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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dagimp (781) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
From a 12 oz into a mason jar. Pours an odd dirty brown. Thick dank lacing. Pint aroma. Mouthfeel is moderate with too much carb. Taste is Dankish with pine and mold. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (7958) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
12oz bottle, from Dutchís. Best by 12/28/14. Labeled 5.9%. Clear orange amber color. Good thicker off-white sort of khaki-ish head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Kind of a spicy hop, sort of fruity and juicy. Caramel malt. Moderate sweet taste, light bitterness. Kind of a malty sugary sweet finish in the aftertaste, which I donít love. Medium body. Kind of a syrupy mouthfeel, but it is very smooth. Lighter carbonation, sort of a full feel. A decent fresh hop pale ale, but itís a bit too malty and sweet for me to love it. 5.5 pounds of hops per barrel? No way. Maybe in the original recipe, but I canít believe that is possible in this version. The recipe has got to have changed at some point, based off of what I am tasting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5160) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle sample at the wet hop tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 10/23/14. Pours clear copper with a medium beige head. Aroma of sweet caramel, grass and onion. Malty flavor with light fruit before a grassy hop finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Really nice pale ale. Very nicely balanced with hops and malts. Clean, crisp and very refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (1063) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Draft pour at Special Brews. Pours a dark copper color with a patchy lasting head to it. Mostly hops on the aroma. A lot of bitter hop flavor, with an equal amount of sweet malt character. I donít know, I guess I was pretty bored with this beer. Nice hop flavor, but overall I wasnít too impressed with this one. Maybe my expectation was high. I still enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2332) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from whole foods. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. The aroma makes me think falconer flight hops. A bit earthy, a bit sweet, a bit resinous. The taste has a light bitterness, sweet grapefruit, a bit of orange.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (401) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2014
I really like this pale. Itís easy to drink and the hop character for both the aroma and taste are nice. The aroma is a little subtle but you can tell there is a nice combination of hops and malt. Taste is great with plenty of sweet faintly caramel malts that is accented by a citrusy--but balanced hop note. Finish is nice and refreshing. I like a little more aroma in my beers but this is really good all around.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (1191) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
On tap at Elizabeth station. Clear burnt orange. Floral caramel. Taste is sweet and tangy. Dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (753) - Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2014
Tap. Pours a nice copper color with an off white head. The nose is pretty citrus. Taste is orange and some grapefruit. A really nice pale ale.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanan (82) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Sixer from anthem az hops and tannins. Pours and rates as advertised. Piney citrus floral. Fresh excellent hops. One of the best apa's ever made. Some slight dryness. Strong nice bitters for 5.5 abv. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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