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RATINGS: 1053   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2007
Orange in colour, foggy, like an amber twist on the weiss beer style. Very nice lacing head. Aroma is hoppy with a hint of citrus, clean and nice. Tastes sweet, natural, grassy, pine.. followed by a hint of bittersweet fruity taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2006
Malt is not as sweet as the Titan but has similar biscuity notes. The hops are sharp and punishing with notes of pine. The mouthfeel is thick for a pale. My least favorite of the big bottle series which still places it far above other brewers. Makes me jones for an Oak Yeti.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJC (238) - USA - DEC 20, 2006
Copper/amber body, with an off-white head. Even though the head diminished to a relatively thin layer, it produced a nice lace all the way to the end. Grapefruit aroma, and that is carried through in the flavor. Malts are also present, but they play a very minor supporting role. Somewhat lingering, grassy aftertaste. Full-bodied and quite smooth. Highly enjoyable beer. I canít wait to try a few other Great Divide brews.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Bomber (bottled 10/4/12)------&g tulip. Pours a dark tea color with a bubbly white head that quickly disappears leaving pretty good lacing. Strong grass aroma with a bit of caramel and tangerine. Strong fresh grass taste with an odd metallic bite.Very mild bitter, this one actually (and oddly) gets better as it warms. Palate is kind of thin with little carbonation. I would drink this again, but itís nothing to write home about.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2007
On cask at GABF 2007. Honestly, this pour blew me away. One of the best beers Iíve ever had. The floral hops, citrus zest, and piney hops were just alive. This brew sparkled on the palate, medium-bodied and malty. Nice bread flavor on the front, full piney hops on the palate and a sweet citrus finish. Just a beautiful beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is grassy, citrus. Flavor is pine and grass, herbal, with good malt flavor underneath. Very good Pale Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Light, golden amber color. Good one-finger white head. Good retention. Quite good lacing. Very citrus dominated hops profile. Big grapefruit and orange zest, here. Great grassy presence. Smells fresh and new. Pine and citrus bite dominate this one. Fresh, grassy flavor. Malt is hidden way down inside this one. Minimal sweetness on this one. Crisp and clean mouthfeel. More waterey than I prefer, though. Too hoppy for me to enjoy on a regular basis, but thatís just personal taste preference. Itís still an overall good hoppy brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2009
22 oz bottle. Getting near the end of the quest of rating beers Iíve had before. Pours a copper/golden color with a small off-white head that disappates quickly. Immediately you can smell the fresh hops from the pour, but also you can smell grassy aromas, some floralness, a bit of lime. What I would classify as a green aroma. Tastes very similar to the smell, with the fresh hops being very prevalent. Fairly smooth going down. A very nice beer, one of my favorite fresh hops, though as far as APAís go, FFFís Alpha King blows it out of the water.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Finally found this in Atlanta. I really the fresh hop beers, when I can get them. The aroma was only moderately hoppy with distinctive grass and citrus. Rocky, off-white head wit excellent lacing that lasted longer than I expected. Initial flavor was moderately bitter with a light, sweet, short finish. Carbonation was quite flat. This was a good, but not great beer. As far as "fresh hop" beers go, this is the best Iíve had for a while.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2007 Not sure when my bottle was from (no date), but there was so much sediment in the bottle that I had to leave a couple ounces to avoid getting it in my glass. The flavor was OK, not what I was expecting, but I think I got an old poorly strored bottle. Great Divide is one of my favorite, if not no.1 brewery, so Iím thinking it was the liqour stores fault.


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