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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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83
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sudwerk Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 7
Reviews by flexabull:
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulWaters
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured half finger of head on a clear, golden colored body.
The aroma is an interesting mix of orange, grapefruit and grain. It's borderline unpleasant...
The taste is metallic, pine and dry grain. Not great balance or mix.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's worth trying, but I did not enjoy it.

Photo of PretzelCity
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of EagleTalon
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamRad
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of RyanK252
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Wildepi
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nightrain87
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of biokid23
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of davegray
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of david131
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I can't improve on McStagger's review. It is an interesting clash of styles and flavors. I'd say it's quite drinkable, though, and an interesting kind of light beer that is well worth a try. Sharp and pleasantly carbonated. A picnic beer with a big dose of hops. Fruity and limey aroma.

Handsome clear amber in the glass with a modest foam. What I call the browned biscuit taste is quite intense. Lime and a touch of lemon. Woody and quite bitter at the finish. From the 12 oz can purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

Photo of Mike-Harms
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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California Dry Hop Lager from Sudwerk Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.