Review: Casey Dry Hopped Oak Theory (Nelson) | Craft Beer & Brewing
Casey Dry Hopped Oak Theory (Nelson)
95 out of 100

Style: Barrel Aged Sour

ABV: 5.0 IBU: 18

95/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Casey Dry Hopped Oak Theory (Nelson)

What the brewers say

“While tasting through all of our Oak Theory barrels, we found a puncheon that was just screaming for dry hops. We used Nelson (shocker, but the batch we have is just so good) at a rate of 2 pounds per bbl. Noticeable acidity blends with the fruity base beer and juicy Nelson hops.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Strong spicy notes, both from the hops and fermentation character with pine, citrus peel, black pepper. Pleasant underlying tartness with a hint of wood character.”

Flavor: “Strong ripe peach with white grape. Low sweetness into intense sourness that slowly fades into the finish. Despite the intensity of the acidity, it’s not harsh. The hops character enhances the fruity sourness, adding some citrus notes. The finish is bracing, but overall complex, balanced, and intriguing.”

Overall: “Very sour, dry, leading to a brisk and puckering overall impression. Pleasant and refreshing, though some may find it hard to make it through an entire glass.”

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