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RATINGS: 587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Part of the Bond Street Series. This Fresh Hop Pale Ale is all about celebrating the hop harvest in the fall. Fresh picked hops have to be added to the brew immediately and in abundance. Roughly 270 pounds of Crystal hops from Doug Weathers' farm outside Salem, Oregon will be added to the 50 barrel batch in addition to some dry kilned whole flower hops. That adds up to approximately 5.5 pounds of hops per barrel brewed.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chicagotjm (9) - Chicago, USA - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
Deschutes beers are hit or miss with me. This one was a miss. Great aroma and appearance, but lacks body and really tasted watered-down. Surprised by the high score as this one really did not do it for me as far as pale ales go.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (449) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Tap at lucky 13. Light copper with small white head and decent lacing. Subtle aroma for the style. Smooth for an ipa. Hop and floral bitterness not as pronounced as expected. Nice and mellow.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1104) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle to pint. Tropical juiciness dominate both aroma and flavor. Pours a clear golden-amber with off white head. Could use more malt backing. Can squeeze the citric, tropical juice out of this. Too one-sided. Low bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Seannpc (36) - - DEC 7, 2014
Nice aroma with a burnt amber hue. Cloudy with a light start and smooth finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Now this is something. I do not think Iíve had a beer w/ a strong peach ring candy aroma other than random garbage w/ apricot extract added. The nose on this is just huge and super fruity. It was almost shocking at first but settles in nicely. I am not normally one to attribute peachy flavors to crystal hops but thatís what they have in this so there you have it. This is overall quite a nice beer that pours a slightly hazed orange w/ tons of lace left behind as its fine bubbled white head slowly dissipates. This is farily full bodied and a little bit sweet. It seems to have picked up a slight astringent note from dry hopping which along w/ some lemon notes give the impression of sweetened iced tea. It finishes w/ a lingering honey note and a solid bit of bitterness. This is a really nice beer and probably one of the best hop-centric bres Iíve had from the brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (644) - - DEC 5, 2014
2014 bottle. Pours a hazy copper with a nice off-white head. Great lacing. Aroma is a nice sweet malt with pine. Taste is the same with some citrus and a nice bitterness that cuts through the sweetness and lingers on the tongue just enough. Medium mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EyeAmBaldman (310) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is slightly metallic with hints of malt and bitter hops. Leaves good lacing in the glass. Medium carbonation in the mouth with notes of malt, caramel and earthiness. Has a fair amount of hoppy bitterness on the back end. This is a pretty good APA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1580) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Aroma: Spicy pine hop character with a little tangerine; a surprisingly moderate caramel malt bill as well. Appearance: Slightly hazy copper body with a lively stream of carbonation supporting a foamy white head that mostly stays afloat. Flavor: Pine up front and throughout, with more citrus coming through toward the finish; caramel is a bit more subdued, but present. Slightly bitter finish. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, lively carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Overall: A good IPA, but not among the best out there.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1384) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Pours a finger of head on a hazy medium straw colored body. The aroma has some tropical fruit: mango and pineapple, along with lemon and pine. Nice. The taste has a moderate bitterness throughout, with caramel sweetness layered in nicely. Great balance and profile. The texture is a little fizzy. Quite enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5544) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
The name appeals to me. Letís see if the beer does. Pouri8ng a clear amber body, itís topped by a modest bubble filled head. The nose has a floral and citrus scent covering a light caramel sweetness. (The head dissolved into a film as I made that observation.) The flavor has a malt forward sweetness followed by citrus and zest hop tastes. It never really gets very bitter. The name appeals to me.


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