Masswhole: Hop Session | Wormtown Brewery

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Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jayli on 01-03-2011

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 6
Photo of jlindros
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Light almost creamy head of 1 finger, light lacing as it fades slowly, clear tan auburn color.

Nose has a light aromatic malt, little toasty malt, then earthy hops, hint herbal and light floral, and a fruity aroma.

Taste starts with a nice spicy hop and decent bitter kick, fresh wet hop flavor with a light oily hop taste. Light floral, earthy, and fruity hops as well. Then med malt, light caramel and toasty malt flavors with a hint of sweetness. More herbal hop flavors and bit of resins come through as it transitions to the finish. A dry but little sticky finish, and then it gets quite bitter. Spicy earthy hops really take over and linger for a while, dabbling on astringent but never reaching there.

Mouth is med bodied, good carb, and a bit oily.

Overall nice, hops are not what I expected but nice, malts add a nice balance. Very drinkable. The hop oils and almost astringent bitter finish are maybe the only real qualms about this one, oh and the light nose, maybe a hint more floral aroma hops ;)

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Photo of rudzud
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the winter 2011-12 edition brewed with a different hop profile. A different recipe according to Ben. This clocks in at 4%the like last years along with the same 40 IBU. Brewed with all Massachusetts ingredients; barely from the Czajkowski Farm and hops from the Four Star Farm in Northfield. Unlike last years this is a "light amber that's hoppy" according to Ben.

A - Poured into my mug club glass a clear light amber hue with a nice one finger off white head ghat leaves nice side lacing and retention.

S - Light crystallized malts on the nose along with some light citrus peel. Nice hop aromas slightly sweet and inviting.

T - More of those sweet crystallized almost honey rendering malts with a nice slightly earthy hop presence. Slightly musty hops with some nice bitterness at the end along with some faint citrus (oranges).

M - Light and crisp this is definitely sessionable. Carbonation is good though feels a bit thin.

O - Overall I liked this beer this would be much more suited for a nice summer day instead of a bleak winter one. Enjoyable offering that supports all local ingredients.

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Photo of Jayli
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 12/30 at Deep Ellum
Served in a pint glass

A: This beer pours a clear copper color with a good one and a half inch of sudsy, frothy head. Head recedes at a moderate pace leacing minor spots of lacing.

S: Nose is slightly flowery, grain, pale malts and a hint of earthiness.

T: Taste starts of somewhat fruity. Big doses of pale malts and grain come through in the middle. Finish has a bitter grapefruit that hangs on the back.

M: Lighter side of medium body, medium carbonation, somewhat creamy with a prickly feel.

D: Goes down ok, somewhat tasty, not too filling, very little kick, alright representation of style. For the ABV this is a good sessionable beer, however I found the balance a bit off.

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Masswhole: Hop Session from Wormtown Brewery
3.72 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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