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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bunches and bunches of wet hops are added at first wort, through the brewing process, and finally at conditioning through dry-hopping. Brau Bros’ boasts the state’s largest hopyard, with eleven varieties spread out over the eastern acreage. Harvested only minutes before use, multiple varieties contribute a complex blend of hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma. Our unique soil and terrain produce unequaled hops and contribute to a one-of-a-kind ale. Notes of grass, herbs, and green tea are evident and are indicative of truly authentic wet hopped beer. We preview darker October beers by incorporating Vienna Malt along with premium Two Row Pale Malt and tangy Biscuit Malt.

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3.2
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2012
bottle. clear amber with small head. aroma of body odor and spicy hops. flavor is soapy, and finishes with sweet malt and some light pine

3.4
wlajwl (6809) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Aroma is dry piney hops and malts, which are somewhat nutty. The flavor is citrus and noticeably resinous from the hops, along with a tea-like underneath the surface. It was decent, I don’t really care for tea flavor in any beer, thankfully it wasn’t too strong in this.

4.4
jmohno (1619) - Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2012 This beer was expensive,but being a harvest maybe its limited. Pour is a light copper brilliantly clear, short head with a froth ring and good lacing. Im pretty impress so far,the smell is great its piney dank resiony floral fruity fresh and crisp.Fresh baked cookies ,too.Fantastic! Taste is even better its all the aroma and just fresh and crisp with a great malt taste and great hop flavor the bittering is nice and grassy resiony. I would admit my expectations were low considering their other beer wich were pretty good not great. This is my kind of ideal ipa. The smell is intoxicatingly fresh as well as the taste.Expensively delicious. I woulthd like to put this side by side with a two hearted ale. This reminds me of what i first loved about it.Maybe i got lucky and got a super fresh one,it was on room temp shelf also.

3.5
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle. Medium copper colored brew with a slightly yellow khaki head. The nose has some grapefruit and bread crust. There is also some peanut character. The taste is fairly strong grapefruit and peanuts. There is also a piney note with wood in the finish. The body is a little sticky. This is pretty good.

3.8
CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Pours a deep orange with a medium tight white head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma has a whole lot of pungent fruity hop character & perhaps the most true to form grapefruit aroma I’ve ever smelled in a beer. There is some orange rind and light alcohol in there as well.

The flavor is citrusy and hoppy, the beer is largely dry with lots of grapefruit and some light garlicy hop notes. The beer is fairly clean, nicely bitter and has some leafy/grassy hops in the finish.

The palate is nice, fairly sharp with a low carbonation.

Wow, how unexpected... this is a very enjoyable IPA.

3.3
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Clear amber with a thin creamy tan head and some lacing. Aroma is floral, bready and vegetal with some herbs and fresh leaves. Taste is herbal tea-like with floral hops and pale malt and mild bitterness and a touch of warming on the finish. Interesting for awhile, but got redundant quick.

3.7
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2011
on tap at atomic coffe in Moorhead, MN. This beer pours a clear brownish yellow with a nice thick white head that leaves a think ring around the beer. Smell is sweet flowery hops. taste is deliciously hop forward with a finish that is on the sweeter side. After taste is of bitter hops. a good fresh hopped beer

3.3
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
12 oz bottle. Clear copper with a fluffy white head. Nose is toffee, tangerine and grass; slightly floral. Medium body with light carb, kind of ponderous for an IPA. Taste is caramel, honey, pine and orange-grapefruit.

3.8
empirebeer (3) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011 does not count
A completely enjoyable beer for you hop fans. Just as the label says, it is indeed fresh. Easy to recommend this beer, and suggest you buy a couple of six packs because you will want to come back to this beer often. Great to remind you of spring through the long Minnesota winters. Really nice finish, so don’t rush through your pour.

3.5
BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle. Mostly clear orange pour with a small soapy white head. Awesome aroma of floral hops and slight caramel malt - grapefruit and tea in there as well. Medium palate with appropriate carbonation. Taste is slight caramel malt, big floral/citrus hops but very well balanced. This is really well done - my favorite offering from Brau Brothers to date.


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