The Incredible Hop Wet Hop IPA | The Fort Collins Brewery

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Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Beaver13 on 10-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of petermethot
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.82/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Well this was a find just 5 bucks at my local House of 1,000 beers and only a staggering 10 reviews. Unfortunately being brewed last year makes this wet hop ale over 10 months old, so by now it will be more malt forward.
No ABV listed but ratebeer does have it listed as 9% which is believable by the appearance.

With the strength alone I believe this may be my first wet hop DIPA...

A - Pour is very thick like 8% thick DIPA. Head is a amazing 1/2 inch that means it held its carbonation all this time. Not bad. Color is a somewhat hazy bright amber brown.
S - Musky and old like aged hops this smells more like a DIPA than a Wet hop ale. Sweeter malts reminding me of brown sugar and caramel sweetness.
T - Wow what an herbal hop bite! Its quite balanced with the caramel malts giving only a mild acidic edge then sweet twang. Even though its 8+% I detect no alcohol which is always nice for a DIPA.
M - Syrup like making this an above medium bodied drink. The hops and malts do play well together and flavor has not faded much.

Overall I was quite impressed considering most of the Houses 5 dollar bombers are faded and old as dirt but this rivals Hop Stoopid by a long shot! Pick it up if you see it cheap because its still quite drinkable hop nectar!

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Photo of MrBuckHigh
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of ali1987
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Gu3mom
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At our house, we use a 10-point scale. For this particular beer our ratings are as follows:

Her - 7.5 Musky & creamy. Like it a LOT. It is now, officially, one of her favorites of all time!
Him - 4 Pine trees & dirty socks. Would not care to have again.

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Photo of lljthockey
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of tbone1384
3.34/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Bierguy5
3.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Very clear golden color, with a copper hue. Thick white head holds well for a minute, then fades to a small layer. A fair amount of sticky lace left over on the glass.

Biscuity malt is big in the nose. Grassy hop notes are not overly big here. Seems a bit subdued for a wet hop beer.

Big malt character that is quite sweet up front. A bit of caramel with a biscuit feel. Grassy hops lend some balance, but this isn't a terribly hop forward beer, again seems off for a wet hop beer.

Medium body with good carbonation. Lacks the slick, oily feel i was looking for. A hint of alcohol and astringent finish. Overall, not bad but certainly not what I thought it would be compared to other wet hop beers.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

with all due respect to the previous reviewer, dude, are you serious? come on man. this beer isnt a 2. sure it might not be the best ipa in the world, or even the most interesting wet hop beer, but man, a 2? no. this beer pours a radiant copper color, with mellow bubbles coalescing into a bright white head just an inch high. not much retention though. the nose is more malty than expected, english in nature, with some bready and mineral tones. hops arent too pronounced in smell, but they provide a blance to the crackery malt. the flavor is nice, oil in the hop, but not bitter or even that intense. theres a delicate sort of fruity character to this, and the grassy elements are the most obvious. feel works, medium body, average carbonation, and a long candied hop finish. how could anyone give this beer a 2?

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Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Beaver13
2.16/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle. Pours clear copper orange with a medium creamy off white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet doughy and biscuity crystal malts and bubble gum with a little grassy hop presence.

The flavor is sweet doughy biscuity malts and some mint with some grassy hops that give decent bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, I didn't really care for this - too malt forward and sweet and biscuity.

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The Incredible Hop Wet Hop IPA from The Fort Collins Brewery
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 12 ratings
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