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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Bottle: Amber, white head. Nose of wheat flower and caramel and a bit of toasty hops and lemon. The flavor is grassy with a pleasent hop character like a snatch of dry hops. Finishes lightly sweet; good drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2006
Amber orange colour with an off white head. Very hoppy and fruity, notes of pine and a mild caramel maltyness. Hoppy and bitter flavor with a citric fruityness and a faint malty caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours amber golden with a slight haze and an off-white head. Fresh, floral nose. Light-bodied with some caramel. Dry, aromatic, flowery hop finish. Nice, hoppy APA. Thanks to fiulijn for this one. 150306

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with an off white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles. Flavour of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2006
Bottle. Thanx to Alex. Orange colour with a white head. Grapefruit, hop aroma and a light sweet malty, Grapefruit, hop taste. Medium to full body with a light sweet dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2006
Golden color. The aroma is hoppy, very nice, fruity (apricots and grapefruit) and resiny. The hops are lovely, the body is quite thin. Of course the end is extremely long and bitter (resins, hazelnuts).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Pours a hazy golden orange with just a slight ring of foam. Wonderful citric grapefruit aroma, literally smells like I just cut open a piece of fresh fruit. Great hop profile! Body is kind of light, with that amazing hoppiness following through but the malt profile is really light, still well balanced and over the top which is exactly what I expect from a fresh hop style pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennisjoel (1377) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Bottle. Classic floral aroma. Amber body with 1 finger head. Good lacing. Decent amount of hops for the style. Toasty nutty flavor on the finish which I am not super fond of. Okay but no where near my favorite in this style. This is the first of the Great Divide beers I’ve had which wasn’t great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6427) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Bottle: Aroma of caramel, fruit, and citrus hops. Pours a transparent amber with a big creamy off-white head with very good retention. Great lacing. Sweet caramel and and light fruitiness up front. Finishes with a decent grapefruit hoppiness for balance. An above average APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Bomber. Cushy off white head sitting on a medium amber beer. Strong aroma of, duh, fresh hops along with some toasty malt, a bit of fruit as well. Flavor is quite bitter, starts out pretty malty but there is quite a kick at the end from the hops. I’m surprised this has only 55 IBUs with the kick in the pants you get. Medium bodied. Pretty dry. Nice beer, nothing all that special though.

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