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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #33 - Glacier Harvest ’10 Wet Hop Beer - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
85
very good

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

For the 33rd session of the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series, we’re using locally grown hops and malted barley in our Glacier Harvest Wet Hop Ale, a pale ale made with fresh Glacier hops.

Wet hop beers are brewed using fresh, “wet” hops instead of traditional dried hops—hops contain about 60% moisture when they are picked. Typically, when hops are picked they are quickly dried and refrigerated to make them stable and more consistent for brewing. Freshly picked wet hops, however, need to be used within hours of harvest or they will begin to degrade rapidly.

Wet hops retain more of their natural aroma and volatile flavors that dissipate when dried. This gives wet hop beers a fresher hop flavor and aroma than that of beers hopped with processed hops. Barley grown in Maine complements the New York-grown Glacier hops. This robust pale malt can stand up to the intense, immersed hop flavor, and makes the beer a true celebration of Northeastern US brewing.

38 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerNinja007 on 09-04-2010)
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep reddish orange with a good amount of bubbles running up the sides. A small amount of lace sits across the top.

Smells of a sweet slightly toasty malt with a weak backing of piney resin hops.

Tastes very smooth with a well balanced and neutral toasty malt flavor backed by a small amount of hops that leaves a great finish. The hops leave a nice dryness to finish it off.

A well balanced body with a nice thickness and slight dryness at the end. Drinks very well.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 01:30:55 | More by DrinkingDrake
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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #33 - Glacier Harvest ’10 Wet Hop Beer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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