Shark Meets Hipster | DryHop Brewers

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Brewed by:
DryHop Brewers
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Your next love affair. Light bodied American Wheat Ale featuring truckloads of Galaxy hops. Expect strong notes of passion fruit.

Added by MasterSki on 06-03-2013

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This is the one people talk about because it has a funny name. Well I am from the West side of Chicago and I am NOT OFFENDED, DRYHOP. This beer was okay, I liked Empire better. I prefer my beers hopped, DRYHOP. This tasty Hoppy and Malty, and bitter, and sweet. I would recommend it.

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The Shark Meets Hipster was probably my favorite beer on the menu....I also think its their flagship ale. The beer poured a copper color with white head and some lace. The scent and taste had fruit like notes. The beer was evenly balanced which made it easy to drink. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it is certainly worth a try.

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1L growler courtesy of Undertaker, thanks buddy!
Quick review from written notes.

Had a couple pours, served in a mini mug. Saturated orange with a light haze, medium clarity, lasting surface coverage with some minor lacing around the edges of the glass.

Aroma is piney and vegetal, reminds me of a handful of pelletized hops, but there isn't any of the advertised passionfruit, or any fruity hop aroma you might expect from galaxy.

Vegetal hop character, dry piney bitterness, almost aspirin-like in the aftertaste. Light body with medium carb levels. Seems like a pretty basic standard issue IPA, not getting the advertised "truckload of galaxy hops" at all. Meh.

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4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing the Shark Meets Hipster from DryHop Brewers out of Lakeview in Chicago, Illinois.

Score: 93

Tap pour served in a taster glass as part of a beer flight at the DryHop Brewers Brewpub on 06/28/13.

Appearance: Dull and cloudy tangerine color with a thin layer of froth served. Excellent lacing and cling/retention. 4.5/5

Smell: Dulled tropical notes primarily mixed with aromas of grain sweetness. Mango, tangerine and citrus juice aromas that are vaguely reminisce of the Three Floyds and De Struise collaboration To Live A Rich Life (aka Shark Pants) without the Belgian twist. Hint of sticky, danky hops. 4.25/5

Taste: Tastes like a much more bitter and infinitely more tropically juicy Gumball Head. Less juicy intense IPA-like than the nose led on, and more bitter. Very dry and "leafy" green hops but not "piney." The bitterness lays heavy and lingers on the tongue, but does not "bite" so to speak. I find this aspect quite intriguing. There is a nice sweet juicy malt backbone. Some orange rind flavor too, a touch of passion fruit and tangerine. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Light-plus bodied, low carbonation. Quite bitter and oily on the tongue. 4.25/5

Overall: A delicious brew that is nice and "bitterly hoppy." I like how the lighter sweet juicy citrus characters add balance and the complexity twist of the wheat beer base. This is a beer I would order a full pint of. Cheers!

Cost: $5 for a 16 oz pour and $6 for a 32 oz (counter-pressured) growler fill.

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