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RATINGS: 1055   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.


3.7
   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!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wordsworth (136) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Very smooth hop flavor with an almost honey finish. Very accessible and delicious

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

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2014
22 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pours a beautiful light gold with a one finger head that steadily dissapates. The taste was quite impressive. Very, very fresh hop taste with little bitterness. Impressed, would get again and recommend.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewMstr (129) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - OCT 30, 2014
On tap, root down Denver airport. Nice, clear light color, white foam, hoppy aroma and taste.

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.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndavidj99 (125) - Dallas, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2008 Dark amber pour with a nice beige...somewhat creamy head. Dry with a nice body. Very grassy/hoppy with a kind of sweet grapefruit taste. I love it! Another quality brew from Great Divide!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcc5468 (121) - USA - FEB 4, 2009
I should have rated last year’s version as I enjoyed that a bit more, but all in all, a good IPA. Hoppy - more on the sweet side this year, it seemed to have less of that IPA crispness. I would say piney hop flavor this year. Again, a nice IPA. I look forward to next year’s edition.


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