TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel in the aroma. Kind of creamy, with a bit of nice sourness on the back-end. Solid Pale Ale.
kepano (256) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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. It’s 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 there’s really nothing to see here.
MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice Fresh Hop Ale. Some mineral notes (Colorado Water). Fantastic head and retention. Great color. Very nice mouthfeel and a slight stickiness. Citrus and malts. Great fresh flavor, very nice bittering, and all in balance. Super drinkable. tasted @ 55F.
Kroney (254) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber bottled on 10/5, consumed 3/29. Would love to try one fresh. Aroma was grass, lemon, grapefruit and bread. Flavor was very similar but completely muted because of the age. Almost no carbonation. I’ll rate this again if/when I get a fresher example
gerbewa (253) - - MAR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good hop aroma and taste apparently because they use wet hops. Great pale ale. Had a bomber with Vince while at Cloudland Canyon Grill.
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice deep golden color with quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is light pine. Clean bready malt, clean bitterness, resiny hop flavor. Solid brew, easy drinking.
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.