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Conehead Wheat IPA - Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Conehead Wheat IPAConehead Wheat IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

36 Reviews
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Reviews: 36
Hads: 365
Avg: 3.98
pDev: 28.14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 70 | FT: 0
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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Vermont, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: NEhophead on 10-15-2007

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Reviews: 36 | Hads: 365
Photo of rorykanderson
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Murky gold pour with unfiltered particles floating around like asteroids in the solar system. Pungent, earthy smell and taste that brings to mind ferns, flora and mushrooms. Unique aftertaste that hints of a little spice and overripe pineapple. Very unique profile that's all fruit. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Nishriver
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Vermont is just full of Delicious Hoppy IPA and this is no exception. Pours a great light color and not overly hoppy or malty. Just right with hints of citrus and pineapple. Really refreshing and not too harsh. This could even be labeled a session ipa.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light golden color with a thick head, leaves some nice lacing. Big tropical nose, melons, kiwi, pineapple, citrus, and subtle grassy scents. Liking it!! Taste is really nice as well, predominately a fruity hop flavor finishing with a nice bitterness. Pretty light and very refreshing. I appreciate beers like this that are really tasty but also highly drinkable with low alcohol.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can

clear bright golden yellow color, foamy white head, good lacing. crisp, grassy hop aroma. pale malt, thinner bodied, somewhat bitter. lingering finish.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy golden color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Light sticky lacing clung and then slid into the beer.
The smell started off with some sweet and bitter pine, some light citrus and then kicks a little bit of spice into it.
The taste took the previously mentioned flavors and brought in a light sweet wheat to boost a little bit of flavor. So it gets a bit grainy but still comes through nicely and leads into a nice balance to be bittersweet in the aftertaste and finish.
The mouthfeel was about a light on the body with a good carbonation about it. Its fairly sessionable.
Overall, as an AIPA it works. The wheat ZG uses to give a bit more body feels good as well. I like it and would have again.

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Photo of kculrich
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A cold 12oz can into a cool tulip, hazy sunshiny yellow with a generous finger of loose froth that fades out fairly quickly leaving only a little lacing to show it was ever there. S: Great nose, though, tropical fruits and sharp, spicy wheat. T: Tangy, sweet malt upfront and tangy bitter wheat on the back, grass, grapefruit and lime. F: Light and refreshing, misses being crisp because of slick, tacky mouthfeel. O: A serviceable beverage.

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Photo of bluehende
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very nice IPA. It seems to be very typical Vermont IPA. The hop presence is very juicy and tropical. This one could sit with some of the best in VT but is a tad light. This is not a bad thing.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had at American Flatbread and served in a pint. Pours gold, cloudy, with a small head that retains. Nice hoppy aroma, resinous and citrusy. The flavor is a little sweeter than what I like, but still very hoppy and juicy. Finishes a little too wet, but refreshing carbonation. Overall a cool beer for a wheat IPA, but I preferred the VT Haze on a warmer day.

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Photo of WGregH
4.74/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is a great wheat IPA that is now available in cans. We've been spoiled in Vermont by our craft brews, enjoying this in Burlington at Flatbread and now the new Zero Gravity Brewery and Tasting Room.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another in the wheat/IPA efforts and another one that doesn't quite work out.

Refreshing, though ABV could be dialed back a bit for better drinkability with this light body.

Not much going on except the alcohol and wheat, maybe some muted lime or orange.

It's OK, definitely a decent summer drink.

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Photo of SABERG
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a modified tulip glass.
Wonderful nose, that translated into a fine feeling IPA. A bit thin in the mouth, that said, the nose
carries the day. a fine offering from a wonderful brewery.
Cheers

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Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Kegatron for sharing this with us. Can into a snifter the brew is a hazy pale golden color with a white cap that persists. The brew has a really enjoyable mixture of fresh wheat grain element verse citrus hop floral quality that becomes increasingly bitter towards the finish but maintains a contrasting cereal grain like sweetness from the start. Medium to light body with ample carbonation. This is a can id pound multiples of while doing yard work.

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Photo of BigGold
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had this beer poured from a 12-oz. can into a clear plastic (poolside) water cup. The wheat definitely lightens this up, making for a refreshing summer IPA.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on draft at the brewery.
Pours a nice slightly hazy honey blonde with two fingers of head.
Aromas are very much of mango citrus hoppiness, could be a little more aromatic.
Taste is in line with aromas, but sticky mango is very forward here and works well with the wheat in the mash.
Mouthfeel is really nice.
Overall, this is a very tasty IPA the belies its low ABV.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 7/18/15, growler filled today

A: Lightly hazy, golden and hay-colored with a tinge of tangerine - pours with a medium sized, white head, fades to a small cap, leaves some nice lacing

S: Bright citrus and less wheat than I was expecting - fresh orange and grapefruit flesh - hints of mango and peach flesh - slight hint of lemon, lime - lightly dank - pale malts and a touch of wheat

T: Bright and fresh without being aggressive - citrus flesh and juice, with a lot of orange, grapefruit, and ruby red grapefruit - touches of pineapple and mango flesh - hint of lime - medium level of bitterness that does not really linger - pale malts and some wheat, but not much - lighly earthy aftertaste, mostly clean and refreshing

M: Medium body, lightly carbonated, dry finish

O: Not brewed in France

I got a 32oz growler of this and it basically evaporated. This stuff is very, very easy to drink. It's not the most intense or exciting thing I've had from Vermont, but comparing this to the "Vermont IPA style" is not fair. Zero Gravity apparently decided to do their own thing. And I like it. This is a great summer beer.

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Photo of clake
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a Spiegelau glass. Pours a hazy yellowish orange with a half finger of head dissipating to a nice tiny ring. Aroma is straight citrus of orange and grapefruit. Taste is exactly what you'd expect from its aroma with a hint of wheat in the end. Light bodied with light carbonation that fits nicely with this beer. Conehead is a solid hot summer afternoon beer that packs in a lot of refreshing flavor.

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Photo of jhavs
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh 12oz can poured into a nonic tasting glass.

A=Hazy straw colored, yellow, white head, head lasts and lacing swirls the glass.

S=I get some citrus and tropical notes along with a lot of grass and dry wheat.

T=Great, refreshing, citrus and hop flavors out front with tangy malt and wheat backing, nothing overpowering.

M=Has a pretty light body and moderate carbonation, goes down smooth.

O=Great overall, love the cans, have had at the brewery on tap and was not nearly as impressed. One of my new favorites for summer, crisp and easy to drink, great balanced flavor.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at South End Kitchen. Pours a translucent yellowish gold with an inch of head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet citrus, wheat and floral hops. Grapefruit, orange and lemon. The taste is light lemon and grapefruit with a fair amount of spicy wheat. Finishes with some floral hops notes, grapefruit and wheat. Light body. Overall, a pretty decent Wheat IPA.

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Photo of FFreak
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Vermont Pie & Pasta in Derby. Nice, solid IPA. Citrus and flowers on the aroma, slightly more citrusy in the taste, great body for a wheat, dry, with perfect carbonation. Overall, I enjoyed this IPA.

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Photo of mynie
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler purchased at Waterbury's fantastic Beer Cellar and consumed 6 days later. Still perfectly carbonated.

Nice pour--filtered gold with a slight haze.

Smells fruity, but I honestly wouldn't have recognized it as Citra if I weren't looking for it. This is maybe the most restrained single hop Citra I've ever smelled, and it balances out nicely against the pale wheat nodes.

Tastes light and soft but still very flavorful. Mango nodes move into a smooth malt middle that's bready enough to assert itself but still mellow enough to let the citra shine.

Strange beast, this. It's doesn't either mould of an eastern US IPA--it's not loaded with nobel hops, and it also carry any trappings of hypercontemporary Xtremeness. It tastes, I dare say, like something out of the early aughts, only with Citra. And that's not at all a bad thing. It's actually quite a nice change of pace.

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Photo of ricknelson
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unlike most of Vermont's top IPA's and Double IPA's (Alchemist Heady Topper, Lawson Double Sunshine, and Fiddlehead Second Fiddle) Zero Gravity's Conehead does not have that citrus taste. It is a straight up IPA; very hoppy, great lacing; nose is not over powering; taste is above average.
Got a half growler from my friend Matt at Woodstock Hops & Barley in Woodstock Vermont.
Glad Matt offered this up to me. Although it is not better than the above mentioned brews it is almost even par with them. Really a good brew and one that I had not had before. Conehead, along with others noted above, has changed me from a solid stout guy to more leaning to IPA.
But this is because you can drink more IPA than you can stouts. A Goose Island Proprietor or a Dark Lord will probably move me back to "The Dark Side". Cheers to you all.....

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%

On tap at The Reservoir in Waterbury, VT.

Pours a golden yellow, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like grapefruit, wheat, and orange. Smells refreshing.

The taste is similar. It doesn't quite knock you over with excitement, but it's tasty and refreshing anyway. Could drink a ton of this on a hot day. Some pine and wheat bitterness, grapefruit and orange hop flavors, with no real malt flavors that I can discern.

This beer is fairly light bodied, with a moderate to high amount of carbonation, and a crisp, clean, and slightly bitter mouthfeel.

This seems to be on tap basically everywhere in the area, finally tried it, it's pretty damn tasty.

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Photo of dar482
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

The aroma offers bright citrus and orange peel.

The flavor has lots of grapefruit flavor, pine, a light biscuit malt and some wheat flavor. A medium plus bitterness.

Highly drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

we need more beer like this, less belgian, less coriander, more hops! finally a wheat beer hopped like an ipa but not corrupted by the same generic belgian stuff they all seem to be now. its not a hoppy wit, its an ipa! love it. this is light in color with not as much cloudiness as expected for a wheat brew. the nose has a lot of hops on it, citrusy but mild, cascade type alpha acid, and a sturdy dry hop on this i suspect. flavor has plenty of bitterness all the way through it, no doubt about it being an ipa, and my critique is oddly that there isnt much malt flavor to this. i want more wheat malt popping this off. its too light in body, i want some grit from the wheat. its too passive there for me, but they got the important part right i think. close to being amazing. mouthfeel is nice, a little light in body, but there is some hop oils swirling around and a lot of bubbles. fun stuff, nice for summer.

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Photo of Wowcoolman
4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent Wheat IPA from Zero Gravity- unfortunately there is no BA category for the style. Enjoyed on tap at Hen of the Wood in Burlington. Beautiful hazy good with perfect head ringing the glass. Nice balance of fruity wheat character and hops; the wheat character is less noticeable in the aroma though this is not unusual. Hops linger nicely on the finish. Tasty- this beer has to compete on the taplist with Hill Farmstead and is certainly able to do so.

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Conehead Wheat IPA from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
88 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.