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Wild Warthog Hefeweizen - Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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Wild Warthog Hefeweizen
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Tampa Bay Brewing Co. visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-10-2002

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of Procrastinator
4.8/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed this exceptional brew on tap in the new location of an old friendly brewpub. It's been too long since I've tasted this.

Appearance: the only thing keeping me from giving this a 5.0 is that it came in a pint glass, not a weizen glass. Yeah, I know, but it's my ultimate wheat dream. Cloudy, golden orange colored with a rocky off-white head, which recedes ever so slowly to form sticky lacing.

Smell: definitive bananas and cloves, grassy with other mild spice.
Bubblegum sweetness and fresh scents of wheat bread.

Taste: nice wheat bite, sweet overripe bananas and gum balanced by ever so mild hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: refreshing medium bodied and enjoyable. Carbonation is right on the money for me.

Drinkability: I could sit open-mouthed below the open tap with this beer. I rate all other brewpub's hefes against Tampa Bay's. This is my ultimate hefeweizen.

Photo of oberon
4.75/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wow! I love when Iam in the Tampa area so I can visit my favorite brewpub.Was one of the most refreshing beers I have had to date.Nice lemony fragrance and taste,nice and spritzy,had five of them and left wanting more!

Photo of chris1919
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of Murph
4.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Description says it is made with 60% german malted wheat and you can definitely tell. The beer was a cloudy, tawny, light yellow with a good head that stayed all the way down. I wasn't able to get many aromas as this was served with a lemon that I didn't ask for already in it. Tastes of banana, yeast and light cloves were evident and accentuated by the lemon. Fairly highly carbonated beer with a good body to it. Avery drinkable beer. If I didn't have to leave I may have been sitting there all night drinking it. Wow, this is probably one of the best american hefe's I've had to date. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who visits this place. The food was not the greatest I have ever had, although I would be willing to give them another chance, but the beer quality and selection were both awesome.

Photo of Shaw
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wild Warthog Hefeweizen has a great appearance. It's deep yellow and cloudy with a gossamer-like white head and substantial carbonation.

I was surprised by the smell. This smells like a German wheat beer! It is spicy with big banana and clove notes. They must have used special yeast, since most American wheat beers don't have the fancy aroma.

The flavor is equally good. It is spicy and tart, just like I would like it to be. There is no bitterness.

The body is light and smooth. This is very refreshing.

This is Tampa Bay Brewing Co.'s best beer. In fact, this is probably the best hefeweizen I have had that is brewed in America. If you visit this brewpub, you must try it for it is truly a standout beer.

Photo of JayS2629
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent, refreshing example of a hefeweizen. Hazy, pale golden color. Slight bit of sediment as expected. Creamy two finger head that fades quickly but leaves sea foam lacing.

Fresh lemon zest floats from a bready background with hints of black pepper and clove. Fruity notes with faint bannana hints.

The flavor is bready, grainy, and earthy with spicy notes of black pepper, clove and ginger. Bright fruit notes of lemon with bubblegum hints.

Crisp, thin, light, grainy and refreshing like a hefeweizen should be.

Overall, an excellent, refreshing example of the style.

Photo of Mitchster
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very cloudy pale-gold forming a small white head with good retention and lacing. Traditional aroma of over-ripe bananas and cloves. Mouthfeel is light and spritzy with a medium body. Taste is very traditional and also a very good representative of the style. Tart, lemony finish. Very nice.

Photo of StevieW
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow color, nice foamy head. Faint smells of citrus, yeast, and bananas noticable. Taste was very good and balanced, nice smooth banana, clove, and slight citrus taste. Very crisp and dry finish. Slightly watery feel, lacked the yeasty thick full bodied goodness of a hefe. I think maybe being on tap, it doesn't get the yeasty swill finish, is this possible ? All in all, really refreshing and tasty, a good version for a brewpub. But not as good as the big boys.

Photo of Stephen63
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Exactly as one would expect from a Hefe Weizen and its not German!

S - Again this was hitting the right notes, wheaty and fruity.

T - Pleasingly fruity, little bitterness.

M - Good carbonation and very smooth.

D - A second is almost a necessity.

Of the beers I tried at the Tampa Bay Brewing Co I enjoyed this the most.

Photo of MikalMick
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Ahhdball
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good x 5. Nice yellow color. Simple cloudiness hangs around under the thick white crown.
Curry (?), some pepper, orange, banana and lemon (she didn't put one in so I'm thankfull but I wouldn't care). Big aroma for a hefe.
Taste and mouthfeel are refreshing, and clean. Lemons, orange, and a mild malt undertone with a smooth grasp of hops following through. Slick but dissappated fast leaving anticipation for another drink. Too easy to gulp 3 more of these without paying attention.

Photo of CDCNAM
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Jerid
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of johntfox
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of gonzo46and2
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale straw color with a nice haziness. A decent sized white head formed and lasted throughout the drink.

Smell is fruity, with notes of hefe yeast, bananas and oranges, earthy hop notes, very nice.

Taste is very well balanced and not too sweet. Banana comes through as well as some spice. Very drinkable.

Mouthfeel is appropriate for the style nothing exceptional or odd to report here.

Drinkability is pretty high. Great thirst quencher.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Wild Warthog Hefeweizen from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.