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Conehead Wheat IPA - Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

Conehead Wheat IPA
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BA SCORE
87
very good

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%


Brewed by:
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: NEhophead on 10-15-2007)
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Rheaume17

Vermont

3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on-tap at the Mule Bar in Winooski, VT.

A - Pours a hazy golden/orange color. A solid inch of thick head.

S - Very faint smell of citrus, picking up on more of a malty profile. Nothing really standing out too much.

T - Similar to the smell; I am getting very slight hints of citrus fruits, but the wheaty malt really stands out and overpowers everything else.

M - Good balanced carbonation, with a grainy feel to it.

O - This was my first beer from Zero Gravity. A decent beer that is easy to drink. I feel that a lot of the flavors are hidden behind the amount of wheat; but I guess that is why it is a wheat IPA! Like I said, a solid offering, but nothing amazing in my eyes.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2013 13:36:24 | More by Rheaume17
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BTVflatlander

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on-tap at American Flatbread, Burlington Hearth about a week ago. Zero Gravity brews have always struck me as reliably good yet often underwhelming, but I gave this unique style a try while dining there. Seemed to be a 12oz pour.

A: Cloudy orange, very well done and attractive.

S: Fruity, citrusy, very pleasant. I believe there was an emphasis on Citra hops.

T: Significant citrus hop profile with a background of adequate, yet not overpowering hops. Extremely pleasant, hoppy, and drinkable.

M: Spot on for an AIPA.

O: I like Zero Gravity's R. Prime IPA but, compared to this, it can't stand up. Conehead is one of the better AIPAs I've had outside of Hill's Susan and I will undoubtedly return to grab a $9 growler of this while it lasts. Try it if you can.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2013 20:55:07 | More by BTVflatlander
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-hazy light amber color with a nice white head and some lacing

S-citrus, light malt, herbal, wheat

T-wheat, citrus, orange, herbal, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and balanced

O-enjoyed the Citra hops in this ale, easy summer beer

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2013 01:27:56 | More by MDDMD
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Three Penny. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy bright orange. Big white head that doesn't last. Some lacing and minimal surface foam.

Smell - Bright citrus hop. Lots of orange. And then wheat takes over. Really strong wheat smell.

Taste - Bright hop. Citrusy again. Fades to a hint of sugar, but grain is strong again. Lots of grainy wheat. Very slight bitterness and a grassy finish.

Mouthfeel - It's really grainy. Detracts from the smoothness of the finish. Medium body otherwise.

Overall - Tasty hops masked by wheat. Otherwise quite good.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2013 16:37:50 | More by Alieniloquium
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at American Flatbread on 6/11/11.

A - Extremely pale, hazy golden wheat-colored liquid with a thin white cap that receded, leaving behind a bevy of thick, lacy designs around the glass.

S - Citrus and wheat bread notes mingle together nicely, giving the aroma a light, juicy quality. A hint of wildflowers and toasted grains rounds out the aroma.

T - Flavor is really fresh and juicy with lots of citrus character as well as floral notes akin to wildflowers on the side of the road. Malt is sweet and doesn't prevent the hops from shining through here. With that said, Conehead isn't terribly bitter. This is light, flavorful and juicy.

M - Light bodied with a hint of dryness on the palate and a crisp, refreshing moderately hoppy finish.

D - Conehead reminds me of Shut the Hell Up! that I just had at The Alchemist, although not quite the hop bomb. I found this to be light, refreshing and poundable. Good stuff!

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2011 15:43:01 | More by ffejherb
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Off the tap this beer was a cloudy, banana yellow color with a pure whitehead. The one-finger of foam displayed very good retention, especially as a collar and left lacing in thin bands. The aroma was 'bright' with notes of wheat, floral and citrus hops and mildly musty malt. The flavors were very dry and bitter. Lots of wheat twang, hints of citrus hops, orange rind in the middle, some root-like bitterness and herbal notes and a lightly sweet malt backbone. The mouthfeel was creamy, the body medium and the carbonation excellent. Though it as a good effort the high acidity and bitter elements took away from this one a little.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2009 22:05:29 | More by thekevlarkid
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Brad007

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While at Flatbread, I also took the time to sample this beer out of curiosity. Poured a very light, pale color, almost yellow-gold with a decent amount of head. Aroma was nice and hoppy upfront with hints of wheat as well. I've never had anything like this before so it's hard to describe at first. The taste was hoppy upfront with a nice wheat finish. Dry aftertaste. Not too bitter and definitely not overwhelmed by the wheat.

I could see a beer like this being perfect for a hot day. It combines the best characteristics of both an IPA and hefe/witbier into one drinkable potion.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2007 01:49:24 | More by Brad007
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NEhophead

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the pub on 10.13.07; served in a tumbler.

Pale wheat/light copper in color beneath a porous white head. Thin, ringed lacing with decent strength. Aromas of bright citrus, stiff astringent wheat, and a brief solvency. Flavors begin with a bright citrus quality: lemon, orange, yeast-filled grapefruit. Astringent and musty; the hop character's bottom falls out and the pale wheat character presents itself: watery, stiff wheat with a noticeable astringency. Off-bitterness with a weak, musty aftertaste. Light, medium in body with a carbonated feel. A strange concoction of a Pale Wheat Ale and a light IPA that translates more like a Pale Wheat with a touch of added hops. It also equals a brew that I won't be returning to.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2007 01:43:34 | More by NEhophead
Conehead Wheat IPA from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
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