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Riding Shotgun - Idle Hands Craft Ales

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Riding Shotgun
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81
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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 18.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Idle Hands Craft Ales visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 06-22-2014)
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Dope:
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Dope

Massachusetts

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
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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.

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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.

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Riding Shotgun from Idle Hands Craft Ales
81 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.