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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Heavenly aroma of fresh cut pine, squeezed grapefruit, and biscuits. Expected auburn pour with a short white head that quickly turns to an oily surface. Clean taste, as if there were a mountain stream that poured APA. Pine, oranges, grapefruit fill the mouth, but are subdued by the malty, bready back. A light, refreshing beer that should be released in the summer, but has to wait until the autumn harvest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dhrjericho (66) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Solid hoppy ale with a nice citrus and hop flavor. Not very strong but a decent addition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2007
22oz bottle. Golden amber color with a medium sized foamy white head. Soft herbal and grassy hop aroma, some lemongrass. Buttery, slight caramel malt, juicy citrus. Herbal, slightly earthen hops with lingering butter. Mouthfeel is medium light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2007
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thick orange head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of alcohol, hops, pine needles, and spices. The flavor is sweet malty and dominated by hops and pine needles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Gorgeous amber color. Floral aroma. The flavor is mellow, but a touch skunky. Pretty smooth to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bramblez (3) - USA - NOV 4, 2007 does not count
Wonderful round characteristics, it’s got a soft-yet-intense hoppiness you only recognize if you’ve gnawed on the fresh stuff. The finish is muted, perhaps it’s been in the bottle too long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2007
On draft. Notable for its sweet, ESB-y qualities, due to "wet hopping" I am told. I’ll certainly have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Bomber, pours lightly hazy golden amber with a two finger white head, great lacing. Aroma of wet hops, grass, floral, pine and some caramel. Flavor is a bit lacking from the aroma, everything is present, just hiding behind a watery base - ho,hum. What starts strong just can’t seem to deliver when it comes to actually drinking this one...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2007
amber color with light head - very strong hop aroma that smells like hops on the vine - nice and smooth flavor with little bittering hops and mucho flavor/aroma hops - very strong grapefruit taste balances well with the malt - I expected this to be another of those overhopped monstrosities but it was very well balanced

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Amber color with a medium head. Very fresh hop aroma with some floral/grass, tobacco, peas and some earthiness - a very impressive bouquet of hop smells. Flavor is smooth and delicious - tasty hop flavors that are super fresh and leafy/flowery. Nice malt backing. Good finish and very refreshing. As good as any wet hop APA out there.

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