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Mahalo Apollo! - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Mahalo Apollo!
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very good

20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%

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:
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(Beer added by: Deuane on 07-15-2010)
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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: growler

08-04-2013 01:21:05 | More by DIM
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3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz served in a pint glass
On tap at Wilmington Iron Hill 8/24/12

A: Pours a golden yellow color. Only a faint line of bright white. Leaves some lacing sheets.

S: Smells of lemongrass and wheat. And some yeast strains.

T: I get a lot Belgian yeast character. Spice: coriander, clove, etc. it's strange though. Don't know if it's the Grains of Paradise but it's a slightly off flavor.

M: Light to medium.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2012 18:33:06 | More by inlimbo77
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Lancaster during Hop Attack -the release of Kryptonite '12. Served in a goblet chilled.

The color is deeply hazed golden with a thin cap of ivory. The bead is tiny and lace sticks well with carbonation visible. The smell is very fruity, lemony and zesty with some of the esters of the yeast present which gives a nice ripe banana accent. The smell is more floral than fruity as it warms. Mouthfeel is light with some body from the wheat and yeast with moderately high carbonation and mild bitterness with tangy zest of hops adding a nice amount of acidity and spice.

The taste is fresh and citrus tinge with lemony hop flavor combined with the slight tropical notes of yeast which has a banana element with mild toasted tinge from the wheat and malt. I like the way the Sorachi ace works with the yeast flavor which is a little spicy but more zesty with each sip. Overall this is a very quaffable beer for the strength, I would have guessed 5 or 5.5%, this is a highly drinkable stronger than average wheat with pretty substantial hop flavor - a nice juxtoposition between wheat and hops.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2012 16:38:18 | More by Slatetank
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Lancaster location.

A - Pours hazy golden orange with a nice one finger tall white head leaving light streaks of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of lemon zest, lemongrass, spicy yeast, chewy wheat, and grassy hops. A touch of alcohol creeps in toward the end of the glass.

T - Starts off with the chewy wheat quickly giving way to a mix of lemongrass and lemon rind, spicy yeast, and plenty of grassy hops. The booze is light at first becoming stronger as it comes up to room temperature. The finish is a mix of chewiness, spice, and hop bitterness that lingers on the pallet for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Chewy, hoppy, feel with plenty of it lingering through the finish.

O - Pretty good stuff. I like how it had a good amount of spice yet it wasn't overpowering. It still had plenty of hops to keep me interested for the duration of the glass.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2011 19:38:20 | More by orangesol
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4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Iron Hill Lancaster on 7/16/11 during their Christmas In July event. Served in a tulip glass.

Pours a clear copper, topped with a thin layer of bright-white head. This retains with some foamy edges and more of a wispy look across the center, before leaving back a frothy cascade of lacing that quickly slides down the sides of the glass. The aroma sits with some strength in the nose, with a mix of grainy sweetness, lemon, more juicy tropical fruit notes, and a deep spiciness. This definitely puts some flavor out into the nose.

The taste is crisp on the palate, with sweet grains, a light citric bitterness, zesty lemon, and lingering spice. The grains of paradise come out across the back of the profile, adding to the fruity ripe tanginess of this. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a lively crisp feel to the carbonation that matches up well with the flavor profile here and dances all of that character around in the mouth. Alcohol is very well hid here and I honestly probably wouldn’t have guessed that this was close to 7% ABV.

This was nice, with a well done blend of malt, fruit, and spices all coming together into a complex yet still accessible bundle of flavors. The crispness and well hid ABV of the body only add to the overall drinkability of this. I’d love to see the return of this one every summer here!

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2011 17:03:48 | More by Kegatron
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4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A growler filled earlier today at Iron Hill Lancaster. Poured into a tumbler.

A: The wheat beer is golden, radiant and bright even though it is hazed over. A white head, over two fingers, has left a few strands of lace. The ale looks the way that a summer beer should.

S: The spices stand out immediately, a tropical sweetness that is not cloying. As it warms, the lemongrass comes through powerfully, a lemony citric goodness that makes me want to take a sip.

T: Oh deliciousness! The lemongrass and grains of paradise are a nice combination, lemons and grasses and pepper all taking a run through the spotlight. The wheat, an aspect that wasn't as apparent the first time that I had it, stands out after the spices pass. It adds a mild tartness that doesn't last very long. The lemongrass returns for a swansong, sending the ale through the roof. The spice profile is light but it packs a big punch. The occasional flourish of pepper and flowers is nice.

M: Spicy and light, the flavor profile really comes in from leftfield. The lemongrass and grains of paradise control the taste without weighing the ale down.

O: A wonderfully delicious wheat beer, spicy and flavorful without being too strong. Reminds me of Thai PA and OBBS's Lemongrass Wheat. What a novel spice to include.

Serving type: growler

07-24-2011 01:50:22 | More by akorsak
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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Iron Hill Lancaster on 7/11/11.

A - Cloudy golden/apricot-colored liquid with half a finger of creamy white foam that reduced to a thin patch and smearing of lace around the glass.

S - Lemon zest and citrus notes blend nicely with toasty grains and plenty of spicy and earthy yeast, giving the aroma a sweet hard candy-esque quality with herbal undertones. A hint of alcohol also emerged as the liquid warmed up a bit.

T - Bright citrus notes up front with a spicy, earthy yeast character throughout and plenty of toasted grainy and bready malt attributes. Finishes with a hint of peppery spiciness and a mild herbal bite.

M - Medium bodied with a hint of chewiness and moderate carbonation, which provides a touch of bristle on the tongue. Texture is syrupy and mouthfeel is smooth overall for an almost 7% ABV beer. Finishes semi-dry and spicy with mild bitterness on the palate.

D - Nice take on a wheat beer, which combines the lighter summer qualities of a thirst-quenching ale with the complexities of a Belgian Witbier. Overall, this one blends the citrus and spicy elements artfully.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2011 14:44:28 | More by ffejherb
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4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A pale summer wheat ale spiced with honey, lemongrass, grains of paradise and Amarillo hops.

A-Golden yellow with a light orange tint. A medium white head reduces slowly to a thin cap and leaves nice ringing lace.

S-Like Lemon Pledge...and not in a bad way! The lemongrass and amarillo hops combine for a one, two punch of lemon in your face. The light spiciness of the grains of paradise sneak in on the backside.

T-All about the lemon zing with a touch of spice and a mellowing aspect thanks to the honey addition. Mildly sweet biscuit malt undertones.

M-Medium-light bodied, fairly crisp with long lingering lemon zest spiciness.

D-Oh my! This is simply wonderful. Full of flavour and yet light and refreshing enough to drink seemingly all day! This has become my beer of summer 2010!

Serving type: on-tap
@ Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 3 W Gay St, West Chester

07-15-2010 15:57:50 | More by Deuane
Mahalo Apollo! from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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