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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 (1798) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2005
Hazy orangey-amber colour. The aroma is woody, orangey (mandarins) with a minty, almost bubblegummy sweetness. Those orangey hop notes continue in the palate. Fresh, maybe a bit green, with hints of pine. Malt balance is soft, slightly juicy and very even. Clean, hoppy finish. Fairly full body for the style. Civilized APA, very refined, elegant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a nice off-white head. Citrus hop aroma with sweet malt. Very dtrong hop aroma. Sweet malt and citrus flavor, but not enough to match the aroma. Lighter bodied than expected. Low bitterness, but some hop flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1845) - 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 (3490) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5141) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 5, 2006
This bottled brew from Jeff Squire at a rating party poured a small sized head of foam with a frothy top off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a transparent orange colored body with I swear a pink hue and had a fair lacing. The aroma contained notes of cascade hops. The mouth feel was smooth at the start and mediumly tingly at the finish. The soft flavor contained notes of mild malt mild hops and was semi-floral. A decent one that I would certainly drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
waolsen (1370) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2006
bottle. copper pour with frothy off white head. citrus hop aroma is mild but very clean and crisp. citrus and floral palate. Hops have a very unique taste. tart and slightly sour. caramel malts counter. almost a soapy quality. Would like it better if had more carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2007
22 oz. Bottle. Aroma had both floral and citrus hitting the nose. Dark orange body with off white head. Flavor was a good mix of sweet cherry, oranges when the bitterness is present in the middle till finish. Dry citrus peel atertaste a decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4166) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2007
Bottle. Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Clear flat body with an amber color. Aroma was floral, pine, grapefruit, citrus, caramel, nutty and fruit. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Light sweet flavor with light to moderated bitterness. Light dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (23579) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of berries, pine needles, hops and grass. Fruity flavourof hops, pine needles, grass and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

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