Mammoth Owens Valley Wet Harvest Lager (2011)

RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Mammoth Brewing company is proud to our second annual Wet Harvest beer. This year, we chose to brew an imperial pale lager. Using pristine alpine water from the headwaters of the Owens Valley and cascade hops from Banner Springs Ranch in the Glass Mountains. The hops were harvested and bought to our brewery - still warm and moist from the field for every step of the brewing process. From mash-in though filtration. Using few speciality malts and a unique lager yeast the beer has all the hop character and bitterness of any IPA but was fermented cold at 50 degree F so at to further highlight the aromatic qualities of these high altitude wet hops.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14897) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours amber gold with a 3 finger creamy/bubbly white head. Aroma is bready with something like noble hop. For me just now the hop aroma is not strong. Med body. Flavor is bready, fruity, and somewhat citrus. Very nice, but not the cat pee Id hoped for (see rating below). Its very refreshing. But Im getting more apricot than citrus. Very good drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8987) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Citrus and light floral aroma with light spice. Citrus and light pineflavor with light earth. Medium bodied. Citrus and light pine lingers with light earth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Bright amber color with lasting ivory sheen. Big dank, earthy, spicy, barnyard piss aromas. Light bodied with average co2. Dry, spicy flavors of earth, wet grass, with lagered maltage--very good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnnyJ (5546) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bomber. Clear yellow pour, with a white head. Sharp lemon citrus, some sweet apricot, musty earth, and a little buttery. Not very good, must be past its prime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (5141) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 8, 2012
The 22-oz bottle came from Total Wine and More in Sacramento, CA. Pours a rich gold with a big white head. Moderate lacing. Nose is floral hops. Medium in body with a very clean smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is light fruit, flowers, and citrus. Finishes slightly bitter. Good.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating #7. Nice glowing yellow/gold pour with a nice white head. Im picking up hops and a little butter in the aroma. Flavor is similar unfortunately, something happened and its not good. (2237)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2012
A hazy yellow/golden colored beer, with a thick white head. The aroma of some malts and some fruits. The taste malty with overripe fruits. The aftertaste is sweet with notes of bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Pale yellow pour with a big fluffy white head. Beautiful lacing. Aroma is a little plasticy with some pine notes. Smells kind of green too. Flavor is a little buttery and a touch sweet. Some more light plastic. Something just tastes off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Sample at brewery. Clear medium yellow pour with a slick of white foam. Aroma is faded hops and light sweet malt with perhaps some trailing citrus. Taste is light hops with some bitterness and a slightly medicinal twinge over some sweet malt. Smooth mouthfeel. Okay but well past its prime.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2011 A - golden amber super clear pour with 1finger white head S - aromas of hops, musty barnyard hops, light notes of peaches. Unfortunately this beer has a pervasive odor of cat urine. As a long time cat owner this smell is unmistakable. And impossible to over look. M - robust body with little carbonation. Average palette. T - wet burlap fresh hops, musty earthy tones on the nose, slightly sweet peaches, musty lager ending. Tastes are good for a lager, unfortunately the cat urine smell in every sip. O - could have been an interesting lager with nice earthy musty nose and a lightly sweet peach to balance, but not of my friends could get past the cat pee. 2

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