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RATINGS: 1055   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16426) - 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).

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (15858) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15379) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle, 22oz. Pours a copper-golden color, with an off-white head. Malty aromas with a nice addition of piney and citrusy hops. The flavor is mostly on the hoppy side, with pine and citrus as well as bitterness. I like it, but it is maybe a bit one-dimentional. Stinging hop-bitterness in the mouth, full body. Even though there’s lots of hops in it, it ain’t very bitter, except the stinging feeling. A little bit more emphasis on the malts would be nice though. (080118)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (15043) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2010 Bottle at The Rake. It has got hopo, but a little ash. Not huge hop though. Good. 837315 3.6/5. Sometimes, you get things so wrong. My previous review of this is rather remiss. Clear amber colour, thin off white head. Sherberty fresh hop aroma, highish acid level on the aroma too. Pale ale in mouth with some pale malts, ok fullness. Then on finish lots of sherbert and tasty hop, some ok bitterness, but the fresh hop is really quite remarkable. Normally you would think this would be out of balance, but it actually works pretty well. Love the hop sting without it being completely too bitter. Really good.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14748) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2008
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma is rich with fresh hops. Taste is lots of hops and malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14641) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
66cl bottle: Pours slight unclear orange with a fine lasting white head & tremendous lacings. Grapefruit, flowers, peach & soapy hops. Full bodied & smooth mouthfeel. Perfectly balanced. Not too sweet (I hate that) Biting lasting bitter end. Funky fresh!Niceness!!!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14465) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2007
Bottle at Morten "Destortion Glögg". Clear amber - white head. Medium hoppy, wet hoppy, wet grass, pine, flowery, caramel. High lasting bitter finish. Lovely !!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14173) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2008
Bottled 10/2007
Copper-golden color, good creamy off-white head, some lace. Malty, juicy hops and some freshier clover-like hops too. Dry hoppy, bready and of course very bitter. Some grassyness, which comes with odd rubbery flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13954) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2010
Tap at Pony Bar. Pours a medium amber with a moderate white head. Big hop nose, lots of grass and florals. First flavor is honey and brown sugar, then more bitterness from the hops. Has a nice, bitter bite to it. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (13365) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2008
Bottle, thanks to marsiblursi. Golden/amber color, nice creamy offwhite head. Very nice hoppy, fruity aroma, some citrus, some perfume, floral notes. Grassy flavor, perfume, fruity notes, floral and with some discreet spices. Hoppy finish with fresh fruity notes.


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