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RATINGS: 1021   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Brought a 22 oz bomber back form Denver. Poured into two Great Divide Cervois glasses to split with my wife. The beer is a deep-golden red color with good head retention. Wasnít sure what to expect never having any "fresh hop" beers before. I was not disappointed. The hops are distinct, but not over-bearing. The citrus flavor is still there, but it seems ísmootherí and not so sharp. The aroma is citrusy with a grassy back ground. Mouthfeel is only slightly slick. This is a very drinkable beer. I wish I could have brought more back.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Served on-tap at Alís of Hampden into a standard pint.

A - Pours a pale copper with no head whatsoever leaving no lacing at all. It appeared to be served far too cold.

S - Hints of piney hops and faint citrus fruits but both were fairly muted. Lots of sweetness from the roasted caramel malts.

T - Similar to the nose. Muted flavors of citrus fruits and piney hops. Strong roasted caramel malts that overpower nearly all other flavors. Is this one a little past its prime? Looks like it. It is a borderline malt bomb at this point in time.

M - Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Slight hop bitterness on the finish with more and more malt coming thru as it warms.

D - One of these was enough for me. It seemed to be a little bit old. I think I might revisit this one down the line when I know I can guarantee the freshness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (625) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Poured from a bomber. Clean orange color in glass. Smell is green, northwest hops. Wet, piny hops upfront. Grassy, apricot middle. Slight bitterness at the end. Everything felt a little rounded.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
J_man (699) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Fresh, dank, catty hop aroma coming out of the bottle. Slightly hazy golden yellow with an enthusiastic white head. I was expecting a really hoppy, bitter flavor, but itís actually quite restrained. Seems to be more kettle hops than aromatic, however Iím drinking this almost 1 month past the best by date, so that might be having an effect. Good caramel sweetness helps balance it out, but itís maybe a bit too sweet. Hops are earthy and slightly catty resolving to some piney notes. I thought this was an IPA, but I now see itís labeled only a PA, so this is actually quite to style. Enjoyable and nicely hopped for a PA. It would be interesting to see what this is like kicked up to an IPA though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dapierce17 (94) - Pasco, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Pours a golden amber with tan head. Aromas of grassy citrus notes with very slight malty sweetness. A very balanced hop malt flavor. Up front grassy notes with slight piney hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leinielover (16) - - DEC 19, 2013
Wonderful cut grass aroma. Lightly laced head, brassy color. Slightly metallic palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (195) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2013
BBD of 12/30/13. Pours a light copper with a nice head that laces well. Mild nose of pine hops with a citrus background. Light medium body with normal carbonation. Nice balanced hop flavor with grapefruit at the front while the pine claims the back end. Finishes clean with a slight residual bitterness of mostly grapefruit and then followed by pine. A sound beer that is well suited for those that desire a not too hoppy brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KennyGalanif (42) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Serving type: 22 oz bottle A: pours a copper orange color with a decent amount of head. Great lacing too! S: grassy and citrus notes, along with some pine. Smells really inviting as it should being a fresh hop ale. T: it is a very clean tasting beer, that finishes smooth. There is no resiny aftertaste. It has a pleasant fresh grass and citrus flavor profile, with a slight malt backbone. O: a very fresh tasting pale ale that I would buy again!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6283) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bomber. Rich orange pour with a spotty foamy white head. Nice bold aroma of grassy and sweet floral hops. Smooth palate, clean with soft edges. Nice bold hop punch but well balanced. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1420) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA (best before December 30, 2013). Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, and grapefruit rind. Well-balanced flavor of piney and grassy hops with notes of toffee and caramel. Bitterness does not linger too long on the palate. This is a well-balanced, easily quaffable pale ale that stands near the top of the heap.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (757) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Creamy green aroma. Taste is incredibly fresh, notes of green vegetables, mint and lemon. Finish is light. Excellent taste but lacking depth of body.


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