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RATINGS: 1070   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Aromas of fresh crisp hops and juicy citrus. Nice golden body and white foamy head. Fresh piney hops and juicy orange flavors. Crisp and refreshing on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1431) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 29, 2015
After tasting the monstrously fresh Born Yesterday, I was concerned Fresh Hop would be overshadowed. (Fresh Hop was just short of a month past the bottling date compared to a day past), but I need not have worried. Great Divide always turns out a great hop-focused beer. With a grassy aroma, Fresh Hop hints at aggressive American hops. Flavor, however, is balanced rather than intense. The dank earth tones are offset by sweet biscuit malt tastes. There’s also some grapefruit. Wet, bitter hop sensations on the palate. If you like pursuing fresh herbs, this doesn’t disappoint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lhns03 (103) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Fresh hop in all of it’s dank, wet forest glory. Pour is really pretty with a clear copper gold and a thick, rocky white head. Aroma is super grassy, dank, wet, vegetal, with just a hint of lemon. The flavors are brighter but remain very fresh hop like with more of the citrus showing through and good balance from caramel malts. Good medium body with lots of fresh carbonation. Solid styled fresh hop/wet hop pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (1273) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Dank medicinal mango tropical hop aroma with a malty backing. Taste is malty and full flavored with an almost mango tropical hop forward and finishing grassy and medicinal. Bitter dry finish. Nice beer, but almost too dry. Hops are fresh and almost have a mildly oily feel. Can't really ding too much on this beer but can't find a reason to rate higher. Well made beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear amber with big white head. Nose and taste are grass and wood. Nice sweetness in the taste. Bitter aftertaste. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 18, 2015
Hazy amber color with a nice beige frothy head. Strong hop aromas with grass and wood notes. Flavor is sweet with caramel traces and refreshing pine notes; good bitterness. Low carbonation and thick body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (2328) - Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2015
Old rating. Excellent sessionable big hop pale. Lots of citrus and grassy hops over moderate bodied malts. Crisp, bitterness. Love the fresh hops really bringing juicy tastes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (1004) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2015
Une magnifique bière au nez qui explose de notes de houblon frais, d’épices, d’écorce de citron, pointe de caramel. Bouche tout aussi délicieuse avec une mousse onctueuse, une grande fraîcheur, un arôme de houblon frais persitant et une longue finale sur une magnifique amertume. Un régal...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1497) - CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
Pours clear pale amber with two fat fingers of rocky white head, good retention, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is earthy, grassy, mild pine, pale malt, mild citrus, black tea. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, mild black peppery spice. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry finish. (4/5) Obviously I’m slow on the uptake, but there’s no way I can be effectively reviewing a wet-hopped beer right now. Shouldn’t have bought it in mid-January, when it was fresh four months ago. It’s still just fine, mind you, but I don’t feel like I’m really appreciating the fresh hops. Good, with a green hoppy bitterness, but without being great. (15/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Got as an Xmas present. Poured nice light Amber with nice off white head. Aroma beautiful floral citrus hop essence. Flavor perfectly balanced. Amazing session brew. Downed whole bomber way too quick. Great beer.

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