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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 5, 2006
This bottled brew from Jeff Squire at a rating party poured a small sized head of foam with a frothy top off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a transparent orange colored body with I swear a pink hue and had a fair lacing. The aroma contained notes of cascade hops. The mouth feel was smooth at the start and mediumly tingly at the finish. The soft flavor contained notes of mild malt mild hops and was semi-floral. A decent one that I would certainly drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Had this "wet hopped" this evening at RFD in Washington, DC. I spent the evening after I left dreaming of having more. What a delicious beer. Extemely pleasant sweetness. Basically as descirbed in other ratings. An orange clear amber with a thin slowly disappating head (much of the head stuck to the side of the glass!). One of the best highly hopepd beers I’ve had (not, I said this was "wet hopped", so this is slightly different than your typical tap pour). The sweetness covered most bitterness, not particularly candied. Very thin mouthfeel, almost watery, but still it paired well with it’s flavor. (On Tap 12/04/2006)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3584) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2006
bottle at the Fort Wayne tasting - This beer has a nice, hoppy aroma with a hint of pine. The hops certainly dominates the flavor, which is pretty well balanced. The mouthfeel was a little watery and more bubbly than I expected. It finishes moderately bitter. Good beer, though could be better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CultHero (16) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2006
A nice dry-hopped brew, very floral but nothing overly exciting. Great aroma and a nice coppery color. An above average hoppy pale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1505) - 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 (8100) - 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 (815) - 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.

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