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RATINGS: 1049   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Bottle. A great hoppy aroma spewed from the bottle with a fruity and citrus smell. Bitter hop flavor with a light earthy taste. Awesome, even with the low IBUs.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Wow! ....Wow! The aroma is remenicent fresh sweet lemons. This amazing brew pours a wonderful hazy golden color with a creamy light tan head that lasts till the fat lady sings. The head leaves a delicate beautiful lace. The flavor is (like the Commercial Description) a pleasant grassiness Iv’e never tasted in a beer before...WOW! It’s great! Some hop spiciness and citrus notes... balanced well with a little sweetness from the pale malts. Just the right bitterness.... and it lingers well. And oh so smooth. It is now officially my favorite pale ale. Oh it’s great. I wish this would never end. But it has to. Thank you Great Divide for Fresh Hop Plae Ale. The Lord bless the hop harvest.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cwsample (163) - 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 (163) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kroney (158) - 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

3.9
   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

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (150) - - 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.

3.2
   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.


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