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5 Seasons Westside Fresh Hop Ale
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
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We love hops. This beer is a celebration of the annual hop harvest. We had a farmer overnight us some Citra hops freshly picked straight from the farm. It has a beautiful, bright aroma with a crisp, drying, bitter finish.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Date: September 29, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 2011
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, fine beige head, icy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, lots of fresh hops, good dose of citrus, fruity orange
Flavor: lots of hop flavor, sweet crystal malt, citrus, sweet orange

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Date: November 08, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 2012
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, frothy beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: fresh citrus hop aroma backed by crystal sweetness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of hops, touch of citrus, just a touch of bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1799) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2013
On tap at the brewpub in 2011 (from notes). Orange-amber leaning towards orange. Thin top coat does not last long. Medium body. A bit syrupy woith a little hop bite. Aroma is very fruity, with an emphasis on citrus. Earthy caramel malt. Sweet to start, then moderately bitter. Bit earthy. Not quite as fresh tasting as hoped.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2013
On draft at brewpub poured an orange color with aromas of sweet malt, citrus and orange peel. Flavors are the same, citrus, hops, and bitter peel on the back end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2011
on tap at 5 Seasons North. orange pour with a slim white head. nice citrus hop nose. med body with grapefruit, orange and lemon bitterness throughout with light malts in the background. lasting bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Very cloudy orange with light lacing. Very aromatic with fresh orange, grapefruit, white flower & grass notes. Light, clean, floral palate, not over-hopped. Almost creamy finish. Nicely balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3408) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Sample at brewpub. Comes cloudy gold with small white head. Aroma of yeast and citrus. Taste is bread, citrus and floral hops. Refreshing and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4364) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Appearance: Served a hazed orange-hued body with a slim, ivory head. Smell: A slightly chewy breadiness with a hint of promised sweetness in the flavor with a shaving or two of fresh citrus peel. Taste: Moderately sweet in the fore with a notable breadiness, then, some florals and a portion of fruity citrus juice. Only slightly bitter, but it’s enough to carry you along to a drying, fruity finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Barely on both accounts, though. Overall: A nice ale that, while fresh-tasting, was never particularly hard-hitting in it’s flavor or bitterness.


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