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Fresh or Wet Hop Beer

Fresh or Wet Hop Beers are the color of the underlying ale style being made with fresh hops. Fruity-ester aroma is high, although somewhat dependent on the ale style being made with fresh hops. Hop aroma is prominent and will exhibit especially aromas of green, almost chlorophyll-like or other fresh hop characters. Malt perception will vary with the style of ale being made with fresh hops. Hop flavor is prominent, exhibiting especially flavors of green, almost chlorophyll-like or other fresh hop characters. Hop bitterness is dependent on the style of ale being made with fresh hops. These ales are hopped predominantly with fresh (newly harvested and kilned) and/or undried ("wet") hops. Beers may be aged and enjoyed after initial "fresh-hop" character diminishes. Unique character from "aged" fresh hop beers may emerge, but have yet to be defined. Body is dependent on the style of ale being made with fresh hops. The manner in which fresh "wet" hops are used should be identified by the brewer. To allow for accurate judging the brewer must identify a classic, hybrid/mixed or experimental beer style being elaborated upon. Beer entries not accompanied by this information will be at a disadvantage during judging.

Vitals

  • Original Gravity (┬░Plato) Varies with style (Varies with style)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (┬░Plato) Varies with style (Varies with style)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) Varies with style (Varies with style)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (Varies with style)
  • Color SRM (EBC) Varies with style (Varies with style)
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