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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Amarillo hop goodness is what this beer is all about! Twelve thirty pound boxes of Amarillo flown in overnight from the Yakima Valley in Washington State…to be exact.

This is a beer that celebrates the hop! Made with freshly picked, whole leaf, “wet hops” these off the vine beauties will encourage you to drink fresh, drink local and drink now!

Drink fresh, drink local and drink now!

ABV: 6.6% OG: 15% IBU: 50 plus

Hops: Fresh “Wet” Amarillo Hops from the Yakima valley

Malts: 2 Row, Marris Otter, Best Munich, Honey, Fawcett Crystal

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2.8
Huhzubendah (3742) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt! This beer appears a dark orange color. The head is about a half inch thick and generates a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is a balance of malt and hops, with some sweet scents and a hint of alcohol. So far, it lacks the characteristics typical of the style. The taste is a bit of disappointment as well, and lacks any type of bold hop character. The beer does not taste bad, per se, but I wouldn’t even know this was an IPA if it wasn’t on the label. There are many better beers out there, IPA or not. I wouldn’t recommend this. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-13-2010

4.2
Fatehunter (2615) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Poured from a bomber into a satan glass (wide flute). Beautiful amber color, semi-transparent and a thick white head. Wow. It smells like a handful of green hops. Exactly what I was expecting for a wet hop ale. Citrus and a little malt scent getting in there too. I was expecting more bitterness... but this is still great. Subtly bitter with the malty sweet coming through more. Though not really sweet, just more than bitter. Soft and medium body. Light carbonation. Very nice. Very drinkable. The mouthfeel is wonderful. A great looking beer with a nice smell to it. The taste was the only part not bring it strong, but it was still very nice.

4.1
robiannelli (599) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bomber pours orange amber with a khaki head. Aromas of light citrus some bright notes of fresh hops some pale malts and a bit of pine. Flavor is bitter with s piney.sappy flavor. Body is a good medium with an astringent tasty finish.

4
jjgmd (2248) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Pours an amber orange hazy color. Nose is citrusy and hoppy. Taste is full of flavor, citrus and hoppy. Bitter but not overwhelming so, Quite refreshing and drinks rather easily. Nice finish, just a good IPA. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.8
zgaier (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Pours a golden orange with a white head and aroma of hops and grass. Taste is of fresh hops, citrus, pine, and grass with a bitter finish. Great tasting IPA with a nice hoppy, fresh flavor.

3.7
Suttree (6505) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2012
Red, with a loose white head. Smells like fresh, grassy hops. Tastes is fresh hops, as well. Not a whole lot of extra dimensions to this, but I really like it. Tap, Flying Saucer, Nashville.

3.1
crosamich (474) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 21, 2012
from Dec 2010, Little darker than I expected. Aroma falls flat for me on this one actually with some alcohol in the nose. With the wet hop variety i don’t necessarily expect overpowering hops in the face. Little bit of sweetness would be a good base were there more hops here. There are some pleasant green notes behind this. Mouthfeel is full and could drink a bunch of these but I probably would find something else.

3.1
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 1/5/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Filtered and mostly transparent, the color is transparently amber, with a touch of ruby in the middle. A fizzy off-white head forms initially but quickly fades to a ring and a few spots on top. Not really any lace. A little bit of bready malt and then a long, full pine aroma. Not incredibly strong, but it seems like the wet hops have a more robust aroma. There is some biscuity malt up front in the flavor, but the focus is on the robust pine hops. A full and bitter flavor, the wet hop flavor really comes through. I like that the taste really lets the flavor of the wet hops come through, the problems is just that that flavor either isn’t amazing or that aspect of the beer is not executed that well. Bitterness builds and sticks around through the finish. The mouthfeel starts crisp on the tongue, with a creaminess coming into play as the sip progresses. A ton of oily hop residue left on the tongue, sort of a paint-peeling effect on the tongue. This is all right. The search continues for great wet hop beers.

3.9
tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2012
Bomber shared with Greg and Adam. Pours clear amber with a good beige head leaving lace. Aroma is malty piny sweetish grassy rediny.  Flavor is sweet caramel grassy piny bitter malty. Finishes hoppy bitter and fruity.

3.6
burg326 (5608) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2012
22 ounce bottle that pours a rust orange color, with aromas of caramel, grass, pine resin, and citrus. Flavor is much the same, balancing out the hoppiness with caramel, not to much of a bitter bite, decent beer overall.


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