10-Speed Hoppy Wheat | Bloomington Brewing Company

very good
11 Reviews
10-Speed Hoppy Wheat10-Speed Hoppy Wheat

Brewed by:
Bloomington Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We celebrated Bloomington Bikes Month and Bike-to-the-Brewpub Month in May with a very special beer release: 10-Speed Hoppy Wheat.

Slightly hazy and golden-hued, 10-Speed packs piney aromas, subtle tropical fruit nuances and a nice crisp finish. This American-style wheat offers a nice hop punch yet is still light and refreshing enough for a warm summer day. Enjoy it at the Bloomington Brewpub today.

34 IBU

Added by robwestcott on 05-19-2013

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 71
Photo of BigGold
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had poured from pint can into Weizen glass. This "Hoppy Wheat" drinks more like a slightly hopped-up Czech Pilsener than an American Pale Wheat Ale.

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Photo of Jeffsta1
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is just a really interesting beer. Idiosyncratic. Lighter than I usually drink, but not bad at all. There's room for this in the world, for sure.

Nice golden amber color, pale head, not persistent.

Not much aroma. A bit chemical. Hints of apricots.

Taste is bitttter. Good though. Unmitigated by any malty sweetness whatsover.

Light to moderate mouthfeel, a bit more carbonation than I prefer.

Finish is long, bitter, subtle.


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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Woody, Resin, Bread, Spice

More of a “I could knock a few of these back.” wheat ale rather than a massive hop bomb that numbs your tastes buds in bitterness. 27 IBU’s from only Mosaic hops, yes this is a single hopped brew. Suggestions of pineapple skin, cedar, fresh cut grass, and nutty wheat. Hint of biscuity toasted malt within but the hop flavor leaves a soft blanket of dominance on the palate.

STYLE: American Pale Wheat Ale | ABV: 5.2% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #94 (NOV 2014)

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Photo of secondtooth
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Cloudy golden, with thin wispy head of off white suds. Touch of lace in generic pint glass at local Beef O’Brady’s.

Nose: Tropical fruits and citrus hops. Delicious already, and outstanding already!

Taste: Wonderfully tropical. Not too bitter at all but with a heavy-duty hopped up presence. Nice body, plenty of flavor, wonderful beer! Would pick this one up if I could find it bottled!

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Photo of delgotit99
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

10 speed tastes like pineapple, tropical fruit, pine resin bitterness and a hint of blueberry. The red wheat and Mosiac hop compliment each other tremendously. I'm so glad the brewery made this beer year round because it is fantastic. One of the best spring/summer beers I have ever tasted.

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Photo of MrBrewMaster
5/5  rDev +21.1%

I had this beer at the Brewpub and it is fantastic. One of the best Spring/Summer/Fall beers I have ever had. I wish it was available all year. It tastes like pineapple, tropical fruit, pine resin, peach skin, grapefruit and nectarines

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Photo of JMUbrewz
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Loads of pine, mango, grapefruit, and peach. This is the most refreshing and juiciest hoppy wheat beer I've had. I also think it's by far BBC's best beer. If only I lived closer to Bloomington. I'd drink this all the time. I do hope they start packaging this in 6 packs or 4 pack tallboys though.

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Photo of RyanPoff
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Tap in Bloomington IN

A: Hazy gold with about a finger of buttermilk colored head and excellent lacing retention.

S: Lightly hopped smell with a good balance of malts. Some citrus bite in smell - like lemon peel.

T: floral hops lead with a malty breadlines at the rear - a citrus zing is notable throughout

M: a little heavy on the tongue and fairly heavily carbonated.

Overall a very good brew from a company I've never heard of.

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Photo of skonkiel
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of the first hoppy wheats I ever tried. Still in love with it to this day.

Cloudy, golden color.

Wheaty, fruity smell.

Well-balanced taste--sweet wheat nicely tempered by the hops, which are fruity.

Medium-bodied, good head retention.

Overall a great beer, one of my favorites in Southern Indiana.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-cloudy yellow, carbonated, one finger head

S-very citrusy, tropical notes some wheat

T-good deal of wheat, citrus and tropical notes, grass as well, slight bitterness

M-medium bodied, slightly carbonated, mild hop resins

O- A solid Pale Wheat Ale. Brewed with mosaic hops, nice flavors. Another solid brew from BBC.

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Photo of robwestcott
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cold and murky honey gold from the tap at the brewpub to a 12oz pilsner with a 1/2 finger white head with good retention.

aroma of citrus rind and tropical hops.

light bodied, big fruity hops, citrus, medium carbonation, super refreshing offering.


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10-Speed Hoppy Wheat from Bloomington Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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