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RATINGS: 1071   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4183) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
22 Oct 2014, bottle (best by date: Dec 31 2014). light gold, clear, steady bubbles. nose is peaches and pine hops. smells great! med body and moderately fizzy. pine hops and mildly sweet cereal malt. the nose is gorgeous but the flavor is a bit muted. more bitter than sweet or fruity. decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
22oz bottle into Tulip. Minneapolis. Appearance: Copper in color. Very slight haze, but mostly transparent. Very little head. Aroma: Hops - I get mostly floral and piney. Light malty backbone. Taste: Mildy bitter. A touch of sweetness. Palate: Medium/thin body. Slick texture. Moderately long finish. Overall: A pleasant beer, but a bit of a disappointment. It is a pale ale I suppose, but I was hoping the hops would be a little less delicate. Still, the flavor is nice and the hop profile is well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (803) - - OCT 14, 2014
On draft. Classic, dank wettish hop aroma. Big lacing. Flavor is... sour? Kind of, yes. More sour hops than anything else. Finishes with some tangerine and a hint of caramel. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
This is the 2014 version, not the 2013 version being sold in 2014... Pours a lite copper, with white head. Aroma is dank hops, just hint of sweetness. Taste is lite, hoppy, not too bitter, finishes dry. Nice pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (643) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Poured from a bottle. This is a tasty beer! Short lived head, but good lacing and a fruity aroma and taste that went down quite smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6101) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle: Pours copper-amber with a short, off-white head. Pine, grapefruit aroma. Taste is caramel malt, orange/grapefruit-peel. Resiny. Floral, piney, leafy bitter....dank hops... Wonderful, even bittering throughout.....without going over the top. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (1694) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Aroma of grapefruit and pine resin, clear caramel color virtually no head. Dry feel with a great taste of hops, citrus and pine resin with a slightly sweet malt undertone. Bitter sweet hop finish.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1619) - Newport Beach, California, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10251) - 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 it’s 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 i’ve had."

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