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RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, - MAY 31, 2007
A fresh bottle of this is just great stuff. Some slight grassiness on the nose from the fresh hops, but that’s forgivable, ’cause there’s also a whole lot of fresh citrus hops coming through too. The hops are really nicely balanced in the mouth with a great grapefruit flavour and sweet malty flavour present in moderation. Eminently drinkable!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1411) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange with a beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus and hops. Taste is sweetish of fruit leading to a hoppy finish. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3283) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pretty solid all rounder this. Nothing extraordinary but it goes down easy. Nice fresh citrus and juicy sweet fruit focus throughout. Nice stuff

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1076) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a deep golden with a firm white head. Nose has grapefruit and mango with some zest as well. Taste is zesty grapefruit and that flows. Hint of toffee sweetness. Pretty balanced. Pretty decent pale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1561) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a firm head that fades to nice lacing. Aroma of hops, malt and bit of caramel. Taste of citrus, malt and caramel sweetness. Solid bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, crisp with a robust feel. Enjoyable beer with a West Coast flair.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ctplt777 (188) - - DEC 20, 2014
HOPPY. Very hoppy. Tons of just delicious fresh citrusy bright hopes. Incredible. Is it a Pale Ale or an IPA? Doesn’t even matter here. It’s just a brilliantly hoppy beer. The hops are all that matters and they are just in your face. The taste is just juicy citrusy fresh hops. Exactly what they say it is. Definitely my favorite among these fresh hop beers that come out around this time. Definitely try this one. Cheers!

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (380) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours a cloudy dark amber with a fine off white head. Nose is subdued but nice. I get some mango, grapefruit zest, a little dank caramel. Flavor is similarly restrained, but shows impeccable balance. I get some really juicy mango and guava flavors on the attack, followed by some lime and grapefruit on the mid palate, along with some candy orange. The finish is long and evolves. It starts bitter with a grapefruit peel flavor, but then mellows into a slightly toasty, slightly spicy biscuity flavor. The aroma though nice, isn’t really a smack in the face. However the flavor is really wonderful, nuanced, balanced and complex. Slightly syrupy body which I wouldn’t have expected for a 5.5% beer. Really worth drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chicagotjm (9) - Chicago, USA - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
Deschutes beers are hit or miss with me. This one was a miss. Great aroma and appearance, but lacks body and really tasted watered-down. Surprised by the high score as this one really did not do it for me as far as pale ales go.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (449) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Tap at lucky 13. Light copper with small white head and decent lacing. Subtle aroma for the style. Smooth for an ipa. Hop and floral bitterness not as pronounced as expected. Nice and mellow.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1114) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle to pint. Tropical juiciness dominate both aroma and flavor. Pours a clear golden-amber with off white head. Could use more malt backing. Can squeeze the citric, tropical juice out of this. Too one-sided. Low bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Seannpc (38) - - DEC 7, 2014
Nice aroma with a burnt amber hue. Cloudy with a light start and smooth finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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