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RATINGS: 1055   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Brewing with fresh hops is a big endeavor, requiring four to five times the hop volume compared to using pelletized hops. Although the process is complex, it brings impressive results: Fresh Hop is an American-style pale ale with moderate hop bitterness marked by a unique and intensely grassy hop flavor and aroma. Fresh Hop is a superbly refreshing, medium bodied, light-copper colored pale ale weighing in at 55 IBUs and 6.1% ABV.


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cory (372) - , California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of light hops and cardboard, taste is bread like and mildly bitter. There is a sour rough feeling across the palate. The appearance was an amber color that left oil on the glass. Iím guessing this one was oxidized a little or something. An overall muted and off putting experience. Unfortunately itís the only one I have.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4668) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle bought at Dade City Brass Tap, pours a golden color with aromas of tropical fruit, pine, hops, and some citrus. Flavors follow the aroma with some light caramel backbone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4134) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2013
bottle. amber with huge head. big hoppy pale ale. flavor is mainly bitter -- could be a bit more well rounded, but certainly not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gerbewa (218) - - MAR 4, 2013
Very good hop aroma and taste apparently because they use wet hops. Great pale ale. Had a bomber with Vince while at Cloudland Canyon Grill.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Grassy flavor. I got this is in February so it was probably a little past peak consumption time. A little flat on flavor, not as hoppy as I would expect ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beastmaster (367) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2014 Unfortunately I have to drink this from a solo cup so my appearance rating may be off. Bottle, heavy head pour. Drinking on feb 17 2013 (bottled on oct 4 2012) so I hope its still "fresh". Grassy and flat :(. Tastes like it would have been excellent if I got to it earlier. Citrus aroma. Medium body/medium bitter. Refreshing. Will try and rate again with a fresher bottle. Trying colorado fresh hop on site, ppir was orange pour lost its head quickly. Light hops, not as citrusy as expected. Brewed with colorado hops. 3.5

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
impaleyou (24) - Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Very good fresh hop taste. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Better than most apa offerings.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (4618) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Aroma is yeast, pine, tropical fruit, citrus and a hint of biscuit malts. The flavor is grapefruit, tropical fruit, mild to medium hop resin, malts and a long and heavy bitterness in the finish. Canít remember if Iíve had a wet hop APA as opposed to an IPA; either way this was great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11384) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
Bottled, 355ml from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Hazy gold to amber with white head. Some pine like, spruce notes on opening, the beer itself was slightly sweeter than the aroma suggested. Grassy hops push through the lighter, fruity body, fresh, some hay, some herbs. Reasonable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Tastes bitter, grassy and earthy. It was just average though. Nothing made it stand out from the others. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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