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RATINGS: 643   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.

cladinshadows' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cladinshadows (48) - USA - OCT 15, 2012
2012 release, poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Copper beer with just slightly off-white head that dissipates quickly but leaves some lacing. Appearance promises a balanced beer with full flavor for its modest alcohol content. Aroma is a bit subdued but generally malty - caramel and slight toffee. Flavor is similar, but fresh hops come through in the finish. Not much hop flavor to speak of, but the maltiness is tasty and complemented well by the fresh hop spiciness in the finish. An excellent fall beer if you’re looking for some fresh hop taste that is fully balanced with malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1471) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Amber color with nice head on tap at sharp edge in crafton. Plenty of hops for a pale ale,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jahshuwuh (537) - USA - FEB 2, 2016
A dark, almost ruby golden color with half finger off white head. Smells of fresh cut grass, honey biscuit, tea. Taste is light on the grassy hops, small bit of sweetness, ends with a light cracker taste and small amount of bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2848) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours an unclear amber orange with an egg shelled colored head, aroma has some citrus and light hops on the nose and the flavor has a little bit of sweetness on the front end with a slight hop finish, not all that bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (569) - HONG KONG - JAN 19, 2016
Bottle from Ales & Lagers in KL at home in HK. Clear iron-amber pour. Minimal white head with some dotting. Aroma is pine resin and floral hops - not too strong but enticing. Taste is relatively light, and quite malty for a hop-driven APA. Background of crisp slightly floral bitter hops, with a good bite on the finish. Nice but wouldn't get again I don't think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (501) - HONG KONG - JAN 19, 2016
Bought by Matt back from Malaysia. Amber-brown cloudy pour. White sudsy head with huge bubbles. Smells of crystalline malt, floral dusty hop. Slightly sweet and slightly dusty. Taste is moderately bitter, resin, faint pepper, lightly sweet malty finish. Body is medium, quite slick, smooth, long, moderate bitterness, lemony finish. Plenty of malt and decent amount of hop for a pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kespecial (175) - - JAN 7, 2016
On tap. Pours dark orange with hints of brown, almost no head. Typical American pale ale in the SN style but with less vibrancy. Not bad--and I recall the bottle version being better--but I can easily think of 10 beers from Deschutes that I prefer to this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (2411) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2015
over rated pale ale in my mind. way too malty and not enough hopps in this one. very bitter finish. pours copper with a thin tan head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anderson01 (294) - Idaho, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Cloudy appearance. Thick, frothy head. Good lacing. Very sweet hoppy aroma. Citrusy. Orange. It smells of fresh hops. Citrusy hoppy finish. Sticky mouthfeel. Salty. Almost dry tasting. Soft carbonation. Not a bad beer just do not see as a beer i would purchase very often.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TH28 (304) - - DEC 4, 2015
12oz bottle. bB date of 12/27/15. Appearance: Clear amber deep Amber with a touch of orange, medium khaki foam head. Aroma: Faint grassy citrus. Hop aroma is minimal, obviously not at optimal freshness. Taste: Light caramel with strong toasted malt notes. Moderately strong bitterness that tends to have more tropical fruit notes than other fresh hop beers that are especially resinous and grassy. Overall hop flavor is more subdued than others. Mouthfeel: Medium body with some creaminess and light to moderate carbonation. Finish: Lingering resin and grass, with a touch of toasted malt. Overall: This was on the low end of fresh/wet hopped ales I’ve had, but likely because it wasn’t at optimal freshness. Aroma was minimal, and hop flavor was lacking and dull. Not impressed but will give a fresher example a shot next year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (748) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle shared with the regular crew...i liked it...plenty of hops....love everything deschuttes..always great balance from these guys.

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