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In-Heat Wheat - Flying Dog Brewery

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1,468 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,468
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 26
Gots: 85 | 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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Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3/5  rDev -14.5%

ImFlyerThanYou, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of dugly2ugly
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

dugly2ugly, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of UDbeernut
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: nice golden yellow color with carbonation. Foamy 1/4" head that disapateds to lacing

s: slight hint of hops and lemon zest. Very intising

t: very clean, nothing special

m: extemely smooth.

d: deffinalty a session beer.

Excellent example of a wheat beer!!

UDbeernut, Feb 08, 2007
Photo of MSchae1017
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was tasted in a weizen glass from the bottle.

This beer pours a pale golden yellow with a creamy white head that could hold better and leaves no lace. The smell is of yeast and wheat with lighty fruity aromas of lemon and banana. The taste echos the smell but is overall very refreshing. The mouthfeel holds enough of a body without being overwhelming for a refreshing summer brew. Overall Highly drinkable, very refreshing.

MSchae1017, Jul 29, 2006
Photo of KornWallace
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

KornWallace, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of davesway10
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect pint. The smell was nothing special, nearly put me off of it. Hazy Amber in color with a finger of white head. This is my first beer of this style, mainly the low ABV more than anything else has prevented me from trying it. After drinking this one , however, i'll be checking out other Hefeweizen's in the future. I doubt it will ever be a favorite of mine but certainly something that I can keep around for guests. good Beer from a good brewery.

davesway10, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of fisherman34
2.93/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy and pale yellow in colour. Some good aromas of banana and vanilla. There are some citrus flavors in there, along with some yeasty flavors. The body is quite light, but this beer drys out way too fast.. leaving me kind of cotton-mouthed. Started off well, but finished poorly.

fisherman34, Aug 03, 2005
Photo of Naes
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a hazy golden color with a fleeting white head. Aroma is of wheat and banana and spice.

The flavor is a bit citrusy with hints of clove and spice. The banana comes through a bit in the aftertaste. Mouth feel is light and refreshing, which makes this brew go down easy.

Naes, Sep 10, 2005
Photo of andthevolcano
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

andthevolcano, Nov 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Pillowburn, Mar 23, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Andrew041180, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of CFHMagnet
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured this one to a two finger almost white head. Body is a pale gold and is not as cloudy as expected. As its supposed to be a hefeweizen, I stopped the pour 3/4 of the way through and agitated what was left. However, no yeast or sediment/suspended matter is noted whatsoever. Head died down to a half finger froth after about two minutes.

Mild grassiness and banana are the first impression. Light, crackery malt and clove comes through as well.

Mild grass and citrus hops up front, complimented by a slight sour apple bite. Wheat and yeast slowly back in, followed by banana and clove.

Medium bodied. Not dry or coating, but slightly tart yet sweet.

This is a very American take on the style, which I think hurts the look and the nose, but the flavor profile is good enough to drink again.

CFHMagnet, May 12, 2012
Photo of JoeLacy
4/5  rDev +14%

JoeLacy, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of aquatonex
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another quality Flying Dog...

Pours cloudly light orangey amber with not a lot of head, was expecting more carbonation but it's good enough, doesn't taste flat. Nose is very aromatic. Sweet with distinctly pear notes. Almost a little too sweet. Taste follows with a rather overly sweet fruitiness masking the yeasts, but still has a decent tang. A little unbalanced, but it is still very refreshing. Clean finish, pretty enjoyable.

aquatonex, Apr 25, 2006
Photo of Retsinis
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this a few times as part of a mixed six pack over this past week, as it's been blazing hot here in So Cal (108 degrees)

A: Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Bruery tulip glass, the beer pours a hazy bright gold color, with about a inch in a half of slightly creamy white head. Some mild lacing on the glass.

S: Scents of fresh banana, some citrus spritz, bread, touch of vanilla and some esters of yeast. A mild spicing of clove is also detectable as well.

T: Flavors are cleanly blended, and balanced. Unlike the nose, the clove is bit more pronounced, but not overwhelmingly, as it is quickly followed by banana, and vanilla. The wheat or grain malt makes up the middle, with some touches of citrus on the finish.

M: Mildly crisp, but light body in character, with medium to light carbonation. Mostly mildly creamy, and a bit dry.

O: Good, for what it is. Not expecting copious amounts of complexity in a Hefe, but I appreciate a quality hefeweizen every once in a while, as they can really hit the spot on a hot day, and I enjoyed this one a few times now, and will probably again until it cools down.

Retsinis, Jul 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Cloudy hazy golden brew that looks the part, white very foamy head that leaves nice lace.

Aroma is heavier on the cloves but banana is also there, nice and fresh.

The flavor is vry good. A solid hefeweizen tang and flavor profile. A little on the heavy side but this is an excellent example of the style, one of the better American hefeweizens I have tried. Excellent summer brew.

kenito799, Feb 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

GameOfBeers, Aug 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

KevChiTown, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White head. Pale golden brew. Clear until the yeast is poured in forming a hazy, straw colored brew.
Aroma is fairly yeasty. Grainy, bready malt and wheat. Clove.

Taste shows a grainy, bready malt backbone. Yeast, wheat and clove. Some crispness. Not much in the way of tartness. Decent balance. Some lingering sweetness at the finish.

I was pleasantly surprised with the body of the beer.
Relatively smooth and drinkable.

Overall, a solid hefeweizen. Thanks to TwelveVoltMan for the bottle!

PhantomVodoo, Apr 19, 2004
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

CanisMajor, May 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

huddyball, Apr 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

mcphish22, May 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

The_Craft_Deviant_Rob, May 21, 2014
Photo of sweethome
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A classic hefe pour - very cloudy - big off white head. Cloudy light gold color. Nose of banana and clove. Entry is pillowy soft...a little citric bite, banana and clove flavors.

Mouthfeel is a little watery. A satisfying beer. Perfect summer quencher. Overall - a great version. Delivers in almost every way. I rate it quite highly as US hefeweizens go.

sweethome, Jun 27, 2007
In-Heat Wheat from Flying Dog Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 1,468 ratings.