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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2562) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2006
lightly coppered color amber pour w/ some great rapid carbonation and a full white head w/ some thick lacing. Very fruity aroma some passion fruit some other tropical fruits some definate citrus notes a good amount of carmel and even a hint of cereal. Palate is well coated and lightly creamy. Flavor is extremly well blended and nicely complex. Lots of fruits definate tropical fruit notes and some light citrus as well, a good amount of carmel from an apa as well. This is easily the best APA Iíve ever tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7920) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Thanks to Jake for this one. Pours hazy deep coppery with some ruby and a 2-finger off-white head. The aroma is very hoppy and tropical fruity, and the taste is wet hoppy, tropical citrus fruity, with some caramel malt notes. Creamy, complex palate. This one is great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, and toasted bread. Flavor of malt, caramel, and fresh hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Bottle... poured a hazy amber color with a thick white head that formed quickly and lasted a bit. I like this beer a lot, very crisp, refreshing hop flavor and slight malts, without the earthy bite that IPAs may have. (not to say I donít like that), but itís a nice mix up from IPAs. This finished very clean with a nice sweet aftertaste, which allowed me to be eager for more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Bottle: Iím excited to finally rate this, though Ive had it several times already. This has a delightful, clean and lightly biscuity malt aroma with loads of resinous, piney hops; slightly doughy malt beginning followed up by a citric and piney hoppiness and subsequent touch of medicinal and fruity finish in the end. Moderatly bodied with a rounded palate. Hop flavors donít quite follow the aroma, but this is really good for a simple pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2006
Bomber - recommended by three separate dudes in the liquor store - so i was expecting this to be decent. Pours a lovely amber with slight haze. Great lacing all the way down. This beer has a stonking fresh hop aroma - Piney, with touches of sweat and smoke, and some yeasty marmite notes. Flavour is initially sweet with a great lasting hoppy tang which lingers. medium mouthfeel. Good shit Deschutes - the guys in the liquor store were right!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3509) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Thanks to kenb for this bottle. Golden amber color with a thin off-white head and a fresh orange peel nose. Solid malty base with an almost cinnamon spice to it. Hops impart orange peel and pine. The finish trails off with a light sweetness and candied orange peel. I really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4952) - 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 Iíve 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 itís 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.

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