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California Dry Hop Lager - Sudwerk Brewing Company

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California Dry Hop LagerCalifornia Dry Hop Lager

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BA SCORE
83
good

11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 59
Avg: 3.62
pDev: 24.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sudwerk Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Fatehunter on 09-28-2013

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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 59
Reviews by biokid23:
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulWaters
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured half finger of head on a clear, golden colored body.
The aroma is lemon, grapefruit and a little floral.
The taste is moderate grapefruit bitterness, a touch metallic. Good balance.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Enjoyable.

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Photo of PretzelCity
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of russpowell
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent bronze with a pinky of cream colored head. Some head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness & floral hops

T: Follows the nose, also some dryness up front. Grassyness, limes, slight graininess & dryness as this warms. Finishes with a bit of crispness, grassiness, lemons & slight grainyness

MF: Medium body with moderate carbonation, nice balance

Drinks easy, slightly off style, but enjoyable none the less

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EagleTalon
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a huge sudsy detergent-like head that reduces to 3/8" and patchy lacing. Color is deep golden. Aroma is malty honey sweetness and grassy, herbal hops. Flavor is light pilsner and biscuit malt notes and sweet white wine and grassy/citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is light and "smooth". Overall a tasty lager with good hop flavors.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.12/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Short almost white head. Body is pretty standard wheat colored gold. Nose has some citrus zest wheat and cleaning solution. The taste is clean and crisp with some citrus rind. Hope don't really shine through. This is a very nice summer lager.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamRad
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of RyanK252
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a Sudwerk Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep golden yellow with a frothy of white head that settles but lingers on top and laces well.

S: Light citrus hops, a bit grassy, some herbal notes, and light cracker malt.

T: Light citrus, mostly lemon, a bit grassy, some herbal and pine notes, hint of fruitiness, and light crackery malt.

M: A bit more towards the medium end of light body, moderate carbonation, fairly crisp.

O: This one's not bad. It's got some nice bitterness and is pretty refreshing as a lawn mower beer.

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4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stumac
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of WeedWolf
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

For a hoppy session lager it's very decent. Great aroma but the flavor falls a bit short. Would make for a great hot day session beer nonetheless.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of jeff1973
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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California Dry Hop Lager from Sudwerk Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.