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Wet hop pale ales are made using whole cone, fresh hops straight from the bine, instead of the more common dried and pelletized form. The style is a rare seasonal treat, possible only during the hop harvest which occurs just once a year in each hemisphere. Bine Hunter 2016 utilizes Cascade and Chinook hop flowers from Bighead Farm in Meaford Ontario, and deserves to be consumed AFAP (as fresh as possible!).
What it smells like, what it tastes like: As is expected with wet hop beers, this pale ale is beautifully aromatic, with bold notes of grapefruit, orange, and cedar. The specific hop varieties lend a spicy character to the flavour, which is complimented by a resinous bitterness and dry body.
What it smells and tastes like: Bursting with juicy flavours of citrus and tropical fruit, accented by aromatics of melon. Refreshing, with relatively low bitterness.