Wet Hop American Summer 2011 | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The 2011 Wet Hop American Summer is our annual fresh hop beer.

We used 50 pounds of fresh Cascade hops picked at their peak flavor and flown in from the hop fields of Washington State. Half of the hops were used in two additions during the boil with the other half used in a quick dip in our makeshift hopback to get that awesome fresh hop flavor.

Grains for the beer included Pilsner malt, Caramel and CaraPils.

Its brewed with an Ale stream with lineage traced back to the famous Burton Ale, a beer brewed only for special employee gifts at the Ballentine Brewing Company.

35 IBU

Added by THECPJ on 10-07-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at DFH in Rehoboth.

A: Poured a very hazy copper color with a small white head on top. Not much retention with very little bits of lacing forming and dissipating just as quickly on the sides.

S: Light citrus, grapefruit, and a good bit of floral hops. There is a little bit of pine and some pale malt.

T: Lots of grapefruit on the flavor profile. A little on the sweet side, almost candied, but very tropical. Some light caramel malt evens it out a bit. Very fresh with some lingering fruit flavors on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Drinks smooth with a slightly dry finish.

O: Thought was quite tasty with a rather fresh flavor to it. Getting another one if it is still on tap next time I go to DFH.

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Photo of devinoconnor
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a fantastic summer beer. Had a draft at the Dogfish Head restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Pours a golden bright orange color resembling a lager or lighter beer. The smell, however, is anything but light. Rush of aroma, flowers and sun, and a bountiful amount of hops, which was somewhat surprising.

Reminded me of Sam Adams' summer ale, with much more hops. Very nice.

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Photo of bhurley
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Phacoman
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of BrooBub
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance: hazy pale copper-orange in color with a 1 finger head

smell: mostly a hop presence

taste: a mildly hoppy pale ale, a decent malt backbone to uphold the hops

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body

overall: average beer, nothing over the top, but love the idea of the fresh hop brew


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Wet Hop American Summer 2011 from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 7 ratings