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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11021) - 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.

3.9
   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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10702) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10607) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10483) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10412) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2008
Clear amber with medium off white head. Sweet and hoppy aroma with caramel and citric notes. Flavor is fairly hoppy with caramel and grapefruit notes. Ends bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a small white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Soft fruity flavour with pine, good hoppiness and grass. Tasty brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, hop, orange. Flavour is citrus, hop, orange, pine. bitter finish. High bitterness in the beer.


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