Hoppy American Wheat (Brewhouse Rarities)
Flying Dog Brewery

Hoppy American Wheat (Brewhouse Rarities)Hoppy American Wheat (Brewhouse Rarities)
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Style:
American Pale Wheat Ale
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 11.32%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
61
From:
Flying Dog Brewery
 
Maryland, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  8
SCORE
83
Good
Hoppy American Wheat (Brewhouse Rarities)Hoppy American Wheat (Brewhouse Rarities)
Notes: The experimental doesn’t always require using obscure ingredients or unearthing ancient beer styles. For our Hoppy American Wheat Ale, the goal was to develop a wheat beer that was not dominated by the yeast strain. Instead, this refreshing, late summer release has dominant tropical fruit hops notes of mango, papaya, and pineapple alongside the creamy wheat character we all know and love.
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 61 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Jason:
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3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Expected great head and lacing from a hoppy wheat beer, mild haze from the yeast. Wheat,yeast and hop resin give suggestions of bread and citrus rind. Very smooth and slightly creamy in a fluffy medium body. Mellow bitterness but the flavor is more intense. A good quaff, perhaps a filtered version would let the hops pop a bit more.

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Smells fantastic, like fruity galaxy hops. Unfortunately the taste doesnt follow up on that promise. There's a clash between subtle, traditional weizen flavors and more brash modern hop flavors. The result is confusing and unimpressive. The piney hops overshadow the sweet, mildly spicy wheat profile. A shame really, because the nose hints at so much potential. A sweeter, more balanced profile does begin to emerge as the beer warms.

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My beer guru left this one for me with low expectations. Had that great wheat beer look and the wonderful IPA smell, good combination. Outstanding beer, good flavor with some bitter bite but not to much as some of the Flying Dog beers are to me. I enjoyed the beer very much and would love to have again.

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Hoppy American Wheat (Brewhouse Rarities) from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 61 ratings