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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Special edition, seasonal. The brewery will make it clear on the tap list which beers are fresh/wet hop versions.

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3.8
Bov (13005) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 19, 2016
[email protected] Trappiste - cloudy blond beer with a firm and long lasting white foam; hoppy aroma of melon and flowers; velvety palate; medium-bodied and with a late bitterness; creamy mouthfeel, light residual sweetness and a long hoppy finish of ripe fruits - fresh

3.8
Zlotta (3496) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2016
Sampled from tap at ’Craft Beer Corner’. Slightly hazy, golden yellow with a frothy, white head. Sweetish, fruity-grassy aroma of mango, passion fruit and orange. Sweetish, fruity-grassy taste of lemongrass, pineapple, mango and passion fruit, followed by a medium long, rather dry-bitter, grassy finish. Medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very nice!

3.5
Koelschtrinker (20768) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2016
Spritziger, kernig hopfiger Beginn mit trocken hopfigen Noten. Vollmundig, frisch, helle Holznoten. Weiche Würzigkeit. Gut! 10/11/11/12//11

3.6
anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2016
Draft @ Beachwood BBQ and Brewing, Long Beach, CA. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grassy citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy grassy citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty grassy citrus hoppy bitter finish.

4.4
GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2016
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Tap list clearly indicates which beers during the hop harvest months are made with fresh/wet hops. The fresh hop version of Carlsbad Raceway made waves in the community last year in September, so I went by to see what all the noise was able. I’ll be damned, this version was out of control.

Clear amber gold pour with thick lace. Juicy nose of white grape, chardonnay - nothing in common with regular Raceway. Warming up there is vanilla cake, lemon pound cake. Really is smells divine. Taste is silky and juicy with white grape, cantaloupe, but huge bitterness piles on with a semi-lactic backend. Body is heavier, old school IPA still. There’s that characteristic long, bitter finish. Over time some rustic maltiness, wheat bread crust, cantaloupe rind come through. It’s old school at its roots, but it’s exceptional well done. Old school IPA, but done very well. Honestly, I haven’t had an IPA like this in years.


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