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California Dry Hop Lager - Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery

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California Dry Hop Lager
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BA SCORE
80
good

25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 18.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Fatehunter on 09-28-2013)
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

flexabull, Nov 19, 2013
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dertyd, Feb 23, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Fatehunter, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%
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.

EagleTalon, May 09, 2014
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davegray, Jan 26, 2014
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david131, Jun 02, 2014
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gefinley, Jun 02, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, grain, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid dry hopped flavor that makes this one easy to drink.

Serving type: can.

UCLABrewN84, Monday at 04:25 AM
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Rich golden color. Much darker than your standard pale lager. Two fingers of slight off white head. Vigorous carbonation, with moderate/large bubbles racing to the surface.

S: Hoppy. Leafy, herbal, citrus. Big time lemon, getting notes of...pine? That doesn't seem right. Not much malt, but there is a mildly crackery backdrop.

T: Big bitterness up front. Kinda nondescript. Hints of citrus, pine and herbal. Middle of the mouth picks up malt notes, but these are grain dominant. Picks up notes of green grape here. Finish resumes with the same hop bitternes. Finishes very dry and with a noticeable herbal/pine bitterness. Very lean and hop dominant.

M: Light bodied. Carbonation prickles the tongue.

O: This is a decent take on the style. Still not sure how much I like new world hops working with German style lagers. Seems a bit discordant and unbalanced.

McStagger, Today at 07:59 AM
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berkshire413, Mar 05, 2014
California Dry Hop Lager from Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.