emacgee (4000) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one wet hopped with Cascades. The visual specs were the same as the normal version. Lots of watermelon (?) in the nose and flavor. Interesting for sure.
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Okay. Had some of the first batch of this a month or so ago and had a similar experience to Jason. This beer was so weird. First of all, it smelled and tasted like watermelon. But it had a distinct bitterness, mixed with some grains and watery tea. I mistakenly ordered a pint and although I pour many beers down my drain at home, I rarely will leave a beer not finished at the bar but damn if this beer was incredibly hard to drink. Wow, this was atrocious.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s easy to miss out on BCBB’s Experimental Tap 7 stuff, as people tend to go for it very quickly. But I got to try the wet-hopped version of this ordinarily dry-hopped ale a couple times. Nice cloudy deep orange pour, with slightly less of a head than normal. Smelled sharply herbal in the nose, just a bit of sweetness detectable. Mouthfeel was watery, with a bit of a leafy bitterness to it. Alas, I found the flavor to be even worse, like horrible dank beer-flavored iced tea, with preciousl little hop flavor. Was hoping for improvement, but perhaps that’ll have to wait until the next time they brew this one.