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RATINGS: 1070   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alphadelic (2164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2010
They pretty much got everything right there. It looks brilliant, crisp and golden with a permanent, proud white crest. Fresh, beautiful citrus on the nose, Delicate and light with a resinous sweetness. Biscuit and caramel come out in the malt with a nuttiness floating around too. The hops lend a great floral character light and tangy without domination. It is smooth and oily in the mouth with a tingly little carbonation which carries just enough dryness into the finish. A great strength too, nothing silly or overwhelming, a great drinkers beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beermogul (28) - USA - DEC 30, 2011
22 oz bottle. Golden amber in color. Smells of mown hay, lemon and fresh green herb. Nice, stiff ad clingy head. Medium body and velvet smooth, it has an intense bitter grapefruit, grain and gritty flavor. The finish is crisp with some of that silky resinous feel in the end. This BEER is very well balanced in the middle with a lot of hop flavor and a more than adequate mouthfeel and malt backbone. Best fresh hop I have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fatehunter (2245) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. Cloudly amber color. A good inch and half of white head. A really great looking beer. Aroma: Got your hops right here. Citrus, honeysuckle, grapefruit and a sweeter citrus; like a ripe orange. Great balance of bitter hops and sweeter malt, with the hops winning out. Of course they do, it is a fresh hop ale. The aftertaste of bitterness lasts for awhile afterward. Sublime. Very soft body, carbonation dances on the tongue. I am not sure what it is, but the texture of the beer is amazing. Best fresh hop ale I have had this season and a great ale overall. The body really surprised me, to have the bitterness biting at the tongue with the softness of the beer really created a perfect experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Could smell the citrus aroams on the pour. Copper color body with off white head and web like lacing left on glass. A light syrup like texture puctuates the citrus grapefruit and orange flavors. Syrupy fruity aftertaste, good stuff here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tejas (977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2007 Wasnít sure if this was anything special on the initial taste but I really warmed up to it. Dark gold color. Beautiful lacing on the glass. Donít know if I taste fresh hops but I will say the hop flavor definitely lingers in the mouth longer, which is always a great thing. Interesting and a great brew. Hands down the best Pale Ale Iíve ever tasted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 8, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2006 for a pale ale this is really the shit. pours copper orange with a whisper of haze, fluffy mushroom head. nose of grassy, resiny cascade hops. as the brew slips over your lips and evelops the tongue huge citrus pine flavors burst. bitter grapefruit that squeezes the parotid glands to excess salivation. nice balancing of fullness on the palate and malt. as the bottle states you definately get a feeling of big hop freshness. bernie the brewmaster told me this beer was a nightmare to brew, they were picking hop flowers out of every inch of the system for weeks. well worth it. for a smaller abv in the pale ale group a top notch everyday drinking beer. if i could get some more....delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2007
On tap at the brewery 8/06. Strong bitterness from the hops, which are quite aromatic. Grassy flavor too, but not too dry. I like the lighter color, more like a macro "PA" in appearance than a micro PA. Nice crisp, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Pours to a bright copper color with thick off-white head that lingers for the whole glass and leaves very good lacing. Very strong, very hoppy citrus aroma, leads to a very tingly, full mouthfeel, and this in turn carries over to a bitter citrus hop flavor that is biting, yet pleasant. Fianlly, the finish is very bitter, long lasting and dry, just as I would expect from this style. Very possibly the best APA Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - MAY 4, 2008
Jeezuz Crikey! This one just knocked me over from the smell alone. A hearty nose boquet of floral hops that just fills the room with itís sweet presence. The taste is massive. Bountiful in itís hop goodness and generous in itís overall taste. Perhaps a little too generous for some, but for the hophead, this is one Pale Ale that cannot be missed!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (5777) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Aroma is yeast, pine, tropical fruit, citrus and a hint of biscuit malts. The flavor is grapefruit, tropical fruit, mild to medium hop resin, malts and a long and heavy bitterness in the finish. Canít remember if Iíve had a wet hop APA as opposed to an IPA; either way this was great.

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