Ground Hop Day (2018)
Wander Brewing

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3.9 | pDev: 3.59%
Wander Brewing
Washington, United States
Ground Hop Day (2018)Ground Hop Day (2018)
Notes: A dry-hopped Lager with Tettnang, Crystal, and Cashmere .
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SouthernSips from Mississippi

3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into my spiegelau glass.

Not much head here but a lightly hoppy aroma. I generally tend more towards ales but this lager was pretty solid in flavor even if mouthfeel was a tad thin. It was pretty crisp and refreshing, so it is appropriate it says "pack it in - pack it out" on the bottom.

Oct 20, 2018
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beautifully clear bronze with a finger-and-a-half of airy, off-white head. Modest lacing.

Distinctive groundhog aroma. There’s a dankness that borders on gamy meatiness, an impression that’s reinforced by marjoram and other smokey herbs. There’s also a hint of berries, rubbing alcohol and some light orange sweetness.

Lighter and cleaner tasting. Nice watered-down weed up front, just a hint of orange sweetness mid-palate and a dull, earthy bitterness in the finish.

Full bodied for the style with zippy carbonation.

Very pleasant beer with a somewhat unusual, but not over-the-top flavor profile.

Oct 06, 2018
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beertunes from Kiribati

4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into 14oz Teku. Poured a clean, clear honey gold color with over an inch of rocky white head that had great retention and very good lacing.

The aroma has lightly citrus and floral hops upfront, with some malty grain in the background. Fairly much the same on the palate, gently tangy hops up front, slightly sweet malts in the middle, and a mildly surprising up tang on the finish.

The body is on the light side of medium, with a dry finish. Drinkability is excellent, as the several cans, and drafts at the brewery, I've consumed can attest. Overall, a great beer that borders being excellent. A must try if you can.

Sep 13, 2018
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mactrail from Washington

3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Clear amber brew with adequate foam in the Orval chalice. Aromatic with fresh hay and resins. Some malt with a roasted, woody note. Bready with the edge of hops, though only slightly bitter. Green, unripe melon, and the last sip of a watered-down Martini. Hops are listed as Tettnang, Crystal, and Cashmere.

Pleasantly musty and earthy taste. This is an interesting Pale Ale-like brew. Glad to see a brewery as accomplished as Wander working in a lighter, quaffable style. It leaves an intriguing deep and dark aftertaste. From the 12 oz can purchased at Elizabeth Station.

Sep 10, 2018
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium, coppery amber with a quarter finger white head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt, dank and moderate citrus hops, a bit earthy and interesting. Flavor is light biscuit malt, grassy and dank hops, tea, dark and rye bread; as with the aroma, somewhat earthy. Medium bodied with light creaminess and good carbonation. Wow, one of the dankest beers I've encountered short of a couple brewed with hemp seeds. It is quite different and enjoyable. This is the second dry hopped lager I've had this month and I like the style. I hope to see more of these. Wander created something interesting here.

Sep 06, 2018
Ground Hop Day (2018) from Wander Brewing
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 5 ratings