Water Gap Wheat (Dry-Hopped) - Appalachian Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On cask, via hand pump, @ the Harrisburg location on 11/24/09. Served in an oversized mug.
Pours a slightly hazy gold, with a finger or two of brite-white sudsy head. Retains with a thin layer of froth, leaving a moderate cascade of foamy lacing back. The aroma is fairly light in the nose, with an overall floral feel. Citrus and some sweet wheat notes gives this a bit of an earthy tang in the back. This does gain some more strength as I work through the glass.
The dry-hopping isn't really aggressive at all here, imparting more of a grassy, citric, and dry feel to the lighter tasting toasty graininess of the wheat. The hops are probably most noticeable in the finish, leaving a green feel and more dryness behind. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied, with a very mellow, creamy, and easy feel to the carbonation. Overall, this has a very thirst quenching and easy drinking nature to it. I ripped through this mug in no time.
Seeing anything dry-hopped on cask at the ABC is pretty much a pleasant surprise nowadays, as they have been starting to shake things up a bit, trying to get away some from their standard staple and monthly offerings that have been pretty much unchanged over the last several years. As for the beer itself, heck anything added to their pedestrian Water Gap Wheat is good, and the dry-hopping gave this an extra layer of flavor, that combined with the easy feel from the cask, really ramped up the drinkibility of this nicely. I could have easily put away a couple of these.
Serving type: cask
11-29-2009 19:08:17 | More by Kegatron
Water Gap Wheat (Dry-Hopped) from Appalachian Brewing Company
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