corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Huge thanks to brian23456 for sending me this in a recent trade!
Pours a slightly cloudy dark golden orange with tangerine hues and two finger frothy, pillowy white head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with soapy lacing on it’s way down.
Dank floral hop aroma with lots of resinous oils as well as some earthy pine countered by sweet tropical and citrus fruit notes. Hints of pineapple, mango, grapefruit and citrus rind balance out the earthier notes. Pale malt presence with some biscuit and graham.
Medium bodied with lots of dank, luscious resinous oils that create a complex hop profile. Delicately floral with a decent amount of biter dryness balanced by some sweeter fruit notes and pale malt. Hints of earthy, grassy pine countered by tropical/citrus fruits, especially grapefruit and pineapple. The malt backbone is noticeable without getting in the way of the fresh hops, giving off subtle hints of biscuit and graham cracker.
Overall this beer is complex, very well balanced, extremely flavorful and dangerously quaffable. One of the best hoppy beers I’ve had lately. pineypower (3347) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Can thanks to Atom. Pours out a clear moderate amber color with a nice off white head. Aroma is of juicy fresh hops, citrus grapefruit and some light lingering malts. Taste is citrus, tropical fruits, light pine and a light malt balance in there. Very fresh and juicy hop taste. Man I like wet hopped beers. madvike (3285) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2011
4-pack from MatSciGuy...thanks Levi! - Pours beautiful clear amber with a big foamy white head. Blast of citrus on the nose--this is one that you can smell from across the room. Wow. Lots of citrus rind in there, and the malt backbone is thin and sweet.. The taste is a bit less pungent from a hop perspective, and the sharp pine flavor comes through a bit. Drier than I’d expect from the nose, really resiny, and leaves a bit of a hoppy funk in your mouth on the long finish. Dangerously easy to drink, which makes the 6% a really good thing. Fantastic. jcr (2726) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Can. One of the freshest IPAs I’ve tasted. Opened one week after being canned. Deep gold body. Fizzy white head, rapidly diminishing. Big aroma of raw, leafy hops. toasted grain, pine, resin. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately swet and moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Simple IPA. Pretty much all earthy, raw hops and very little malts. Thanks Wes.
DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Can. Clear light orange pour, minimal carbonation and an aroma of juicy sweet orange hops. Flavor is also sweet orange citrus hops, syrupy sweet and slightly tart on the aftertaste. Not over the top, but an extremely fresh and refreshing hoppy brew.
islay (2920) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2011
16 oz. can. Sharp, dry, lemony, salty aroma that is very powerful. Pretzel smell. The aroma waters the mouth and screams of autumn. Pours a clear, light amber with slow-rising bubbles. Large amount of thick, uneven, fluffy, long-lasting taupe head. Produces very good, thick lacing. Resiny, sharp taste that really emphasizes the West Coast hops. Lemony and salty flavor that is very similar to the aroma. Good, biscuit/cookie malt undertones that I’d like to be even stronger; I must be spoiled by Furious. Really quite delicious and improves on multiple sips. Dry finish and long, bitter aftertaste. Moderate to heavy body; thick. Classic Surly soft water. Highly drinkable. Overall, Wet is a nearly perfect West Coast-style IPA. The hops are better than those in Furious, but the malts are weaker, and I probably slightly prefer Furious overall. Of course, I consider Furious one of the best IPAs ever produced, so it represents stiff competition. This was the second can from a four pack that I have consumed. I did have the 2009 Wet on tap in a bar, but apparently I failed to rate it. I remember it being very good, but I think the 2011 is better. reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Pours a very bright and clear honey/gold color with a huge tan head...excellent retention and lacing. Aroma is pungent with very fresh citrus!...pineapple, mango, orange blossom...just a hint of lightly roasted malt. Flavor has light maltiness...touch of caramely sweetness...and and nice floral citrus...pineapple and a bit of spicy grapefruit...earthy near the end. Mouthfeel is just the right amount of sticky and body to sip or suck it down fast...finish is dry and spicy/floral. Damn! arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Poured hazy reddish out of can, thanks Caleb! Didn’t know this was a new rating, but it was a nice amber red with white head, aroma was big dank notes of pine, citrus, toffee, some sight resin, orange peel notes with lots of grapefruit as well. Taste is big grapefruit, orange, tropical fruit with some mango, hints of toffee, pine, finishing fairly dry and bitter, more pine. Really tasty, but not sure of the price tag. Luckyhank (32) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Not an earth-shattering IPA, but close. Aroma is the best part, but taste is not quite as crisp as I would like. jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Big big white head, rocky, spiderwebs, crazy lacing... clear light golden amber... lightly toasty, big citrus aroma, nice nice aroma, lightly fruity, light pale maltiness, no sweetness... Big flavor, pine, grapefruit, toasty malts, medium lively, dry dry finish... im generally not one for wet hopped ipas, i think they tend to be more malty than my liking, but this is done right...