Hoppy American Wheat (Brewhouse Rarities)
Flying Dog Brewery

Hoppy American Wheat (Brewhouse Rarities)Hoppy American Wheat (Brewhouse Rarities)
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American Pale Wheat Ale
3.71 | pDev: 11.32%
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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.
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Reviews by Slatetank:
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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I purchased this from brass rail deli, enjoyed chilled in an IPA glass shared with tenderbranson69

The color is a lightly hazed golden amber with visible carbonation with rocky thick white head and rings of lace with fine bead. The smell is slightly floral and citrus with herbal accent and dank scent with mild fruity yeast and lightly grapefruit scent bu mostly pine hop scents as it warms with low malt aroma. The feel is tangy with moderate bitterness and light astringency and slight alcohol in the feel with mild hints of malt sweetness and light tangy tropical aspect.

The taste is very good with slightly citrus hop and spicy flavor with mildly herbal taste and slight tropical quality with slight grassy flavor and mild orange rind light astringent aspect with semi-dry flavor as it finishes with mostly dry quality. Overall I really liked this -very drinkable and extremely fresh with nice wheat and hop comb -excellent hop flavor

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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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3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev +11.6%

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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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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