky’ smell to it that also came out in the finish. If TrappistAlesRule is correct and the beer is not pastuerized, I would guess I need a fresher bottle. The same smell and taste was in the Pale as well. I think I will try this again later and re-rate, but until then this beer was aweful. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2002
Amber-brown in color; Head was fluffy to start and then dissipated quickly (dirty glass?); Nice bready aroma. Nice beer if a tiny bit on the thin side. Malty presence was nice, but didn’t quite hit bready. Had this one in a hotel bar, so that is why I question the cleanliness of the glass. TAR (2742) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2001
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2005 A very citrus, grapefruit and caramel aroma. Sticky head with good retention, unfiltered which is the way it ought to be. Very good, clean body with some particles floating around. I also am led to believe this beer is unpasteurized. Starts malty and finishes bitter and semii-dry. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2001
Deep malt nose, grainy and earthy, dark amber color, beige head and lace. Some what sweet, and a fair hop presence, quite quaffable. Fresh, clean light and not over powering, but I still like it. WAPITI is the Indian word for ELK, of which Northern Arizona has a bazillion, and do to be hunted soon, my advice WAPITI’s is head for AJO, know one goes there!