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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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2010
22 oz bomber from Tournament. Dark orange pour with a white head. Aroma is slightly fruity but mainly VERY perfumy and almost a candy like quality. Flavor is slightly bitter, more of the candy notes and although I don’t know what perfume actually tastes like, this is what I’d imagine it to be like and that flavor lasts into the finish. It’s not in a *bad* way, but I’m not crazy about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (490) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Draft. The aroma is hoppy and very fresh... Obviously. Almost kind of soapy? The appearance is a clear copper with a lasting white head. The taste is hoppy almost to a skunk. Some malt backbone, but really just hoppy. The palate is really nice for such a highly hopped beer. No bad aftertaste. Overall, a good beer that is a nice change from old, bottles ipas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2010
Very nice balanced hop aroma profile, malt and hops are in great harmony which you don’t expect with a hop based beer. Very nice, and I’m a hophead. Great head on pour, good lacing with bubbles just forming below the surface. Very nice hop flavour but also a good malt flavour in the end palate once the hops die off. quite thin of palate, but this does allow the flavours to come through very nicely. Still though, thin. This is quite a nice hopped pale ale. I usually like the thicker stuff but if this were actually available here I would probably get it regularly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (469) - Valley Village, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a rusty amber with a sticky beige head. Aroma gives you malt sweetness plus a nice blast of the piney citrus you want from a fresh hop. Taste is a bit on the sweet side but showcases the hops quite well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a long finish. Very good for a 5.4% shelfie, at $10 a sixer I am quite pleased with this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (469) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2014
I really like this pale. It’s easy to drink and the hop character for both the aroma and taste are nice. The aroma is a little subtle but you can tell there is a nice combination of hops and malt. Taste is great with plenty of sweet faintly caramel malts that is accented by a citrusy--but balanced hop note. Finish is nice and refreshing. I like a little more aroma in my beers but this is really good all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deusax (458) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle from a friend. Copper color, with white head. Malt and fresh hops on the nose. Taste caramel malt and fresh grassy hops. Well balanced, and classic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Not really the level of hop I was expecting. However, the beer is very clean and crisp and that I do appreciate! The hop profile in this is short and sweet, very little bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maltman53 (442) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - OCT 24, 2013
This hop story is a bit hopped up. Not much on the nose, pours out true-to-style PA color, palate is smooth, malty, refreshing finish, but not for hop heads to push each out of the way to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EyeAmBaldman (435) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy brownish gold, with thick head. Aroma of citrus, candy. Flavor is sharp pleasing hoppiness, sugary finish. Dry mouthfeel. Really good, sessionable beer.

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