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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lazyjay (5) - Atlanta, USA - FEB 2, 2006 does not count
Poured with a nice amber color and big head. Grassy aroma hops dominate and hold all the way through. Balanced well with medium body of sweet malts. This is an excellent drink. I kind of view it as a barley wine light. To me it’s on the edge, any more hops would be over the top and any more malts would be too much. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ortenzil13 (5) - USA - AUG 21, 2008 does not count
This is one of my all time favorites. Deuced it up a couple years in a row. I’d say grapefruit and that sharp piney taste. I could drink about a thousand of these but I think that’s just me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imusbeer (4) - Lawrenceville (Atlanta), USA - SEP 16, 2009 does not count
Home 750mm bottle High hop A: amber cloudy lots of white head retains well lots of sticky lacing S: pine hops malt caramel T: hoppy, malt and caramel M: hop sting and bitterness D: good this is what a pale should be

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LUtang (4) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2011 does not count

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
QXR27 (4) - aurora, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012 does not count
At first glance the beer is clear clean with a nice moderate head. The aroma hits you right off the bat with fresh hops. As you take the first sip you are hit with a light caramel and breast notes, but the soothe flavor of the fresh hops quickly takes over. The fresh hops lend a nice earthy/floral flavor that quickly fades to a clean Finnish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berian (3) - - JUN 26, 2013 does not count
Old notes from October. Month old bottle poured into a snifter This is my first experience with a wet hop brew so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The aroma is nice and bright although I assumed a beer of this style would have a massive hop aroma similar to opening a bag of hops on brew day. The label says grassy and citrusy and I definitely get both with the grassy being more upfront. The taste is super clean and easy to drink with little to no bitter aftertaste. This would make a great summer beer which fortunately, or unfortunately, lasts year round down in Florida.

   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swiller (3) - Lawton, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2007 does not count
Hoppy. Good. I enjoyed a 22 oz. bomber all by my myself. Unfortunately I enyoyed a few more assoted lawnmower brews after this, and ended up wth a considerable hangover the next day. I never knew hops could leave a person with such a headache.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayp52184 (3) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2007 does not count
Pours a nice amber color. Drinks very smooth. Its not overhopped but it has a good amount. Has a little piney taste with caramel and grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jleach86 (1) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 18, 2012 does not count
22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Nice hazy copper color with a nice frothy white to off-white two finger head with excellent retention and nice somewhat spotty lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus hops with some malt coming through. Taste starts with a slightly sweet malt flavor almost such as in a amber ale that quickley goes to a nice piney hop with a moderately bitter citrus hop finish that is nice and dry. The somewhat moderate carbonation allows this beer to go down nice and smooth. Overall this is a very solid APA and is nicely ballanced and as complex as anyone can except from an APA. Recommended but at $9 for a 22oz bottle will not be seeking out on a regular basis.

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