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RATINGS: 633   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Nice pour, big head...good resinous, citrus hop aroma, some caramel malt and a hint of spice. Flavor is juicy, hoppy, very refreshing. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10266) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10265) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10199) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
crossovert (10015) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Diacetyle notes in this one, had it against several midwest wet hop beers and it failed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10001) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9981) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (9318) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 24, 2009
(11/4/08) Draught at Hamilton’s in San Diego. Deep golden color. Aroma of resinous hops. Flavor with some malt and caramel but mostly very resinous hops and some pine. Medium-bodied, a bit oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
12oz bottle, from Dutch’s. 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 don’t 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 it’s 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 can’t believe that is possible in this version. The recipe has got to have changed at some point, based off of what I am tasting.

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