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RATINGS: 1055   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cladinshadows (47) - USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottled on date of Oct. 5, 2012. Pours with a medium off-white head that dissipates quickly. Very perfumy aroma with a little fruit and some slight malt hiding in the background. Brilliantly clear with a great dark amber/light copper color. Taste is medium-low hop flavor and bitterness with a grassy/resinous character and a peppery finish. Malt is lower than expected for a beer of this color, but holds its own against the fairly subtle hops. While this beer is fairly malty, some additional malt sweetness (not just maltiness) would have been enjoyable. Mouthfeel is fairly dry. Overall, this is a well-crafted beer, but additional malt sweetness would have helped more satisfyingly balance the resinous, peppery finish of 55 IBUs of wet hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skykwby (46) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Charlie's redondo beach in tap. Pours nice, foamy head, stays with it. Dark golden color, caramel. Not much to aroma, a bit of pine. Easy drinking, nice on the palate. A good but not great beer. Would order it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Yard (45) - Senoia, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2005
The taste of mother nature at its finest. FRESH HOPS! Almost like drinking grass. Smooth with earthy freshness dangling to the end. Light in flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
abcbeers (43) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2011
Very very hoppy, very very bittergrassy and resinous, good well flavoured beer,

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nwilder (40) - DENMARK - JAN 3, 2008
It pours orange with amber streaks and a coarse off-white foam. The aroma is grainy and bisquit sweet with a deep grassy, pine and grapefruit side. A truly warm and inviting aroma. In the mouth it starts with the same big bisquit sweetness, transitioning into an intense piney note that carries a firm stroke of bitterness that stands in stark contrast to the initial sweet impression. The sweetness and firm hop presense linger and play together in the mouth like chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigwesticle (37) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Very grassy/vegetal smell, same on the taste. Slight citrus but mostly just very green vegetable hop taste. Idk if this got old quickly or what, but this was just not a very good fresh hop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sir+Drinksalot (34) - Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2008 Piney and very earthy hop flavors. Truly one of my favorites. It has become almost impossible to get in Iowa. A fantastic beer hands down! Great Divide Co. has continued to brew unbelievable world-class ales!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FortyFirkins (28) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
22oz bottle. Poured a beautiful copper with a nearly white lingering head. Aroma is fantastic, bursting with wet hops and fresh pine. Hops continue to dominate flavor, followed by a sweet citrus and bitter finish. Excellent pale ale for me.

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