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RATINGS: 1070   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 2010-07-31. Crisp golden body with a small white head. 3+ Flavour has a modest green hop profile, mild supportive malt. 6+ Aroma of green vegetation, leafy hops. Average palate. Lots of green hops, but not much citrus? Likely starting to fade a bit but enjoyable if not outstanding. 7/3/6/3/14 - 3.3 Bottle at ChrisOs Pre-GBBF Shindig 2010

2006-07-XX. Golden orange with a small creamy white head. Moderate not quite floral, leafy hops in the aroma. Fairly similar flavour, green leafy hops build with each sip, very mild resin. Quite hoppy, but not particularly bitter. Average palate. Solid quaff. 7/3+/7/3/14 - 3.6 Bottle. Following Michigan Brewers Festival 2006

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9674) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"i was hoping for great, and got very good. no complaints, my expectations for GD have become so high it’s hard to measure up. this has a nice zesty, spicy, grassy and citrus hop bitterness which is very nice in the flavor and nose. a little light bodied, but fitting for the style. not a ton of malt presence. slightly darker than usual for the style. nice beer. one of the better pales i’ve had."

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Clear orange tangerine color. Minimal off white head. A sort of light webby layer on the surface. Nice, crisp carbonation. Very drinkable lighter body. fresh-tasting hop flavor. Kinda resiny earthy. Good juicy bittersweet taste. Good fresh hop

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (9563) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2008
On tap at Flying Saucer. Has a hazy golden orange color with a medium frothy off white head. The aroma is a strong hop and grass. Good lacing on the glass. The tase is fruity hops and citrus with a smooth finish. A great American pale ale from Great Divide.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9509) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9417) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bomber. Rich orange pour with a spotty foamy white head. Nice bold aroma of grassy and sweet floral hops. Smooth palate, clean with soft edges. Nice bold hop punch but well balanced. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (9286) - Ottobrunn, 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 (9268) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9256) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2010 22 oz. bottle from Ludlow Wines. Pours a clear amber color with a big, rocky, eggshell white head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, citrus, caramel, pepper, pineapple, and dust. Flavor of grassy hops, caramel malts, dust, grapefruit citrus and other fruits, and pine. Good balance of sweet and bitter. Bitter finish. Light-medium bodied, with a malty, earthy mouthfeel. Not bad but a bit overrated. Re-Rate, 10/12/10: I tried this again, as it was shared by a buddy at The Royale the other night. Not a whole lot new to add, except it’s a disappointing beer, given the reputation. Maybe it’s just this year’s batch, but there’s a lot of soap in this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9237) - 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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