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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (8540) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8526) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8423) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 24, 2009
(11/4/08) Draught at Hamiltonís 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7994) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2008
Bright orange, slightly hazy. Very fruity aroma, kumquat, lychee. Sweet malt, fruity and flowery hops, medium bitter finish. Refreshing and flavourful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Tap. Clear amber pour with a small white head. Floral and citrus hop nose and taste. Extremely tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle from hopscotch. Pours with an off-white, smallish head that subsides over a glowing hazed orange body with decent lacing. Aroma of fresh and fruity hops with orange and a bit of minerals or rock smell. Taste is fresh and chewy hops, fruity and floral yet finishes quite sweet. Lively bubbles but a watery mouthfeel. Well crafted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7655) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle - Malts, grass and light citrus hops on the nose. Clear orange with a thick head that doesnít quit. Light and refreshing with some nice mid bitterness. A bit of citrus and resin, but not the explosive flavor I would expect from the description. A nice well balanced beer, but not a great one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7549) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 29, 2007
On tap at Toronado. This amber ale poured with a decent beige head. The hops are very tasty and not too bitter, and there is a nice balancing malt presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7488) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a nice off-white head. Citrus hop aroma with sweet malt. Very dtrong hop aroma. Sweet malt and citrus flavor, but not enough to match the aroma. Lighter bodied than expected. Low bitterness, but some hop flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7461) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Tasted at the Wet Hop Event at the Hayward Bistro. It pours a nice clear copper with pillowy tan head. It has nice lacing too. The aroma is malty with hints of roasted malts, biscuit malts and bread. Thereís also a crisp floral hops, spice hops and green hop wetness. The taste has the expected fresh hop bite that is spicy, floral and green. Then a thick caramelized maltiness jumps to the front of the flavor. This beer is actually kind of on the malty side instead of being hoppy.

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