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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle (dated Oct. 3, 2012) into a becker pint glass. Pours a honey golden with rich amber hues with a fluffy one and half finger head. The smell of sweet pineapple and fresh grassy notes on the nose is very inviting. Opens with pineapple, flora, and grassy accents, joined by slight breadiness and malt with just the perfect level of sweetness to balance this brew midpalate. Finishes smooth with just a hint of grapefruit rind and pine sap and a slight bite. Medium bodied with a slick, oily, and slight soapy mouthfeel, perfect for a wet hop ale. I look forward to this brew every year. The drinkability of the brew is exceptional as the other characteristics of the brew are not overwhelmed by intense bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (2987) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle. Caramel malt and light grapefruity hops aroma. Light amber with a small ivory head. Bready caramel malt, vegetal, and light grassy hops flavor. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (753) - - DEC 2, 2012
Draft. Amber. Resin, hop oils in nose. Oily, resiny, light bodied, bittering hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (2023) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours a light amber with a thin white head. Aroma is malty, not much of a hop presence. Taste is malty and peppery, not hoppy. This is fairly fresh and either the hops have faded quick or they were never there at all. Not great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
golden amber color, aroma of citrus/pine hops, bread, slight caramel. same flavors, high bitterness for the style, good balance

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drinkdallas (21) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2012
medium body, copper-ish in color and slightly hazy; definitely taste the citrus, not as "grassy" as expected/advertised; this is a great beer when you want something in between a pale ale and an IPA in normal bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4035) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 25, 2012
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops, plus a good amount of caramel malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. Just a good pale ale with a lot of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Great beer. The head is thick and creamy the aroma is strong hop juice. The taste is citrus and very hoppy with a medium bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2605) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2012
It poured a deep amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was grassy, sweet, malty, some caramel, spice, pine and soap. The taste was similar to the aroma, very pleasant and awesome on the palate. It finished malty, grassy and a little bitter. Very good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Barely there aroma with an attractive amber pour, smooth taste and balanced mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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