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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Tap @ Parkway. Clear copper pour with a white head leaving heavy lace. Smooth, medium, light-toast body and fairly balanced. Pleasant but not overpowering fresh hop aroma. Tad watery/lightweight in the finish. A bit down on the Fresh Hop list, but a solid APA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Pours a clear medium shade of gold with a soft white head. Nose is fresh cut grass and orange peels. Flavor is citrusy hops and a bit a of sticky medium bodied finish. I’m not overly impressed with this, but it is pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMerritt (1844) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Dark golden-red with a very large, creamy off-white head. Spicy, black-pepper nose atop wet grasses, light grapefruit and vanilla cookies. Mild bitterness that turns slightly more bitter as you hold it in your mouth - resinous pine hop flavors, light caramel. An ancient bottle just purchased yesterday (bottled 17 months ago - shame on me for not checking the clearly stamped bottled-on date before purchase) but I thought it held up remarkably well. I didn’t pick up any cardboard or other messes, and I was really looking for them.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1287) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2011
22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark, murky orange with a thin to medium beige head. The aroma is apricots, grass, and slight earth and spices. The flavor is sweet and citrusy and the finish is sharply bitter and lingers. The palate is medium to heavy, sticky and astringent. Overall, a great example of hops done well. Not subtle or balanced, but tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (11063) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 9, 2011
Frisch hopfiger, sehr grasiger Antrunk. Wenig herbe, das Bier ist komplett auf die hopfige Getreidigkeit aufgebaut. Ziemlich eigen ist auch der Abgang, frisch aber doch ein wenig muffig, Grasig-bitterer Abgang, weich, erstaunlich süffig. Gelungenes Bier! 7/10/9/10/11/11

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Poured into a snifter. 4.5 A: Clear light/medium orange color. Two fingers of white, dense frothy head. Retention is good and plenty of lacing is left behind. 4.0 S: Dank grassy and citrusy hops, with emphasis on orange and mango. Clean overall with a balancing neutral maltiness and a touch of crystal malt. 3.5 T: Good, but the hops don’t pop as much as I had hoped. Grassy, earthy, and orange citrus with a touch of pine. Malts play a larger part in the taste. Moderate sweetness with an equal breadines and some crystal malt to a lesser extent. Moderate bitterness. 3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Moderately creamy, but I could go for some more. Smooth. 3.5 D: I used the word "moderate" a lot in this review and it’s only fair to call this beer "moderate" overall. Nothing really stands out, but it is still a solid brew. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-16-2011 01:21:35

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 (3717) - 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 (2342) - 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.


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