fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden color. Poor aroma and flavor, very dry mouthfeel, some malt, strong hopping but nothing’s wild here.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with an average white head. Aroma of florals, lemon, and skunkiness. Flavor of mild hops and caramel.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2006
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(12oz bottle) Small white head atop a crystal-clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/grapefruit, light lemon. Taste is medium sweet, bland, bread, light cardboard, lemon. Watery light body.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Wild Hop
Source: Summits - Sandy Springs
clear golden, huge cream head, sweet malt aroma with some light spicy hops, nice light malt flavor, touch of carmel sweetness that grows, touch of nice spicy hops, light bitterness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light non-citrus hop aroma, along with a light malt. Not a lot there. Light amber color with a respectable white head that does not last long. First impression is of carbonation, mouthfeel is decent, lightly sweet, but there is a bitter balance along the back edges of the tongue. Decently drinkable, especially in comparison with A-B’s main event.
Tmoney99 (9635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Party Source. Poured clear amber with an average frothy white head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Light balanced aroma. Light to medium body. Light bitter flavor with a light smooth bitter finish of short duration.
Ratman197 (8515) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small diminishing off white head. Aromas of bread, a hint of earthiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and fizzy. Flavors of bread, a bit of graininess and a hint of lemon with a crisp finish.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle... Clear, golden lager with a small, frothy, white head. Decent retention. Earthy, hop nose with a dash of white pepper. Perfectly balanced flavor, but watery. Light to medium-bodied and fizzy. Short, crisp, clean finish.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Poured a light to medium and see through orange color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of grain and lightly floral. Tastes was grain all the way. Thin body.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 2, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
So I knew up front that this was a Bud product, but when all you have to choose when buying a new single is this or some strawberry wheat that you just know will be a disaster, you’re going to give this a shot. I’ll say one thing, the label on this beer is downright perfect... I mean, it’s appetizing, it makes me thirsty, it gets me excited about drinking farmhouse ales while strolling down a hillside of freshly cut wheat. I’m not being funny here, I’m saying that AB has the money to come up with the perfect design, photo, color scheme and name for this beer... just look at it, all warm and pleasent, and the name is wild hop lager... it makes me think I’m going to drink some amazing dry-hopped harvest ale. But of course I know that won’t be the case, I know this is a bud product, so I don’t expect much. So what do I get? The nose is tinny honey, the flavor is apple with that honey, and the texture is nothing more than bubbling apple juice. Nothing close to a good beer, but it passes for drinkable. I still want to eat the label, though.