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RATINGS: 1055   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10281) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
Copper golden with a huge, nice and creamy head, that leaves huge islands of foam, a thick lace and nice curtains on the glass. The aroma has nice and fruity hoppy notes with lots of citrus, papaya, mango, spruce and malt, that gives hints of caramel. The flavour is very nice and harmonic. The fruity hops are the main part with the same delicious notes as in the aroma combined with a nice caramel base. It’s a truly delicious beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (10175) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10089) - 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 (10083) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2008 Bottle...A&K’s4thAHBT... 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 (9856) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9563) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9455) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 Sample at the From The Vine beer tasting on 11/12/2010: Pours an amber-gold color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Spotty lacing. Floral hops and citrus aroma. Medium body with flavors of grapefruit, floral hops and malt. The finish is earthy hops with a citrus aftertaste. Above average overall.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (9360) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (9349) - 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.


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