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Amarillo-ville - Bullfrog Brewery

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 9
Avg: 4.29
pDev: 3.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Deuane on 11-30-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 9
Reviews by Deuane:
Photo of Deuane
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My 200th added beer. Appropriate, since I am the Don of the Bullfrog Mafia!

The latest in the series of American wheat ale single hop series. An American pale wheat hopped with 100% Amarillo hops.

A-Brilliant golden hued copper with a medium off-white head that reduced to a thin cap and left nice lace.

S-Whoa! Big, fresh blast of spicy citrus containing lemon and orange as one would expect from 100% Amarillo brew.

T-To quote a long time Bullfrog employee....like Edgar IPA Light! Really, that is exactly what this is. All hops, a little malt and a clean easy finish.

M-Medium-light bodied, sharp and crisp with plenty of lingering hop flavour but little lingering bitterness. This one is hops first, a touch of malt second and then...I'll have another sip thank you.

D-All day long if possible. My favorite hop melded with a wonderfully light bodied base and a relatively low ABV makes this one a winner for sure. Looking forward to the next installment in this series!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of StormKing47
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Big thanks to the Don, Deuane and SierraGS for showing up with a growler. Shared with them as well as cmurren25 and petesuphi. God damn I love Bullfrog and away we go...

A- Splendid golden hue with a more prevalent copper/amber color. Looks like a fading sun in Amarilloville, that I can't wait to taste. Thin white head that is lively with a good amount of carbonation. Can't wait to taste as I really enjoy when Terry decides to mess around with different hops.

S- An absurd hop explosion has just struck my nose. Is this really a wheat ale? Tons of citrus and grapefruit linger on and continue to make me drool as I cannot wait to throw this one back. It's hard to remain civil when there are people around and I want to just chug this beer. As it warms I am greeted with some faint orange and lemon notes that are very pleasing.

T- A little more timid and mellow then the nose the hops are not as in your face as in the smell, but again it's a wheat. Extremely well balanced between the very crispy hops and the sweet, but light malt. Quite enjoyable so down goes the rest.

M- A thin body with a little prickle from the carb. Coats the inside of my mouth very well has light refreshing feel, like a toned down IPA.

D- Honestly insanely sessionable. Could have drank the entire growler myself, but I have to keep my advocate manners displayed when I am in public according to some.

Another example of how under rated Bullfrog really is, Terry brews some out of this world beers that not many people get to try. Huge thanks to the Don for deciding I was worthy.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On draft at home. Served in a Heady Topper pint glass.

Pours a slightly-hazed very light copper color with a two-finger white head that leaves behind quite a bit of lace and a nice white color with a bit of a cap. Nose brigs a hefty dose of Amarillo hops and some light wheat character. Good citrus notes and a very slight floral character.

The flavor is, again, Amarillo hops. One of the few hop varieties I'm intimately familiar with and it really pops in this brew. Reminds me quite a bit of Gumballhead. The mouthfeel is light and fairly bitter, though I don't think quite as much so as the Crystal-ized and certainly not as much as the Citra-delic. Still, fairly dry finish with superior drinkability. As I've said before, I love this concept and am glad to have the third in the series. Can't wait to find out what's next.

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Photo of AgentZero
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden colored beer with an off-white head that had nice retention. Decent bit of lace left behind.

S - Nice citrus and amarillo hop aroma. Malts are pale and slightlA sweet. I really dig the straight Amarillo that this beer is bringing.

T - Mild malt presence, great citrus and tropical fruit hops taste. Slight bit of wheat character with a bit of citrus and a little bit of floral notes. I find this beer fantastic.

M - Lighter side of medium bodied with a soft carbonation.

O - Great beer, really loved this one and would love to drink it all of the time.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The only thing cooler than on tap beer at a friend's house is on tap beer at your own house...beer on tap at Thorpe's, Thank guys!

Beer is yellow with a haze and a small head of medium and large bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is fruity, citrus and tropical fruits...hops all the way.

Beer is light in body, nice feel on the palate, a great finish and a nice hop flavor, well balanced with the hop bitterness. The flavors are almost all amarillo hops. I wonder what the value the wheat in the recipe brings to the table. It's a good beer though and I would have it again for sure.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to Jason for sharing this one on New Year's Eve. Served in a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint glass.

A - Pours with a finger of off-white foam that features good retention and leaves behind splotchy lace. Transparent pale golden color with slow-moving tiny bubbles.

S - Tangerine, citrus zest, some tropical fruits, and a light toasted grain malt backbone. It's pleasant, but not overly intense.

T - Taste is more grain and yeast heavy, but with some nice citrus kick and zest to it. Not as sweet as the aroma implies. There's a medium level of bitterness in the finish that is quite pleasant.

M - Very light, smooth body, with soft carbonation. Crisp and refreshing, and very clean with minimal residual feel.

D - This is a nice session beer, and it was handy to have around as a palate-cleanser and pace-slower between other big beers. It's like fresh Gumballhead, but not quite as good in my book.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the Thorpe residence. Thanks Mike and Amy!

A: The beer appears hazy and orange with a small head that leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass.

S: Aromas of potent hops (Amarillo hops, by any chance?).

T: A nice tasting brew, with a prominent hop presence. Pleasant citrus flavors are in there as well, with a very subdued malt presence.

M: Medium-thin in body, with a moderately low level of carbonation, making for a smooth and easy drinking experience.

D: I would definitely drink this again. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of jrallen34
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thorpe again!!! Growler poured into a perfect pint glass...A dark but clear gold with a hint of peach. An off white fluffy head with good retention and lacing...The aroma is on the lighter side, but still nice. Lots of wheat, amarillo hops, but also bitter hops, sweet overall...The taste is even better, the amarillo hops come through giving it a sweet backbone and really reminds me of gumballhead. However, this is a touch sweeter and has more hops, so its a sweet but really hoppy beer. This is so tastey and drinkable, went back to the growler several times.

This is a must try, especially being a Bullfrog.

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Photo of ffejherb
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bullfrog on 11/29/10.

A - Cloudy orange/cantaloupe-colored liquid with a thin but creamy white head that reduced to a flimsy patch, swirly retention and a bit of lace.

S - Lots of fresh hops in the nose, especially spicy and citrus notes. Clearly Amarillo hops, but there is virtually no catbox aroma that I typically find with other Amarillo-based hoppy beers. Malt presence is light and sweet, hinting at caramel and wheat bread.

T - Full-flavored hop character with spicy and citrusy attributes and a slightly sweet malt base. Finishes with a hint of toasted grains.

M - Medium bodied with an oily, almost juicy texture and very minimal alcohol warmth. Finishes with just a hint of medicinal, somewhat powdery bitterness on the palate... yes, difficult to describe.

D - Ridiculously hoppy (and drinkable) wheat here from Terry and crew. Not quite as awesome as Citra-delic, but still very good in its own right.

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Amarillo-ville from Bullfrog Brewery
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