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Mahalo, Apollo! - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Mahalo, Apollo!
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BA SCORE
86
very good

36 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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.

08-31-2014 23:24:57 | More by woodychandler
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jackplane

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-29-2014 22:20:28 | More by jackplane
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tone77

Pennsylvania

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.

08-27-2014 11:35:37 | More by tone77
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Dbot

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

08-16-2014 22:08:28 | More by Dbot
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

08-16-2014 19:35:40 | More by rfgetz
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-28-2014 14:45:27 | More by Shandycan
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-27-2014 16:39:47 | More by DrBier
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Hop-Droppen-Roll

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-27-2014 04:19:40 | More by Hop-Droppen-Roll
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Timmmmaaayyy


4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

07-21-2014 16:17:00 | More by Timmmmaaayyy
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tpacek

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-15-2014 21:21:44 | More by tpacek
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GreenMind

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-14-2014 15:52:06 | More by GreenMind
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-10-2014 19:25:09 | More by rolltide8425
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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-03-2014 03:01:53 | More by jp312
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EFR94

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-02-2014 22:53:22 | More by EFR94
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-18-2014 20:53:17 | More by Durandal_777
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-10-2014 23:12:56 | More by rydev24
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DustinSWB

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-20-2014 03:17:25 | More by DustinSWB
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mswinfield

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-22-2014 00:48:20 | More by mswinfield
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-20-2014 21:54:53 | More by Griffith
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-25-2013 18:24:59 | More by ROGUE16
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52P48

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-27-2013 19:23:03 | More by 52P48
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greyghost86

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-10-2013 12:59:44 | More by greyghost86
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wanderlust389

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-07-2013 23:40:26 | More by wanderlust389
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev 0%

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.

08-04-2013 01:21:05 | More by DIM
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-06-2013 18:01:40 | More by Gww1864
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Mahalo, Apollo! from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
86 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.