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RATINGS: 1049   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (4061) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Pours a clear filtered amber with a fluffy off white medium lasting head. Smell is fresh, green wet hop aroma, slighty gritty malt sweetness as well in the nose. Unique, and somewhat restrained aroma, but very nice. Taste is awesome on the first sip! Incredibly smooth body, mild perfect bitterness matching with the sweetness of the malt throughout the entire progression of the beer in the mouth. Perfect mouthfeel, and great lacing on the glass. Almost a tingly spiciness to the hops that give it a lightly almost herbal earthiness. Easily one of my new favorite beers. Up there with FFF Alpha King in terms of overall favorite American Pales. I tore through the bomber of this wanting much more. I wish it were less than $7 a bomber, but Iíll still be picking up another at that price.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PetervanderArend (19) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2009
This is really nice hoppy beer! with a nice alcohol percentage. I donít like too much alc in my beer.You smell the fresh hops and I taste great. Now in botlle in the BeerTemple Amsterdam.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2010
Bottle at Beerexpo in Linkoping 2010. Body is clear orange and has a white head. Aroma is from lotīs of hops. Aroma is also from peach and flowers. Well balanced. Flavor brings lotīs of hops (of course) as well. Balanced with a sweeter peach feel.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (1957) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Bottle. Pour is amber orange with BIG frothy soapy head and great lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and pine with a nice blend of malt that smells (creamy). Taste is creamy pine and citrus with a malty ending (very smooth). Palate is medium bodied and creamy with subtle carbonation and a dry finish. Excellent showing and glad its so fresh, 8 days since bottled (says bottle), great pale ale!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnRMurdoch (3410) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle from Utobeer Market Stall, London. Smooth pine hop aroma. Amber brown colour with a good foamy head. Spicy hop flavour. Sweet aftertaste. Good one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Fresh 2011 vintage. Pours light, clear amber with 2 fingers of head, great retention. Aroma is cheesy, grassy hops with a hint of tangerine and orange peel, barely a hint of toast. Taste is big roasty caramel with a grapefruity, grassy finish. Body is light to medium, oily, approachable bitterness, low carbonation, dry finish. Overall, having just brewed a batch of beer prior to consuming this, I can verify that this beer perfectly exhibits the aroma characteristics of un-boiled hops. Incredibly fresh and delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Aroma of grapefruit and other citrus. Pours orange with a small head. Tastes of strong grapefruit and orange peel hops. Mouthfeel is sweet and sticky with a great aftertaste of hops. Love it.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Couldnít tell you how old it was, but here it is almost 01/12 and it was at the store. I couldnít believe I havenít rated it yet. Wonderful nose, lots of fresh hop character, it didnít seem old at all. Very piney, citrus, just amazing nose. Mouthfeel was rather light, and average carbonation. Flavor hit all of the right notes. Finish was very bitter. Leaves the New Belgium Fresh Hop in the dust. Overall, excellent brew. Enjoyability 4/5.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WarChef1 (23) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
I really enjoyed this beer. I felt it was more on the ipa side. Aroma was quite grassy with some piney and floral notes. Appearance was lighter than i expected but poured a nice light copper color with a decently thick head that left some lacing throughout. Taste was medium bodied and a little sticky mouthfeel. with some decent hop bitterness and a touch of malt sweetness but not much. Carbonation added a refreshing quality i liked and it had a nice long finish. Would recommend eating with thai food or spicy sausage. Very good beer overall. would buy again!


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