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RATINGS: 647   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Slightly hazy dark orange pour with long-lasting off-white head. Aroma is mostly floral and citrus hops with some bready maltiness present as well. Taste is citrus hops with some fruitiness and bready malts. Mouthfeel is just a tad oily throughout. Overall, a fairly tasty and easy-drinking APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2016
Tap at Sidedoor. Classic US IPA aroma. Creamy, thin off-white head on top of an amber-tan body. A touch soapy, earthy. The English yeast and caramel tastes are quite antiquated, has that boring sub par brewpub feel. Definitely bland for a fresh hop beer. Rather unimpressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mvp (239) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2016
Light copper color with small white head. Not too strong of an aroma. Lots of hops but well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6729) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-bronze color with lots of tiny floaters and a large creamy-soapy orange-white head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was faint but had a bitter piney note. The flavor was sweet and malty with notes of caramel, sugar, pine and grapefruit. Medium length finish. Moderately full bodied. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (709) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Aroma is floral with some sweetness. Taste is moderately bitter with floral and herbal flavors. Some caramel notes. Well done pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1549) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Amber color with nice head on tap at sharp edge in crafton. Plenty of hops for a pale ale,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jahshuwuh (564) - USA - FEB 2, 2016
A dark, almost ruby golden color with half finger off white head. Smells of fresh cut grass, honey biscuit, tea. Taste is light on the grassy hops, small bit of sweetness, ends with a light cracker taste and small amount of bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours an unclear amber orange with an egg shelled colored head, aroma has some citrus and light hops on the nose and the flavor has a little bit of sweetness on the front end with a slight hop finish, not all that bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (678) - HONG KONG - JAN 19, 2016
Bottle from Ales & Lagers in KL at home in HK. Clear iron-amber pour. Minimal white head with some dotting. Aroma is pine resin and floral hops - not too strong but enticing. Taste is relatively light, and quite malty for a hop-driven APA. Background of crisp slightly floral bitter hops, with a good bite on the finish. Nice but wouldn't get again I don't think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (589) - HONG KONG - JAN 19, 2016
Bought by Matt back from Malaysia. Amber-brown cloudy pour. White sudsy head with huge bubbles. Smells of crystalline malt, floral dusty hop. Slightly sweet and slightly dusty. Taste is moderately bitter, resin, faint pepper, lightly sweet malty finish. Body is medium, quite slick, smooth, long, moderate bitterness, lemony finish. Plenty of malt and decent amount of hop for a pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kespecial (219) - - JAN 7, 2016
On tap. Pours dark orange with hints of brown, almost no head. Typical American pale ale in the SN style but with less vibrancy. Not bad--and I recall the bottle version being better--but I can easily think of 10 beers from Deschutes that I prefer to this.

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