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RATINGS: 612   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badwhale (394) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours a cloudy copper / yellow with an off white head that laces well, but dissapates quickly. Decent nose of hops, and some malt. Flavors reflect the same. Good mouthfeel, and pretty nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange, off white head. Aroma is subdued citrus hops, touch of malt. Flavor is hops, citrus and pine. Not overpowering, bitterness is very mild.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhclem (389) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Pours a hazy honey color with a substantial head. Lacing is pedestrian. This is a tricky ale to rate - the hops are subdued but blend very nicely with the malt. The low alcohol content also serves to keep this in balance. Silky mouthfeel. Aftertaste is dusty - but in a good way.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2007
amber color with light head - very strong hop aroma that smells like hops on the vine - nice and smooth flavor with little bittering hops and mucho flavor/aroma hops - very strong grapefruit taste balances well with the malt - I expected this to be another of those overhopped monstrosities but it was very well balanced

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EyeAmBaldman (375) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is slightly metallic with hints of malt and bitter hops. Leaves good lacing in the glass. Medium carbonation in the mouth with notes of malt, caramel and earthiness. Has a fair amount of hoppy bitterness on the back end. This is a pretty good APA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (359) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle (12oz $2): Dark reddish golden. White head. Light aroma. Very malty with a sticky mouth feel. Finishes sweet with light bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
22oz bomber poured into a laser etched Sam Adamís glass. Appearance: Such a perfect juxtaposition between orange and brown. It really makes you think of the fall harvest season just looking at the body. Nice 2 finger off white foam head that has average retention and pretty lacing. Smell: Wow the fresh hops are really prevalent in the nose. Some softened spruce, tea, and softened citrus notes come through. Taste: Wonderful fresh hop flavor, practically the best fresh hop flavor Iíve tasted to date. Its backed by a tea and grass flavor. Mouthfeel: Super creamy due to the perfect amount of carbonation and medium thin body. Drinkability: I could drink this fresh hop ale all day! Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-28-2008

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maltser85 (338) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Pours a nice copper color with an off white two finger head. The aroma started off very citrusy. Big orange and some nice grapefruit that rolls into more grapefruit and soft lemon with mild pine and some nice malty sweetness. A bit of dankness to this one. Mild carbonation that opens up with a bit more pine and some soft grapefruit. Rolls nicely into some caramel sweetness with some herbal notes and then back to a nice mild pine citrus finish. A delectable pale ale.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 14, 2009
nice full body for this kind of beer. makes you think itís got a lot more alcohol than it really does. very balanced, maybe more on the sweeter side. hops are there but not overdone. finish is a little short. grassy. my bottle says best by jan 10, so maybe i didnt get the freshest bottle. itís a little bit on the tame side, iíd like to see them try to do something exciting with it, but for the time being itís a really nice APA


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