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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9310) - Bochum, Porúří, 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...

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Newer label. green foil. Buttery and not hoppy. This one is pretty crappy. The bottling date is indecipherable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9165) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9061) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9021) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle. Strong pine, grapefruit peel hops, and orange malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange-caramel malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Very hoppy APA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2012 First rating
1 pint 6 fl oz bomber bottle
On March 14, 2008. Bottled October 2007
Clear golden to copper color, tan head. Hoppy sweet scent. Bitter hoppy taste, sweet aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.
8/4/7/3/15=3.7

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As "Fresh Hop"
Draught at tap room for Great Divide, visited on October 7, 2012
Clear golden color, white head. Hoppy, fruity, floral, sweet scent. Citrus, floral, hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
8/3/8/3/15=3.7

As "Colorado Fresh Hop"
Draught at tap room for Great Divide, visited on October 7, 2012
Clear golden color, white head. Citrus, pine, hoppy scent. Hoppy citrus taste. Hoppy and sweet aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
7/4/7/3/13=3.4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8726) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (8643) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2011
bottle from Bierzwerg. clear golden yellow, large white head. Lovely hoppy nose, grassy and citrussy. Medium-bodied, solid malty base with loadas and loads of green hops, resiny, grassy and citrussy. Not bitter but still immensely hoppy. A delicious beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8626) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Pours orange with white head, aroma is wet grassy and piny hops. Taste is grass and spicy hops leading into a bit of caramel sweetness with a nice sweet but bitter finish. Pretty good!


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