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RATINGS: 1021   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11188) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph. Pours a clear, deep golden with a firm, medium frothy white head. Aroma is deeply hoppy with butter, grass, citrus and grapefruit. Feels powerful, but has a great balance to it still. Lively mouthfeel, but also rather full, getting more oily as it warms. Flavour is nicely sweet at first, some sweet caramel and malts. Then a sh**-load of hops take over, never burning. But in the aftertaste, there is a heavily dry hoppiness and it lasts for a very long time. I can’t say that this is ever complex, but still a great fresh beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11138) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Bomber. Aroma of resin and citrus (though not exactly grapefruit). Amber color with a decent white head. Medium body with near creamy carbonation. The flavor is something caramel with a lot of floral and noble hop. The hop has the lead, and the malt slips away. The finish is decently dry, and the hop continues to build. It’s actually rather soft and smooth for such a hoppy drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11132) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2007
Clear copper/amber with a big and lasting off-white head. Most awesome GD hoppy aroma. Grass, citrus, tobacco, and a little peach. Plenty of malt richness and sweetness, and a smooth velvet mouthfeel. Wonderful APA flavour and bitterness, with that perfect GD balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11123) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2007
22 oz bottle-pours a big retaining foamy to rocky light tan head and copper color. Aroma is nice citrus hops, sweet malt. Taste is nice citrus hops-bite, sweet malt-caramel, pine. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ Great Divide. Orange pour with a white head. Lots of pine, orange, and floral hop notes. Sweet dough and biscuit malt. Flavor is orange, pine, and floral hops. Decent citrus character, sweet dough, and some biscuit. A moderate bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012
Date: November 20, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: clear amber, thin beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: fresh citrus hop aroma on a sweet carmel malt base
Flavor: great hop flavor, nice long bitter finish

Date: October 23, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Score: 3.7 to 3.9
Aroma: sweet sticky hop resin aroma
Flavor: strong citrus hop flavor, sweet caramel malt, sticky character, long bitter finish

Date: October 20, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Score: 3.6
a little muted this year, still the sweet crystal and fresh citrus hops, but not quite the over the top punch from a few years ago,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10854) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (10724) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 9, 2011
Frisch hopfiger, sehr grasiger Antrunk. Wenig herbe, das Bier ist komplett auf die hopfige Getreidigkeit aufgebaut. Ziemlich eigen ist auch der Abgang, frisch aber doch ein wenig muffig, Grasig-bitterer Abgang, weich, erstaunlich süffig. Gelungenes Bier! 7/10/9/10/11/11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10720) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Bottle. Poured deep amber with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with great lacing. Solid smooth hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Moderate balanced bittersweet flavor with a smooth bitter finish of average duration. Standout drinkable brew.

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