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Hop Sac First Leaf - California Wet Hop Ale (2013) - Ruhstaller

Hop Sac First Leaf - California Wet Hop Ale (2013)Hop Sac First Leaf - California Wet Hop Ale (2013)

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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 28.16%


Brewed by:
Ruhstaller visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GraduatedCashew on 10-04-2013)
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Reviews by nanandtomfitz:
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nanandtomfitz

California

4/5  rDev +29.4%

01-23-2014 07:00:37 | More by nanandtomfitz
More User Reviews:
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slackattack

California

2.06/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Poured from 22oz bottle.

A- golden to bronze, very clear with a thin, but persistent lacy head

S- not overly aromatic, most notable aroma is that of wet cardboard

T- aroma of wet cardboard carried through to initial taste, finished with a bitter metallic bite and a little funky with a very, very, barely there, slight maltiness through, pretty boozy also.

M- carbonation and body is as expected from an American pale

O- didn't care for it, when I buy a wet hop ale I expect some happiness and there really isn't much here, bitterness is there, but if they really used cascade as the bottle claims it was not enough or or out of proportion.

The hops in Hop Sac were grown in the small town of Dixon, Ca where I have lived the last 6 years. I was really hoping that i would love this beer and go buy a case to throw in the cellar, but not so much…

-Zach

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 22:02:12 | More by slackattack
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Tafyob41

Missouri

3/5  rDev -2.9%

03-24-2014 04:38:34 | More by Tafyob41
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dertyd

California

1/5  rDev -67.6%

01-04-2014 08:33:58 | More by dertyd
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KevT

California

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

12-20-2013 02:42:19 | More by KevT
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spartan1979

Missouri

3/5  rDev -2.9%

11-06-2013 02:58:10 | More by spartan1979
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.16/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a burlap-wrapped bottle a clear dark gold with one finger of large-bubbled off-white head. No lacing left behind.

Aroma of earthy malts, caramel and no hop notes.

The taste was as malty and earthy as the aroma. Not really a hop presence except for a bite of bitterness. Boozy taste to the finish.

Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation.

Disappointed with this one. No hop presence at all and plenty of maltiness. Not what I expected.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 20:04:25 | More by Monkeyknife
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -11%

10-30-2013 06:49:09 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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geuze_gone_wild

California

2.75/5  rDev -11%

10-30-2013 06:45:48 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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sevenshubby

California

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

10-27-2013 03:31:43 | More by sevenshubby
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured over two fingers of head on a clear, medium straw colored body. Looking good.
The aroma is unique. It has the smell of a fresh cut habanero mixed with a little pine and dirt.
The taste has a moderate grapefruit and pine bitterness, fairly clean.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's a showcase of Californian hops (I'm still trying to figure out the actual varietal) and decent drink too.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 00:47:45 | More by Fatehunter
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GraduatedCashew

California

4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

10-04-2013 17:17:20 | More by GraduatedCashew
Hop Sac First Leaf - California Wet Hop Ale (2013) from Ruhstaller
77 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.