Ontario Wet Hop Pale Ale
Nickel Brook Brewing Company
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Wet Hop Pale Ale 5.3 % ABV Brown Glass Bottle 750 ml.
$7.95 (Canadian) At the LCBO
Tonight's beer is a pale ale with a slight difference. Whereas hops are usually dried and milled into pellets prior to commercial use... the hops for this particular beer were delivered fresh from a local Ontario farm the day they were picked, and added straight into the beer. In fact both the hop and malt for this beer was grown in Ontario.
Onto the tasting...
Off gold colour with a greenish hue, with an off-white head small in stature that breaks quickly.. Fresh aromatic green hops on the nose some pine some resin. First sip is very green. Light and refreshing. Very clean, light malt backed up by very fresh tasting hops. A little watery, and light for its 5.3 % ABV. Aeration gives us fresh herbs and salad greens.
Cost: 5/6 PASS
Colour: 5/6 PASS
Beer Style: 4/6 PASS
Re-Order: 4/6 PASS
Experience: 4/6 PASS
I found this beer to beer a little too light on flavour. I know the goal of it is to accentuate the freshness of the hops and the light airy greeness, however I just wanted a bit more backbone in it. A touch more malt or something. Otherwise a very delightful beer. Definitely worth trying out while there are still a few bottle left around.
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