brokensail (16609) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
A: The beer pours a hazed burnt orange color with two fingers of soapy white head.
S: A really interesting nose. Citrus and floral hops with a strong yeast component. Moderately spicy with a definite pepper note, a hint of clove, and some banana esters. The malt doesn’t come through all that much, likely due to all the different aromas.
T: The banana is really quite strong. Lots of pepper and wheat are also there. A sort of chalky note to it and a really drying bitterness. Citrus and floral hops, along with a light fruitiness, round out the flavor. A lot going on here, but I can’t say I’m a fan.
M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: Just a strange beer. Nothing about it really seemed to work together. jmm635 (1012) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Pours light amber with a pretty thick white head. Aromas of bananas, cloves, and abundant citrus hops. Very tasty combination of two styles I enjoy but had no idea I would enjoy together. More breweries should take a crack at this. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2011
translucent gold, large white bubbled white. Nose of minty cat litter, sweet orange, bit of alcohol. More traditional caramel and toasted malt, lots of sharp orange and grapefruit with astringent auger through finish. Foamy, off-putting finish. PorterPounder (8185) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors, 22 oz bomber. Pours a murky medium orange with a bubbly frothy white head. Aroma is clean and fruity, hints of bubblegum and cloves. Flavor is thirst quenching, with some cantaloupe, light citrus, some buttery notes, a hint of bananas. Very flavorful for a wheat ale. Mouthfeel has a nice full crispness to it. Overall, solid. dchmela (3078) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
22oz bomber. Pours a orange amber with a thick white head and tons of chunky yeast. Huge citrus and peach hop aroma with a touch of wheat. Taste is smooth, chewy wheat malt with lots of citrus hops poking through. Good brew.
rajendra82 (1098) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2011
The Salmon colored body was hazy, and the head formation was nearly four fingers thick, at the top of the half liter Weizen glass. The smell was exactly what would imagine a Wheat IPA would be. There were aromas of banana, bubblegum, grapefruit, and pine. The taste provided a unique combination of American critic hops, and sweet and wheat malt with delicate phenols. The hops were clearly in control of the experience, as they should be in an IPA, but the malt still showed through. It did feel more light and watery than an IPA of similar strength, and the lack of stickiness made the finish a bitter but short one. The mouthfeel became a lot more creamy, when the yeast was stirred up and poured in, and some clove spiciness crept in at that time. But this cause the bitterness to become less IPA like as well. A tasty side experiment, with no obvious flaws. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Cloudy orange golden with minimal white lace. Nose is strong broken apart hop pellet, with some light wheat like flavors in the background. Lots of grapefruit and spicy hop aromas. Bitter at first, some light sweetness from the wheat, and finishes bitter and a little too astringent. adrian910ss (2589) - Doylestown, PA, USA - MAY 27, 2011
22 oz bomber. Pours a cloudy orange caramel with a small off white head. Aroma of bubble gum, banana plantains, lightly sweet candied malts and light peppery notes. Taste of bubble gum, bananas, candied malts and hints of pepper. ChainGangGuy (4909) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2011
22 ounce bottle - $7.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a modestly hazy, copper-orange body with a frothy, foamy, off-white head.
Smell: Lightly toasty, lightly sweet-scented barley and wheat with particularly pithy citrus fruits, a few drops of pineapple juice, and ground up aspirin.
Taste: Pale maltiness, lightly bready, and with a fast twinge of wheat. Moderately sweet. Pithy citrus fruits, orange and white grapefruit sprinkled with a pinch of Goody’s Extra Strength headache powder. Pronounced citric bitterness. The spicy phenolics from the yeast are well overshadowed by the hops. Sun-dried hay stack and just a lingering bitterness as the body thins towards the dry, bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Makes me think of a slightly lighter version of Stone 9th Anniversary Ale, a beer I just didn’t like. And here I’m not liking this, either, as it really just doesn’t mesh well for me. I’d rather reach for something like a Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale. redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2011
draft @ redlight redlight. Spicy floral nose with hints of pine and citrus with sweet bread. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick white head. Classic German hefe weizen notes upfront with citrus and banana but that immediatly turns to resinous hops with earthy bitterness and pine with underlying citrus notes. Finished citrusy with a dry bitterness in the aftertaste. Very nice.