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RATINGS: 1020   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (287) - Bend, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Pretty sturdy malt backbone makes a great canvas for the soft, melon and pear brought by the fresh hops. Really well balanced stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkSanta410 (247) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
22oz bottle purchased from Maltitude in Columbus, GA. Pours amber color with a decent sized white head. Aroma is big, grassy hops. Taste is floral, grassy hops. Big taste, not much bitterness. Very smooth!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2400) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Awesome pale ale from library ale house on tap, what more can you ask for, super hoppy and delicious

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (416) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Incredible pour, very rarely do you get this much flavor from a pale ale, must be one of the best I have had, and the hops are awesome!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1023) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Pours a fairly clear golden copper with a thick khaki head that settles to a larger bubbled ring of foam and leaves plenty of clingy, intricate lace. Nose involves a fresh hop bouquet of floral notes, pine, some spice, some tropical fruit, all with a lighter honey malt backdrop. Fairly sweet, quite bitter. Fair action, oily, creamy, medium bodied, with a long green hop bitter finish. A nice fresh hop pale, lots to showcase, and very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10735) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ Great Divide. Orange pour with a white head. Lots of pine, orange, and floral hop notes. Sweet dough and biscuit malt. Flavor is orange, pine, and floral hops. Decent citrus character, sweet dough, and some biscuit. A moderate bitterness on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Tap @ FreshCraft, Denver. Pours a clear golden beer with medium sized, white head on top. Aroma is fresh hops obviously, light citrus, grassy and hay, some lemon in there as well. Flavour is bitter, hoppy with a watery aftertaste. Flavour starts off very nice though, but falls into a watery finish. Decent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4229) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
Tap at Great Divide Tap House. Poured a clear light bet with a frothy white head and high carbonation. The aroma is fresh grassy hop and pine needles. The flavour is medium bitter, with a super grassy fresh hop weak liqourice palate. Really refreshing. Could drink this all day!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2031) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
The beer poured great with a nice mildly hazy golden straw color, a nice foamy white head and great lacing on the glass. The beer smells great with a light malt, citrus hoppiness, and corn blended together nicely. The taste is outstanding with a solid mildly bitter orange citrus hoppiness and a subtle malty finish, somewhat bready and yeasty. The mouthfeel is great as the beer is well carbonated, medium bodied, and leaves you somewhat dry but doesn’t burn you out. Overall, Fresh Hop...need I say more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2062) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Copper and clear with a white head. Fresh hop aroma and flavor. Citrus, pine, bittersweet.


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