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Freshtracks Wet Hopped Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: AlexJ on 11-18-2010)
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

11-15-2011 21:48:10 | More by nmann08
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womencantsail

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Boulder Beer Tap House at the Denver Airport

A: The pour is amber in color with a thin white head.

S: A very nice fruit aroma to this one. Citrus hop notes (grapefruit and orange) and a strong pineapple smell to it as well. A little bit of sweet malt to go with it.

T: Not quite as hoppy on the palate. Lots of citrus still, though. A bit of floral hops and a bit more in terms of pine bitterness. A bready malt sweetness with a bit of toasted malt.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: A beer that was actually worth drinking. Finally.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2011 01:22:48 | More by womencantsail
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-28-2013 01:56:29 | More by jaydoc
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-14-2012 00:13:08 | More by nickfl
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oline73

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-16-2011 02:20:27 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-23-2012 16:32:48 | More by mendvicdog
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-18-2012 02:53:38 | More by MarkyMOD
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a light amber color with good carbonation and a nice white cap.

S: A bit of orange peel, light lemon, grapefruit

T: Rather average and honestly disappointing. Light citrus hops, faint floral notes, caramel.

M: Light bodied

O: Easy to drink but average

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2011 15:42:35 | More by barleywinefiend
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-01-2012 03:38:27 | More by ejimhof
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Boulder Freshtracks Wet Hopped Ale

Pours a clear orange color, soapy head and a solid amount of lace. Light aroma of caramel and floral hop notes. In the taste, mild orangey citrus, small bitterness, clean toffee-like maltyness and an even balance. Hops could stand to be more intense or at least noticeable. Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied, and fairly smooth with delicate carbonation. Overall, a pretty decent ale, but kind of bland.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2011 14:11:04 | More by Stinkypuss
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at hawthornes in philly

Pours a slightly hazed amber color with some lighter golden hues. Tuft of white head rests on top throughout most of the pour, leaving patches and rings of lacing on the glass.

Soft herbal hop bitterness in the nose with a touch of pine. Hint of orange peel with a nice maltiness with bread crust. Faint caramel sweetness too.

Balanced bitterness up front with pine and a light touch of citrus. Bready and caramel malt backbone with some residual sweetness. Few hints of orange peel and fruit sweetness as well. Decent balance between the hop and malt flavors. Finishes a little dry and bitter, but still pretty crisp.

Medium body, decent carbonation, crisp and pretty refreshing. I like the fresh hop take on the amber ale, the malt and hop balance was pretty decent. I'd probably drink this again if I ran into it somewhere.

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2011 00:46:19 | More by xnicknj
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Old Chicago, I'm always interested in wet hopped beers and had never heard of this so it was an easy choice. Amber color, decent head. Looks like single track. Aroma is slightly hoppy, not bad flavor was nice, wet hop oils, a touch of butter caramel. I liked this and I'd order this again if I saw it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2012 18:59:15 | More by ArrogantB
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-22-2013 13:13:18 | More by Lare453
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mynie

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Black Sparrow. I had no idea it was so rare...

Anyhow, it was described as a wet-hopped session so of course I had to try it. It poured like an APA and its aroma was much fruitier than I was expecting. More west-coasty citrus nodes became present as the beer warmed, along with hints of pineapple.

Tastes like it smells--solidly balanced and hoppy, but without the (usually pleasantly) harsh alpha acid intensity that the phrase "wet-hopped" made me anticipate.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2011 13:55:51 | More by mynie
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-01-2013 21:28:16 | More by AngusOg
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-12-2012 18:28:51 | More by jenray
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-14-2012 00:09:06 | More by Lovely85
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Rayek

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On cask at the brewery's Wilderness Pub. Served in a shaker pint glass.

Freshtracks arrived with a dense off-white head, a pale copper hue and a light haze. Head retention is exemplary and a good bit of lace is left behind.

The nose has a mild dose of lemon and grapefruit, plus some toasted grain. In the mouth, the citrus takes a back seat to toasted sweetbread and cracker-like malts. Bitterness is mild, but perfectly balanced. The beer's light mouthfeel is silky smooth. The finish carries a bit of lingering toasted grain and lemon.

Overall, I loved this on cask. It struck me as a really nice English Bitter. Hopefully this beer will be back again.

Serving type: cask

10-08-2011 02:20:04 | More by Rayek
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-30-2013 16:14:35 | More by Kunstman
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on draft yesterday at the Boulder Beer Tap House inside Denver International Airport.

Appearance: Orange color. The beer poured a one finger head with some very nice lacing. Clarity is good with lots of tiny bubbles.

Smell: very light citrus and piney notes. All followed by sweet and bready malts.

Taste: Same as above with some spiciness and biscuit too. Very subtle flavors and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: smooth, a little chewy, medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: this was a decent wet hopped ale. Looking for more out of the hops, but the wet hops were still nice.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2011 14:23:05 | More by Flounder57
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AlexJ

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Burnished copper clad in a light haze. Fluffy white head leaves moderate lace.

Aroma of earthy and citrus fresh hops upfront with light caramel and toasted bread.

Flavor much like Singletrack with a kicked up hop presence. Smooth toasted malt, bread, and biscuit malt flavors with earthy, citrus and light herbal hops.

Lighter side of medium bodied with good carbonation and a slight astringency from the fresh hops. Solid session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2010 21:31:06 | More by AlexJ
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

12-04-2012 18:04:19 | More by captainbearcat
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-16-2012 21:47:17 | More by doucmehu
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-16-2012 05:56:51 | More by Cramerican
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cestlavie

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-15-2012 04:18:36 | More by cestlavie
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Freshtracks Wet Hopped Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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