Civil Society Brewing

Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Civil Society Brewing
Florida, United States
American Pale Wheat Beer
Ranked #1
Ranked #838
4.36 | pDev: 8.26%
Nov 04, 2022
Jan 20, 2016
Notes: American Wheat Ale hopped exclusively with Mosaic hops.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Rated: 3.75 by McBraniel from Virginia

Nov 04, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by not2quick from Missouri

May 24, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Feb 25, 2022
Rated: 3.67 by JOSHRINARD from Massachusetts

Aug 13, 2021
Photo of Sludgeman
Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.81/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a Very pale hazy yellow that has some transparency. Spice and flower blossoms in the aroma. Some spice and herbal hoppiness in the taste.

Lacking depth in the taste and mouthfeel. Not thin or without taste but one dimensional.

Overrated. Gumball Head puts this beer to shame.
Aug 12, 2021
Photo of mothman
Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Can. Drank from the can so no comment on appearance.

This drinks like an ipa. Hops seem to be a lot of citra. How is this a wheat ale? So juicy and fruity. Drinks incredibly easy. Orange, orange peel, and orange citrus for days. Soft. Has some hops showing, but not bitter. This was great.
Jun 05, 2021
Photo of HarlotBronte
Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

3.85/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
L: 16 oz. can poured into a weizen glass. A hazy yellow with a 3 finger white head. Great retention and lacing.
S: Orange and citrus are present
T: Grapefruit pith
F: Heavier than expected
O: Good, but not really my thing. I’m unsure how I feel about the style and strongly prefer Hefeweizens and Belgian Wits so I’m probably rating this too low.
May 25, 2021
Photo of Treyliff
Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16oz can poured into pint

A- pours a hazy yellow orange color with a one finger foamy white head that reduces to a ring

S- smells of orange juice, pith, grapefruit zest, mangoes, melon and a hint of toasted wheat

T- zesty grapefruit and pithy tangerine up front, followed by a slight sweetness that gives notes of mango & pineapple. The finish gives more zesty citrus with juicy finish that lasts into the linger

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- juicy, pithy, zesty and extremely quaffable, outstanding
Apr 17, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Apr 14, 2021
Photo of ScaryEd
Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.81/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16 oz can into a curved pint glass.

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with 3 fingers of soapy white head. The head leaves some clingy cobweb lacing. Good retention.

Aroma brings strong notes of orange, with a bit of mango and wheat.

Taste follows the nose: Fresh oranges, mango, peach, with a little grapefruit and wheat on the finish.

Feel is medium bodied with lower carbonation. Very soft and creamy.

Overall, a very good wheat beer. It's basically a straight up pale ale, but the wheat does add a bit of body and flavor on the finish.
Apr 07, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by hockeypuck from Maine

Apr 02, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Mar 08, 2021
Photo of philbe311
Reviewed by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A finger and a half of late developing bone white froth... Excellent retention... Color is a slightly hazy medium gold... Big nose of sweet oranges... Simple but intriguing palate... The oranges turn slightly bitter... Strong malt base... Good balance and complexity... Medium bodied... Sleek but with a good bite... Outstanding well rounded beer that more hops and higher ABVs aren't always the answer...
Mar 06, 2021
Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a nice straw color. 2 finger frothy, fluffy white head. The retention is very good, and there's nice lacing on the glass.
The nose is full of orange, I'm also getting a faint hint of "wheat" - a bit of banana, and clove.
Taste - Up front tons of orange, that mellows out on the backside, and the wheat flavors kick in.
Somewhat crisp feeling. Maybe a bit light in the body department.
Tasty and refreshing. Delicious.
Feb 28, 2021
Photo of chitoryu12
Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look: Slightly hazy pale yellow. A bit over 1 finger of thick white head with excellent retention.

Smell: Very juicy mango and guava.

Taste: The same POG juice flavor, but thinner than on the nose. Mild bitter hops with a tropical fruit flavor. Bitterness lingers briefly on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Full and creamy, with decent carbonation.

Overall: A nice blend of juicy fruit flavors and hops. I only wish the fruitiness was higher.
Feb 21, 2021
Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
16oz can. No dating information found.
Cloudy, pale gold colored body. Sort of looks like a mix of apple and apricot juice. Firm, but thin white foam cap. Some spots and film of lacing.
Aroma is fruity and dank, with mango and grapefruit.
Taste has fruits from the hops that have flavors of mango, orange, and grapefruit. Has the pulp resin that has a bitter edge. Dry finish. Aftertaste is the less sweet pulp from the fruit. Mixed in is the wheat tang
Full mouth feel, and each sip can be swirled in the mouth for a coating effect. Very good carbonation.
The wheat base becomes apparent after a few sips, and blends well with the fruity hops. The dryness could be from the yeast or the wheat malt. I have not had a comparable wheat beer with this taste profile, which is a stretch between the wheat and a fruity IPA, with some dankness.
Feb 21, 2021
Photo of KensWorld
Reviewed by KensWorld from Florida

4.81/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
“Contains No Fruit” printed on can. How do they do it? Amazing fruity flavor all produced by hops, wheat and possibly yeast. A masterpiece of this style. No lemon wedge needed here.
Jan 26, 2021
Photo of BubbleBobble
Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy, near opaque light orange from the can, robust 3" head with excellent lacing. Nose is tropical fruit (papaya and mango figure most) with a small bit of spice; there's a hint of wheaty sweetness, but this plays like a juicier "pale ale" than even an American wheat. Flavors follow - hop juiciness and sweetness, but there's a balanced bitterness as well (pithy grapefruit). Mouthfeel is full with strong carbonation. The "wheat" aspect only shows up on the finish and a touch of spice, so don't see this one as truly emblematic of the style.
Nov 23, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by RBorsato from Virginia

Aug 07, 2020
Rated: 4.56 by nrb1 from Florida

Jul 23, 2020
Photo of metter98
Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: The beer is very hazy yellowish orange in color. It poured with a short white head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of mangos and grapefruit and orange citrus are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has upfront flavors of mangos and citrus along with underlying hints of wheat.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, a bit "chewy" and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this wheat ale to be quite flavorful for a single hop beer. It had the type of aromas and flavors you would expect from an IPA with the easy drinkability of a wheat ale.

Serving type: can
Jul 01, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Mar 01, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 17, 2020
Rated: 3.92 by robotic_being from Florida

Feb 14, 2020
Rated: 4.43 by PugsandBeer from Florida

Jul 28, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Cwarwick812 from Massachusetts

Jul 22, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Mar 06, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Feb 24, 2019
Photo of Buck89
Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at the brewery. A hazy bright yellow color with a medium white head. Great retention and lacing in the glass. Nice fruity aroma with berries and citrus. This was a great drinking wheat ale with a perfect mix of flavor from the Mosaic hops and wheat. Bright blueberry, orange, and resin, along with bready malt. Medium bodied. Delicious and highly recommended.
Feb 19, 2019
Rated: 4.41 by bcsbeer from Florida

Jan 03, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jul 30, 2018
Rated: 4 by Willmagz from Florida

Jul 20, 2018
Rated: 4 by redfox405 from Virginia

May 14, 2018
Rated: 4 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

May 05, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by aasher from Indiana

May 05, 2018
Rated: 4.49 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Apr 27, 2018
Rated: 4.44 by TheCrowsEye from California

Apr 23, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

Apr 08, 2018
Rated: 4.4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Mar 29, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by Knickfan3 from New York

Mar 23, 2018
Pulp from Civil Society Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 278 ratings