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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (737) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Tap at Happy Gnome. Orange with a sticky white head. Banana bread, fruity hops, and juicy fruit gum. Flavor has a moderate sweetness with a dry finish. Body is medium with a foamy feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1375) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2014
This beer is a clear orange color with a medium white head. The aroma blends piney, citrus, and resin hops with a subtle toasted maltiness; the taste is mildly bitter, slightly sour, and slightly sweet, and the aftertaste has a citrusy (grapefruit) flavor. The palate fuses a soft carbonation with a bite, medium-light body, and an initially slick texture that turns sticky with the carbonationís bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Best by date of 12/29/14 stamped in the bottom left side of the bottle. The appearance was a nice looking hazy to transparent amber color with a nice one finger white to off white foamy head that gets nice and rocky as it dissipated. The smell had a sweet deep caramel malts up front reminiscent of an English Pale Ale without the soapiness normally associated with English Pales. Light citrus hops try to balance but mainly stay in the background. The taste followed the nose to a sweet touch coming across in a sweet sticky caramel flavor. Thereís a light sweet caramel aftertaste and a sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Moderate sticky sweet caramel balances across the tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good English Pale Ale that would be great with fish ní chips but I canít really see it as an American Pale Ale. Iíd still have it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hop__head (24) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Caramel color, earthy, citrus, light malted cereal taste. Palate smooth, finish a little watery. Very nice for this style!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Draft. Sturdy bronze color. Firm pillow top. Good flourish of earthy but fruity hops. Solid underbelly. (#5860, 11/16/2014)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badpuppy69 (289) - orange, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours a clear amber light Brown with soapy soft head. Aroma is citrucy some light caramel malt. Taste follows the aroma with a light barnyard funk to the hop bill. Wet medium mouth feel. That makes you want to slam it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkurzynski (1791) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Hazy amber orange. Nose of soapy citrus, citrus rind, and mild fruit/caramel. Flavor is bitter citrus, pine, and mild mango with light malt backing. Hop finish is dry, bitter, and slightly watery. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1256) - Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Malty near its best by date, toffee, pine a bit of citrus. Typcial signature Deschutes maltiness, and a character I donít like of theirs much. Decent, but I would know a Deschutes beer in a blind taste due to its signature malty taste. Glad I didnít pay an overpriced sixer for this, will try if fresher someday maybe sixer worthy then.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkeh (311) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours an amber color, frothy white head. Aroma is sweet malts and grassy hops. Taste is the same, surprisingly very sweet! Great brew, not surprising from Deschutes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1919) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Pours a darker amber color with white head. Light citrus, floral notes, and just a hint of pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice caramel malt note that lets you know itís a pale ale and not and IPA.

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