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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2003) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Nearly clear dark copper to amber pour with a 1 finger, creamy off white head that has great retention. Aroma is floral and citrus hops, a little pine sweet caramel and tart fruitiness. Flavor is caramel, light nutty notes, biscuit, a little dry leafiness, some bread, pine, light cardboard oxidization. Light to medium body, light, blanketing and sharp carbonation, creamy to syrupy entry, thin, but a bit syrupy and oily finish. Good stuff overall, not as grassy as some fresh hop beers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31772) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, peachy and slight citrusy. Peachy, light soapy to perfumed. Bitter and citrusy, peachy. Floral. Bitter and lingering floral hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (344) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Fresh bottle poured into a pub glass. The beer is a mostly clear burnt orange amber with a fingers worth of white head that shrinks down and leaves ok lacing. Aroma is candied tropical fruits. Lots of tropical and citrus fruit but there is also a sweet, sugar like smell. It reminds me of pixie sticks. Itís also slightly musty near the end. First sip is very juicy with the same citrus/tropical theme and a lot do pine. Itís a little bready but kind of like stale hard bread. Mouthfeel is quenching and refreshing. Overall a good fresh hop beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
monkeychugg55 (907) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Dark copper with a small white head. The aroma is huge on crystal hops, nice and floral with some spice. Flavor is nice and clean, with strong hops, touch of caramel, and crisp finish. Very nicely done.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
rproff78 (106) - - OCT 31, 2014
Smells like bad body Oder, but has a good hoppy flavor that anyone can appreciate!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (2159) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper-orange pour with a small head that fades to a thin ring. Leaves great lacing. Aroma is very floral with some herbs, citrus juice, and sugary malt. Tastes pretty sugary too. Floral hops are nice here but thereís nothing exciting. Dry, herbal finish. Not my kinda APA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoesefat (298) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Sweet floral and bready aroma. Pours somewhat opaque with a thick white head. Love the flavor, very well balanced with sweetness and bitterness in equal measure.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4169) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Draught at The Beer Trappe. Caramel color with some caramel, sugar sweet, and light citrus. Not a hop trip that I expected, but ok.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dagimp (741) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
From a 12 oz into a mason jar. Pours an odd dirty brown. Thick dank lacing. Pint aroma. Mouthfeel is moderate with too much carb. Taste is Dankish with pine and mold. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6934) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
12oz bottle, from Dutchís. Best by 12/28/14. Labeled 5.9%. Clear orange amber color. Good thicker off-white sort of khaki-ish head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Kind of a spicy hop, sort of fruity and juicy. Caramel malt. Moderate sweet taste, light bitterness. Kind of a malty sugary sweet finish in the aftertaste, which I donít love. Medium body. Kind of a syrupy mouthfeel, but it is very smooth. Lighter carbonation, sort of a full feel. A decent fresh hop pale ale, but itís a bit too malty and sweet for me to love it. 5.5 pounds of hops per barrel? No way. Maybe in the original recipe, but I canít believe that is possible in this version. The recipe has got to have changed at some point, based off of what I am tasting.


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