snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep golden/amber color with a big off-white head.The aroma is dominated by piney and citris notes with a little malt trying to escape. The flavor is hoppy and bitter throughout. Not as grassy as I expected, more citrisy. Just enough malt backbone to balance the beer. Not as good as Sierra Nevada Harvest but a nice, drinkable beer.
deflagro (106) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, golden liquid with a fairly large, off-white head. Aroma is fresh and fruity with a nice hop character and a tiny malt sweetness. Taste is a bit sweet with some hop fruitiness and a rather sharp bitterness. Fresh and very drinkable.
GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish copper color with a good off white head. The nose was a mix of grass and citrus, it smells good,a relaxing smell. The taste is hoppy but not to hoppy.
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper appearance with white head. Stong American hop aroma with a slightly grassy smell. Flavor mostly about the hops with the grassiness appearing here as well. Decent malt. Overall nice, but grassiness clearly detracts. Too big for a Pale Ale, should be an IPA
larstangaa (104) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Distinct fresh hops with grapefruit and floral notes. Very refreshing - great summer-APA.
(Tasted at the BASMOF Nytårskur 07/08 12-01-2008)
sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Pale Ale... Fresh Hop is exactly what it is... Pours a medium golden..off white head that last the entire beer. Hops on top of Hops. One of my favorite Pale Ales.
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a fantastic Beer. Pours a nice creamy off white head that last. Amazing Citrus and Hoptastic Aroma on the nose. A nice smooth mouthfeel that most pale ales can’t pull off. Flavor is citrus and Hops. Delicious Delicious Delicious
joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with a long lasting one-finger head and nice lacing. Citrusy and floral hop aroma. Upfront the taste is biscuity malt then some powerful citrus flavor. Medium bodied.
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What is the appeal of "fresh Hops" I have not found it yet. Am I just old and stuck in my old-school ways? I think it’s a fad that needs to end. Enough for the soap box. This beer has a great look. It’s golden and the white head just rocks the glass and stays. On the nose I’m getting some malt sweetness and some citrus hops and some grassyness. but it is nothing all that special. Medium body with a drying bitter finish. Now, for the important part, I’m getting bitter and grass in the taste. The malt really is not coming through for me. This is an average, at best, APA.
beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange in color, poor head retention. Herbal/citrus american hops aroma - the name speaks for itself. Defintely on the bitter side although not overwhelming. Good balance of hops VS malts."Very appetizing in its bouquet."