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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Whoa! I guess itís pretty obvious we arenít able to hide our excitement about this Dank Tank offering. Our Wet Dream makes its mark with a full 420 pound load of dripping wet Chinook hops that were hand picked FRESH from the fields at Vinny Van Hornís family farm in Washington State. We overnighted these bad boys to our bat cave in Georgia, and within 24 hours of those juicy little suckers dangling on the vine, we brewed dem up, defining this beautiful 7.5% alc/vol red ale with explosive crazy FRESH hop flavors never seen in these parts before! Wake Up! Cause the Wet Dream in your hand is best enjoyed as FRESH from the brewery as possible. So good itís embarrassing!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2009
22oz bomber. Pours a deep, clear golden amber with a huge bubbly white head that recedes fairly slowly and leaves a soapy film around the edges with some decent lacing. The aroma is flush with fresh floral hops with some freshly-cut grass and hints of pine resin coming through. There is a light sweet maltiness in the nose as well. The taste doesnít have nearly the hop presence I was expecting form the nose. There is an initial grassy herbal hop kick but it gives way to a sweet, slightly toasted malt backbone. The finish is bitter but not extremely hoppy, if that makes since. Itís almost metallic, but not enough to make it completely unpleasant. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with decent carbonation and has an herbal, almost spicy, finish. This is a decent beer from Sweetwater and very drinkable. It is definitely far more herbal and grassy than I was expecting. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (960) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2009
A red ale with wet hops, picked up fresh today, and decided to enjoy it right away as the label suggested. The 22 oz. bomber with the now typical SweetWater silk screened label. Luckily they did not elaborate much on the reason for the wet dream on the side a like they did so tastelessly for the last release. Anyway, on with the review of the actual contents, poured into a pint glass. The body was burn sienna and formed a smallish head. Carbonation looked subdued. The aroma was caramel and toffee and some citrus fruits, and not notably hoppy. The taste was unanticipated in its sweetness and a distinct lack of bitter counter punch. The hops were present as an herbal and spicy aftertaste. This was clearly closer to a red ale than a DIPA or even an IPA. The malts were quite a bit flavorful than what is typically seen in the paler cousins, and the finish was very dry and grainy. This beer felt far more slippery in the mouth than the actual strength was. As a result it was an easy drinking beer with some interesting hop usage in the background. I canít help but wonder if all of these wet hops could have been better used in a beer that showcased them more obviously.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3833) - - OCT 10, 2009
22oz bottle. pours a clear copper under a medium sized, frothy, off-white head. citrus hop aroma. definitely has a wet, ripe, fresh from the vine hop flavor. notes of tea and toasty biscuity malts. medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bconger (138) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Bottle. Dark amber pour with a medium off-white head. Aromas of floral hops and frankencence. Nice earthy, fruity hops hit you at the start, followed by crisp pear and a bitter tinge. Interesting fresh hop profile. I dig it for a change.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Pours a nice copper color with a tan head. Aroma caramel, pine, minty, toast, and a touch of citrus. Flavor is caramel, pine, grassy, some citrus, honey, and a bitter piney finish bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2009
22 oz. bottle from Hop City in Atlanta, GA. Fluffy head that fades away rather quickly. A little bit of head retention, but not much. Pretty dark coppery brown color. Slight amber hue; this looks pretty good. Very pungent floral hop aroma. Very nice pine hop aroma. Nice nuanced aroma. This beer let me down in terms of flavor. Maybe it is a little too "green" as they say. Nice pine hop flavor at first, but I feel that the hops are kind of weak. There is that lasting bitterness, but it isnít as smooth as I thought it would be, and to tell you the truth not as hoppy either. I may or may not re-rate this. I am going to give a few bottles some time in the cellar and see what happens. The hops are nice, but I thought with 420 pounds of hops this would offer more. Fairly smooth but nothing special.


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