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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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This 5.1% beer is based upon our German Hefeweizen, but is a touch lighter in body and features up front aroma and flavors from the extensive dry hopping with west coast hops. The initial flavors are very floral with some citrus notes leading to a soft mid palate with noticeable banana notes. The finish brings out the clove-like phenols that are typical in a German Hefeweizen. Hop lovers will enjoy this sessionable San Diego version of the traditional German style.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2014
[Tap] Draught at City Beer in San Fran. Hazy yellow pour with a soapy white head. Aromas of citrus, light clove and banana. Taste is of wheat malt, cracker, light weizen yeast notes and some grass. Mild and clean, but nothing to write home about.


2.7
GarrettB (1657) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2017
January 28th, 2015 - If I checked I doubt I would find a "San Diego Style Hefe" in the BJCP guidelines, but from the name alone I can get a vague sense of the beer that's to come. I'm thinking something chewy, wheaty and with a dank, tropical hop profile. The idea appeals. The beer pours thick and chewy looking too, hazy and with a large white head. And the nose is indeed pregnant with hops. Lots of orange and orange zest notes are in evidence, with a perky and fresh vote, as well as some floral touches around the edge, and just a hint of tropical fruits. The flavor retreats from the strength of the aroma, leaving a mealy tasting beer. The velvety carbonation also gives the impression that the brew has gone a little flat. Flavor notes include stale cracker and wet napkins, or maybe closer to the point, an underripe pineapple. Odd that the flavor would be so out of sync with the aroma, but this is likely an artifact of a single batch. Further experimentation will be necessary.

3.1
deyholla (12219) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a near clear orange gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of wheat with some clove and a bit of grassy hops coming through. Flavor has a strong wheat note with growing clove and a slight sweetness.

3.4
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 5, 2016
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a clear gold color with a frothy, off white head. The aroma has pineapple and peaches. A little floral. Very hop forward. The flavor has more floral hop character with strong bitterness. Heavy grapefruit as well. Light malty body. No hefe yeast character at all. Weird. I would’ve thought this was a Session IPA. Maybe a touch too bitter even for that style.

3.5
AmEricanbrew (6999) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2014
[email protected] Rip. Hazy golden color with off white foam. Citrus, fruity hoppy, banana, clove aromas. Smooth wheaty mouthfeel. Nice tart pale wheat malty base brew with citrusy hoppage, clove, and banana sweetness--- tasty hybrid.

3.5
blipp (9691) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Draft at the brewery tasting room. Pours hazy gold with a white head. spicy yeast up front, with banana, some citric hops, faint spices, and a light lingering bitterness. Pretty good.

4.3
bobljohnson (8) - - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
Banana clove in this hoppy hippy hefe. Yeast character nice and wheat maltiness. getting nice spice from the hops. Incredible. It goes great with food

2.9
BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Backlog. On tap from a long time ago. Pours with a deeper golden hued body and an off-white head. Aromas are dominated by isoamyl acetate, HUGEly ester with lower levels of 4VG (clove). Minimal hop character, possibly a bit of citrus. Bready. Flavors are again dominated by banana with some malt. low bitterness, minimal hop character.

3.4
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
On tap at Rip Current. Hazy golden pour, with a white head. Light banana esters, wheat, a bit fruity, clove, and sweetness. Ok, I’m not a big hefe fan.

3.5
brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
On tap @ Rip Current. Hazed yellow/orange pour. Citrus and melon on the nose. Lemon drop, some grass, and a touch of clove. Wheat bread sweetness. Flavor is orange, lemon peel, and lemon drops. A bit of grass, some wheat, bread, and spice.


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