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RATINGS: 649   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cladinshadows (49) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adwoan99 (283) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Above average, but feel like it needs a little aging to round out the corners. If you like the freshest of the fresh, you can’t go wrong.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrianehendee (36) - - OCT 20, 2016
Had on tap at brew pub in Bend. Not super clear, reddish orange. Some aftertaste, but takes a while & it’s not strong/biting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2016
Tap at Sidedoor. Classic US IPA aroma. Creamy, thin off-white head on top of an amber-tan body. A touch soapy, earthy. The English yeast and caramel tastes are quite antiquated, has that boring sub par brewpub feel. Definitely bland for a fresh hop beer. Rather unimpressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mvp (241) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2016
Light copper color with small white head. Not too strong of an aroma. Lots of hops but well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6835) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-bronze color with lots of tiny floaters and a large creamy-soapy orange-white head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was faint but had a bitter piney note. The flavor was sweet and malty with notes of caramel, sugar, pine and grapefruit. Medium length finish. Moderately full bodied. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (720) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Aroma is floral with some sweetness. Taste is moderately bitter with floral and herbal flavors. Some caramel notes. Well done pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1552) - 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 (565) - 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 (2881) - 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 (690) - 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.

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