The Wet Hopped Ship
Garden Path Fermentation

The Wet Hopped ShipThe Wet Hopped Ship
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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
5.2%
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Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 8.77%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
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The Wet Hopped ShipThe Wet Hopped Ship
Notes: Fresh Skagit-grown hops were added to hot wort, which was chilled overnight our coolship, fermented in an open foudre, blended with barrel aged beer, and naturally conditioned with honey.
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
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3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

$ 17.23 (Including shipping)/750 mL bottle ($ 0.678/oz) from Tavour, Seattle, WA. Reviewed 5/16/19.
“First Edition Packaged on Sept. 26th, 2018” stamped on label. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.25.
First pour – Very light yellow, nearly colorless, clear.
Body – Light yellow, slight haze (chill?), effervescent.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.2 cm, aggressive center pour), white, high density, average retention, diminishing to a three to fourteen mm crown and complete cap.
Lacing – Good. Wide, three-dimensional band of tiny to small bubbles.
Aroma – 3 - Slightly sour (if I use my imagination liberally), hoppy.
Flavor – 3 - Very light and hoppy. Funk is just barely noticeable. No alcohol (5.2% ABV), no malt, no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3 – Thin, watery, lively carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3.25 – The appearance is all that distinguishes this brew from all the other Wild ales out there. Flavor and aroma are weak and non-descript, more of a member of the lager family than what is expected from a wild ale. Certainly does not taste bad but not at all like a wild ale.

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3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled on Sept. 26th, 2018 and is the first edition of the beer.

90% of this is a blonde beer and there is a bit of a blonde ale flavor there. Very soft and delicate beer, but it's kind of bland. Very mild flavors and certainly not picking up the Cascade or Comet hops specifically. For a beer brewed with fresh hops, there should be some emphasis on the hop flavors I'm really not picking up any. I'm also not picking up any funk, so this simply ends up being a very mild flavored blonde ale. I like the soft feel, but I want more hops and funk.

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The Wet Hopped Ship from Garden Path Fermentation
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 4 ratings