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10-Speed Hoppy Wheat | Bloomington Brewing Company

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4.27/5
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76 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bloomington Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
bloomingtonbrew.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
“Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.” —H.G. Wells

Like an early morning summer ride through the Indiana countryside, this American wheat ale is golden and hazy with earthy pine and tropical fruit notes rippling throughout each sip. Mosaic hops bring their unique aromas of crisp citrus and juicy pineapple, creating an invigorating finish full of single-hopped bliss.

34 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,061
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
76
pDev:
11.24%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkblr
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz canned 4/6/18 (30 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 5.2% ABV 27 IBU. The can lists malts as Pale,Red Wheat and Vienna and hops as Mosaic. The beer pours just slightly hazy and orange amber in color. The head is nearly white and settles to a cap and leaves some lacing. The aroma is mild and presents vague tropical fruit. The taste is earthy hops and pine on top of a soft wheat malt background. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and somewhat dry in the finish. The red wheat and Vienna malts leave some residual sweetness but the steady bitterness keeps it completely balanced. Overall, excellent. This is a very nice beer, date labeled for freshness and in a more economical packaging that the previous bombers.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grassy + spicy + citrus/grapefruit rind hops over the top of light aromas of wheat + biscuit + toasted malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of wheat malts with light flavors of biscuit + toasted malts. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of grassy + spicy + citrus/grapefruit rind hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront with a relatively clean finish.

O: Very easy to drink, refreshing, and enjoyable. I could easily have a couple of these in a session - a nice light amount of hoppiness to a solid wheat ale.

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Photo of saperez59
4.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chizzlethespeez
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigGold
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
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 JesusFreak67
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_N
3.14/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.82/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Good.

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Photo of Zuidman
3.08/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mbratt93
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of warpig372
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John_R_Strayer
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Great beer. Surprising hop taste with only 27 ABU

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev -6.3%
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 johunnic
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jpatton94
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of instinct2
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzlyo
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is pine, light citrus and a hint of wheat. The flavor is grapefruit, hop resin, wheat, citrus, fruit and a bitter/tangy finish.

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Photo of Annmarie69
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of freewill35
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jamison85
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of secondtooth
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
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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10-Speed Hoppy Wheat from Bloomington Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 76 ratings