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RATINGS: 1070   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - 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 (15150) - 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 !!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (14406) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2010
22 oz. bottle, pours dark copper with a small white head. Grassy hops, pine and citrus on the nose, more reminiscent of an IPA. Flavour of smooth, resiny, piney hops, grass and citrus. Certainly one of the best pale ales I’ve tried yet.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14127) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14122) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2011
Bottle from trade with Jeffo1. Clear orange, medium sized vast pure white head. Smell hops and malts. Taste a lot of malts, medium hoppy, fresh, grassy and light to medium bitter. Carbo low to medium. Easy drinkable, nice fresh beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14092) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2008
On tap @ Great Divide Tasting Room poured a clear orange with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, pine, orange and grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, pine, orange and light grapefruit with a smooth lightly bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 10/30/2005 Total Score: 3.2
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear copper with a lasting amber head. Aroma was grassy and earthy with notes of pine. Palate was light bodied and resiny. Flavor was piney and grassy with grapefruit rind and a dry bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2005
(22oz bottle) Pillowy off-white head atop a clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, caramel, light metallic, orange. Taste is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, some caramel, light herbal, orange. Nice bite. Smooth, watery light-medium body, some chewiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13234) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
Bottled, 355ml from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Hazy gold to amber with white head. Some pine like, spruce notes on opening, the beer itself was slightly sweeter than the aroma suggested. Grassy hops push through the lighter, fruity body, fresh, some hay, some herbs. Reasonable.


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