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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (12439) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12400) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
Golden amber ale with a thin creamy white head. As the name and label suggests, fresh green hops, resinous quality, and orange menthol notes. In mouth, a nice floral hops, light grapefruit, oily mouthfeel and pinhey. Almost minty. Medium bodied. Enjoyed with the Mtl Crew Sept. 9, 2006.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (12378) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11902) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11881) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Draught at Falling Rock in Denver. Pours maple brown with a tan foamy head. Floral hop fragrant malt aroma. Sour and bitter rind hop and acidic caramel malt flavor. Medium bodied and thin, fizzy palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11560) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle shared with Duff at the Rake. It pours a dark amber colour with a thin foamy white head. The nose is citrus fruit, roasted malt, hay and grass. It tastes of grass, hay, resin, pine, lemon, orange zest, spruce and some astringency. It’s medium-bodied with an oily texture and has a dry finish. A really drinkable APA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2009
courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy dark amber-orange colour with a solid but chaotic beige foam; unclean nose, fairly hoppy aroma with notes of flowers, cream and hints of fruits in the background; rounded and full-bodied; solidly bitter; very long flowery hoppy finish, quite dry - a solid and straightforward brew

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2009
22 ounce bottle from Grape and Gourmet in Virginia Beach, VA. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is toffee malts with a big hit of citrus hops. Taste is big citrus hops with hints of caramel and other notes. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Light brown head. Herbs and pine in the aroma. light fruits and spice notable. Fruits, loads of pine, some flowery notes, spice and sweetness in flavour. Medium bodied. Dry. Has a nice balanced bitterness in the end. Very refreshing and easy to drink. Could easily be a regular in my fridge.


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