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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BeastOfTheNortheast, Oct 4, 2018.
As the title suggests, which Fresh Hop IPAs will you bee seeking out this Fall/Winter?
Fresh hop season is almost all over.
I was looking forward to Fat Heads Hop Stalker, but they chose not to bottle it this year.
Fremont's Field To Ferment series and Lagunitas Born Yesterday
Born Yesterday is the best one that I have had. I am not planning to buy it this year, however.
Cowiche canyon or gtfo
Maybe for you in Oregon but for most of the country, these gems hit the shelves just about now.
Although NoDa's HD&R has fallen off, their Sticky When Wet has been super in years past and looking forward to it again.
Founders Harvest ale just showed up. One of the originals that made it to distro. It had fallen off the last few years but 2018 is the best it has been in a while. Crisp, bitter, clean>>excellent. But man at 7.6%, deadly.
Born Yesterday and I'd like to find some Yakima Fresh from Columbus Brewing.
Hop Stalker was a no-brainer, but alas...
Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest. A favorite of mine for many years.
The same favorites I buy every year. Lagunitas Born Yesterday and Sierra Nevada Celebration. I want to get Founders Harvest Ale this year, too. I didn't buy it last year.
My favorites so far CSA Farm Harvest by Matchless and Fresh Hop Double Crush by Reuben's.
Born Yesterday and Celebration are both Fresh Hop beers and aren't out yet, so I don't think it is almost over unless almost means a couple months to you.
We don't get many fresh hop APAs/IPAs around here, but I was up in Chicago last weekend and visited Pollyanna for their 4th Anniv party and their fresh hop ale was FANTASTIC. Would have bought a case of it if it were in cans/bottles.
And once Sierra Nevada Celebration comes out I'll be drinking plenty of it. Still my favorite IPA of all-time.
SN Celebration! Hard to beat $12.99 12-packs of one of my favorite seasonal beers.
I'm jealous. My distro area only gets $9 6-packs, I would buy much more of it at that price point
They barely made any this year
Celebration isn't "Wet Hop", it's "Fresh Hop".
Wet Head Full of Dynomite is the new one I am excited for. I've never had a hazy wet beer.
Bingo, all of my answers right here.
I'm heading to Fremont Saturday, I hope it's around. If not
Off the top of my head? Sierra Nevada Celebration and Northern Hemisphere Harvest, Lagunitas Born Yesterday, Founders Harvest Ale, Deschutes Chasin' Freshies, and Surly Wet. I know I forgot some that I really liked last year.
Also while not and IPA Schells Fresh Hop Pilsner, is always a favorite of mine.
Celebration. Oh and Celebration. And I also look forward to Celebration.
OP's thread title is 'What Fresh Hop IPAs'.
Columbus Brewing Yakima Fresh
Founders Harvest, made with all Michigan grown hops this year, is better than ever. A thinner mouthfeel this year, but super flavorful.
Also like a local, Heavy Handed from Two Brothers.
Pick up both today, packaged on 9/20 and 9/17.
Hopefully Surly Wet is better than it has been in recent years.
Born Yesterday for sure..love that stuff
I always pick up some Founders Harvest and Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere, and if I see 'em I'll grab some Port High Tide and some Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale. Plus any others that may present themselves.
Wet hop and fresh hop brews are an even bigger highlight of the year for me than Oktoberfest brews; I just wish the former were as widely and profusely available as the latter in my area.
I haven't seen any wet hop beers on the shelf yet, apart from Founders.
Are brewers putting a New England bend on these wet hop beers this year?
They got regular and hazy cowiche on tap at Femont
Awesome! I used to buy a case out here every year, and this year most stores got zero, and the ones that did got a case. I'm going on a mini-search at lunch today.
How is the hazy version?? Did you try Wet Dynomite?
Going tomorrow, I'll let you know.
The "hoppy" trinity of wet hops of course:
Founders Harvest, Born Yesterday, Celebration.
I would love to purchase a Born Yesterday as it was brewed at the Chicago brewery in 2016. I bought three 6-packs in 2016.
I thought last year's (2017) Born Yesterday was good - I drank one draft pint of this beer.
Born Yesterday...wish they would can it. One can dream...
Aren't all beers wet?
Here's an article listing the "differences" but sometimes they appear to be used interchangeably.
"Update (Sept. 2018). The Brewers Association’s Beer Style Guidelines now includes a definition for Fresh Hop Beer. Admittedly, the definition is somewhat at odds with what I say here, but I think a lot of brewers and consumers still agree that “fresh” and “wet” are used to mean, basically, the same thing. In truth, wet hop is a sub-category of fresh hop, but when most people say “fresh hop,” they’re talking about wet hop.
Here’s the BA’s definition of Fresh Hop Beer: “These ales are brewed with freshly harvested hops. Such hops might be undried fresh or frozen cones or ground material, or, freshly kilned dried cones or pellets…”
The BA does not distinguish wet hop beer as a category, but does note (in the complete definition of Fresh Hop Beer) that beers made using freshly harvested, whole cone hops that have not been kiln dried may be considered a subcategory of Fresh Hop Beer."
I think technically there is no "Fresh Hop season", it just depends on where you're getting your hops from. There is a "fresh hop season" in different regions though.
If I'm off on this, feel free to correct me, as the terms are a bit fuzzy.
Had a fresh hop pils from matchless in Washington, along with their fresh hop NEIPA. The pils was subtle but delicious, and the fresh fluff was just flat out awesome. I've had fresh hops at home, but having them in the heart of hop mecca is other world status.
Grab Citra Slicker if you can. The best wet I've ever had! Reubans makes some beauties as well.