Riding Shotgun - Idle Hands Craft Ales
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Dope:
4/5 rDev +14.6%
No date, batch #1, released maybe two weeks ago (in bottles anyway)?
A: Clear golden pour with a big, fizzy and effervescent off-white head. Head fizzes out fairly quick with minimal lacing left behind. Decent island of foam at least.
S: Definitely hoppier than your normal hefe. Banana of course but quite a bit of citrus. Lightly spicy.
T: Oh yeah, quite hoppy. Lots of lemongrass up front with a bitter citrus background. Grapefruit and lemons primarily. Light dank spiciness. Banana mingles in, mainly in the middle. Dry, dry cracker-like malt. Little wave of citrus and lemongrass bitterness in the finish with more drying crackers.
M: Light, crisp and dry body. Nice bitterness.
O: A hoppy hefe for sure. Traditional hefe flavors with some extra complexity from the hops. It's an IPH maybe? :) Nice citrus, nice banana and nice spiciness. Very dry, super dry in fact. A tasty and unique take on the traditional hefe.
07-08-2014 04:46:21 | More by Dope
More User Reviews:
3.33/5 rDev -4.6%
Appearance: Somewhat hazy, washed out copper color. Loads of light carbonation; effervescent. Initially there was a huge 3+ finger creamy head; this died down quickly leaving an uneven thin coating of foam on the surface of the beer and a slight amount of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell: Citrus, wheat and slightly hoppy.
Taste: Citrus (think predominately grapefruit with a lemon), mildly acidic, with a nice mild hoppy finish. Nice and different, but in some ways kind of bland as the taste was very mild. Nothing spectacular.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, slightly fizzy with a mild dry finish. Wasn't very refreshing. Left my mouth somewhat dry making me want a glass of water after.
Overall: I would certainly drink another if someone served me this beer again. It would be nice served cold on a hot day. However there are so many better beers out there that I don't see me purchasing this beer again. Being a local brewery to me I really wanted to love this beer; but it is nothing special.
07-09-2014 01:36:19 | More by sprat1960
3.91/5 rDev +12%
A- Golden hue, slightly cloudy
S- Light banana, clove, typical hefe, but with some earthy hop notes
T - Follows nose, the hops compliment the beer nicely. Cuts down on the Hefe phenols, and adds a nice earthy hop bite
M - nicely carbonated, light body, real nice.
O- a really good offering from idle Hands. Perfect porch beer for the summer.
07-04-2014 17:33:42 | More by asparkoflife
Riding Shotgun from Idle Hands Craft Ales
81 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.