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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (9406) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle @ Home. Pours golden with a huge white head, wich setles to a thin ring and lots of laces on the glas sides. Aroma of grass, pine, grapefruit. Taste is light grassy hops, some pine. Medium body, soft carbonation. Good tasty beer, but had higher expectations, would love to try a fresh bottle since the hops seems kindof faded. 180311

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9365) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2007
I donít give a crap who you are, you must admit that GD makes great beers. This one is no exception. I like my hops like I like my poontang, namely fresh, wet, and aromatic, and this one fits the bill nicely. The pour is dark straw with 2-finger off-white head and those awesome GD floaties. Aroma is huge wet hops and citrus, honeydew, mango, pineapple. The flavor is hoppy, fruity, caramel malty. Pretty dense palate for an APA, and a crisp, very smooth finish with great complexity and balance. This, in my opinion, is the new benchmark for APAs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9253) - 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 (9232) - 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 itís 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 iíve had."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9222) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9210) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9177) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (9156) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (9079) - 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.


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