DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2009
Bottle from utobeer, 1 at home, 1 with garethyoung and malachi in the new crown. Aroma is massive citrus, lychee, seriously fresh amazing hop character. Taste is similar, bitter but balanced, big but not overly bold, its just amazing stuff. Id drink this every day for every day of the year and feel very very good about it. Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
On tap at the White Horse, for "Still here Mr. Selle?" session, at their Old Ale Festival, 28th Nov 08. Reddish copper with a hoppy then fruity aroma - smells like fresh apple skins. Good malty notes and then a long dry finish. The festival programme had the strength down as 7.2% btw. Doppelganger (1389) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Tap at the Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, with Traci, Fin & Loz. Slightly hazy red/orange, small but sticky off-white head. Warm spicy tangerine nose, bright pollen. Big chewy hop flavor, good balancing sweetness. hapjydeuce (1005) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 26, 2008
On tap and bottled. This is a really solid wet hop IPA. Hazy deep golden color with a developing frothy white head. Instant aroma of hop resin, wet grass, orange citrus and sweet malt. Firm, malty flavor with plenty of grapefruit and spicy bitterness on the back end. Very well balanced overall, with a crisp, refreshing finish. bitbucket (2166) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle. Pours cloudy copper with a thick and lacy pale yellow head. Citrus, caramel, earth and grass aroma. Medium body and carbonation. Light taste, just a bit of toffee and citrus. Pungent, resinous finish with a bitter aftertaste after the sweetness fades.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Pours an orangish amber with a thick white head. Aroma is big, earthy hops. Well balanced flavor, heavy on hops but with a nice malt sweetness. Medium bodied. Very smooth and drinkable. Nice. thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2008
24 oz bottle. Pours a beautiful golden color with a big, frothy cream colored head that has amazing retention and excellent lacing. Aroma is fresh hops. It smells like my fingers after I harvested my hops this year. I have never smelt a beer like this. Flavor is very citric and a bit of yeast at the end. The flavor is nice and smooth, at the same time very light and refreshing. There is a very nice balance between with the malt as well. Very enjoyable and worth the trouble to get! Outstanding. LilBeerDoctor (4229) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear deep orange with a thick, foamy off white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready dough, light citrus hops, and caramel malt. Flavor of fresh apples, caramel malt, and a floral hops finish. Very nice and crisp. Not as fruity as the regular Wet Hop Harvest, but this is quite nice. I wish this was produced enough so that it could be my session beer.
adrian910ss (2604) - Doylestown, PA, USA - DEC 11, 2008
On draft at the GL. Pours a semi clear amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of tangy citrus and light pine. Taste of tangy citrus and pine. Quite hoppy. afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Pours a lightly hazed amber color topped by an inch of lasting off-white head. Smells of nuts, pine, citrus, and caramel. Taste is medium bitter with notes of pine, grapefruit, walnuts, and grass. Very balanced, actually teeters on the brink between APA and IPA. Finishes semi-dry that has a lasting bitterness. Very good, but maybe not quite as good as the Southern Hemisphere Harvest.