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.

Time Warp Wet-hopped Pale Ale – Townsite Brewing Inc. (Powell River, BC, Canada)

image

Time Warp Wet-hopped Pale Ale – Townsite Brewing Inc., 5.2% ABV (or 5.5%? both are listed on the front label) – 60 IBU, 650ml., (Powell River, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft brew*)

-This is my first tasting of a Townsite brew, what better way to kick it off with a fresh seasonal. In case you’re wondering, Texada Island is a tiny island located northwest of Vancouver.

description from ratebeer.com:

“Let’s do the Time Warp – AGAIN!
time warp: noun: 1. what you step into when you step off the ferry on Texada Island; 2. a delicious wet-hopped pale ale.
We hand-picked 38 kilos of local hops and added them to the brew immediately to produce this delicious pale ale. It’s not an IPA, but it still packs a big hop punch so prepare for your nose hairs to curl up and let out a happy sigh.
Fresh-hopped beers are designed for immediate enjoyment so do not cellar this one! ”

  • Style: (wet hop) Pale Ale
  • Taste: Creamy toasted barley malt astringent bitter hops
  • Where I got it : Bottle Jockey, N. Bby
  • How much: $7.40 (after 5% off) – 650ml., September 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Visual: Pours clear pale copper brown with a small foamy head, thin murky layer of retention, half-sticky lacing, a few slow singular streams.

Nose: brown sugar, toasted barley malt, (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: slick-creamy, immediate medium bitterness

Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, subdued mild sour, (MAIN) toasted barley malt, light grassy

Finish: hoppy astringent bitter finish.

Summary: Mainly a toasted barley malt profile but I’m not liking the astringency in the hops; it’s has a bitterness similar to burnt food.

Accelerated Transmission Wet Hop Pale Ale – Red Truck / Category 12 (BC, Canada)

image

Accelerated Transmission Wet Hop Pale Ale – Red Truck Beer / Category 12 Brewing Collaboration, 5% ABV, 650ml., (Vancouver & Victoria, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft brew*, seasonal)

-I love collabs! You get the double the expertise and potentially double the flavour, hopefully.

printed on the front-left label:

“…A collaborative brew of Wet Hopped Pale Ale is all about quick execution. Freshly picked hops from the BC Hop Company are delivered from farm to brew in the same day, preserving the delicate citrus and floral characteristics of Humulus lupulus. Our ale showcases this with a freshly vibrant flavour that’s only available once a year….”

wpid-img_20151023_032451.jpg

  • Style: (Wet hop) Pale Ale
  • Taste: Orange citrusy malty creamy soft bitter
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $5.60 – 650ml., October 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: 50/50, you’ll likely forget about it

Visual: Pours clear bright copper, dissipating head, murky lacing, several singular fast streams.

Nose: fruity orange-passionfruit malt. (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: biting crispness-malty

Mid-palate: creamy CO2, (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) orange, sweet barley malt

Finish: gentle mid-level bitter grassy hops, tangy barley malt borderline thin finish.

Summary: Very drinkable and decently balanced citrusy sweet malty brew. Notable characteristics in this one are its citrus and creamy mids.