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RATINGS: 1032   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Finally found this in Atlanta. I really the fresh hop beers, when I can get them. The aroma was only moderately hoppy with distinctive grass and citrus. Rocky, off-white head wit excellent lacing that lasted longer than I expected. Initial flavor was moderately bitter with a light, sweet, short finish. Carbonation was quite flat. This was a good, but not great beer. As far as "fresh hop" beers go, this is the best I’ve had for a while.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1974) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
Amber in colour with medium carbonation and good head retention. Not much of a surprise with the aroma.. the c-hops are huge with this one. Loads of pine resin, orange, and grapefruit, with some minor floral and grassy notes. In the mouth, there is a decent amount of caramel malt presence, and a bit of a peppery note, but really, this beer is all about the hops... with more citrus, pine, and some green hop cone flavors. It’s fairly heavy in the mouth too. Not really all that balanced, but if you like hops, this is the beer for you.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Bottle at Aaron and Kathy’s Holiday/YeHa Party on 12-3-05. Courtesy of scraff. Amber bodied. Nose is obviously rich with hoips and very perfumy. Lots of pine and citrus throughout the aroma on the but a nice malt sweetness trying to balance it out. Taste has caramel, lots of hops, some maple, pine, bit of citrus and dried berries. Body has a bit of carbonation feel with a lingering bitterness. Finishes with big hops and hop bitterness, light caramel, sweet malts and some citrus fruits. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Pours rich clear reddish amber with a medium head. Aroma is flowey, citrusy fresh hops. Some slightly sticky malt. Flavor is of fresh hops with slight cardboard/hard caramel in the back (very slight).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2528) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2005
A real rise of hops in the nose, grapefruity citrus, pine resin and a whiff of buttercream or vanilla ice cream. Very soft mouthfeel, creamy with a tingly piney flavor and fairly strong bitter finish. Malts light and clean, could use a bit more balance toward the malts, this borders on hop juice. This is clearly an IPA, not a pale ale, but the standards have shifted so much over the years, they call these things pale ales now. Sheesh. Only 5 years ago this is considered one of the hoppier IPAs. Bland amber color but a nice meringue of a head and heavy lacing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Sampled at Argo & Kathy’s ’05 Hoiliday Gathering. Pours clear copper with a white head. Nice grapefruity hop aroma but it’s not really intense. Flavor has notes of pale malt, fresh pacific NW hops, pine, citrus and a touch of tropical fruit. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Very good pale ale, I’d like to have this again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2005
22 oz bomber. Clear copper-amber beer topped by a thick and fluffy sticky yellowish head. Sweet, fruity hop aroma, strong piny hop aroma as well with a bit of resin. Sweet malty backbone, some caramel. Flavour is actually quite soft and sweet, caramel/toffeeish malt. A little bit bready as well. Flavour shows a touch of pine and floral hops, but has a soft moderate bitterness. Sweet lingering toffee malts in the finish. Nice brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 Slightly hazy amber/gold, medium head, and a nice sticky lace. Huge hop aroma of spice, pine, and citrus. Medium body with light carbonation, and a resinous, chewy mouthfeel. The aroma continues on to the palate with the hop flavors well supported by a firm malt base of light brown sugar. Pine and citrus most evident and an extended, dry, refreshingly bitter finish. Another impressive effort from Great Divide.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Pours clear copper color. Aroma is of hops, pine is what I detect. Not much citrus. Flavor is quite earthy, a bit rough around the edges. Body is nice and smooth. Finishes with a nice bite. Great with pizza. Thanks to my girlfriend for bringing this one down from oregon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Bottle: Clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma is sharp bitter hops, citrus & floral, with a hint of caramel. Taste is citrus hops, sweet orange, hop flowers, and floral hops. Medium carbonation, medium bodied.


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