medallaisla (91) - - OCT 21, 2012PanMarek (425) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Very refreshing citrusy drink perfect for Tampa’s climate. Lemony and wheaty and some orange coriander.
Slightly cloudy, dark golden pour with quick, cloudy white foam. Lots of citrusy and grassy hops in the nose with a touch of spice. Slightly slippery texture, medium / light body with active fizz and a hoppy sour finish. The wheat sweetness did not come out initially, but as it warmed it made a good balance with the hops. ghawener (1607) - Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR - AUG 5, 2016
Can: Hefe with a hop, herbal, grassy kick! Perfect for the Roatan heat! Look for it in Bite on the Beach. ChadPolenz (1804) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 18A Blonde Ale trapped (3097) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 7, 2016
AROMA: Orange citrus and passion fruit juice. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Pale hazy orange. Large chunks of sediment. Small, white soapy suds. 1/3
FLAVOR: Some citrus and tropical fruit notes (the most prominent flavors, but not to the extent of being juicy). Wheaty backbone is evident throughout; creates for light bready flavor. Mild hop bite on the finish. Definitely epitomizes a "pale wheat ale" but no such style exists in the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 15/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; consistently crisp but not spastic. Too hoppy to be refreshing, though finish is mostly clean. ABV a little high for the intended drinking situation, but still quite quaffable. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Hop aroma and flavor make what is usually a boring style pretty interesting. I’d prefer a more truly sessionable ABV. 7/10
TOTAL SCORE: 36/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
Can. Pours hazy bright yellow with foamy white head, bread aroma, high carbonation, faintly bitter taste with a hint of citrus peel, somewhat thick body, abrupt finish. Not bad, but not great either. AshtonMcCobb (6514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
Can thanks to cgarvieuk dregs run.
Appearance - cloudy orange.
Nose - tangy wheat and orange.
Taste - extremely orangey. Creamy too.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - Nose ok but taste lovely.
Evilkniamhel (941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
Can courtesy of dregs run. Pours cloudy gold. Aromas of honey, orange. Taste is fruity, tangerines, dry, long finish. Stuu666 (13123) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Can at craig’s. Pours golden yellow, nose is orange, yeasty, soapy, taste is dry toffee, light fruit. GlasgowTAD (1768) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
10 år fest a la garvie. Pours clear gold with a medium white head which soon recedes. Aroma is weak sweenfruit. Taste is sweet mango, sweet candy fruits, haribo sweets, modest bitterness. allmyvinyl (10508) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Can at Craigs. Pours hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aromas of light lemon, faint bread. Taste is more of the same. Thin finish. cgarvieuk (24230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Can at home ... white head ... soft floral oily fruit hop nose ... soft soapy fruit ... juicvy fruits .. long fruit zezt .. dry fruit ... juicy fruit