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Conehead IPA | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Conehead IPAConehead IPA
BA SCORE
3.98/5
Very Good
562 Ratings
Conehead IPAConehead IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Vermont, United States
zerogravitybeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by NEhophead on 10-15-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,491
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
562
pDev:
8.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
136
Trade:
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

we need more beer like this, less belgian, less coriander, more hops! finally a wheat beer hopped like an ipa but not corrupted by the same generic belgian stuff they all seem to be now. its not a hoppy wit, its an ipa! love it. this is light in color with not as much cloudiness as expected for a wheat brew. the nose has a lot of hops on it, citrusy but mild, cascade type alpha acid, and a sturdy dry hop on this i suspect. flavor has plenty of bitterness all the way through it, no doubt about it being an ipa, and my critique is oddly that there isnt much malt flavor to this. i want more wheat malt popping this off. its too light in body, i want some grit from the wheat. its too passive there for me, but they got the important part right i think. close to being amazing. mouthfeel is nice, a little light in body, but there is some hop oils swirling around and a lot of bubbles. fun stuff, nice for summer.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy amber yellow in color—too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving only a narrow ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of guava fruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has a bit stronger flavors of guava along with some hints of orange citrus. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The aromas and flavors in this IPA are a little subdued compared to other beers in the style, but it goes down easily and I would consider it to be sessionable.

Serving type: can

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can: Poured a light amber color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fresh citrusy hops notes is enticing. Taste is a nice mix of fresh citrusy hops notes with some light residual sugar notes and faint wheat malt with a smooth dry finish. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Enjoyable though Citra hops could have been even more prominent.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery "Cone Head"
12 fl. oz. can, "05/09/16" on 06/09/16
$3.50 @ Beverage Warehouse, Winooski, VT - (I'm pretty sure I was overcharged for this beer.)

Appearance: Almost cloudy deep gold body beneath a short head of bright-white. Head retention is better than average, and the initial lacing is quite nice.

Aroma: Mildly citrusy (orange, very mild grapefruit in the background) with other tropical fruits (peach, apricot, mango) over a sweetish malt base.

Flavor: Juicy and sweet, balanced by a surprisingly soft bitterness - which does dry out the finish and then linger a bit, but it's not at all harsh, and in all honesty it doesn't really seem all that much more bitter than a pale ale. With that said, at just 5.7% ABV I think this could easily be labeled a pale ale and no one would argue it. The interplay between the sweetish golden malt and the hoppy tropical fruitiness is fabulous, and it's an incredibly easy to drink beer that just keeps drawing you back again and again for another sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body and gently crisp with a slightly lower than standard carbonation that lends it a smoothness, and adds to its drinkability.

Overall: Absolutely enjoyable! I wish these Vermont brewers could get the whole pale ale versus IPA thing down, but I'll take it any way they want to label it!

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

A: Pours a hazy golden amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate golden yellow + burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a couple of small patches of thin film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit, tropical/guava, and light pine hops over the top of light aromas of biscuit, wheat, and caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of biscuit, wheat, and caramel malts with a light hint of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange, tropical/guava, and light pine hops which impart a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp initially with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and super refreshing - I like the wheat IPA which is not a Belgian IPA... Alcohol is well hidden and I could easily have a couple of these, especially on a warm summer evening.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange-gold color. Moderate head which leaves multiple rings of lace on the glass with each sip.

Fresh and traditional (i.e. No grapefruit nor flowers) smell of recently ground hops.

The flavor is a bit sweet initially. The bittering hop takes over rapidly but with balance. Good mouthfeel -- leans rich and bubbly. After so many near extreme New England IPAs, this is a trip back to the original American IPA.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Conehead IPA from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 562 ratings
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