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RATINGS: 1049   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Resiney hop aroma, some spice. Pours golden pale with a white head. Resin, hoppy, pine, citrus, balanced with caramel malts.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2006
22 oz bottle split two ways. Pours amber, very lightly hazy. Citrus and floral hops up front in the nose with notes of tropical fruits and sweet malt. Taste is citrus, with a light piney bitterness, light fruits and caramel provide the body of this beer, with a light bitter lasting finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2532) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Medium sized offwhite head settles into a solid, rocky little tuft on top of a clear amber/copper colored body. Lacing is splotchy and lasting. Nice fruity nose, citrus, tropical with light melon notes and some toasty malts. Body is medium/light, carbonation is brisk, a surprisingly resiny mouthfeel. Plenty of hop flavors up front, citrusy, orange, grapefruit, resiny with some medium sweet crystal malts and a touch toasty. With some warming it gets a touch grassy hop wise, a bit metallic, raw hoppines, freakin nice. Finish is dry, fruity, nice bite. A solid, big ass Pale Ale! Props to fly for my first bomber! and thanks to my secret santa for another!! Not to mention my local beer store is now stocking this lovely brew! GD rocks!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Amber in color with a big hoppy nose. Approaching a dry-hopped beer in both aroma and flavor but retaining a good body of sweet malt and very well balanced. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2547) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Pours out a light amber color with a medium sized fluffy white head. Aroma was of citrus hops. Taste was nicely balanced with citrus hops but also with a slight malt. Very well balanced and very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zachh (23) - USA - DEC 17, 2006
This was my first pint beer that I got. It was obvious that it was going to be a hoppy beer from the picture, but I didn’t realize that it would taste as good as it did. Great Divide has done me well many times, and I will continue to buy stuff like this from them. This beer, if nothing else, makes you sit back and appreciate hops. This beer definitely reminds me of the Boulder Hazed & Infused. This is a definite rebuy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Poured an amber color, not quite with with the depth of an amber-red ale, probably extra crystal malts in there? The head was nice, really good retention. Lacing was outstanding. A very pretty pale ale. The aroma was citrus and pine. The flavor was rich resinous pine and grapefruits, good malt base and lots of hop balance, almost as deep as an IPA. The mouthfeel was full bodied, just a very nice mouthfeel. Two thumbs up for this one, although it is rich for a pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Pours dark amber with a thin, mostly receding wispy white head. Taste is hoppy, grapefruit, citrus, quite acidic with notes of toffee. This is dominated by C hops through and through. Mouthfeel is full bodied and resinous with lively carbonation. Yum. Personally, I would consider this an IPA. An APA should border on being refreshing, this is too hoppy and resinous to be refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a medium foamy off white head that left lace and sustained nicely. Aroma was up front citrus hops, great caramel malt balance and some pine. Flavor of caramel malt, mixed citrus, lots of pine, light hop bitterness. Nice well balanced APA pushing the IPA category. Great hop flavor and aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2006
22oz bottle. Filtered with a reddish orange amber hue. Thin layer of bone white head. Citrusy and slightly sweet. Slight resinous pine hop aromas. Medium bodied. Nice smooth caramel malt malt flavor. Dry middle into the finish. Which goes right into a tasty grapefruit bitterness. Spicy, piney, peppery fresh hops. Initial and short lived malt flavor then completely taken over by the hops. Another score from GD!


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