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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FestDecBeet (386) - - NOV 7, 2014
Look: pours a dark Amber. Clear with a white head. Smell: tropical fruit flavor. Juicy fruit gum. Tangerines. Sweet malt. Taste: bitter up front. Tangerines. Passion fruit. Feel: dry on the palate. Medium carbonation. Gets more dry as it warms up. Overall: good beer. Love the aroma. Flavor is similar to the aroma just not as strong. First Drank: home 11/7/14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhclem (383) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (381) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Fresh bottle poured into a pub glass. The beer is a mostly clear burnt orange amber with a fingers worth of white head that shrinks down and leaves ok lacing. Aroma is candied tropical fruits. Lots of tropical and citrus fruit but there is also a sweet, sugar like smell. It reminds me of pixie sticks. Itís also slightly musty near the end. First sip is very juicy with the same citrus/tropical theme and a lot do pine. Itís a little bready but kind of like stale hard bread. Mouthfeel is quenching and refreshing. Overall a good fresh hop beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EyeAmBaldman (363) - 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 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maltser85 (333) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2009
22oz. A disappointment from Deschutes. Pale gold body, thin head. Bland body with not much happening. faint malt aroma. Not too bad,but not good either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with light fluffy off-white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney and citrusy hops. Flavor is malty up front and hoppy in the finish. Pretty light and refreshing. Good, but not super complex.

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