thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Poured from the bottle, IM lost on this one, I see what they were trying to do, but it didn?t work. I?ve had ipa made with wheat before, but it was much better than this... Aroma is wheat, citrus lemon. Flavor is bready, I do not detect any hops anywhere. Its actually sweet, wtf? Overall its not working, but I saw it in the store and had to have a go with it. Definitely made for masses. fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2012
A hazy orange beer with a thick white head. The aroma is weak wheat, yeast, and lemon cleaner. The flavor is tart lemon and bitter funk. A promising idea, poor execution. dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle. This rating seems a little too high. Horrible for an ipa. Cloudy orange pour with a soap white head that was gone quick. Aroma was a bunch of nothing really. No hops at all. Some malts and soap. Flavor was banana and rubbing alcohol. Very and I mean very thin body. Watery. Again this beer in the ipa style was a zero for the overall beer it is what it is. unclemike (3124) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
oh lord what a mess Pours golden with a white head that doesn’t last. Very clear. Aroma is dominated by malt, but there are some earthy/flowery notes in there as well. Smells more like a bock than an IPA. Malty sweet flavor. There’s a little bitterness there, but not quite enough to balance out the malt. Finishes sweet. Overall, so so beer at best.. It doesn’t really balance out...too much malty sweetness for the bitterness in there
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2012
16 ounce pint - $4.50 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.
Ron (3959) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Appearance: Hazy, amber-hued body with a small but lasting white head. Light lacing on the descent.
Smell: Hmm. Well, it doesn’t smell like much of anything, and what is there (soggy bread, stale coriander, hohum citrus) doesn’t smell all that good.
Taste: Cue a suspiciously watered down breadiness at the opening with a slight tang of wheat and an impossibly faint caramel hint presenting a very light sweetness. Lackluster citrus and a small pinch of coriander does nothing to bolster the flavor. Bitterness remains quite light throughout. Drying, bready finish with a bit of that vague coriander enduring.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It’s just not good, so, if nothing else, at least the Shock Tops are consistent in their continued failures. It’s not particular wheat-y, even putting IPA on the label is a sham, and it’s far enough removed from the standard Shock Top that I’m not really sure who this beer is for (other than suckers like me).
Pours a very slightly hazy golden pour with ring of white head. Fairly balanced actually. More wheaty on the nose with a decent dose of citrusy cascade hops. Flavor is a little more citrus sweet hops. Decent bitterness on the finish. This would be much better on a hot day in the summer. obguthr (6355) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Bubble gum nose. Cloudy amber, medium yellow head, good lace. Wheat bread with bubble gum and citrus at midpalate and returning to wheat in the finish. It strikes me as an ABIB attempt at Three Floyds Gumball Head. It’s enjoyable, but not nearly as good. Nice transitions and one of ABIB’s better offerings. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
12oz bottle poured into glass. This is actually a pretty solid beer. The hops are mixed with the wheat pretty well. Very easy to drink. j100pinoy (8) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2012 does not count
Bottle. Very heavy citrus.Clouded orange tint. Taste is more like the original ale. Small hops. Disappointing as an IPA but nice to see them try. tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle. Surprisingly good. Pale slightly cloudy. Decent head. Hoppy, citrus taste. Hoppy, citrus aroma.