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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2009 1. On Tap at the Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver 12/10/2007 Hoppy aroma. Amber golden coloured and hoppy with a crisp and bitter dry lasting finish. 2. On Tap at the Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver 10/10/2008 (As Fresh Hop) Very hoppy aroma. Amber coloured hoppy and fruity pine flavour with a crisp and slightly bitter lasting finish. 3. On Tap at the Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver 10/10/2008 (As Fence Hop) Hop aroma. Amber coloured and slightly hazy in appearance with a crisp and slightly earthy finish. 4. From the Bottle at TAG Restaurant, Denver 22/09/2009 Big fresh grassy hop aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and very hoppy with a skunk grass flavour. A little dryness in a lasting bitter malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8949) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Tap at bro tucks. Clear orange/amber pour. White head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, and light honey. Flavor is loaded with grapefruit, light caramel, and light bready notes. Resinous on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2011 Tap @ D&D. Clear, cooper orange appearance with a cream colored head. Moderately potent, fresh, flighty piney, citrus hoppy, sweet, slightly toasty malty aroma. Grapefruit, orange citrusy, organic, slightly earthy hoppy, sweet pale malty flavor. Very easy drinking and flavorful.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8915) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2008 Bottle...A&Ks4thAHBT... Clear, amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Floral, citrusy nose with notes of caramel and grapefruit. Moderately bitter flavor is balanced by a sturdy, malt backbone. Grapefruit rind and toffee. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Finishes bitter and then dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8823) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2006
22oz bottle acquired in trade. Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized, frothy white head. Definitely a nice fresh hop aroma. Aromas of pine, citrus and caramel malts. Tastes of caramel, hop leaves, grapefruit, and lightly nutty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (8750) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - APR 17, 2011
Bottle: Deep golden to copper coloured, slightly hazy, quite stable off-white head; peppery to piney hoppy nose with a caramalty counterpart; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied, soft; moderate lingering spicy-hoppy finish, balanced by sweet malt. Fine stuff...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8420) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2006
SIgnificant grapefruit C hop aroma, quick fading head, lots of lace. Bitter like an ESB dying but very drinkable on a scorching Saturday. Drying aftertaste, tasty complex bitterness,like the hops, citrus, well malted, well carbonated. Some of the fresh homebrewed taste from this sub-style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2011
(bottle, 65.5cl) Hazy, amber colour with a thick and slightly off-white foamy head. Sweet cara-malty aroma with notes of biscuits and a fruity and slightly piney and grassy hoppy touch. Bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Mild cara-malty taste with a good dash of piney, herbal and slightly fruity hops; bitter-sweet rounded malty and hoppy finish with a moderate dryness. Pleasant and rounded Ale. 09.III.11

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2005
22 oz bomber. Clear copper-amber beer topped by a thick and fluffy sticky yellowish head. Sweet, fruity hop aroma, strong piny hop aroma as well with a bit of resin. Sweet malty backbone, some caramel. Flavour is actually quite soft and sweet, caramel/toffeeish malt. A little bit bready as well. Flavour shows a touch of pine and floral hops, but has a soft moderate bitterness. Sweet lingering toffee malts in the finish. Nice brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 29, 2009
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle. Pours a clear orange/amber with a small white head. Aroma is grassy hops, caramel, pine resin. Taste is syrupy and medicinal with cherry cough syrup and a bit of dry biscuit and dry, grassy hops. Not impressed.


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