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Deschutes King Cone Fresh Hop Pale Ale

Deschutes King Cone Fresh Hop Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
The Hop Season is HERE!! The first of the season Centennial hops (some of the largest whole hops we have ever seen) fresh from 3D Hop Farm in Woodburn were added into the boil a little less than two hours after being picked. The resulting ale has a wonderful fresh pine aroma laced with a slight citrus backbone. Three types of crystal malt balance this classic pale ale, allowing the hops to show their true colors. The first of many fresh hop beers to come...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
A hazed dark amber ale with a thin creamy light mocha head. In aroma, a sweet caramel malt with light berry notes and butterscotch, faint hops. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with light berry notes, light butterscotch, so-so. On tap at Fresh Hops Fest, Portland, Oct. 6 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. The beer is a clear orange-amber color with a medium white head and spotty lacing. Floral hops and malt in the nose. Light, crisp body with flavors of citrus, hops and bready malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6576) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at GABF. Nice hop aroma to this one. Great taste that is clean and crisp. Orange body. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2010
On tap at Portland location a couple months ago. Pours orange brouwn with off white clings. Aromas of pine, grass, some grapefruit. Doesn’t taste quite as good as it smells. Needs more carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9306) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
Draught at Deschutes Brewery and Public House in Portland. Dark amber color with a fruity nose. Very fruity flavor, with grape and a touch of tropical fruit. Interesting and unique fruit character with restrained bitterness and some tobacco, chocolate. Slightly earthy and grassy too. Interesting fresh hop character.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
A sharp fresh hop presence gives off pine, citrus, and extremely floral aromas. Like chewing a big green hop. This isn’t exactly balanced, its just about the hops here. I like it a lot, but I’m not sure that others would find this quite as appealing.

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