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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Cloudy golden amber with a respectable off-white head. Big rush of citrus/pine hops with traces of caramel. Medium bodied with a smooth feel. Flavor echoes the citrus/pine hops aroma. Nice bitterness and freshness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Poured from bomber, medium amber, forms medium to small foam, a little lacing. Aroma of malts, hops, wet forrest, ocean water. Flavour is hops with a predominate, malt character. Grasses come though, a very drinkable beer. Bitterness is well balanced, overall well made beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Although it is an APA it is a weak representation of style. Hops are too weak and the taste is lacking in the amount of hops that I like. There is a bit of a nutty toffee like flavor but the body is weak and watery. Decent but nothing great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2007
I didn’t think this was as spectacular as most do. There was a filtered amber body with very thick dimpled white head. There was a lot of citrus on the nose mostly grapefruit, but it was not as stellar as many of the other Am. Pale Ales you see.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2009 Poured from a bomber. Poured a clear, golden color with a pillowy white head that left some of the best lacing I have ever seen. Aroma of hops and some pine. Entry is a nice malt with a hint of citrus, that leads into a piney, resiny hop hit. I would have liked more citrus flavor to accompany the hops on the end, but it was still nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8178) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a white head. Grassy and floral aroma with a nice caramel malt balance. The flavor is floral, grassy, and herbal, and again very well balanced. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Bottle pours a light amber with a nice, fluffy couple inches of head. Very soapy lacing left on the side of the glass. Smell is hops, but less than I was expecting. There are more hops in the taste, but they are more ’’watery’’ for the lack of a better term. The beer seems to have no edge to it. A very easy drinking and way too easy to finish beer. But not much more than that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (1083) - Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Wood, mild whiskey, grapefruit, and dry hop aromas. Golden-Amber with off-white head; decent lacing. Oak, wood, pine, and grapefruit flavours. Lasting bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Tasting GABF. Yellow with white head. Medium body. grass/floral hop aroma. Citrus hop taste and very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trevor211 (1623) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Pours a nice pale amber with a creamy, off-white head. Aroma has really nice grassy and citrus hop notes, maybe just a little bit too much of a malt counter. With these fresh hops I end up wanting it to be a bit off-balance in the hops direction, and this is just the opposite. The flavor is certainly grassy - could just be the hop variety used, but it definitely has a lot of grain / wheat flavor that I think takes away from the hops. Still good, but not even close to my favorite fresh hop.

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