Wolf Vine Wet Hopped Pale Ale – Hoyne Brewing Co. (Victoria, BC, Canada)

Wolf Vine Wet Hopped Pale Ale – Hoyne Brewing Company, 5.3% ABV, 650 ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer*)info

  • Style: Wet Hop Pale Ale
  • Taste: Lawn grassy cucumber chamomile floral barley malt rough aftertaste
  • Where I got it : Liquor Barn / Vancouver
  • How much: $7.25 CAD (after 10% off) – 650 ml., December 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nahhhhh

Visual: Pours mostly clear deep copper with minute bits of sediment, 1cm head and 1mm retention, singular slow streams.

Nose: grassy lawn, light honey. (lvl-2)-intensity

Attack: thin crisp, soft CO2

Mid-palate: background cucumber-mint grassy-plastic hop oils, (lvl-3-sweetness), bright metallic honey barley malt

Finish: chamomile-osmanthus herbal tea rough aftertaste

Summary: Quite a big grassy-floral flavour; it reminds me of chamomile tea – somewhat incongruent with their barley malt base. The overall impression isn’t that good, especially considering I had the [A] rated Driftwood Sartori Wet Hop IPA yesterday.