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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 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2009 In short: Juicy hops and more juicy hops. Great thirst quencher.
How: Clear golden body with some particles and a medium white head
The look:
In long: As the name suggests, the hops feel really fresh. Very floral freshly picked juicy hops abound from the nose. Light orange fruity flavour. Grass juice. Discreet malt profile. Despite being packed with hops, the finish is very juicy but only mildly bitter. Just very juicy hops wall to wall. Another winner from Great Divide. Itís all about those hops that feel fresher than a fart in an elevator.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smythe7 (3) - Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2006 does not count
A good beer from the Divide. I was a bit dissapointed with the aftertaste. I might have expected a little more bitterness and hoppiness, but overall an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2120) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 13, 2006
bottle. had this out of the fermenter 2 years ago. waited to get a bottle when i was in texas, then i left texas, then the bottles that showed up in kentucky were old so i didnít bother to rate them, but now, finally i have some fresh hop. when was it bottled? last fíing week thats when. wow, itís working right now too. light brownish tan body with a huge sticking head. aroma is well, hops, but not the biting in your face ipa hops, this is grassy with a bit of toffee coming through. nice grassy flavor with some light lemon and lime hints. a classic malt profile tah t has some caramel, a touch of fruit, and just a solid sweetness that i canít really put a label on. grassy lingering finish i really enjoyed this and plan on enjoying a few more over the next few months.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6148) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2006
Hazy golden pour topped by a 1cm white head. Spicy, grassy nose feeling rather mineral. Hiding malts just canít really get through that juicy orangey, apricot-like, limey hop fest. As a result, it feels quite thin and eventually astringent despite the mostly diplomatic bitterness. Rather creamy texture nevertheless, medium carbonation. Bah.. I donít know. Good execution, but itís quite limited to a homework of dry-hopping. Certainly well extracted aromas in that regard, but I just canít dig as much as the many competitors who follow a less direct approach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8281) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A sheet of head dips into the orange gown.
-Spicy, piney hops evolve into orangey fruitiness in the nose.
-Grassy, leafy, herbal hoppiness lathers the tongue in generous yet never exaggerated doses.
-Lush maltiness benefits from the soothing carbonation.

What if you dig deeper?
-The juicy hop bitterness is pleasantly spicy and satisfyingly lingering.
-The malt provides plenty of body, but few flavors.
-Yet another very good Great Divide product, right within the advertised style.

Bottle; no date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10698) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
Golden amber ale with a thin creamy white head. As the name and label suggests, fresh green hops, resinous quality, and orange menthol notes. In mouth, a nice floral hops, light grapefruit, oily mouthfeel and pinhey. Almost minty. Medium bodied. Enjoyed with the Mtl Crew Sept. 9, 2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Pours a nice golden orangish color. Aroma is big citrus/piney hops with some floral and fruit. Flavor of a classic pale, mildly sweet malt action followed by great hop flavor bite, smooth throughout and a great finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2006
22oz bomber, no date. Had this a long time ago, but I think it was before I joined the site. Pours a hazy orange copper with s moderate, creamy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit and some pine, slight earth and caramel malts. Taste is fairly bitter with some caramel sweetness coming in 2/3 through. Again, piney, earthy, and grapefruity hops are dominant. Mildy bitter finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. In the world of APAs, though this one was good, it didnít really stand out from the rest. I did like this better than their Titan IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2006
SIgnificant grapefruit C hop aroma, quick fading head, lots of lace. Bitter like an ESB dying but very drinkable on a scorching Saturday. Drying aftertaste, tasty complex bitterness,like the hops, citrus, well malted, well carbonated. Some of the fresh homebrewed taste from this sub-style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Pours a clear, brilliant amber with a dense creamy ivory head. Lots of lace, chunks of lace, sheeting of lace. Smells almost exclusively of bright, grassy hops. Tastes of fresh herbal hops. Soem bitterness here but not overwhelming. More fresh and floral than bitingly bitter. SOme nice fruity malt to back it up. Hops stick to the mouth but the beer is fairly light otherwise. Nice stuff!

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