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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6276) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On draft at the Rustico Novemberfest 2013. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Citrus and pine hop nose. Flavors follow suit. Medium bodied. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle split w Ray. Pours a clean amber with tan head. Nose of pine, grass, lemon, caramel. Medium body decent bitterness for a fresh hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (471) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 30, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2014 Bomber. Orange-brown with a nice white head. Fresh hops and caramel malt. True to style and simple. I’d like to see the hops dialed up even more.Get it fresh or forget it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (2044) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a transparent gold with a ring of white head. Aroma is resiny hops. Flavor is bitter hops, sticky hop mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (317) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours a hazy gold copper color with a nice head. Smells of hops, pine, grass, orange and grapefruit. Tastes of piney hops, grass, citrus and grapefruit not overly bitter and balanced out by a toffee malt flavor. Medium body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (1018) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Tap at Pizza Luce. Orange with thick white lacing trailing. Grassy, lemony hops and light malts. Taste is bitter, but reserved. Medium to lighter body. Good pale ale, hoppiness less than expected though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1787) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours a medium orange-amber with a one finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, grass, sweet malts, and caramel. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi bitter, medium finish. Overall, a very nice APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2387) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
650 ml bottle from Picadilly. Best by 12-29-13. Pours a translucent copper color with a medium white head that has ample sticky lacing and fair retention. The aroma is somewhat mild with musty citrus and chlorophyll . The taste, unlike the nose, is very robust with grapefruit, grass, melons and limes. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes short and clean. Overall: Loved it, but at 8.99 per bottle I consider it a poor value for the money. Surely there must be a way to get fresh hop ales to my table without gouging my wallet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badpuppy69 (320) - orange, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Pours a light clear copper/dark gold color with a nice frothy lingering head. Aroma is citrucy piney hops some orange and grapefruit notes aswel. Taste follows the Aroma with some lingering toffee caramel notes. A bit on the light on the malt balance. Medium mouth feel. Very delicious ipa!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2013
On tap at an outdoor fresh hop festival. Dank smell on the aromas - kind of mutes the smells from the individual hops. Drinks well and bitter.

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