Dry Hopped Oak Theory - Galaxy And Simcoe
Casey Brewing & Blending

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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
5%
Score:
97
Avg:
4.48 | pDev: 5.58%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
74
From:
Casey Brewing & Blending
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
97
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 74
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright yellow body, light haze, thin white collar. Although the hops are past their prime, the beer is quite tasty nonetheless. Lovely saison and lambic characteristics.

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Photo of CTFalcon
4.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a wine glass from a bottle courtesy of my buddy Patrick.

Look: Hazy golden straw with a bright white head that falls to a ring.
Smell: Loads of funk best associated with a gueuze. Hay, barnyard, unpasteurized cheese rind. Also tons of fruit, I picked up loads of peach and some tropical elements.
Taste: Follows the nose, starts with loads of funk and oak, hits with a sharp and bright acidity then follows with a bouquet of stone and tropical fruit.
Feel: Alive and sharp, perfectly carbonated. Crisp and refreshing.
Overall: A truly fantastic american wild. Combines a lot of elements of a great gueuze with the bright and fruity punch associated with some of the best IPAs around. Truly great.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.47/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy, lazy with a fluffy white head. Big whiff of sulphur on the nose gives way to some dankness and cat piss. There's a nice lemony citrus character, that is unfortunately balanced by too many flavors I don't want.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow in color. Hazy in appearance. Tart, crisp, smooth. Getting a little bit of a tropical hop flavor on the very back end that rounds everything out. First Casey beer. Lived up to the high expectations.

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Photo of pmoney
4.91/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Purchased two bottles for on-site consumption at Casey on 4/4/15 at the bottle release. This is Troy's second time releasing Dry-Hopped Oak Theory.

Pours out a clear golden blonde color and a half inch of fluffy white head lingering.

The nose on this beer is stunning! Loads of tropical fruits - mango, pinapple, tangerine, and peaches come blasting forth. This is one of the best smelling beers I've had in awhile! The flavor follows the nose. Lots of fruitiness thanks to the dry-hopping and brettanomyces.

The beer is more sour than a "tart saison", but it's definitely not overly sour. Honestly, it's perfect. There's a wonderful balance of sour, funk, and fruitiness that makes me keep coming back for more.

The mouthfeel is classic Casey. Nice and full while still so soft and delicate.

After ordering the first bottle for on-site consumption, I took my first sip from my glass, set down the glass, and went to get back in line to buy a couple more to-go bottles. It was that good! Definitely my favorite Casey beer thus far.

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Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.78/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750 mL bottle. Second blend. Bottled 2/26/15.

L - hazy, golden yellow, minimal lacing

S - tropical fruit, pineapple, peaches, mild funk

T - Best part. Follows the nose. Perfect balance of sour and tropical hop flavor

F - Soft, fluffy, lingers in the mouth in a good way

Overall, this is one of the best american wild ales I've had, and it's my favorite of the Oak Theory series thus far. Phenomenal, world class brew. Cheers Troy.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.32/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 1/26/2015. Simcoe and galaxy.

Appearance - Hazy light orange body. Not much of a head. Thin collar.

Smell - I know neither simcoe nor galaxy smells herbal, but I get a lot of herbal hops. More white wine aroma than the regular Oak Theory. Oak is strong, of course. A little tropical.

Taste - Total change of pace. Tropical fruit. Light tartness that combines with the tropical fruit and I get passionfruit from it. Almost sweet. It gets a little more tart as it warms, but not as sour as the regular.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium to medium low carbonation.

Overall - Very different from regular Oak Theory. The dry hop adds a unique dimension that I didn't expect.

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Photo of theothermatty
4.8/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle from Casey 3/14/15. Cloudy with a white frothy head. Citrus and Grapefruit on the nose, a bit of lactic tart. Mouth is full, almost like liquid sweet tarts. Wonderfully balanced acidity and a nice rich citrusy, hoppy ending. Wonderful. Fantastically drinkable.

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Dry Hopped Oak Theory - Galaxy And Simcoe from Casey Brewing & Blending
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 74 ratings