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Cascade Fresh Hop Porter

Cascade Fresh Hop Porter
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A one-off seasonal from the brewery, this rich, full-bodied Porter is fresh-hopped with over six lbs per barrel of Nugget hops from the Weathers Family hop farm. The sweet, dark chocolate malt profile is balanced with a dank hop bite from the fresh hops. This beer is limited.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (4628) - Olympia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Dark brown in color, thin tan head. Nice hops and good chocolate flavor. The boys at Cascade have done a great job with this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
Tap at Cascade, Portland - 07/11/12 @ 5.7% ABV. Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that soon clears to the edges. Nose is light vegetal tones, roast malt, molasses, touch of coffee. Taste follows nose, roast malt flavour, hops, toffee. Medium bidued with light carbonation leading to a dry and roasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2012
On tap at the Pine Box. Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a tan milky head leaving perfect concentric lacing. Lovely. Aroma has milk chocolate, coffee, oatmeal. Taste is of sweet chocolate, some roasted malt. Not getting "hoppiness" unless I look for it, and then perhaps hints of hops. Finishes smoothly chocolate and chocolate/roasty bittersweet. Nice porter, possibly a bit thin, with good flavor, but don’t suggest hops to me.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ericdevin (591) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Draft at 16 Tons Cafe, Eugene. We all know Cascade’s fantastic sours, this was a different tack for them. Lots of tan head, color is an opalescent brown. Subtle funk and floral aroma, with some toasty elements as well. Hops were barely there, seems kind of a waste. A pretty good porter but a mediocre fresh hop beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4022) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Tap @ Cascade Barrel House... Near black poor with a thick, off-white head. Floral and resinous with hops tones. Slight roast, lots of grains, herbal spiciness, grass, charred woody characters. Sugar, cookie-dough, and roast came back in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
On tap at Cascade Tasting Room with mcberko. Pours a dark brown with a red tint, and a small creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and hops. Flavour of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, with a muted fresh hop finish. medium complexity. Roasted and fresh tasting. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (5352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
On tap at Cascade Tasting Room, split with Matts_Property, pours a dark brown with a pronounced red tinge and small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, fresh hops and roasted malt. Flavour is more muted, with chocolate, roasted malt and a slight hop presence - kind of watery and thin on the palate. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (5927) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Draft at special brews. Pours black with a dense and creamy tan head. Loose sheety rings of lace. Nice roasty coffee and chocolate nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Roasty chocolate and coffee mid palate with a rich roasty finish. Great porter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Tap at 16 Tons. Moderate brown pour, inch of off-white foam. Chocolate dominates taste and smell with an off putting earthen hop note not adding much to the table. Stick to the sours, guys.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Draught . Dark brown pour with lasting off white head. Hoppy aroma with a chocolate note. Roasty flavour with a hop ring. Hop finish. I admit I have never knowingly had a fresh hop porter before.


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