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In-Heat Wheat - Flying Dog Brewery

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1,417 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,417
Reviews: 708
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 24
Gots: 70 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-22-2001)
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

11-19-2012 02:22:19 | More by t0rin0
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-13-2011 21:57:09 | More by djrn2
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

2.88/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Monsterously hazy medium amber. This sucker is nearly as opaque as a stout. The head is minuscule and is down to a thin film in the time it took me to type the first two sentences. No lace; nada, zippo. The aroma does not portend great things. It's wheaty and grainy, but doesn't impress in the least.

The flavor isn't that bad, but it isn't that good either. It has a slightly sour, grain-like (wheat), mildly bitter taste that doesn't compel me to keep on drinking. Unfortunately, it isn't quite light enough or innocuous enough to be a good, poundable lawnmower beer. Flying Dog hasn' t impressed me in the past and In-Heat Wheat has done nothing to change my mind.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2004 15:30:28 | More by BuckeyeNation
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metter98

New York

3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down fairly quickly yet consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of citrus, wheat and yeast in the nose along with some hints of clove.
T: The flavors in the taste are very similar to the aromas in the smell.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit thin on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is easy to drink and quite refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 13:17:15 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out a cloudy golden color with a fluffy white head; the retention was not great and it didn't leave that much lacing

Smell: Light banana esters, peppery and lemony, with a whiff of yeast and cloves

Taste: Starts out bready with a faint banana presence; finishes with a bit of clove and apple spice, a speck of sweetness and an overwhelming lemony citrus flavor; surprisingly hoppy

Mouthfeel: Medium/light bodied with a good bit of carbonation

Drinkability: A light, summer brew; OK, but I'm not really big on hefeweizens

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2005 21:25:56 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +14%

12-05-2011 01:28:12 | More by nmann08
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked me up the Flying Dog sampler box as I had realized I had actually only had one of them. Just woke up from a rare afternoon nap so I figured I would crack open one. Out jumps In Heat Wheat.

Poured a somewhat hazy dull golden amber with no head, not even upon the pour. No lace whatsoever on this either. Nice carbonation bubbles could be seen rippling up from the bottom of the glass though. Overall underimpressed with the appearence. Smell was light and full of grain adn yeast notes. Lots of wheat and not much else was evident tothe nose. The feel was crisp, quick and clean with no aftertaste at all. Decent grainy and wheat taste. A slight back of a grape taste was evident, but otherwise this was just about average. Great drinkabilty only in that it is exceptionally light and lacks any real punch so it goes down qucik and easy in large numbers.

Overall this was rather blah and a bit forgettable. Suitable as a hydrating liquid on a hot summers day but that is about all. Better then a macro for sure, but when it all is boiled down it is just an average run of the mill pale ale,

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2007 21:35:31 | More by mikesgroove
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

1.73/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottle courtesy of Okbeer: Poured a big foamy white head with very little liquid actually showing – seems like there might be an infection going on. Aroma is very weak with maybe some light wheat but I am not picking up any sourness from the infection I had feared. Taste is also quite weird with some light wheat but none of the banana or ester aspects that I usually associate with hefeweizen. I couldn’t really care about that one. This batch as brewed in April of 2007 and drank in May of 2007.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2007 19:37:50 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at USBTC, Jungle Jims, Cincinnati for the second time. Is a better beer than originally rated. The beer is more adhearence to a Hefe than an American Wheat. The beer has very good bananna, clove, estery, and bubblegum flavor, and though I wish the body were creamier, the mouthfeel is good. Another winner by Flying Dog.

A nice wheat beer from a brewery that is usually over the top. Looks deeper golden than most. As murky as you'd expect. Smells fuity, wheaty, malty, and spicy. Not as bananna-ey or buble gum-ey as I expected. Head retention is a bit disapointing. A bit thicker and more barley malt detection. Medium round body that finishes a bit thick and heavy for a wheat. Still, good flavors.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2005 15:23:18 | More by BEERchitect
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.5%

02-10-2013 16:19:34 | More by acurtis
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womencantsail

California

3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: The pour is a fairly clear golden orange color with a rather small white head.

S: Lots of clove and spice notes along with a ton of cardboard. Some sweet bread and wheat malt notes and a fair amount of banana and bubblegum. A bit of stale orange peel in the background.

T: Sort of bland with some clove and banana flavor. Sweet bread and wheat flavors with a hint of bubblegum on the finish. Citrus peel and yeast are also present.

M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Tastes okay, but it's not something I would come back to.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 20:01:16 | More by womencantsail
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

09-25-2013 02:47:20 | More by ygtbsm94
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

07-09-2012 01:42:16 | More by kjkinsey
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.78/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, dull gold body with a thin, white head.

Smell: Big pop of spiced bananas in the nose with a minor backing of malted wheat.

Taste: Malted wheat with a strong taste of sweetened banana juice. Small pinch of clove. Drop of orange oil. Almost non-existent earthy hops and bitterness. Finishes sweet with a lingering toasted banana flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Bananas a-plenty! Average at best overall.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2008 02:02:50 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

07-09-2012 01:43:48 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

11-16-2013 15:58:47 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 2 finger rapidly dissipating white head. Clear light golden color.

S: Mild wheat and lemon.

T: Lots of lemon and citrus. Wheat of course. Crisp with a sweet finish.

M: Refreshing, moderate carbonation and light bodied.

Overall: This is a decent wheat beer. It loads up on the lemon and cirtus while keeping it sweet but not overwhelmingly so.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 22:37:51 | More by kylehay2004
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oberon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Actually liked this better than what I thought I was gonna,poured a slightly hazy yellow with a big fluffy head,the aroma was of malted wheat and slightly spicey.Taste had a lemony accent to start with and had a lingering crisp malt flavor in the finish and aftertaste.Pretty drinkable and not all that bad of a wheat beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2003 14:17:56 | More by oberon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The In Heat Wheat pours out as a cloudy yellowish gold color with a fluffy white head. The lacing that it leaves is pretty good. The smell of the beer has some soft fresh grains, banana and some clove aromas. The taste has a nice citrusy spice to it upfront which settles into a grainy aftertaste. The mouthfeel is smooth and refreshing. This is a decent Hefeweizen to say the most. It's worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 16:21:44 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Devil's Backbone weizen glass.

Figured I'd revisit the Flying Dog catalog, see how they're holding up to my 'buds. Let's begin with the hefe, shall we? It pours an ever-so-lightly hazed pale straw topped by nearly two fingers of white mini-froth. The nose comprises orange peel, clove, pepper, light nutmeg, wheat, and a splash of banana juice. The taste showcases the orange peel (complete with remnants of flesh thereupon) mixed with a light mixture of clove and pepper. Straight up. It's not a traditional hefe flavor per se, but it's certainly not bad. The body is a hefty-ish light, with a light moderate carbonation and a rather smoothly-flowing feel. Overall, a pretty decent hefe, though nothing really close to special or great.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 22:04:24 | More by TMoney2591
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zeff80

Missouri

3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours out a hazy blonde color. A creamy white head. Some lacing.

S - Smells highly yeasty and of clove.

T - The is a banana and clove taste. Along with the wheat flavors.

M - It is dry and very grainy. At times I've had some that seemed a little chalky.

D - It is a good tasting beer and very unique.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2006 02:22:27 | More by zeff80
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -14.5%

12-29-2011 22:17:15 | More by JAHMUR
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy golden-orange. Short bright white head. Average head retention. Little lacing.
S: Wheaty! Very wheaty! Wheat malt, weizen yeast (banana, spent citrus rind - mostly lemon, dull clove, even some papaya)
T: Typical Bavarian weizen... mostly ripe (rather than green) bananas, a little spice in just the right amount, and soft clove. A slightly cool ferment perhaps? Very nice, rich maltiness! Well balanced with the sweet malt upfront giving way to the firm bitterness in the finish.
M: Medium bodied and crisp. Standard carbonation level.
D: A very nice, slightly American version (carbonation level). On par with those from Germany. Full flavored and well-balanced. Very nice! The only thing that hurts it is the lack of head retention (which is odd for a beer with so much wheat in it!). One of the best beers Flying Dog makes.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2006 19:08:23 | More by NeroFiddled
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nickfl

Florida

3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Golden with less than one finger of head and just a bit of haze (uhhh.... this is not looking good).

S - Light malt aroma, wheat (duh), perhaps a bit of yeast spice... pretty clean overall.

T - More wheat flavor and some yeast fruitiness this time; slightly cidery. Some grassy hops in the finish.

M - Pretty dry, medium body. High carbonation.

D - Very drinkable, quite easy to take down a few if you aren't thinking about it... but...

If you are thinking about it, it's a different story. I have to preface this by saying I am extremely critical of american wheat beers. I think the whole idea of the "american wheat beer" category is a half-aborted, ill-advised excuse for the average American craft brewers inability to make a decent Bavarian style wheat beer. I am happy to see that there are more and more American brewers who are making good weisse beer; but not that long ago, many craft brewers just couldn't grasp the style. Their interpretations were so poor that they couldn't really be called Weisse beer; and so, we now have a recognized style that arose from mass failure being placed on a pedestal (of course its supposed to taste that way! I meant to take all of the character out of it!).

Back to the beer at hand. This beer captures a little bit of the clove and banana flavor of the German version, but it is lighter and cleaner. The appearance is the biggest flaw I see; compared to classic Weisse beers it is downright ugly. As an "American Wheat" it is pretty good, but if it were judged as a Weisse beer it would be a bit of a failure.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2007 04:41:33 | More by nickfl
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

10-21-2012 17:15:03 | More by RblWthACoz
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In-Heat Wheat from Flying Dog Brewery
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