JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper colored, light head acrossed the glass. Taste like a fairly typical pale. Balance between hops and crystal malt? . Slightly more toward the hop side, but you read hop ale on the bottle that is not what you expect. Slight bitterness on the finish. Oh-um beer.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh Hop Ale--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV. (3.25 / 5.0) Pale Ale. Cascade Hops featured. Bright rich amber copper color. Hops dominate malt and single variety is not the best way, however Cascade is good and eventually adjust and begin to savor the aroma and flavor. Sampled 10/11/1998.
Fresh Hop Ale--1999 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Amber Ale. Clear rich copper red color. Sweet floral hop front. Richly flavored medium malt body with toasted doughy ESB notes. Hints of nut and light caramel grit. Flavor tapers off to slightly bland end. Sampled 10/14/1999.
Fresh Hop Ale--2000 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Amber Ale. Cascade Hops. Clear pretty bright amber red color. Rich floral hop aroma. Thin crisp hop infused toasted mild fruit body. Cherry notes. Ends clean with mild toasty hop spiciness. Unbalanced but tasty. Sampled 11/9/2000.
Fresh Hop Ale--2001 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Amber Ale. Clear rich dark amber color. Medium creamy laced head. Huge rich floral fresh Cascade hop front with malty notes. Roasted rich doughy toasted amber caramel fruit flavor. Crisp malty chalky citrus hop end. Sampled 11/27/2001.
Fresh Hop Ale--2002 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Amber Ale. Clear pretty rich amber red color. Very floral toasted Cascade hop front. Rich sweet smooth toasted hop malty earthy biscuit caramel body. Tangy crisp balanced rich malt citrus hop end. Grantís Best. Sampled 10/25/2002.
Bert Grantís Fresh Hop Ale--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale. Clear rich dark amber red color. Light mild lace head. Toasted mild Fresh Cascade hop front. Malty toasted thick earthy sweet caramel mild biscuit body. Earthy tangy citrus cascade spice end. Unbalanced Hoppy. Sampled 10/6/2003.
Fresh Hop Ale--2004 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV. 32 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Harvest Ale. Rich foamy lacy head. Clear bright rich amber color. Malty floral Cascade hop front. Smooth mild creamy sweet rich caramel biscuit light toasted fruit body. Balanced citrus hop spice end. Hoppy Amber Ale. Sampled 10/3/2004.
jtclockwork (6213) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange amberish pour. Hoppy citrus and floral nose. Smooth, slightly bitter hop finish. Rated 2/12/05
RSRIZZO (1836) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this beer on 10/27/1998. Color is a burnt orange with good carbonation and head. Aroma is full of a nice fresh hop scent. Taste sweet and hoppy. It starts with a light body that goes down smooth and creamy. The finish is clean and well balanced with a very light bitterness, a great fresh hop flavor and light sweet malt back tones. I canít think of a beer that fits the Fall better than this. The color is that of the changing leafs, itís cool and refreshing like a cool Fall day, and the taste and the aroma are like the air on a fresh fall morning.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
dark amber, whispy head, malt aroma with fresh hops,lots of hop flavor, low lasting bitterness
richer malt, more bitterness, slight sourness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice orangish color. Aroma is big citrus hops. Flavor of a classic pale, big hop flavor.
BREWMUSKCLES (2088) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
REFRESHING AND ORANGE IN COLOR AS WELL AS IN ITS SWEETISH CITRUS TASTE. MILD HOPPINESS IS NONE THE LESS PLEASANT. I FIND THIS MODERATE IN BODY AND SLICKISH WITH GOOD CARBONATION. WATERY AND BITTER AFTERTASTE. THE MALT CHARACTER MATCHES, WHICH IS TO SAY IT IS A BIT WEAK. PROBABLY GOOD IN THE RIGHT SITUATION.
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wasnít impressed with this one at all. Aroma was somewhat citrusy, mostly grassy, which is expected with the fresh hops. The malt profile is what struck me. Very, very sweet. Too sweet. The body was a little too heavy as well. Not too bad, but not great.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JUL 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours deep hazy orange with almost no head. Aromas of earthy hop and sweet malt. Not much bitterness with a pronounced hop flavor and a deep malt profile. The wet hops add a slightly musty flavor to the beer that is almost unpleasant.
ChazMania (640) - Pasadena, California, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Very dark orange. Much more creamy, with a forward carmel malt thing going. I thought with the name "Hop ale" it would be bitter and hoppy, which I prefer. This is OK, just not as hoppy (IPA) like that is my preference.
Kevin (2005) - Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Hazed dark orange body with a milky thin ring of gray remaining. Oranges in the nose with a bit of sugar water. Buttery flavor at first then an acidic hop bite comes in with some citrus. A lingering caramel flavor that is a bit dirty. The overall flavor is watered down.
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