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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1473) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Bottle: Cloudy copper with off-white head. The aroma is flowery and the taste is as well. The taste is definitely fresh hops which has a green grass quality to it along with butter, light juniper and hints of spray paint in the aftertaste. It seemed to be equally as hoppy as Mirror Pond (maybe a tad bit more). Overall, a very enjoyable brewsky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8020) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2008 Fresh, wet, sticky buzzing hops all around the mouth from this beer. Not very complex in the flavor, some light honey and some grassy lawn-clipping flavored hops, but really good otherwise, and a good example of an APA, though I prefer Mirror Pond. Lots of honey and sweet lemons in the nose, more honey and light crackers in the flavor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
w0nderb0b (6) - Lacey, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006 does not count
Great beer! very hoppy, especially it being such a low percent beer. would give it a five if it was strong enough to get me real drunk. i like these bond street ales. they be yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenhorn1 (812) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 24, 2006
22 0z bottle. Pours a hazy orange with large bubbles that slowly creeps to the top to form a nice frothy head. Smells and tastes like citrus, pine needles, and some flowers. Nice carmel notes, very well balanced APA and not too bitter. This is a very refreshing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2006
Dark amber with a frothy head and sticky spots of lace. Grapefruit in the nose with some bitterness. Fresh aroma. Some caramel sweetness. The grapefruit extends over to the flavor that is a touch more bitter. The sweetness of the malts is muted by the hop character. Very smooth palate with a citrusy, bitter finish of fresh hops. Good pale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Amber with medium head. Very unique hop aroma mixed with solid malts. Smells like a mild grapefruit with sugar on it. Actually, almost like watermellon. Very smooth hop taste is not overwhelming, but tasty. Very balanced and I really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Enjoyed both in the bottle and on tap at City Beer in SF. Aroma is nicely hoppy with an excellent bouquet of grapefruits and caramel malts. Appearance is a dark copper color with a nice head. Mouthfeel was creamy and gentle. Flavor was hoppy without the hop bitterness, which was less pronounced with the sweet malts. A very enjoyable APA which with a little push could even be in the IPA territory. Very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Tap, O’Brien’s. Pours a medium rubyish color. Strong caramelized aroma. Flavor is earthy with aot of butterscotch. Only a little bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a spare fizzy light brown head that is mostly diminishing and spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (caramel, cereal, toasted), heavy hops (flowers, spruce, orange), average yeast (cheese) and notes of pineapple and honey. Average flavor duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness, mineral notes. Medium bodied, alcoholic textrure, lively carbonation and astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4356) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2006
I very much enjoyed this, probably because it really hit the spot. Fresh hopy, citrus, pine, and caramel aroma. Not bitter, but very smooth and refreshing. Lots of fresh hop flavor, caramel, orange, pine and citrus.

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