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RATINGS: 1029   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3323) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
22oz bottle 4/24/13 (Binnyís Naperville)-48į in Shaker-Pours a clear light amber with a big loose white head. Aroma of hops and more hops. Taste of hops, malt, and pine. This medium bodied brew is a bit malty but still well balanced. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandbeyond (692) - ISRAEL - APR 16, 2013
Tap sample. Clear copper color with a small head. Fruity hop aroma with earthy notes, caramel malt and marshmallow. Juicy hop flavor, some funky earthy mushrooms, pine, baked apples and sweet malt. Medium bodied, long bitter finish - nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OmegaX (1269) - Florida, USA - APR 12, 2013
Not bad. Aroma is straw, grass, citrus and some light caramel. Big fluffy head with sticky lacing. Bronze colored body. Flavor is similar with straw and hay notes, some citrus, bitter pine and orange peel, light malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kroney (155) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bomber bottled on 10/5, consumed 3/29. Would love to try one fresh. Aroma was grass, lemon, grapefruit and bread. Flavor was very similar but completely muted because of the age. Almost no carbonation. Iíll rate this again if/when I get a fresher example

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cory (334) - , California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of light hops and cardboard, taste is bread like and mildly bitter. There is a sour rough feeling across the palate. The appearance was an amber color that left oil on the glass. Iím guessing this one was oxidized a little or something. An overall muted and off putting experience. Unfortunately itís the only one I have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3764) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle bought at Dade City Brass Tap, pours a golden color with aromas of tropical fruit, pine, hops, and some citrus. Flavors follow the aroma with some light caramel backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2901) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2013
bottle. amber with huge head. big hoppy pale ale. flavor is mainly bitter -- could be a bit more well rounded, but certainly not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gerbewa (211) - - MAR 4, 2013
Very good hop aroma and taste apparently because they use wet hops. Great pale ale. Had a bomber with Vince while at Cloudland Canyon Grill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Grassy flavor. I got this is in February so it was probably a little past peak consumption time. A little flat on flavor, not as hoppy as I would expect ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beastmaster (286) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Unfortunately I have to drink this from a solo cup so my appearance rating may be off. Bottle, heavy head pour. Drinking on feb 17 2013 (bottled on oct 4 2012) so I hope its still "fresh". Grassy and flat :(. Tastes like it would have been excellent if I got to it earlier. Citrus aroma. Medium body/medium bitter. Refreshing. Will try and rate again with a fresher bottle.

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