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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Pours copper w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Good head retention reducing slowly to reveal a spotty canopy. Mild aromas of brisk citrus rind w/ a slight biscuiting. Medium full nectar w/ moderate carbonation producing an oily texture. A fat and malty sweetness balanced by blistering fresh squeezed citrus rind. This brew is strongly flavored front to back. A nice bit of biscuit comes through at mid palate. The finish is long and lingers w/ sweet asprin juice. A well made brew. Overall: Blistering hops and a bit on the sweet side. Rich and tastey. The high hop rate seems to dwindle as the brew warms. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Pint courtesy of Knightly Spirits. Pours a 1-inch of off-white head over a copper/amber body. Tight webs of off-white lacing. Nose is spicy and fresh with floral hops, grass, and subtle hints of orange zest. Same flavors on the palate with overtones of caramel and more enticing piney, resinous, floral hops. Medium/harsh carbonation and medium bodied. Not a complex beer, but very refreshing with well-balanced hop flavor. Like drinking Evergreen sap. Very nice APA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Nice, fairly clear deep copper caramel-like color, topped with a dense, foamy, lasting off-white head. Nose is just heaven, intense floral, grassy, citrusy hop aroma. Enough malty backbone to balance. Smooth and ever so slightly chewy mouthfeel with soft, moderate carbonation. Wonderful hop flavor – citrusy grapefruit. Nice bitter finish. Nicely done pale ale, wish I could drink this year round.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2007
Bottle. 31st of January 1.37PM 2007 - the very last day of the year, I got the beer of the year. Spicy and herbal nose far from the standard sweet American hop aroma. Grapefruit rind. Dry flavor with hints of caramel and a long bitter finish layered with hoppy goodness. Extra props in the ’overall’ category for surviving so well in the bottle for three months. One of my favorite breweries, Great Divide, has done it for me again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2008
22oz bottle. Golden-orange-amber color. Filtered. What a wonderfully complex beer. Delicate hoppy herbal aroma. Creamy and refreshing, with a mellow, earthy hop profile. Subtle perfection.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ortenzil13 (5) - USA - AUG 21, 2008 does not count
This is one of my all time favorites. Deuced it up a couple years in a row. I’d say grapefruit and that sharp piney taste. I could drink about a thousand of these but I think that’s just me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Very strong hop bitterness with excellent aroma. Looks great and tastes even better. This is a must for any hophead!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Dark orange color, clear with sudsy white head. The smell is grassy hops. The taste reminds me of bubblegum at first and then a bitterness comes around. The mouthfeel is perfectly smooth and creamy, excellent. I like this a lot better this year than I did last year. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-15-2007 16:40:43

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2009
This fresh hop pale ale is quite nice. The hue is yellow and almost green, like an imperial pilsener. Its not incredibly complex but the fresh hoppy profile is quite nice. Its almost like the hop resin that they collected and concentrated into a hop dew for our pleasures. Yes its quite that good if you enjoy a wet hoppy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phillybeer28 (19) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Cask. Very hoppy with a smooth finish. Fruity aroma and a very pleasant beer to enjoy. Experienced at the Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia.

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