Conehead IPA
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

Conehead IPAConehead IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #1,214
Ranked #8,358
3.97 | pDev: 8.56%
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Vermont, United States
Very Good
Conehead IPAConehead IPA
Notes: Our single hop wheat IPA, brewed with all Citra hops. Lighter in color and lower in a.b.v. than a typical American IPA, this beer has just the right amount of hop flavor and aroma. Completely satisfyingly awesome in its crispiness and well-rounded hopaliciousness. This beer might just be your Rushmore.
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Shiredave from New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was impressed with American Flatbreads beer when I visited there early 15 years ago. It's good to know they are still going strong, making good beer.
This Cone Head is lovely in a goblet, poured semi aggressively from it's blue can. Tall, rocky, bright white head leaving sheets of sticky lace behind as it recedes. Pilsner malt and wheat give this a bright yellow color with just a faint glaze of haze. Carbonation is a little weak but steady, slow streams of bubbles rise to the top. Textbook example of what a glass of beer should look like.
Aroma is ok - uninspiring but pleasant. Citrus notes from the citra hops along with a mild biscuits and bread malt character with some faint tart wheat .
Flavor is one dimensional - a 1 hop showcase of citra. Big grapefruit flavor and sharp bite on the tongue, bittering hits early and stays late at the back of the throat. There is some malt sugar sweetness hiding behind the hops but it's over powered by the citrus flavors that dominate.
Body is light+ but not more - this finishes very dry and seems over attenuated.
A very sessionable IPA at 5.7%, easy drinking if a bit harsh and dry at the end.

May 19, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good in my opinion.
From the pour the beer leaves a nice white head that does lace on the glass, it is a light golden color up top and looks much lighter on the bottom of the glass. When I smell this beer it is very refreshing and enjoyable. Dont notice anything that jumps out at me right away but still a nice smell. Tastes nice and light, not too bitter but not watered down by any means. Taste orange peel in this, lots of citrus flavors hitting my tongue which i enjoy .Overall it's an enjoyable brew and I would definitely purchase again.

May 08, 2020
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 1 finger finely pored ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; little lacing;

S: lemon and pineapple;

T: nicely balanced between the hops and malt backbone; lemon comes out in the finish; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: enjoyable and different;

Apr 16, 2020
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LarryV from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden yellow with a lush head. I get a bit of lemon and grain in the aroma. Taste is very well balanced - hops, the lemon seems to follow through in the taste. This isn't a hop bomb, just a well crafted, nicely balanced IPA that's a pleasure to drink.

Apr 13, 2020
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Chag22 from Canada

3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I do like the color a golden yellow or light amber, a little hazy.

Nicely juicy, with citrus aroma, not much bitterness.

It's a light and refreshing beer!

Apr 06, 2020
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McBeard from West Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Glorious. It’s like the little baby hops yodas are using my tongue as a slide in Central Park, sliding straight into my heart. I can do no wrong with citrus and hops, puts me in my happy place, cheers!

Feb 24, 2020
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Crowheadhopper from New York

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Tinneys, a local bar in lake Desolation, by. Nice and crisp, not quite hoppy enough for me, ale finish, wheat too. Not your normal neipa but definitely a nice touch on a cold afternoon by a frozen lake. Would drink again, good palate cleaner but generally prefer Burlington Beer co, Alchemist, Foley, etc. Not a bust on this but just my preference. Good job Zero!!

Feb 15, 2020
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good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Juicy and light with some nice crisp dryness. The wheat works really well here, lending a clean-tasting sweetness that is really nice -- most IPAs would overpower this flavor with hop bitterness or fruit/citrus.

This is an above-average IPA, and I love the style.

Dec 26, 2019
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VoxRationis from New York

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a muffin top taster pint; canned 11/21/19.
A: Pours a hazy, dark golden color with a two to three finger, meringue color head, lots of foamy retention, and sticky rings of lacing.
S: Aromas of pineapple, pine, citrus, pepper, grain (barley), and biscuit.
T: Fairly dry. Flavors follow the nose, with a certain pineapple pithiness. Peppery and very solid bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with at least moderate carbonation.
O: This is a very enjoyable and well made IPA. More like a NEIPA, really, IMHO.

Dec 14, 2019
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Smakawhat from Maryland

3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Pale amber, with a slight orange color. A bit of haze in this but some noticeable amounts of fast and fine rising carbonation along the clear edged sides. Head creation is classic off white and big, booming at controlled three fingers and fluffy retention. Lots of staying power as well. Really impressive and aggressive looking IPA.

Mellow sensing hop angle, very noticeable but goes to a light tropical and sort of floral quality on the nose. Touches a little orange/tangerine character as well. Seems a little varied, but hard to pinpoint. Solid aroma.

Palate seems a bit dumbed down. Very light bodied almost IPA session quality, with a fainting malt base, and watery orange hop flavor. The hop flavors still manage to push and transpire. Touches quite a bit of sparkling like carbonation on the finish with some good astringent orange and mixing bakery like malt character.

Pretty well constructed, but I wish this had more depth in the IPA department.

Dec 12, 2019
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy bright gold color with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. The head leaves a good bit of splotchy lacing as it settles into a thin sheet.

The aroma brings lots of citrus; namely grapefruit and lemon zest with a hint of tangerine. There's also some pineapple and peppery spice with plenty of doughy malt in the back.

The flavor follows the nose, bringing notes of grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple followed by a huge wave of biscuity malt. There's some cracked pepper and spiciness on the finish.

The feel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Very crisp and clean.

Overall, a great and highly drinkable IPA. It's very well-balanced and full of hoppy flavor. Could easily pound like 6 of these.

Dec 04, 2019
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dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

DATE: November 21, 2019... OCCASION: Thursday night relaxing after hearing good things about Joey at his parent/teacher conference--he is a good egg... GLASSWARE: pours a nearly opaque, bubble-ridden body of dark golden orange... its head is as just as impressive, a thick two-finger display of car wash foam and fluffy arcs of spiraling lace that settles to a thick creamy topping... one good-looking beer... pineapple, mango, dank resin--a challenge to the nostrils, in that it rewards with bright citrus and buttered cracker balances out the experience... though it's not labeled as an NEIPA, this arrives with a mouthfeel akin to a milk shake, creamy and savory, with a smooth finish and a medium-bodied attack at the teeth... slightly oily, less chewy... this creates a great resin and citrus wedding, with mango, grapefruit, and a thick, refreshing orange juice punching in late... its dank resin situates this well within its genre, with enough hop and malt to balance itself without seeming mediocre... in fact, it's a rather large flavor for its ABV, though the wheat mellows it quite a bit... having this at a party some weeks ago, I appreciate that drinkable yet full-bodied aspect, and will look for more ZG products....

Nov 22, 2019
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RockHop from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours gold with crisp white head. Wheat and citrus nose. Crisp and clean taste with biscuit sweetness from the Pilsner malt and American wheat. Slight hop bitterness on the back end. Unique flavor profile, more like Stella Artois than an IPA. A great go-to beer.

Nov 13, 2019
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mickyge from Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured golden yellow in a shaker glass. Foamy 1 inch head
Single hopped wheat IPA
Slight citrus aroma
Taste was slightly sweet citrus
Crisp clean mouth feel smooth drinking with a thin finishing bite
Overall I thought it was very refreshing and with a lower 5.7 ABV than a lot if other IPAs it was very easy drinking
I liked it a lot.

Nov 10, 2019
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Revolution in Morristown. Pours a golden, effervescent hue with moderate frothing. Assertive aroma replete with notes of lemonjuice and citrus. Not bad.

Oct 01, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm trying this beer at American Flatbread in Burlington, VT. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had citrus fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with sweet malt start and bitter citrus finish. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

Oct 01, 2019
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ZAP from Minnesota

3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy golden color with a fizzy white head.

Aroma is a bit grungy. Tobacco, ganja. Also a bit of a piney with a hint of lemons.

Flavor carries those grungy elements but also a touch of grapefruit and guava. Malt brings a touch of cream of wheat like flavor. Kind of light flavored for an IPA.

Clean, drinks nice. Probably more of a pale ale than IPA in weight and assertiveness.

Nice beer. Would never guess this was hopped with Citra based on the characteristics I detected.

Aug 10, 2019
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Mulryan18 from Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this one during the same weekend as Night Shift’s Idaho 7, and this one suffered by comparison. That’s not to say I won’t buy it again — it’s a good, slightly tart, lower ABV American IPA. The pour is hazy; the hops come through clear right away upon drinking; finishes smooth.

Aug 04, 2019
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 16 fL oz can that has a canning date of 07/23/19. Sampled on July 31, 2019. A week out.

The pour is a hazy, cloudy looking light amber with a lasting, white pillowy head.

Nice mix of aromas to include citrus, tropical fruits (ala pineapple), and an interesting white pepper note all on top of the fresh white breaded or cereal malts.

Smooth, medium body.

The taste has a sweet start and then more of a juicy citrus spritzer with the pepper being downplayed. Mild to moderate and clean bitter finish.

Jul 31, 2019
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Canned: 5/29/19
Opened on 6/9/19

Cloudy golden color, lively appearance and a monster white foam cap, tight and creamy look. Chunky lacing.

The nose has a very big cherries, wheat and pilsner malty thing happening. I love my IPA's brewed with wheat, Pilz malt and oats, but this one has a slightly muted hop aroma for an IPA. The Citra hop brings in light tropical notes, pineapple and starfruit.

I must say the flavor is a bit light on the hoppy side. I'm thinking, APA not IPA levels here. Once again I think the sour earthy and grainy tones of the lighter golden malted grains and wheat steals the show. Very light fruit flavors come out of the Citra hop, like star fruit and peppery melon. Complexity is a medium for the style, especially with such an abundance of huge IPA's available now.

Light, bright, golden feel...not as crispy or dry as I would like...feels like a session style pale ale. Easy drinking.

Jun 11, 2019
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Packages bright, juicy IPA in a 5.5% package. Bravo.
A: Pours a hazy golden body with one finger foamy white head laces a bit. and lasts in a ring.
S: Too faint even for a session beer, the wheat is super creamy but flattens aroma a bit.
T: Upfront wheat, with nice caramel sweetness, the blends into citrus/grapefruit, orange flesh, guava, and pine hops that brighten and bitter the finale. Big flavor when fresh.
F: Crisp, dryness in the finish, orange juice twinge.
O: Easy to drink, refreshing wheat IPA.

May 24, 2019
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden orange with a hazy clarity and a tight, quarter inch off-white head. Nose reveals notes of dull citrus and an earthy/herbal quality. Taste is more lemony than suggested by the nose and also a bit watery. Mouthfeel is light in body with an mild, even carbonation - again a bit watery. Overall, a bit lackluster considering the number of options out there.

Apr 15, 2019
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Imakoniver from New York

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pour a golden color out of the can with about a two inch head and laces as one consumes it. Smells mildly hoppy and tastes the same. It has a hoppy finish that more bitter than its smell or initial hit would indicate. Overall, it is a very good beer. I like it but I prefer Second Fiddle if the two options are present.

Apr 06, 2019
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Traded for this quite a while ago, as the date on the bottom of the can read 10/7/16 (yes, I'm behind here!). Never had anything from Zero Gravity before and even though this was old, it wasn't that bad a beer. It was a bit too typical in too many ways and with so many IPA's out there, this didn't stand out from them, with the exception of it's low alcoholic content...

The pour to this was alright as the beer was like honey with enough sediment floating in it and a quiet luminescence that wasn't overly radiant. Plenty of fluffy head topped this off and there was a good amount of soapy lacing left along the back of my pint glass as I worked my way through this. Lots of tangerine, citrus pulp, rind, floral notes, and moderate Citra hops in the nose. Citrus rind, dank pine, earthiness, and herbal notes came through in the taste as this was a bit too heavy-handed for me. Sweet malt, a hint of wheat, moderate carbonation, and a dry mouthfeel combined with the taste to leave me wanting a chaser of water, once I finished this off...

The amount of booze in here was low enough that this should have been classified as an American Pale Ale, given that this never tasted or felt like a true IPA. Yes, this was old but I couldn't imagine it being much better when fresh as this came across as something that Vermonters would reach for at a cookout or barbecue. Not terrible but with so many more choices out there, this was like a lawnmower beer for hopheads, at the end of the day...

Apr 04, 2019
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a can at The Ginger Man in New York City. Brought home a can from my Boston trip in 2017. It's still the only travel casualty I've suffered, so when I had the chance again, I had to seize it.

Pours a hazy yellow with fine, soft head.

Smell is citrusy and juicy with some notes of pine and resin.

Taste is very well balanced between fresh, crisp citrus and piney bitterness. Some grassiness and a hint of berries.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a nice IPA, that's easy to drink and very balanced.

Dec 18, 2018
Conehead IPA from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 716 ratings