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RATINGS: 1020   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Copper color, light tan head, thicker around the edge. Medium bodied, mildly hopped. The fresh hops do have a different kind of taste, earthy maybe. I expected more.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2005
A compact and frothy white head rests upon a deep amber hued beer with a slight haze. Aroma is full of vivid hop presence ranging from rich grass notes to surprisingly soft-edged grapefruit and pine tones. Straightforward, but clean, malt aroma of caramel and toasted bread is layered underneath the hops. Very close to Dale’s Pale Ale by the nose—I think I used those exact descriptors, even. Much the same again, the strong hop presence comes off very smooth and clean in the flavor…like a milkshake. A hopshake. Malt presence is perhaps slightly lacking to complete the experience perfectly—there is no caramel apparent in the flavor and only the thinnest hint of that toasted bread. Begins with moderate sweetness, light acidity and moderate bitterness. Finishes with light sweetness moderate acidity and moderate bitterness. Medium bodied with a watery texture and average carbonation. 22 oz bottle, snifter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Bright orange/amber, nice white head. Lively, fresh grapefruit aroma. A very well rounded hop flavor, though a little quick on the finish. Watery, not super oily. Typical hop-driven beer; one-dimensional.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Lucious gold, light tan craggy head. Nose has grapefruit, resin, medium toasty malt. Flavor shows honey, earthy/herbal hops, some resin. Quite bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Clear metallic-orange body with a cottony white head. Aroma of peanut skins, catbox, and grapefruit. Has a signature Great Divide house character. Very nutty, catty hop profile in the flavor. Semi-dry finish. Reminds me of Great Divide ESB. I tasted this fresh from the tank at Great Divide in October and later bottle samples. Interesting to see this develop.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2006
A hazy amber beer with a nice beige head. The aroma is sweet and extremely hoppy giving it notes of citrus and pine. The flavor is sweet and dominated by hops and grass, but also with notes of wood. The mouthfeel is very dry, and it has an OK bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Orangey tan body, small offwhite head, sweet hoppy aroma with strawberries. This does have a freshness to the hops in the flsavor profile; unfortunately, after a nice start, the flavors disappear into a weak finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2007
22oz. bomber. Clear orange/amber color with a medium sized off white head. Very mild hop aroma that is mostly grassy and piney, with some caramel lurking in the background. Perfumey hop flavor that was interesting, but kind of dull. Very little bitterness, with a decent malt balance. A bit of oxidation starting to show up. Overall just a very bland beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Pours a light amber with a rocky head that has excellent retention. Lacing forms nicely on the glass. The aroma is of flowery, piney hops, but nothing else. The flavor is unfortunately quite the same. There is very little malt influence. The flavor is pretty much dominated by a hop flavor that is fairly unique, which is its only saving grace, in that the taste is so similar to the aroma of a hop. It does taste fresh, but there is little about the beer that gives it any sort of edearing quality beyond the novelty of being able to taste the hops in a different way.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2567) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Sampled with stegosaurus. Pours a goldenorange with a small creamy head. Aroma is very hoppy with hints of citrus & pine Flavor is intially bitter with a mild hop and malt finish.


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