jcr (2084) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. One of the freshest IPAs Iíve tasted. Opened one week after being canned. Deep gold body. Fizzy white head, rapidly diminishing. Big aroma of raw, leafy hops. toasted grain, pine, resin. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately swet and moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Simple IPA. Pretty much all earthy, raw hops and very little malts. Thanks Wes.
DalzAle (1842) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Clear light orange pour, minimal carbonation and an aroma of juicy sweet orange hops. Flavor is also sweet orange citrus hops, syrupy sweet and slightly tart on the aftertaste. Not over the top, but an extremely fresh and refreshing hoppy brew.
islay (771) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz. can. Sharp, dry, lemony, salty aroma that is very powerful. Pretzel smell. The aroma waters the mouth and screams of autumn. Pours a clear, light amber with slow-rising bubbles. Large amount of thick, uneven, fluffy, long-lasting taupe head. Produces very good, thick lacing. Resiny, sharp taste that really emphasizes the West Coast hops. Lemony and salty flavor that is very similar to the aroma. Good, biscuit/cookie malt undertones that Iíd like to be even stronger; I must be spoiled by Furious. Really quite delicious and improves on multiple sips. Dry finish and long, bitter aftertaste. Moderate to heavy body; thick. Classic Surly soft water. Highly drinkable. Overall, Wet is a nearly perfect West Coast-style IPA. The hops are better than those in Furious, but the malts are weaker, and I probably slightly prefer Furious overall. Of course, I consider Furious one of the best IPAs ever produced, so it represents stiff competition. This was the second can from a four pack that I have consumed. I did have the 2009 Wet on tap in a bar, but apparently I failed to rate it. I remember it being very good, but I think the 2011 is better.
ReggieDunlap (2769) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very bright and clear honey/gold color with a huge tan head...excellent retention and lacing. Aroma is pungent with very fresh citrus!...pineapple, mango, orange blossom...just a hint of lightly roasted malt. Flavor has light maltiness...touch of caramely sweetness...and and nice floral citrus...pineapple and a bit of spicy grapefruit...earthy near the end. Mouthfeel is just the right amount of sticky and body to sip or suck it down fast...finish is dry and spicy/floral. Damn!
arminjewell (5144) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured hazy reddish out of can, thanks Caleb! Didnít know this was a new rating, but it was a nice amber red with white head, aroma was big dank notes of pine, citrus, toffee, some sight resin, orange peel notes with lots of grapefruit as well. Taste is big grapefruit, orange, tropical fruit with some mango, hints of toffee, pine, finishing fairly dry and bitter, more pine. Really tasty, but not sure of the price tag.
Luckyhank (32) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not an earth-shattering IPA, but close. Aroma is the best part, but taste is not quite as crisp as I would like.
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big big white head, rocky, spiderwebs, crazy lacing... clear light golden amber... lightly toasty, big citrus aroma, nice nice aroma, lightly fruity, light pale maltiness, no sweetness... Big flavor, pine, grapefruit, toasty malts, medium lively, dry dry finish... im generally not one for wet hopped ipas, i think they tend to be more malty than my liking, but this is done right...
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to theisti for this one. 16oz. can served in a Duvel tulip. Canned on 10/17/11. A couple of weeks old. Pours a clear reddish gold with a thin white head. Very fragrant, piney hops and some crystal malt. Solid hop bitterness from start to finish. Lighter side of medium bodied. Good malt backbone to hold up the hops. Nice dry finish. Good stuff. One of the best fresh hop beers that Iíve tried.
davey101 (562) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can into a shaped pint glass.
A - Dark copper body with an impressive white soapy head that stuck around for a while. Really great lacing and retention.
S - Dank hops. Very piney, resinous and savory. Just some light grapefruit and bubblegum followed by a bit of caramel malt. Iím not getting a ton of fruity aromas but there is some sweetness to it.
T - Piney hops followed by a huge bitterness that wonít let go. Sweet and sticky. The bitterness sticks around for a good minute. Some light bready malt and citrus round it out. Despite the huge rush of hops it remains balanced and composed. Mouth feel is a bit lighter than I would have liked, but the carbonation is solid.
O - A great wet hopped ale. Not sure if I would go out of my way to trade for it, but I was stoked to see it as an extra...especially being this fresh.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up single 16-oz can at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a semi-clear golden amber colored brew with a decent size off-white head that leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, spicy hops, a hint of caramel malt and some pine. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of citrus zest, some light pine that hides the caramel malt. Finish is semi-dry, a touch spicy compared to the 2009/10 vintage with a shorter lingering bitterness aftertaste. Missing some of the tangerine/tropical fruit but still a decent hop fresh IPA.