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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (7211) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7086) - 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!

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Newer label. green foil. Buttery and not hoppy. This one is pretty crappy. The bottling date is indecipherable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6760) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6733) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle. Amber beerw ith a cream colored head. Light dusty and malt aroma with citrus. Pine and grapefruit aroma with citrus and a light green quality. Medium bodied. Earth and light dust linger with pine and grapefruit.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear amber orange with a frothy tan head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was mainly citrus with a hint of pine, grass and hay. Flavor began with citrus, but grass hops grew and a bit of pine and grains in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (6473) - Helsinki, 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.


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