Conehead IPA | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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3.98/5
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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
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#5,189
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
606
pDev:
8.54%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 606 |  Reviews: 85
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ffejherb
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at American Flatbread on 6/11/11.

A - Extremely pale, hazy golden wheat-colored liquid with a thin white cap that receded, leaving behind a bevy of thick, lacy designs around the glass.

S - Citrus and wheat bread notes mingle together nicely, giving the aroma a light, juicy quality. A hint of wildflowers and toasted grains rounds out the aroma.

T - Flavor is really fresh and juicy with lots of citrus character as well as floral notes akin to wildflowers on the side of the road. Malt is sweet and doesn't prevent the hops from shining through here. With that said, Conehead isn't terribly bitter. This is light, flavorful and juicy.

M - Light bodied with a hint of dryness on the palate and a crisp, refreshing moderately hoppy finish.

D - Conehead reminds me of Shut the Hell Up! that I just had at The Alchemist, although not quite the hop bomb. I found this to be light, refreshing and poundable. Good stuff!

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Off the tap this beer was a cloudy, banana yellow color with a pure whitehead. The one-finger of foam displayed very good retention, especially as a collar and left lacing in thin bands. The aroma was 'bright' with notes of wheat, floral and citrus hops and mildly musty malt. The flavors were very dry and bitter. Lots of wheat twang, hints of citrus hops, orange rind in the middle, some root-like bitterness and herbal notes and a lightly sweet malt backbone. The mouthfeel was creamy, the body medium and the carbonation excellent. Though it as a good effort the high acidity and bitter elements took away from this one a little.

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Photo of Brad007
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While at Flatbread, I also took the time to sample this beer out of curiosity. Poured a very light, pale color, almost yellow-gold with a decent amount of head. Aroma was nice and hoppy upfront with hints of wheat as well. I've never had anything like this before so it's hard to describe at first. The taste was hoppy upfront with a nice wheat finish. Dry aftertaste. Not too bitter and definitely not overwhelmed by the wheat.

I could see a beer like this being perfect for a hot day. It combines the best characteristics of both an IPA and hefe/witbier into one drinkable potion.

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Photo of NEhophead
3.3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the pub on 10.13.07; served in a tumbler.

Pale wheat/light copper in color beneath a porous white head. Thin, ringed lacing with decent strength. Aromas of bright citrus, stiff astringent wheat, and a brief solvency. Flavors begin with a bright citrus quality: lemon, orange, yeast-filled grapefruit. Astringent and musty; the hop character's bottom falls out and the pale wheat character presents itself: watery, stiff wheat with a noticeable astringency. Off-bitterness with a weak, musty aftertaste. Light, medium in body with a carbonated feel. A strange concoction of a Pale Wheat Ale and a light IPA that translates more like a Pale Wheat with a touch of added hops. It also equals a brew that I won't be returning to.

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Conehead IPA from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 606 ratings