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Mahalo, Apollo! - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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BA SCORE
86
very good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Deuane on 07-15-2010)
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Photo of Hoffma79
3.8/5  rDev -1%

Hoffma79, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev +4.2%

I know that it may seem like a violation of one of The CANQuest's (TM) main tenets to CANduct a review without an approved picture in place, but I am forging ahead anyway. The thinking behind that idea is that 1) pictures of Crack!ed CANs look cheap and 2) usually, I only have one of each CAN so if the submitted picture does not get approved and I have Crack!ed it open in the meantime, see 1). In this case, I have multiples on hand and I will get the pic in the approval queue today.

From the CAN: "Special Summer Ale"; "Brewed Naturally With the Finest Malted Barley, Hops and Yeast. A Golden, Complex and Refreshing Summer Wheat Beer. Spiced with Grains of Paradise and Lemongrass. Fermented With Belgian Wit Yeast."

I got a little spritz across the fingertips in CANducting the Crack! This, as usual, indicated a brimful CAN and thusly I began an inverted Glug. It is tougher to pull off with a Pint CAN or one of even greater volume, so I backed off pretty quickly. I was left with a foamy finger of fizzy, eggshell-white head that dissipated fairly rapidly to wisps. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity and so I allowed Mammon, Croesus and Midas the first draughts. The label reads "Color: 3.2", but I think that it was slightly darker. Nose was peppery, spicy, slightly lemony with even a hint of honey. Mouthfeel was medium. This was a very spicy beer, between the yeast and the spices, very dry on the tongue. I got black pepper and lemon and suddenly, I had a craving for some chicken. This would pair nicely with either poultry or seafood, IMHO. Finish was quite dry and quite spicy, leading me to think that the recipe could be tweaked just a tad. Still, it was a nice Summer beer and one which I would happily put into a cooler.

woodychandler, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jackplane, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%

A big shout out to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of lemon, spices. Taste is lemons, wheat, some spice, a bit of hops as well, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable summertime beer.

tone77, Aug 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Dbot, Aug 16, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

rfgetz, Aug 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

tpacek, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

GreenMind, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

rolltide8425, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

jp312, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

EFR94, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

rydev24, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DustinSWB, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

mswinfield, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Griffith, Jan 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

ROGUE16, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

52P48, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

greyghost86, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

wanderlust389, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of DIM
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: This was a murky, muddy wheat color. It poured with a thick, medium sized white head.

s: Grassy, lemony hops; earthy wheat; and some estery, floral bananas.

t: Some sweet but subdued tropical fruit held in check by grassy lemon rind and earthy wheat. As it warms the wit yeast esters come into play.

m: Medium body with light carbonation.

o: I wish I would have had more than one small glass. Interesting for sure, a lot of diffetent flavors coming together pretty well.

DIM, Aug 04, 2013
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Mahalo, Apollo! from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
86 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.