Mahalo, Apollo! | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
United States
ironhillbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Deuane on 07-15-2010

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#17,628
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
59
pDev:
8.03%
 
 
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4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Kegatron
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Iron Hill Lancaster on 7/16/11 during their Christmas In July event. Served in a tulip glass.

Pours a clear copper, topped with a thin layer of bright-white head. This retains with some foamy edges and more of a wispy look across the center, before leaving back a frothy cascade of lacing that quickly slides down the sides of the glass. The aroma sits with some strength in the nose, with a mix of grainy sweetness, lemon, more juicy tropical fruit notes, and a deep spiciness. This definitely puts some flavor out into the nose.

The taste is crisp on the palate, with sweet grains, a light citric bitterness, zesty lemon, and lingering spice. The grains of paradise come out across the back of the profile, adding to the fruity ripe tanginess of this. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a lively crisp feel to the carbonation that matches up well with the flavor profile here and dances all of that character around in the mouth. Alcohol is very well hid here and I honestly probably wouldn’t have guessed that this was close to 7% ABV.

This was nice, with a well done blend of malt, fruit, and spices all coming together into a complex yet still accessible bundle of flavors. The crispness and well hid ABV of the body only add to the overall drinkability of this. I’d love to see the return of this one every summer here!

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Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a light clear golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma had pleasant lemongrass hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a lemongrass flavor
M-A light bodied moderately carbonated beer
O-A good summer Belgian style wheat beer

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3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

A big shout out to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of lemon, spices. Taste is lemons, wheat, some spice, a bit of hops as well, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable summertime beer.

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4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A growler filled earlier today at Iron Hill Lancaster. Poured into a tumbler.

A: The wheat beer is golden, radiant and bright even though it is hazed over. A white head, over two fingers, has left a few strands of lace. The ale looks the way that a summer beer should.

S: The spices stand out immediately, a tropical sweetness that is not cloying. As it warms, the lemongrass comes through powerfully, a lemony citric goodness that makes me want to take a sip.

T: Oh deliciousness! The lemongrass and grains of paradise are a nice combination, lemons and grasses and pepper all taking a run through the spotlight. The wheat, an aspect that wasn't as apparent the first time that I had it, stands out after the spices pass. It adds a mild tartness that doesn't last very long. The lemongrass returns for a swansong, sending the ale through the roof. The spice profile is light but it packs a big punch. The occasional flourish of pepper and flowers is nice.

M: Spicy and light, the flavor profile really comes in from leftfield. The lemongrass and grains of paradise control the taste without weighing the ale down.

O: A wonderfully delicious wheat beer, spicy and flavorful without being too strong. Reminds me of Thai PA and OBBS's Lemongrass Wheat. What a novel spice to include.

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3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev +3.6%

I know that it may seem like a violation of one of The CANQuest's (TM) main tenets to CANduct a review without an approved picture in place, but I am forging ahead anyway. The thinking behind that idea is that 1) pictures of Crack!ed CANs look cheap and 2) usually, I only have one of each CAN so if the submitted picture does not get approved and I have Crack!ed it open in the meantime, see 1). In this case, I have multiples on hand and I will get the pic in the approval queue today.

From the CAN: "Special Summer Ale"; "Brewed Naturally With the Finest Malted Barley, Hops and Yeast. A Golden, Complex and Refreshing Summer Wheat Beer. Spiced with Grains of Paradise and Lemongrass. Fermented With Belgian Wit Yeast."

I got a little spritz across the fingertips in CANducting the Crack! This, as usual, indicated a brimful CAN and thusly I began an inverted Glug. It is tougher to pull off with a Pint CAN or one of even greater volume, so I backed off pretty quickly. I was left with a foamy finger of fizzy, eggshell-white head that dissipated fairly rapidly to wisps. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity and so I allowed Mammon, Croesus and Midas the first draughts. The label reads "Color: 3.2", but I think that it was slightly darker. Nose was peppery, spicy, slightly lemony with even a hint of honey. Mouthfeel was medium. This was a very spicy beer, between the yeast and the spices, very dry on the tongue. I got black pepper and lemon and suddenly, I had a craving for some chicken. This would pair nicely with either poultry or seafood, IMHO. Finish was quite dry and quite spicy, leading me to think that the recipe could be tweaked just a tad. Still, it was a nice Summer beer and one which I would happily put into a cooler.

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3.29/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice look, golden, hazy, healthy white head. Lots of peppery spice and Belgian yeast in this one, hints of dried citrus zest. Easy drinker. Not really my style, but good for what it is.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Mahalo, Apollo! from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 59 ratings