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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beastmaster (229) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
impaleyou (24) - Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Very good fresh hop taste. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Better than most apa offerings.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (3771) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Aroma is yeast, pine, tropical fruit, citrus and a hint of biscuit malts. The flavor is grapefruit, tropical fruit, mild to medium hop resin, malts and a long and heavy bitterness in the finish. Canít remember if Iíve had a wet hop APA as opposed to an IPA; either way this was great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10022) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
Bottled, 355ml from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Hazy gold to amber with white head. Some pine like, spruce notes on opening, the beer itself was slightly sweeter than the aroma suggested. Grassy hops push through the lighter, fruity body, fresh, some hay, some herbs. Reasonable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhunter151 (525) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Tastes bitter, grassy and earthy. It was just average though. Nothing made it stand out from the others. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2062) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle from Mariís. Pours clear copper with a finger of white head, light carbonation, some hop sediment. The aroma has grassy, resiny hops with a nice caramel malt balance. The taste is lightly bitter, grassy, earthy, almost dirty hop flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stevesie (313) - - JAN 12, 2013
On tap. Nice burnt orange with moderate off-white head. Fresh, piney aroma. Characteristic of an IPA and similar to Titan and Hercules though more relaxed and much more approachable. Ample bitterness with a slightly sweet finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mithrilbalrog (24) - Ithaca, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pours clear burnt orange with a small tan head. Aroma of grass, citrus and cereal. Overall bitter with a sweet finish. Pretty good beer, definitely an IPA with strong hop character.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Aroma is hoppy but light, with plenty of earthy compliment. Appearance is pale and transparent, but with a slight orange tint reminiscent of an IPA. White, full, lasting head with small bubbles. Taste is grass and hop, but not overpowering. Finish is slightly bitter but not too much. Palate is a little thick, partly from carbonation and party from sweetness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WarChef1 (23) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
I really enjoyed this beer. I felt it was more on the ipa side. Aroma was quite grassy with some piney and floral notes. Appearance was lighter than i expected but poured a nice light copper color with a decently thick head that left some lacing throughout. Taste was medium bodied and a little sticky mouthfeel. with some decent hop bitterness and a touch of malt sweetness but not much. Carbonation added a refreshing quality i liked and it had a nice long finish. Would recommend eating with thai food or spicy sausage. Very good beer overall. would buy again!


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