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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7095) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 29, 2007
On tap at Toronado. This amber ale poured with a decent beige head. The hops are very tasty and not too bitter, and there is a nice balancing malt presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Draft, Toronado Wet Hop Festival. These are all great beers. In comparison to a lot of the others, this one is very malty, heavier tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (905) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Fresh green grassy flavor. Actually doesnít taste too hoppy but thatís ok. Lemony flavor too. Wish I had more to say but I donít. Donít know if thatís a bad thing or not. I was a bit underwhelmed but then again I was comparing against Great Divide.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Bottle from Yonkers65. Thanks Bruce, I have had this on my wants list for awhile. Pours a slightly hazy amber with some reddish hues and a white head. Great wet floral hop aroma. This smell like fresh leaf hops right off the vine. Initial flavor of caramel, citrus, and toasted grains, in which the overall combination is somewhat unique. Mid palate has a very soft bitterness combined with hints of tangerine. Bitterness is quite mild on the finish, which has some subtle accents of grapefruit and tea. Nice beer with an interesting harmony between the malt and hop profile. Not a hop bomb, but there is nothing wrong with that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Bottle 2007: Super floral hoppy ale - not bitter hopped i n the traditional sense, but very sweet and floral. As a matter of fact, there is virtually no bitterness in the drink after the initial presence. The malt provides a nice medium body with a cereal malt presence that is well defined on the finish. Nice drink overall, very sweet homage to the fresh hop flower.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6474) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2007
22. Pours a crystal clear burnished medium amber. Thick, moussy tangerine-colored head. Very little lace, and whatís there is spotty bubbles at best. Very mild nose, almost neutral--a little bit of floral goodness there. Medium body, active carb thatís perfectly placed. Sweet piney, candied orange flavors announce themselves right off the attack and carry through over a subtle malt caramel counterpoint on the mid-palate. Right before the finish the sweet pine gets a little cat boxy/ammonia-like, but just in its intensity, not in a nasty qualitative morph or anything. Pleasant refreshingly sweet finish. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Draught. A disappointment from Deschutes. Pale gold body, thin head. Bland body with not much happening. faint malt aroma. Oily unpleasant finish. Again, not really bad, but not worth drinking again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhanske (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2007
22oz, grass, amber, frothy, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation. If the descriptions above help you then more power to you. Personally, I love each and every seasonal brew. Rarely is there a flat out YUCK. The Hop Trip Ale is a joy and pleasure to see in the fridge. What a nice quaf! Yes it is a pale ale. Yes it is hoppy. And yes you will not be disappointed if you are a hop head and are not a snoot. Enjoy with extreme prejudice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2007
GABF 2007. Most of the fresh hop brews Iíve tried are a little underwhelming, and this one falls in line w/ my expectations. Very watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Poured a red-orange body with a two-finger white top. Great floral hoppiness in aroma. Some burnt malty caramel notes. Big hop presene faded in watery non-substantial finish.

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