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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocJitsu (1125) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a deep copper with an antique white head. Impressive head retention. Mown grass and citrus nose. Pleasant mouthfeel with an enjoyable, but peculiar mix of caramel malt and tangerine gummy worms. It finishes as smooth as it begins. This beer is an excellent example of a fresh hopped ale while managing to be pleasantly different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Pours a dark, amberish orange color with a finger of an off white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thick ring of lacing. Nice carbonation. Smells of resinous, dank, and grassy fresh hops. Get some herbal characteristics, along with pine, sugary grapefruit, tiny bit of tangerine, and plenty of floral. A very nice, clean carmel malt is detected as well. Taste immediately starts with a resinous, grassy hop flavor, but is quickly balanced out by a sugary grapefruit flavor. The middle continues the sweetness, this time bringing a carmel sweetness. This is balanced with more resinous, herbal hop qualities, along with some grapefruit and tangerine. The finish is really good and makes this beer. Get more resinous qualities, but are more of the bitter variety. This bitterness is tame, however, and is accompanied with more intense notes of grapefruit, grass, and tropical fruits. It seems to start off with more fresh hop qualities and finishes with more juicy, fruity hop qualities. All the while balanced with a sweet, clean, and bready malt backbone. Very clean, crisp, and surprisingly full mouthfeel for a pale ale. Although it has a fuller body, it still drinks likes a session ale and leaves you wanting more. A very well-crafted fresh hop pale ale. I wish the hop harvest was year round because this is awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1536) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Fresh 2011 A: copper ale with excellent clarity and a finger of off-white foam which falls to a sheet of the same. Rings of lace. S: aw, smells soo good. Sweet floral hops are citric and somewhat piney. T: nice and balanced pale ale with a healthy hop addition and a sweet biscuity malt backbone. Good shit. M: medium bodied and moderate carb. Semi dry finish. O: yummy! Good beer. The heirloom hops are different and delicious. Serving type: on-tap 10-08-2011

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanan (82) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Sixer from anthem az hops and tannins. Pours and rates as advertised. Piney citrus floral. Fresh excellent hops. One of the best apa's ever made. Some slight dryness. Strong nice bitters for 5.5 abv. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oregoncritter (12) - Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2014
From 12 oz bottle. Really nice ale. Pours a beautiful amber copper color. Iím not a huge IBU guy, so maybe that explains why I like this so much. Nice creamy tight bubble head, crisp, clean and easy drinking. Sweet hoppy taste without bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Bomber poured a clear copper with a small, short lived amber head. Aromas of grapefruit, carmel, pine and some earthiness. Palate was light bodied and slightly resiny. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, and carmel with a lingering, pleasently bitter finish. This is a very drinkable beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Pours golden/copper with medium lasting head and a strong, fresh, floral, hoppy aroma. Plenty of hops in this sucker, just the way I like. Flavor uniquely hoppy, I would say citrusy and sweet. You can feel the bitterness on your tongue, but the hops taste sweet. Interesting sensation that I really appreciate. Nice light body leaves this beer refreshingly smooth. I would probably call this an IPA, but whatever it is- itís damn good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2272) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Bomber. Perfect balance in aroma. Beautiful, slow steady carbonation rising up through an amber body and thick, mostly lasting, large, off-whit head. Almost perfect balanced pale ale. Softly carbonated. Smooth, creamy and pleasant. Very nice beer, and would be a great introductory beer for newbies.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
tkin2001 (1) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 11, 2006 does not count
This beer is the f-in bomb. If you didnít get to try beer this session you missed out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Had this "wet hopped" this evening at RFD in Washington, DC. I spent the evening after I left dreaming of having more. What a delicious beer. Extemely pleasant sweetness. Basically as descirbed in other ratings. An orange clear amber with a thin slowly disappating head (much of the head stuck to the side of the glass!). One of the best highly hopepd beers Iíve had (not, I said this was "wet hopped", so this is slightly different than your typical tap pour). The sweetness covered most bitterness, not particularly candied. Very thin mouthfeel, almost watery, but still it paired well with itís flavor. (On Tap 12/04/2006)

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