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RATINGS: 1055   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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 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 (5090) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Lightly hazed amber body with lightly tanned head. Stunning looking pour. Full floral hop bouquet which must have been amazing when closer to the bottling date, but still pack quite the punch. Mostly dry caramel malty body. Somewhat earthy. Soft citric notes with light resin and pine. A tad soapy on the finish. Been awhile since my last fresh-hop and happy to find that this one did not disappoint.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2010
Rating number 1000! Draft @ Beer temple. Aroma is lovely fruity and floral hops, the freshness really shines here. Nice malt note. Flavour is very intense of hops, not that bitter, but really wide and strong. Relatively thin malt note, but it’s a perfect fit! Awesome brew! I want more fresh hop brews!

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