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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1795) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 20, 2005
clear amber body with very little head.very "normal" hops and malts balance in the aroma and flavor.very typical.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jigglyjock (163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Fresh hop pine in the nose and flavor which is accompanied by mild light malts. Somewhat watery mouth feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Tap at Toronado. Golden color, light head. This is more like an IPA than a Pale Ale, meaning it is distinctly hoppy. Aroma is light, a bit of flower and fruit. Flavor is hops all the way, but with a moderately bitter finish. An easily drinking beer, just the right compromise between a timid pale ale and a hoppy IPA. A good way to start the evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Hazy orange. Aroma is grapefruit, citrusy fruits, caramel. Hard to describe the wet hop flavor/aroma in words, but it’s there. I’m not sure whether I prefer it, but it certainly made for an interesting experience. The last time I had a wet hop beer it was about 8 months old... so having it fresh made a big difference. Certainly something different than most APAs around here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4184) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Bottle... poured a hazy amber color with a thick white head that formed quickly and lasted a bit. I like this beer a lot, very crisp, refreshing hop flavor and slight malts, without the earthy bite that IPAs may have. (not to say I don’t like that), but it’s a nice mix up from IPAs. This finished very clean with a nice sweet aftertaste, which allowed me to be eager for more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11362) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Bottle sample at the Dilly Deli. Deep amber with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with great lacing. Moderate smooth citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Moderate balanced bittersweet flavor with a smooth bitter finish of average duration. Solid drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2007
22oz bottle via trade with kenb - Thanks! - Pours amber with a short creamy offwhite head that stays briefly then fades back to a ring and leaves very little lace. Aromas of citrus, lemon, orange, and some floral notes. Flavor has a lot of lemon, tangerine, orange, some floral flavor as well. A little caramel and toasted malts there too. Quite hoppy and pleasant. Medium body with lively carbonation and a dry bitter finish. Not too bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Sampled on 2/3/07: Pours a transparent orange copper with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh earthy piny hops and lightly sweet pale malt. Body starts sweet and slightly toasty pale malty with some earthy bittering hops toward a bittersweet thinner finish. A pretty decent APA, but could have a more assertive grapefruity hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1813) - Earth, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2006
On tap at the Latona Pub in Seattle. Pours an orangery ambery hue with golden tints to it when light touches the brew. A good sized, leaning towards foamy off white head sites atop the beer. The aroma has a citrusy hop note combined with a bit of grapefruits. The flavor has a very straight forward hit on the bitter hops when first touching the palate. This moves gently into a nicely balanced piney hop note with a sweeter malt backing to it. You can definitely taste the fresh hop near the finish. Overall, enjoyable, nothing out of the ordinary though. Decent pale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3392) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 26, 2006
22 ounce bottle purchased at Nugget on Covell Blvd in Davis, CA. Sampled after Reaper Deathly Pale Ale. Nose is rather estery with some banana notes along with some ethanol presence as well. SLight sweet nose, but lots of booze. Aroma is somewhat disappointing from this brewer. Transparent oragey-copper body with a small off-white head and below-average lacing. Tingly, carbonated start, which turns rather grainy with lots of malts present. Lots of cereal and biscuity, and grainy malts in the middle. Light caramel. Finishes less hoppy than the Reaper Deathly Pale. FInishing hops are a bit floral, sweet, and citric. This is quite drinkable and rather flavorful and balanced. Too bad the aroma is mediocre.

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