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RATINGS: 1031   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LanceUppercut (139) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2009
A nose of strawberries, "rulltårta", metal, grape and lemon. Taste is of citrus, dandelion, anis, iron and grass. It has a little acidity to it, and finish is bitter and salty in a well-balanced way. Very drinkable and elegant for an APA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (139) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours a hazy gold copper color with a nice head. Smells of hops, pine, grass, orange and grapefruit. Tastes of piney hops, grass, citrus and grapefruit not overly bitter and balanced out by a toffee malt flavor. Medium body and medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle (dated Oct. 3, 2012) into a becker pint glass. Pours a honey golden with rich amber hues with a fluffy one and half finger head. The smell of sweet pineapple and fresh grassy notes on the nose is very inviting. Opens with pineapple, flora, and grassy accents, joined by slight breadiness and malt with just the perfect level of sweetness to balance this brew midpalate. Finishes smooth with just a hint of grapefruit rind and pine sap and a slight bite. Medium bodied with a slick, oily, and slight soapy mouthfeel, perfect for a wet hop ale. I look forward to this brew every year. The drinkability of the brew is exceptional as the other characteristics of the brew are not overwhelmed by intense bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Pours a pale orange with a thin off-white head that lasts. Flavor, honestly reminds me of a dumbed down hercules. The hops are subdued and piney, the malts are robust and roasty. It’s a nice beer but from great divide, I’ve come to expect better

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GardenGabe (136) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2009
This is a great beer. Soft and tender like an old lover. This pours light amber and clear with an off white head. Nice lacing with a head that does not settle too quickly. Floral nose, almost soapy. Sharp flavor, crisp citrus (grapefruit dominates with some lime). Finishes is of refreshing hops. A great Beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Wonderful aroma. Real clean and crisp. Slightly above average for a fresh hop beer

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wordsworth (132) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Very smooth hop flavor with an almost honey finish. Very accessible and delicious

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Bomber. Pours a deep, clear copper, with a creamy off-white head that last. There are some floaties in the glass (and bottle)...not sure why. Perhaps some yeast. Aroma is a nice mellow hoppiness with some toasty and grassy notes....pleasant. Medium body, some warmth in the finish. Flavor starts with an accertive bitterness, that last into the finish. Intense hop flavor, but the base beer carries it nicely. Some slight sweetness. Overall, a very nice, everyday drinking APA...very enjoyable, and much more flavor and complexity than is usually found in this style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2008
22oz. bomber at Table Rock. Bought last two bottles in store on sale, so they were a little old I’ll re-rate this fall. Slightly hazy amber copper color with thin off white head that left good lacing. Freshly opened bag of hops aroma. Light flavor of green and citrus hop with light balancing malt inthe background. Light body, soft carb., and dry texture and feel. A really good beer with rough edges that would probably be better in season.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
loulan (126) - SPAIN - JUL 15, 2011
Golden orange, off white head. Honeyish, grassy, piney aroma. Grassy, piney taste. Nice malt backing. more of an IPA. Nice mouthfeel. Old rating, just added.


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