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Conehead Wheat IPA | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Conehead Wheat IPAConehead Wheat IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NEhophead on 10-15-2007

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Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 406
Photo of cbutova
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for the trade Kimmy. Thought I had reviewed this one but probably the classic push it off until next time.

A- Can to a tulip with a fairly hazy deep golden orange body. The white cap rises up to just under a finger with a frothy texture and fair retention. The small ring at the edges leaves a large sheet of lace at the top with only a few spots below that.

S- Hops lead off the aroma with a moderately strong aroma of stone fruits, citrus and floral hop tones. A bit laid back but all around pleasant with apricot, tangerine, orange and mango coming to mind. Raw bready grains in the backdrop but mostly clean besides the hops.

T- As in the aroma it is actually more akin to a modern APA but to be honest the styles have such blurred lines it really doesn't affect the experience much. Slightly juicy with mango and apricot leading to hints of citrus, pine, floral and herbal hops. Comes off as light all around and does not nearly approach the pungent nature of many modern IPAs. Pale cracked grains and a bready feel all around.

MF- Very silky and creamy almost approaching chewy medium body. The carbonation comes down at a medium level and perhaps it could use just a touch more. Finishes with a clean fruity bitterness.

Laid back is the first thing that comes to mind and in no one does that come off as a bad thing. Rather than slamming you over the head with pungent hops you get a nice foray into the world of tropical, citrus and herbal hops without the palate being wrecked. Seems like a VT staple and the approachability is certainly key here.

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Photo of ELS
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The difference between this IPA and other Vermont IPAs is the hype factor. This is a juicy, citrus, easy drinking IPA that is just as enjoyable as all the big DIPAs in Vermont. The main difference is that it is a lower a very and easily obtainable all over Vermont. If it had a limited supply like Lawson's, Alchemist and HF it would be rated even higher by us beer geeks that think rarity makes it taste better.

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Photo of GregA135
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a slight hazy golden/amber color
Smells of bread, malt, pine and hops
Taste caught me off guard - more of a wheat taste than hoppy taste. Had a couple of fruit notes such as orange and citrus.
Medium body with good amount of carbonation
A solid beer

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Photo of CNoj012
3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with a one finger bright white head. Retention and lacing are both minimal. Smell is some bready malt, pine, citrus, grass and floral hops. Taste is the same. Feel is very light and slightly watery. Just a little bit of stickiness on the back end keeps this from being straight up hop water. Overall a decent beer.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can. 2/8/2016. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a hazy caramel-orange body, one finger white head with appropriate retention time, a bit of lacing. Smells of caramel, passion fruit, touch of pine resin, grain, a bit of cracker. A straightforward IPA. Flavour is a bit grainier, more distinct wheat, caramel, passion fruit, pine, a bit of citrus, crackery. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit resinous but otherwise soft and silky. Overall, a solid wheat IPA with nice body to it. On the sweeter side.

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Photo of 57md
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dirty straw color with a finger of head. The nose is wonderfully dank and hoppy. The dankness carries over into the flavor but sadly this offering ends up thin in both body and flavor - particularly on the finish.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Amber colored with a light haze. Fine-bubbled head dies rather quickly. Few spots of lacing.

S: Some bubblegum, Playful melon rind, a lot of juicy mango. Green and leafy. Simple wheaty base.

T: Green, leafy, and oily up front. Pithy. Juicy mango rides up and steals the show. Fleeting notes of melon and bubblegum. Green and oily bitterness is on the tamer side. Simple wheaty and lightly toasty grain base. Touch of caramel. Green and oily/spicy hops ride into the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Light and mildly frothy feel. Stiff blast of carbonation adds a crisp bite.

O: Very crushable. A super tasty and fun beer to drink. It was gone from the glass before I knew it. I really dig this brew actually.

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Photo of rorykanderson
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
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 +9.3%
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 +3.8%
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 -9.6%
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 +0.8%
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 +1%
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 +9.1%
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 -4.8%
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 +19.7%
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 -4.8%
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 -10.1%
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.

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Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +1%
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 +2.5%
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 +5.8%
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 +2.5%
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 +2.5%
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 +11.4%
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 -0.5%
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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Conehead Wheat IPA from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
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