312 Dry-Hopped
Goose Island Beer Co.

312 Dry-Hopped312 Dry-Hopped
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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
American Pale Wheat Beer
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
80
Avg:
3.47 | pDev: 13.54%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
55
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 09, 2021
Added:
Mar 11, 2018
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  8
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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Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.48 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Feb 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.99 by wl2bill from Wisconsin

Jun 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

4.09/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Sep 20, 2019
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.22/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
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
 
Rated: 3.76 by Idahoman from Minnesota

Aug 15, 2019
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
 
Rated: 3.25 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Jul 27, 2019
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
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
 
Rated: 3.89 by Chilmer from Iowa

Jul 02, 2019
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by SB2017 from Iowa

3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 3.26 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Apr 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.37 by Giggy from Michigan

Apr 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.56 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Apr 18, 2019
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Reviewed by BeersinBuffalo from New York

3.94/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
 
Rated: 3.93 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Apr 04, 2019
312 Dry-Hopped from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 55 ratings