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RATINGS: 1034   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JpTree (7) - Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
Tasted at taproom. Balanced floral, citrus, and pine aroma. Soft mouthfeel with bright bitterness turning into a pleasant citrusy after taste. Not dry on the finish. Nice fresh hop beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1470) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear, copper color with a thick, white head. Strong, citrus aroma with a nice, wet hoppy finish. Grassy notes with a thick, fresh hop presence. Dry finish. Pretty darn good balance. Really, really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"i was hoping for great, and got very good. no complaints, my expectations for GD have become so high itís hard to measure up. this has a nice zesty, spicy, grassy and citrus hop bitterness which is very nice in the flavor and nose. a little light bodied, but fitting for the style. not a ton of malt presence. slightly darker than usual for the style. nice beer. one of the better pales iíve had."

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
orangesol (876) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Served on-tap at Alís of Hampden into a standard pint.

A - Pours a pale copper with no head whatsoever leaving no lacing at all. It appeared to be served far too cold.

S - Hints of piney hops and faint citrus fruits but both were fairly muted. Lots of sweetness from the roasted caramel malts.

T - Similar to the nose. Muted flavors of citrus fruits and piney hops. Strong roasted caramel malts that overpower nearly all other flavors. Is this one a little past its prime? Looks like it. It is a borderline malt bomb at this point in time.

M - Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Slight hop bitterness on the finish with more and more malt coming thru as it warms.

D - One of these was enough for me. It seemed to be a little bit old. I think I might revisit this one down the line when I know I can guarantee the freshness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (631) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Poured from a bomber. Clean orange color in glass. Smell is green, northwest hops. Wet, piny hops upfront. Grassy, apricot middle. Slight bitterness at the end. Everything felt a little rounded.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
J_man (717) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Fresh, dank, catty hop aroma coming out of the bottle. Slightly hazy golden yellow with an enthusiastic white head. I was expecting a really hoppy, bitter flavor, but itís actually quite restrained. Seems to be more kettle hops than aromatic, however Iím drinking this almost 1 month past the best by date, so that might be having an effect. Good caramel sweetness helps balance it out, but itís maybe a bit too sweet. Hops are earthy and slightly catty resolving to some piney notes. I thought this was an IPA, but I now see itís labeled only a PA, so this is actually quite to style. Enjoyable and nicely hopped for a PA. It would be interesting to see what this is like kicked up to an IPA though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dapierce17 (110) - Pasco, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Pours a golden amber with tan head. Aromas of grassy citrus notes with very slight malty sweetness. A very balanced hop malt flavor. Up front grassy notes with slight piney hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leinielover (19) - - DEC 19, 2013
Wonderful cut grass aroma. Lightly laced head, brassy color. Slightly metallic palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (217) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2013
BBD of 12/30/13. Pours a light copper with a nice head that laces well. Mild nose of pine hops with a citrus background. Light medium body with normal carbonation. Nice balanced hop flavor with grapefruit at the front while the pine claims the back end. Finishes clean with a slight residual bitterness of mostly grapefruit and then followed by pine. A sound beer that is well suited for those that desire a not too hoppy brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KennyGalanif (42) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Serving type: 22 oz bottle A: pours a copper orange color with a decent amount of head. Great lacing too! S: grassy and citrus notes, along with some pine. Smells really inviting as it should being a fresh hop ale. T: it is a very clean tasting beer, that finishes smooth. There is no resiny aftertaste. It has a pleasant fresh grass and citrus flavor profile, with a slight malt backbone. O: a very fresh tasting pale ale that I would buy again!


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