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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Hops and fruit are such a lovely combo, and this 7% ale showcases both. Hopped like a traditional West Coast India pale ale, this beer saw the addition of 50 lbs of papaya and Amarillo hops in the secondary fermentor. This sweet little number is perfect for early spring. Try it with our fried chicken sandwich.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours a bright orange with a slight haze. Smallish white head. Nose of mango and papaya and Amarillo hops (wasn’t hard to guess). Fruity and easy to drink. Something a bit too soft/watery in the palate and not quite as bitter as I wanted, but still damn good.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (881) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
Poured bright orange in color with a thin white head. Lots of fresh hops and fruit juice on the nose. Not sure I could personally identify papaya but I trust them. Great beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
drsordr (1126) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Draft at the restaurant. Color clear orange with minimal head. Nose very strong hop forward, mango, pine, resin and fruit. Taste also hop forward with tropical fruit and pine hops. Definite papaya after taste, plays excellently with the hop flavors. The fruit addition doesn’t add sweetness, but instead enhances the underlying flavors. Excellent.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2789) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Growler. How is Wicked Weed so good? Whoever is in charge of this operation knows what the hell they are doing. This is yet another winner, especially in the hop department. Normally I cringe when I see fruit addition to a beer, but Wicked Weed adeptly incorporates something like papaya into an IPA seamlessly while making the hops, malt and yeast the highlight more than the adjunct. The aroma is a blast of citrus, melon and pine with a sturdy caramel backbone. I couldn’t tell you that papaya was definitely used unless I read it. With that suggestion in my mind I feel an underlying fruity tartness melding perfectly with the typical, but enjoyable and clean IPA flavors. The body is pretty sturdy, mildly sticky even. Lots of juicy citrus and fruity bouquet in the finish, lingering on a dry herbal note. What a great beer! I may have a new favorite southern brewery.


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