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RATINGS: 1066   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kepano (249) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 7, 2006
This simple beer deserves no more than a simple review. Yawn. No matter how difficult the brewing process is, and how formidable of an enterprise it was to acquire the ingredients, if your beer is bland you still have a problem. My feeling about Fresh Hop is that Great Divide may have focused too much on a gimmicky and marketable procedure than on creating a genuinely good beer. The appearance is nothing to complain about, a pleasing deep orange body topped of a frothy white head. The true problems begin at the nose: an easy hop aroma, the classic grapefruit and slightly floral tingle. Itís great for your bathroom, but I enjoy discovering some complexity in my beer. The flavor takes you no further, with only the slightest caramel malts giving any sort of balance on the palate. Drinkable and decent for conversation, but thereís really nothing to see here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2006
Amber and clear, small white head. Crazy strong floral, resin aromas, a little malt. High carb, fresh hop flavor. Great hop flavors but a little one sided, apparently that is their point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2007
an amazing APA from great divide. The hops remind me more of an IPA but thats what i love about it. strong and fresh pine and citrus aroma dominate. the taste is just as full of pine, citrus and maybe resin hops accents as the aroma. medium malt body helps balance this beer. palate was medium in body and a little oily which helps to leave a long tasty bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Destructive hop aroma. Pillowy white head on a rich orange yellow body. Taste is hoppy to the max, with some toasted grain sweetness in the background. I dont know how fresh hops make this beer any different, but its good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2010
Lightly hazy orange amber color with a nice off white head. Super fresh aroma with loads of piney, grassy hops. Great flavor with lots of citrus fruit, pine, some ginger and that green fresh cone hoppiness.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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