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RATINGS: 1049   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (7961) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Newer label. green foil. Buttery and not hoppy. This one is pretty crappy. The bottling date is indecipherable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 31, 2008
2007 Bottle. Pours with a largish, slightly yellow, rocky white head that leaves lots of lacing. Ever so slightly hazed amber body. Tangy orange-citrus hops on the nose with a touch of cannabis. Taste is m alty with some light, but dank, chewy hops rounding out the finish (but bitterness is very moderate). Full, slightly syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7449) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (7423) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2010
650 ml bottle. From Malmö, Sweden. HHOK4.
Deep golden colour with tiny white head. Balanced fruity piney hoppy aroma. Short piney citrusy hoppy flavour that turns to sweetness. The hoppiness is quite sharp at first. Nicely balanced hoppiness. Good and refreshing hoppy ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7244) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7235) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
Draught.l White creamy and lasting head. Clear amber body. Powerful hops aroma and flavor. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste.
Earlier Rating: 1/19/2008 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle. High and creamy long lasting off-white head. Clear amber body. Lovely barley malt aroma with heavy hops notes. Hops is of course dimnant with a pleasant, relatively sharp bitterness that stays a long fime. Low carboantion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Bomber. Poured crystal-clear lighter orange with dense, easily-resuscitated whitish head. The aroma picked up fresh pine, spicy earth, grassy, and citrus hops over sweeter caramel malt and a touch of vanilla.. excellent balance to it. The flavor found similar.. mostly sweet caramel and a pinch of honey at the core.. fresh, green, tasty bitterness around (pine, citrus, and floral notes led).. finished bitter with some well-balanced sweetness. Excellent brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Pours a clear orange copper with a thick and well-lacing, sticky off-white head. Has an earthy, toasty dry caramel aroma with some fresh piney hops. Body starts with a touch of sweet caramelized sugar balanced with some resiny pine and spruce. Finishes crisp, lightly toasted and bittersweet. A very drinkable beer, but I think a different hop might make it more balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at Tom’s UGT Pt. 2.Golden brown with a thin white head. I had to agree with The Cad on the day. I think this was a little too old. The hops were not as full on as I was expecting and as a result there was a little too much caramel malty notes showing. That said it was still plenty enjoyable with a lingering grassy hop finish. Restraint is rare in this style of beer and I take my hat off to GD for not going OTT.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Light copper color with tall off white head. The foam lasted to the last sip and left a nice lacing pattern along the side of the glass. Nice big grapefruit aroma covering up a small wedge of sweet malts. The flavor’s hoppiness seems more subdued than what the big aroma has suggested. It starts off bitter and sweet with sweet and tart grapefruit and a slight sweet maltiness. Before midway the grapefruit bitterness enters. Midway and beyond a grassiness does join the part and adds to the growing grapefruit bitterness. Nice hoppy ale.

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