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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 197   ABV: 6.56%
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This year’s Hop Harvest features fresh Centennial hops from third-generation, family-owned Goschie Farms in Silverton, Ore. Newly named brewmaster Jeff Edgerton and family recently drove to the farm with a utility trailer and burlap bags, and brought back 400 pounds of fresh Centennial hops. Within an hour, crews cut open the sacks and hops were blended with the base beer that had been prepared in advance and cooled to prevent cooking off the natural citrus and floral notes of the hops. Almost two weeks later, brewers lightly filtered the beer and filled kegs and 22-oz bottles with this farm-fresh brew.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2011
2011. Hazy tan. The aroma is earthy, minty hop. Similar character on the palate. Not at all bright. Malts are indistinct, relatively boring. Not bright? How’d they do that?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass (789) - Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2011 Nice. Not really outstanding, but good. Citrus/floral hops aroma, but more like downplayed pine hops in the taste. Good, but not great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Despite the label’s potentially misleading use of the word "imperial," I knew to expect the potency of a regular pale ale or IPA. The focus here, of course, is on fresh hops, not on the alcohol level. I try to taste all of the fresh hop ales that appear during this festive time of year, and this ale in particular stands out as the greenest, juiciest, and most succulent experience of fresh hop bitterness that I’ve tasted so far. But that is quite an acquired taste, I believe. If you’ve ever tried pure hops flowers as an herbal tea, you know what a weird kind of bitterness they have on their own. This brew has a bit of that weirdness, just barely tempered by a faint hint of malty sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle; poured a dull amberish color with a big frothy head. Aroma of earth, bread, biscuit with a subtle note of citrus. Flavor was ok, fresh tasting, but not hugely flavorful. Earthy and some caramel, touch of sweetness. Some fruit and a sbit of spiciness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6054) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clearish gold with fine white bubbles. Nose of gold raisins, Belgian yeast, herbal, cream, and ginger. Taste of pepper, Belgian yeast, orange pulp, finish is spicy and very carbonated.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2011
On tap at Wankers Corner. A good refreshing brew. Would call it a fresh big hop American Pale Ale instead of an India Pale Ale. Not much in the way of bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
topherh (1923) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma is catty, fruity, malty, leafy, citrus. Flavor is sweet, hoppy, fruity citrus, and malty.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lupulicious (30) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2011
22. Classic fresh-hop pale. Resiny hop flavor with a bit of citrus in the nose, but aroma is dominated by grassy and dry leaf notes. Mouthfeel is crisp yet not thin. Hazy golden-orange color, lively and fine-grained carbonation, minimal head, no lace. Tasted this on tap at the Bridgeport pub as well, and the cirtrus aroma was more prominent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Pours hazy rich gold with fluffy small bubbled head and great retention. Aroma is toasted caramel, resin, grass, herbs and a hint of citrus. Taste is resiny caramel, piney, and a grassy hop finish. Body is medium, average carbonation, quick dry bitter finish. Overall, a decent fresh hop ale but not the best I’ve had

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Cloudy gold with off-white head. Stronger malt presence in the nose than I might expect from an IIPA. Straw, honey, some mild floral hop aroma. Assertively bitter without any citrus/pine for balance. Something unidentifiably and pleasantly pleasing lurks in the background. Unbalanced, overly bitter, not very enjoyable.


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