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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2008 22 oz bottle via Roth’s. Pours a clear amber with a large beige head. Wonderful floral aroma with some citrus & pine notes. Nice fresh hoppy taste, not bitter in the least. Starts out with some sweet caramel, orange, and then the piney hops kick in. Thin bodied, refreshing, very easy to drink. 11/20/07 rerate-orig rating was 9/3/8/3/17******************* 22 oz bottle via Roth’s. Pours a hazy amber with a large beige head. Nose is divine with lots of floral and citrus hoppiness. The taste starts with some subtle sweetness, almost honeyish, then some very nice hops kick in with notes of lemon, orange mandarin, peach, apricot and subtle grapefruit. This sits on a malt backbone that is there, but takes second stage to all these flavorful (not bitter) hops. The only thing that could be better is a bit of a stronger finish as the hops do not stick around long enough into the aftertaste. Oh well, makes you want another taste that much quicker. The body is light/medium and the carbonation is perfect. I have REALLY enjoyed the Pac-NW wet-hopped beers i have sampled thus far, there is just something about wet-hopping that my palette really digs!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
w0nderb0b (6) - Lacey, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006 does not count
Great beer! very hoppy, especially it being such a low percent beer. would give it a five if it was strong enough to get me real drunk. i like these bond street ales. they be yummy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illidurit (2258) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
On tap at The Red in Santa Cruz. Poured from the tap into a nonic. Dark gold/amber color, ivory one finger head. Good lacing. Sweet citrus and floral hops fill the nose. A very explosive fresh hop aroma. Taste echoes the smell with sweet orangey hops, wet pine needles, flowery hops, biscuity malt. Not really any bitterness to speak of. Very very tasty. Carbonation is great and the body is between thin and medium. Smooth and pleasant. Extremely drinkable with its low alcohol and sweet, accessible, and enticing fresh hop flavor. Much better than from the bottle, the tapped version of this beer ranks near my absolute favorite APA of all time: Alesmith X.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bronzan (135) - Windsor, California, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottle. Very hoppy, but not terribly heavy. A great crisp taste and a pleasant aroma. Deschutes comes through again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VertBaconStrips (2224) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
Vegas - passed up the opportunity to drink this fresh on tap but I’d just drank a bottle the day before and the other taps at the Freakin Frog had to be sampled first (this ended up being the legendary flemish sour / sake / Ardbeg night with 4 beers sitting in front of me).
The aroma absolutely blew me away. The best. Period. Incredible fruit that made me drool and is making me drool thinking about it, nectarines, ripe apricots, maybe raspberries (more so than any other berry). So fragrant it’s unreal. Flowers as well. Oranges when warmer and still lots of leafy hops, sweet mild caramel. Damn, this is fine. The taste is pretty good as well but not in the same league as the aroma. Loads of fruit with nectarines, apricots and raspberries, leafy hops, some bitterness. After awhile it gets a bit empty. Good soft malts to accompany the killer hops (blends in very well), weak weak peppermint???, slight spice. Good carbonation, medium bodied, nice "just-before-finish" spice, leafy bitter finish with fruit (apricots) and caramel. Great colour! The aroma was just too good to even mention what this looked like prior. Deep orange beer with some off white to tan head, ropy lacing throughout. Excellent and so damn enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2010
bomber from Sid bought at Juniors on 7th and C.. Pours a balmy, almost sweaty golden sunkissed amber with a foamy head full of lace.. The aroma is quite different than the usual suspects I encounter, obviously this being an American it has a flare of its own.. I smell a heavy yeast, almost doughy dried fruit scent and it lingers before the pine can be comprehended.. Initial hit to the palate is just what the doctor prescribed, a little bit of happiness.. Oh yeah, its incredibly smooth, little bite of caramel, fruity sweetness with a slight carbo kick at the end where the bitterness of the hops seem to follow rather than lead.. this ale should be called BABYS BUTT its so damn smooth.. Yes, to some the low degree of difficulty (abv 5.5%) and its slightly thin body might detract from its overall composition but I beg to differ.. This guy just wore a white tuxedo to prom and everyone stopped, slow clapped and cheered as he entered.. Check your facebook, HOP TRIP, I just added you as a friend!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
solsticebrew (61) - USA - APR 15, 2010
Big Bottle in a tulip glass, Honolulu. I like everything about this beer. I like the label, aroma, mouth feel, and taste. I just want to keep drinking it. Pours a white head full and an amber, apple juice color and slight haze. Smells of saltine crackers, caramel, it does smell fresh with slight grapefruit and spruce. A sweet tasted with bitter but not too much. Great mouth feel that coats the tongue and leaves a little tingle. More please......

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (2243) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2010
22. Ounce bottle. Pour is copper with a half inch of frothy kahki head and solid lacing. Aroma is a great mixture of malt and fruity floral hops. Taste is creamy malt little caramel and nice fruity hops. Palate is full and creamy with nice carbonation and finishes chaulky. This is a standout pale ale very well balanced!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2011
All that a fresh hop pale ale should be. Pours a beautiful hickory color with a thin white head. Subtle citrus and resin on the nose. Mouthfeel is medium bodied strong toasty malt, thin and refreshing on the finish. Throughout a subtle and varied hop component is wet, spicy, and rich with lime and grass. A fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (2326) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2011
12 ounce bottle- Poured into a Sniffer glass..The Aroma is Hoppy with hints of lemons and field grass, The color is light copper, about the color of apple juice, With a 1 finger soapy color head, with a little lacing around the glass..The Taste is Fresh with nice Hop balance and hints of citrus and nice paleness..Lingering hops on the palate, This is a really good beer.Go out and get you one, I have not had a bad beer from the Deschutes brewery.

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