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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2010
This beer pours a burnt orange color with a rich, frothy head. The aroma is sweet, floral, and grassy. The flavor is slightly sweet with a lingering bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hiddenvariable (206) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2007
on tap at kelly’s. poured a clear amber with a medium off white head that hung out and laced very nicely. smells of sprucy hops with a grapefruit citrus mixed in, and a bit of caramel malt to back it up. taste has a deep hop flavor profile, like grapefruit growing from a pine tree, with a hint of bready malt. moderately bitter on the finish and a bit of a grainy mouthfeel, with a medium body and quite a bit of carbonation. i really dig the hop complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Tasted both on draft and in a bottle on another date. I really enjoy this beer. I find the bitterness this beer has to be very pleasing to my palate. It is not overwhelming,yet at the same time it is very prominent on the tongue. It is not the greatest beer, but it is a solid session pale ale that is even better on draft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2009
there is not much i can add to the commercial description of this beer. it was beautifully done. refreshing and a pleasure to drink. i did not however find this beer as piney as the many of the other reviewers

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosco (199) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2010
22oz btl. Pours light clear copper with a huge frothy white head. The aroma of grassy hops is so strong that as I crack the cap a foot from my face I get a huge oily whiff of hops and citrus. A fresh fruity start with some subtle sweet malt that builds into a crisp and refreshing hop bitterness. The finish has a sharp citiric quality. A great fresh hop brew.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kromamc (192) - ITALY - JAN 5, 2010
Bevuta di recente in bottiglia... fresh hop sbalorditivo!! resinosa da morire e ben bilanciata!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (186) - - OCT 24, 2014
Appearance is a cloudy deep golden with a moderate white foam cap. Aroma is strong fresh cut grass, with hints of pine and wood. Taste is a rich, toasty malt that gives way to a strong bitterness and hop flavors of acidic grapefruit, pine, and grass. Mouthfeel is light to moderate with a moderate carbonation. Finishes very dry and sticky on the tongue with a lingering bitterness and grassy flavor. Overall, an assertively bitter APA with tons of grassy hop flavor and aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reverendj (184) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2009
22 oz bottle from Greens....moderate hop and light yeat aroma. Frothy head that recedes slowly. Fresh citrus, grassy hop flavor backed up by a very nice caramel malt undertones. Thin mouthfeel but a very tasty bitter dryfinish. Another great offering to the Beer Gods from GDBC.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Pours a glowing hazy orange. Thin white head. Sticky hop aroma. Citrus flavors up front, followed by woodsy floral hops on the back end. Not as sweet as the aroma had me think it would be. Definitely brewed to be a vessel for hops, the malt isn’t that strong. I was expecting this great divide beer to push the Pale Ale a bit more to the IPA class, but they reel it in a bit and come off with a nicely balanced american pale. Very true to the style.


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