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RATINGS: 1020   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
misrahi (31) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On tap @ProofBrewing. Mouthful was definitely grassy hop flavor, with a small sweet malt presence lingering in the background. Though it seems to pack the hop punch of a lighter IPA, the lacking bitterness makes it a great session beer. Those things combined separate it from the hoard of ordinary and boring mass of pale ales. Good stuff.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (198) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Poured from a bomber. Clean orange color in glass. Smell is green, northwest hops. Wet, piny hops upfront. Grassy, apricot middle. Slight bitterness at the end. Everything felt a little rounded.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
J_man (665) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Fresh, dank, catty hop aroma coming out of the bottle. Slightly hazy golden yellow with an enthusiastic white head. I was expecting a really hoppy, bitter flavor, but itís actually quite restrained. Seems to be more kettle hops than aromatic, however Iím drinking this almost 1 month past the best by date, so that might be having an effect. Good caramel sweetness helps balance it out, but itís maybe a bit too sweet. Hops are earthy and slightly catty resolving to some piney notes. I thought this was an IPA, but I now see itís labeled only a PA, so this is actually quite to style. Enjoyable and nicely hopped for a PA. It would be interesting to see what this is like kicked up to an IPA though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dapierce17 (69) - Pasco, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Pours a golden amber with tan head. Aromas of grassy citrus notes with very slight malty sweetness. A very balanced hop malt flavor. Up front grassy notes with slight piney hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leinielover (15) - - DEC 19, 2013
Wonderful cut grass aroma. Lightly laced head, brassy color. Slightly metallic palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (135) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2013
BBD of 12/30/13. Pours a light copper with a nice head that laces well. Mild nose of pine hops with a citrus background. Light medium body with normal carbonation. Nice balanced hop flavor with grapefruit at the front while the pine claims the back end. Finishes clean with a slight residual bitterness of mostly grapefruit and then followed by pine. A sound beer that is well suited for those that desire a not too hoppy brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KennyGalanif (42) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Serving type: 22 oz bottle A: pours a copper orange color with a decent amount of head. Great lacing too! S: grassy and citrus notes, along with some pine. Smells really inviting as it should being a fresh hop ale. T: it is a very clean tasting beer, that finishes smooth. There is no resiny aftertaste. It has a pleasant fresh grass and citrus flavor profile, with a slight malt backbone. O: a very fresh tasting pale ale that I would buy again!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (5613) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bomber. Rich orange pour with a spotty foamy white head. Nice bold aroma of grassy and sweet floral hops. Smooth palate, clean with soft edges. Nice bold hop punch but well balanced. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1316) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA (best before December 30, 2013). Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, and grapefruit rind. Well-balanced flavor of piney and grassy hops with notes of toffee and caramel. Bitterness does not linger too long on the palate. This is a well-balanced, easily quaffable pale ale that stands near the top of the heap.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (660) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Creamy green aroma. Taste is incredibly fresh, notes of green vegetables, mint and lemon. Finish is light. Excellent taste but lacking depth of body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Draft. Crystal clear golden amber color, thick white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of meadows, grass, light flowers. Taste is bright, fruity fresh flowers. Delicious.


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