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RATINGS: 610   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Bottle... Clear, textbook-amber ale with a mid-sized, cumulus-like, white head. Excellent retention. The aroma is both floral and earthy and bursting-at-the-seams with fresh, PNW lupulin. Medium-bodied and a touch slick with soft carbonation. More sweet than bitter up front - more bitter than sweet on the backside... earthy, piney. Modestly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9901) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle @ home. It seems like the last time I had this beer, it was in a bomber. I guess they moved it to 12 ounce bottles. Hazy, amber orange appearance with an off white head that has large bubbles. Potent resiny, grapefruity, piney hoppy, citrusy aroma. Very resiny. Soft mouth feel. Mildly bitter, very potent grapefruit citrusy, resiny hoppy flavor with a lot of citrusness. Pretty nice pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
22oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of guess what, fresh hops (floral and and grass) with some caramel. Tastes of floral hops, toffee, and a little bit fruity. Body and for that matter the tastes were slightly on the thin side. Lightly sweet balance to the fresh hoppiness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9279) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
All of the good raters from BA have had this, now me from a fresh bottle from the brewery, thanks Ken. Big bubbly head on an orangey body. Fragance of orange hips. Chewy orange mouthfeel, its a plus. There is a little musty funk at the end. Hits the mark as an APA. Carbonation is right there. Extraordinary drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Tap at Deschutes in Bend. Pours a clear amber, orange. Huge, sheety lacing. Nose is fresh melon, juicy melon, buttery biscuit. Taste is chemical biting, sugar, sticky. Palate is thicker for style, heavy biscuit, sugar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Thanks to Homerwantsbeer for sharing a bottle. This brew is a hazy orange-amber color with a medium off-white head that has decent retention. Stringy lacing. Hops and fruit in the nose, with a touch of pine. Medium-bodied with a soft hops character. Floral and grassy notes as well, plus malt and spice in the background. The finish is moderately hoppy and lingering. Overall this is a tasty and refreshing APA.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
crossovert (8680) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Diacetyle notes in this one, had it against several midwest wet hop beers and it failed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8520) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2010
22 oz. bottle, pours golden amber with a small head. Aroma of apricot, hops, orange, and caramel malts Flavour of nicely balanced caramel malt and hops, apricot. Well-rounded - solid pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8480) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8341) - 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.


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