Ding Points: 49.00
Pour: 60.00, Nose: 40.00, Palate: 50.00, Mouth: 60.00, Global: 40.00
12 oz single bottle, Buffalo Wild Wings, Hiram, GA.
Classic macro disappointment with an initially decent head that fades dramatically to nothing. Perhaps a little more color than expected, at least in terms of it being orange rather than pale yellow.
Nose is of nothing in particular, but there does seem to be a feint, plastic aroma – odd!
Tastes are exactly how the boys at AB intended I guess, almost entirely bland with almost nothing discernible. If I REALLY try, I suppose I might get a little, tiny bitterness, but the beer is essentially nothing more than a sweet, light syrup of boiled carbohydrates. Nothing especially offensive, but really, this qualifies as having a TASTE?
In all seriousness I suppose this might be a palate perspective issue, where I simply cannot relate to what washes over my tongue. I suppose I expect different things than the audience this is intended for, and most of the intended consumers of this beer might find in chock-full of taste!
Err….what exactly is a ‘wheat IPA’? God knows what the marketing folk at Anheuser-Busch sit around doing all day, but I’m pretty sure that most of it doesn’t have very much to do with beer per se. I guess they think that IPA would be good thing to slap on a label since it might sell a few bottles, but outside of a marketing perspective those letters, in that order, have ZERO business adorning a label with this beer inside. Absolutely none!
Other: American Pale Wheat Ale, 5.80%.