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RATINGS: 1020   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosco (163) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2007
22oz Pours straw yellow, slight haze...med head with short linger. Grassy but not too sweet...sharp mouthfeel. Oh yeah, the hops are there. Enjoyable beer here. $5.50/22oz at Whole Foods, Boca Raton

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cwsample (162) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle from Cavie. Smells like Christmas trees. Iím not a fan of a lot of Hops, and the hops are very prevalant. A slight musk smell is also noticed.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jigglyjock (161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Wow. There should really be a category called double American pale ale. This has a great hop flavor. Fresh citrus, pine, and grapefruit. Also is superbly balanced with a light malt backbone. The best pale ale I have ever enjoyed

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Pours a hazy gold color with huge white head, nice balance of malt and hop, wish I could try a fresher one than I had

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kroney (153) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
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. Iíll rate this again if/when I get a fresher example

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Pours a clear copper with very little head. Strong fresh hop lacing, but not the sticky thick kind that marks an IPA. Not as floral as the Sierra Nevada, & a bit more bitter & dry. The fresh hop taste does remain, though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ygberg (143) - SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2009
Aroma of fresh flowers and citrus. Appearance is amber with medium head. Taste is bitter but not overwhelming with hints of citrus and fruit. Overall a very good and tasty beer however not very complex.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2012
I was expecting more from this beer from mostly good to great ratings, but was disappointed. The fresh hops are very evident and pack an initial punch with lots of pine cone and floral scents in the aroma. The appearance is a dark cloudy copper color that pours with very little head that dissipates quickly with some lacing left behind. Itís a chewy beer with lots of resin and an almost oily mouth feel that coats your throat. Taste has lots of pine and cut grass with some other floral flavors that come through after the beer warms a bit. It certainly has a freshness factor to it, but that doesnít make it a great beer, only a good one. Drinkable but not one I would seek out again and again.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2008
New label for 2008. Nice amber color, fluffy persistent head. As the commercial description says, "intensely grassy hop flavor and aroma." I like bold hops, but this needs balance.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Brought a 22 oz bomber back form Denver. Poured into two Great Divide Cervois glasses to split with my wife. The beer is a deep-golden red color with good head retention. Wasnít sure what to expect never having any "fresh hop" beers before. I was not disappointed. The hops are distinct, but not over-bearing. The citrus flavor is still there, but it seems ísmootherí and not so sharp. The aroma is citrusy with a grassy back ground. Mouthfeel is only slightly slick. This is a very drinkable beer. I wish I could have brought more back.


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