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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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
natejgood (415) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (5041) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2008
650 ml bottle. Golden orange body with a dense white head. Aroma is strong, fresh hops, very distinct, a bit floral. Surprisingly mild flavor considering the hoppy aroma, refreshing, grassy and bitter. Quite nice.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (12273) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, hop, orange. Flavour is citrus, hop, orange, pine. bitter finish. High bitterness in the beer.

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   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.

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   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.

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   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edwardbass (639) - 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.

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   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5357) - 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.

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   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.


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