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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
natejgood (402) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Pours a clear golden amber with a substantial white head. It smells of crisp hops with floral tones in the background. The beer has a mellow sweet flavor right off the bat followed quickly by bitter hops, but the flavor disappears quickly leaving your mouth feeling clean. Not a bad beer, but the flavors seem to be somewhere in between a sweet beer and an overhopped beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2009
(bottle from Weber St Liquor in Colorado Springs). Clear, light amber color. Medium off white head. Grassy hop aroma and light grass hop flavor. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Clear amber. Lacy white head. Aroma is piney some sweet caramel. Flavor is ok but kind of dull when compared to some of the fresh hop ales that I have had. Medium bitter lightish palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Always excited to try any beer with Fresh and Hops in the name. I wish this bottle had a date on it. Maybe it was old because this beer did not have the harvest fresh oils and resins that I enjoy. Poured a golden ale color with some nice lacing. Was APA type bitter but also flat with no real oomph. Nice citris hops. Will have to pick up another bomber one day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edwardbass (589) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2010
For a beer named Fresh Hop I was expecting lots more hop. This is OK, but too malty for me when I was expecting hops to dominate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigwesticle (37) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Very grassy/vegetal smell, same on the taste. Slight citrus but mostly just very green vegetable hop taste. Idk if this got old quickly or what, but this was just not a very good fresh hop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5168) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Sampled on draft at the Rivertowne Pub in Irwin this beer poured a dark caramel color with a medium sized fluffy orange-beige head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy sugar and mixed fruity hops. The flavor was tangy, tart and bitter with vague mixed fruity hops and artificial sugar. Medium length bitter, tart and fruity hops finish. Medium body. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berian (3) - - JUN 26, 2013 does not count
Old notes from October. Month old bottle poured into a snifter This is my first experience with a wet hop brew so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The aroma is nice and bright although I assumed a beer of this style would have a massive hop aroma similar to opening a bag of hops on brew day. The label says grassy and citrusy and I definitely get both with the grassy being more upfront. The taste is super clean and easy to drink with little to no bitter aftertaste. This would make a great summer beer which fortunately, or unfortunately, lasts year round down in Florida.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Pours a clear copper color with a large off-white head and some decent lacing. Aroma and flavor are citrus, pine and a general hop note. Malt is balanced decently. A good APA but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kepano (247) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 7, 2006
This simple beer deserves no more than a simple review. Yawn. No matter how difficult the brewing process is, and how formidable of an enterprise it was to acquire the ingredients, if your beer is bland you still have a problem. My feeling about Fresh Hop is that Great Divide may have focused too much on a gimmicky and marketable procedure than on creating a genuinely good beer. The appearance is nothing to complain about, a pleasing deep orange body topped of a frothy white head. The true problems begin at the nose: an easy hop aroma, the classic grapefruit and slightly floral tingle. It’s great for your bathroom, but I enjoy discovering some complexity in my beer. The flavor takes you no further, with only the slightest caramel malts giving any sort of balance on the palate. Drinkable and decent for conversation, but there’s really nothing to see here.

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