312 Dry-Hopped
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #228
Ranked #28,923
3.47 | pDev: 13.54%
Dec 09, 2021
Mar 11, 2018
312 Dry-Hopped312 Dry-Hopped
Notes: During the most recent hop harvest, our Brewmaster, Jared, got the notion to put some fresh hops into his pint of 312. He liked it so much that we decided to introduce it to Chicago.

312 Dry-Hopped has all of the lemony, doughy notes we love in 312 with extra brightness from the dry-hopping. Drink it fresh. Hope you like it.

Hops: Millennium, Hallertau, Cascade, Dry-Hop: Saaz & Saphir
Malts: 2-Row, White Wheat

20 IBU
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3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 09, 2021
3.48 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Feb 15, 2021
3.99 by wl2bill from Wisconsin on Jun 15, 2020
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4.09/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Poured from a bottle. Straw in color with a good sized head and some lacing. Smells really good, smells of grain, malt, bread and a hint of lemon. Taste follows the smell, really enjoy the mix of flavors here.

Jan 05, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The pours a clear golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is of a light wheat bread aroma mixed with a rather decent showing of some
Taste – The taste begins with wheat bready taste mixed with some nice hop flavors of a herbal and earthy nature. The brew has a bit of a caramel sweetness and a touch of lemon upfront with the later lemon flavor fading as the taste advances. Toward the end of the taste the earthy hop gets even more potent and is joined by a touch of pine to leave one with a wheaty and decently, more dankly hopped taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is average in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average as well. For the mix of wheat and hop the feel is good and makes for a nice drinker.
Overall – While 312 is just alright, this brew is a big step up. It is much less citrus heavy and more balanced overall.

Nov 23, 2019
3.75 by paulish from New York on Sep 20, 2019
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3.22/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

312 Dry Hopped pours a hazy golden color, with a very small, but long lasting head. Lemon aroma, filled with hops. Flavor is watery, creamy, hints of lemon, sweetness, then bittern, then sweet, then bitter, earthy finish. Flat, sticks to the palate. Overall, strange flavor come and go, on the earthy side, flavors, that don't really mix stick to the palate.

Sep 08, 2019
3.76 by Idahoman from Minnesota on Aug 15, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by defunksta from North Dakota

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, pale golden color with a moderate, yeasty & sticky white head. SRM of 7. (3.75)

Aroma: Notes of lemon, peach, a touch of pineapple and mango. Definitely some Mosaic and black tea as the beer sits. Fresh baked bread and a touch of vanilla and cream behind it. (4.00)

Flavor: Lots of dry yeast upfront. Not bitter, just yeast. Then come lemon and grains with a hint of peach. The some very light berry and black tea Mosaic qualities. Much less fruit than on the nose. Also not appreciating any of the German hops, Saaz and Saphir used. Flavor is all American so far. Then comes some grains, wheat, and and a touch of grassy dryness to finish it off. Very mild on flavor. (3.50)

Feel: Lighter-bodied. Good carbonation and yeast makes it full on the palate. Finishes dry and smooth. (4.00)

Overall: Not sure exactly how well to rate this beer. It was about 6 months old, which definitely reduces the hop quality. Nice tropical and stonefruit aromas, but I suppose the age of the beer makes it lose on the flavor. Still, better than most pale wheat beers with the nice fruit additions. I would like to try this more fresh. (Final Rating: 3.79)

Edit: On my second try I got a much more simpler flavors of lemon, peach, and wheat. Not much dank mosaic. Still, very light, clean, and mostly dry.

Aug 04, 2019
3.25 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania on Jul 27, 2019
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3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden-yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of pine, citrus and wheat. Nice piney bitterness with toasted caramel and wheat taste.

Jul 13, 2019
3.89 by Chilmer from Iowa on Jul 02, 2019
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3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Goose Island Beer Co. "312 Dry-Hopped"
12 fl. oz. can coded "26MAY19 14:00" and sampled on 10JUN19

Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice packaging design, it's really an upgrade for the 312. It's poured a very hazy golden body beneath a finger-thick head of white that seem to be holding well. The aroma shows some hops but not a lot, and the sweet wheaty malt comes through clearly. I'm not sure how to really describe the hops so I'll just go with "spicy noble". I wish they were a little stronger but what should I expect? OK, on to the flavor... it's sweetish, doughy, wheaty, lemony, floral, and just lightly spicy and grassy from the hops in the finish. Very nice. It's pleasantly balanced and remarkably easy to drink. Medium bodied and gently effervescent and crisp. This is one of those beers where simplicity works as you're not really looking for much more. Again, I think the hops could be brighter but without actually tasting THAT maybe I'm wrong. If I was smart I'd have bought a standard 312 to taste side by side but I didn't think of it. Conclusion: not a bad summer beer, but also good for any time of the year. This is a beer that I'll have one or two of after I've sampled whatever's new or interesting on tap.

Review #6,598

Jun 10, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ovaltine from Indiana

Nice hazy yellow color with a foamy white head, there are lemon notes galore on the nose, and some spicy wheat notes as well.

The lemon translates well to the taste, as does the spicy wheat flavor that reminds me of coriander. The dry hopping amps up the fruit flavors a bit, which is nice. This is a great summer quencher, IMHO.

Jun 08, 2019
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3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by SB2017 from Iowa

I've always appreciated 312 for its easy drinkability and as a perfect pairing for both pizza and burgers. This takes it a step further. Sure, dry hopping is a little played out by now though it is still very "hip" for big breweries to start including dry hopped beers, but this particular blend suits it perfects. It jacks up the lemon and pine flavors, even leaving a slight menthol taste on the finish. Very pleasing, and will buy again.

May 08, 2019
3.26 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Apr 28, 2019
3.37 by Giggy from Michigan on Apr 27, 2019
3.56 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Apr 18, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BeersinBuffalo from New York

A nice slightly fogged golden color wheat ale, with a lemon and malt aromas. Tasting it I immediately noticed citrus and hops with a dry finish. Very satisfying.

Apr 10, 2019
3.93 by NodakEric from Minnesota on Apr 04, 2019
3.25 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Apr 04, 2019
3.75 by Lucular from Maryland on Apr 03, 2019
3.42 by sparx1100 from Minnesota on Mar 31, 2019
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4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by yuenglingfan101 from Ohio

A decent beer. Golden yellow color with a small white head. Taste a little fruity and and a little wheaty. Irresistable taste and goes down smooth as well

Mar 28, 2019
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3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Sabtos from Ohio

This slightly foggy golden beer is a lightly dank and spicy, citrusy wheat ale with a soft froth and paper dry finish bringing out a bit of light resin. Definitely an improvement.

Mar 21, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce can into pint glass, best before 5/21/019. Pours lightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon, lime, orange, red grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, red apple, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, dill, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, lime, orange, red grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, red apple, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, dill, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, woody, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, lime, orange, red grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, red apple, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, dill, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is an excellent hoppy American pale wheat ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the moderately bitter/drying finish, not aggressive. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Great mix of hop complexity from Millennium, Hallertau, Cascade, Saaz, & Saphir. Extremely vibrant, dank, and earthy balanced hop complexity; with a great clean pale/wheat malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness from crisp dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive style example.

Mar 17, 2019
2.94 by mds1101 from Illinois on Mar 16, 2019
3.75 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio on Mar 02, 2019
3.28 by eppie82 from Illinois on Jan 14, 2019
3.68 by Zaphog from Michigan on Jan 04, 2019
3.85 by SFC21 from Florida on Dec 23, 2018
3.5 by TLA from Pennsylvania on Nov 22, 2018
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3.22/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Torreon10 from Illinois

Was this supposed to dry out my tongue? I didn't enjoy the finish

Nov 19, 2018
3.44 by krl2112 from Illinois on Oct 08, 2018
3.5 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Oct 06, 2018
3.85 by TheRock7755 from Georgia on Oct 05, 2018
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3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by REVZEB from Illinois

I always found regular 312 to be basic and light for the style, but not bad. This is worse. The dry hopping added to the lemon, but took away any of the texture and wheat that the original had. Tastes like gourmet miller at this point. Hops are not even starring, instead lemon and some earthy spice, which is disappointing, fits the theme of the beer.

Jul 21, 2018
3.11 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 14, 2018
3.75 by jwat from Pennsylvania on Jul 09, 2018
3.5 by jschott75 from Illinois on Jul 04, 2018
312 Dry-Hopped from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 55 ratings