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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Crystal hops were sourced locally and handpicked off the bines and added to the brewing process the same day. This method is what produces the floral, grassy, smooth character that is so vivid in a wet hop. Harvested once a year in the fall this fresh hop treat is sure to delight your tastebuds and deserves a salute to the generous bounty that surrounds.

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3.2
Ratman197 (14680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, grassiness, earthiness, pine and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, pine, light grassiness and lighgt grapefruit zest with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.

2.8
adnielsen (10605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilburs Foco. Pours a clear, dark orange appearance with a light brown head with medium retention. Toasty caramel malty, fairly spicy, herbal, orange citrusy, grassy aroma. Quite strong and a bit boozy. Fairly bitter, grapefruity, spicy/herbal hoppy, light toffee, caramel flavor with a slight metallic note. Aroma seemed alright but the nice flavors in the beer really seem to be dominated overly strong malty and boozy notes. Just seems a bit overdone.

3.2
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
On tap, at Hopnosis 2012. Clear yellow orange color. Good thin off-white head, leaves thick lace. Smooth, lighter carbonation, bigger body. Kind of a caramel malty aroma. Mild spicy, light piney hops. Bitter taste. My friend said she liked it, but personally for me it was kind of disappointing

3.3
onceblind (9418) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Clear brilliant golden with a small foamy laceful white head. Odd aroma...really odd. When you’re drinking a fresh hop beer you’re not expecting to smell fried chicken and potatoes. But that’s what I got. Not a bad aroma, just unexpected and...weird. The flavor was much more beery. Smooth grainy caramel tones mix with fresh floral leafy hops and piney bitterness, creating a balanced and eccentric brew, with strong but tempered bitterness and a lasting hoppy finish.

3.5
bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Dusty and caramel aroma with light citrus. Grapefruit and pine flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger with caramel and light summer fruit.

3
drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2/1/13. 22oz bottle from Grassroots. Amber pour with a nice khaki head that fades and laces a little. Sweet, fruity aroma with caramel and a touch of booziness. Similarly sweet and fruity flavor again with caramel and booze. A bit too sweet and not all that hoppy.

3.6
PorterPounder (7894) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Proof Bottle Shop - 650 ml bomber (not 22 oz?). Medium-dark copper pour, sticky medium-thick white head with thick lacing. Aroma is nice and fresh and full of spruce goodness and some floral notes. Flavor is full bodied, but not overbearing. Some requisite grapefruit bitterness, a bit of juicy fruit gum. some nectarine sweetness, a touch of maple syrup. Thickish mouthfeel with a tart aftertaste. Pretty decent.

3.4
Suttree (6358) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Not horrible, but sort of one dimensional. I was thinking maybe some floral notes or something like that, given you words "wet hop" on the label, but wasn’t. Sweeter than I expected, as well.

3.3
nearbeer (5369) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2013
650 ml. Clear copper with a creamy quarter inch of foam. Nose is earthy leaf, toffee and light orange. Taste is sweet: toasted grain and orange toffee. Bitter resin and green herb finally comes in the way aftertaste. Medium body is smooth with the light carbonation that I like, and the 9% is well-disguised, but this one is just too sweet. My experience with "fresh hop" beers continues to be disappointing. Reaffirms my belief in the time-tested Belgian wisdom of using older and drier hops.

3.4
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of HOPS, and some other hints, maybe fruit, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and hoppy with a nice dry finish.


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