In this blog, we are going to talk about Sixpoint’s Apollo ale. Let’s start with the history of the brewery. Sixpoint is a craft brewery out of Brooklyn, New York. They were founded by homebrewer Shane Welch in 2004. They brew several different styles of beers from IPAs, Ryes, Lagers, etc. They also brew this wheat ale that we are going to talk about in this blog.
I will be up front and honest before we get into this beer. I am really not a fan of wheat ales however, I have becoming a huge fan of Bavarian Wheat Ales. Apollo is their new summer seasonal. Here is what is posted on Sixpoint website (www.sixpoint.com) on what it is.
“The unmistakable flavor of a Bavarian Wheat, but with a clear golden brilliance and a Sixpoint twist. An entirely unique canned offering for the sun-worshipping ale lovers.” (taking from the sixpoint website)
The one thing that this brewery is doing right on their packaging and I kind of wish others would pick up on this. Sixpoint puts IBU, ABV, and SRM on their cans. Apollo is a 5.2% abv, 11 IBU (internation bitter units), and 3.7 SRM (the color of the beer). Also on their can it does tell you what the beer is.
Apollo pours with a head but it goes away pretty quick. It is a cloudy with a strew to golden color. It smells like a Germen hef with some circus. This is a very nice balance beer when tasting it. The lemon attacks your pallet throughout the drinking experience. Very little to no after taste from the hops but a slight lemon hint. The IBUs are only 11. It is in the average for a wheat, white, hefenize, etc.