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Blue Point Wet Hops Experiment - Blue Point Brewing Company

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89
very good

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is our first time brewing with fresh or “wet” Pacific Northwest hops (that were overnight delivered from Hopunion LLC), and since they’re only available once a year, this is an extremely limited, one-time-only batch that will not be widely distributed to bars or restaurants.

(Beer added by: JoeyBeerBelly on 10-14-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had to pick this baby up, being a homebrewer not having the chance to use wet hops, yet, I wanted to give it a try.

Pours a clear, pale yellow with rocky white head and lasting lacing.

Smell of light grains and not the normal hop aroma you'd expect from a Pale. Much more 'green' and floral on the nose, I'm not familiar with Crystal, but the Centennial and Cascade are pretty easily discernible. Slightly sweet smelling. Citrus, almost clementine-y, and fresh peach. Some vegetal, celery like aromas come through.

Yellow summer beer. Typical light pale you'd expect this time of year, with some big Cascade flavors. Some malt sweetness, pleasant bitterness, and a fresher hop flavor than is typical from dried hops. Slightly spicy, a little citrus, mostly green and floral.

Coats the mouth well, residual sweetness but surprisingly dry. Well carb'd, if slightly under.

I don't know that I'd buy this again, but it's a must try if you've never experienced wet hops. Good-Great show, overall.

JCarey, May 12, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a yellowish orange color with a big 2" head that lasts a long time. Nce lace paints the glass.

Smell: wonderful hop aroma with a bunch of citrus tones.

Taste: caramel, orange, lemon zest, a bit of mango, and a hearty earthy and citrus bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp from start to finish with some dryness late. Long lasting aftertaste as the flavors linger in the mouth a while.

Overall: a very enjoyable and easy to drink beer. Very hop-centric but very well balanced. Worthy of a try.

Gavage, Jan 11, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on-tap a orange-gold with two fingers of thick white head. Nice amount of sticky lacing left behind.

Aroma of fresh grass, citrus and onion.

Tasted of fresh grass, onion and floral hops with a light malty note.

Medium bodied and a bit sticky with a moderate carbonation.

Overall, a pretty enjoyable beer from Blue Point.

Monkeyknife, Jan 02, 2014
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Blue Point Wet Hops Experiment from Blue Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.