Harvest 2015 El Dorado
Carton Brewing Company

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Style:
Rye Beer
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
87
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 6.16%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
16
From:
Carton Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  4
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: Each autumn's hop harvest presents an opportunity to assess yearly variation in flavors. Some are broad across all the plants in a region, others are specific to unique clones and certain farms. Each fall we choose two different varieties to add to our Harvest Ale. The first we receive straight off the bines and add it wet in the whirlpool. The second we add whole cone as a dry hop. Our base is a simple pale with a touch of rye spiciness to be seasonally appropriate with enough heft to support the selected hops while otherwise existing to flaunt the year's crop's nuances. Harvest 2015 was wet hopped with El Dorado from Champoux Farms and dry hopped with Calypso from Golden Gate Hop Ranches. Drink Harvest because it is a fresh taste of things to come.


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4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this stuff is the tits. Just an in your face amount of dank, stony, almost skunky, awesome hops. Like a hybrid of a grapefruit and a stone fruit taken to the extreme. The malts remind me of boat, just amped up a bit, and the hoppyness is slightly citrus, strong dankness, almost herbal, and a strong pine character, although not really all that bitter. This is a showcase of how great and stony cartons water is and how much awesomeness they can pull out of wet hops.

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Harvest 2015 El Dorado from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 16 ratings