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.
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Reviews by jacewg:
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Pours a very hazy apricot, light orange color with a fluffy head that settles to a small ring with lots of lacing.

Nose is pure Galaxy. Lots of juicy bright citrus and stonefruit. Tons of peach. Hints of slight biscuit and toast from the malt, but very backseat to the huge hop aroma

Flavor is very Gumballhead-esque. Soft, wheat malt base that lends hints of biscuit and toast that support the huge Galaxy flavors. Again lots of juicy hop character with citrus and peach. Bitterness isn't huge but seems sharp given all the other components of the beer.

Well-carbed. Light to medium bodied. Lots of slick, juicy hop feel. Assertive bitterness in whole. Finish is juicy before drying out with a lingering bitterness. Medium length finish.

Outstanding. Supremely drinkable with ridiculous hop flavor and aroma on a soft wheat malt body. Hope this is made again.

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