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RATINGS: 650   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1799) - 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 (165) - Longmont, Colorado, 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 (2607) - 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 (4200) - 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 (13609) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2815) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Large tan head with very good retention, plenty of sticky webby lacing. Hazy amber glow in the glass. Nose is soft with grainy malts and lightly spicey hops, citrusy and grassy with a bit of pineyness. Body is lightly medium, lightly oily and coating, a touch resiny. Light hop flavors up front, citrusy and a bit earthy, lightly piney, caramel malts,licorice and some light melony notes/ Lightly sweet finish with a mild hoppiness. I do beleive i sat on this one a bit too long as fresh hop brews are made to be drank very young, oops! Props to jake65 for this one, thanks bro!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Thanks to bmartin08 for the bottle. Hazy orange with a medium to large head. Fair lacing. Aroma is sugary caramel mainly with some grassy and floral hops. Tastes almost like an English Pale. Very big caramel malt with just an undercurrent of hops. They are fresh hops, however.

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