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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed with fresh hops locally hand-picked at Purple Frog gardens within 24 hours of the brew. Intense citrusy cascade hops and green grassy notes dominate the flavor and aroma. A single batch is brewed in September when the hops are ready to harvest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (2089) - - NOV 23, 2015
Poured from bomber into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed golden orange color with a one finger head of thick white foam. The head fades very slowly over time to leave a ton of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is rather strong of a bready smell mixed with a good showing of some grain and a bit of a grassy smell. Along with these aromas comes some hay and a touch of lemon, but even so, overall the hop is rather light. Taste – The taste begins with a rather cracker like taste with a bit of a more bready flavor mixed within. As the taste moves on, the bready fades, leaving the more crisp cracker taste to be the malt base of the brew. While very light upfront, some hop develops in the middle of the taste and more toward the end. The hop is mostly of a grapefruit and earthy flavor, but contains some light grassy notes as well. A bit of sweetness of an orange and tropical fruit nature develop at the very end, leaving on with a rather crisp and lightly hopped taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew was rather thin and light with a carbonation level that was on the medium side. For the lighter hop and more crisp flavors of the brew the feel was rather nice and created an easy drinking brew. Overall – An alright brew overall, but in many respects, it is just a standard pale ale. It is nothing worth the added price that you will likely pay for the bomber of this. Fun to try, but nothing all that fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2224) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Thx Ferris! Bright cloudy yellow gold. Grains, lemon, earthy, plenty of lemon, very nice. Flavour is a bit weak - mellow brew , soft malty stuff, lemon, earthy, some biscuit. This subtle brew is really enjoyable to drink so muh so that I almost wish the bare minimal bitterness didn’t exist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1412) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle to tulip Light sour citrus, wheat, spruce and grass. Pale cloudy yellow and a creamy white head. Taste is grass, lemon, and a little bitterness. Enjoyable, but a little too grassy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Pours a pale yellow with à small white head. The aroma is grassy with hits of lemon and bread. The flavor is soft and subtle. Lemon, herb, grass, spice and bready yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kyzr (1189) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Poyrs cloudy yellow with soft white head. Grass and hoppy aroma. Flavor is sweet with light hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
razzle (8) - Montana, USA - OCT 6, 2013 does not count
Great sessionable drink. Smooth, finish with hints of the caramel coming through. Hops that were added were floral with hints of citrus. Not a mind blowing pale, but is going to be revisited often with this limited release.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (8937) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle - 2012 Nice lemon grass and citrus aroma. Clear pale orange with an awesome thick head that looks like it will last forever. Lots of grass and lemon, much like I expected from this style. A mild bitterness that fades nicely. This is very comparable to Deschutes Chasing Freshies but much better in my opinion. Great mouth feel as well. 2013 Leafy vegatal hops with some light lemon. Clear gold with a thin bubbly white head. Leafy hops, light but great. A very light sessionable IPA, probably the best fresh hop this year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle pours a hazy deep golden with a thin white head. Scent is citrus and bread. Taste is biscuits and a touch of lemon. Will try again when fresh in September.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5827) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Nose of fresh floral and citrus hops. A little danky. Light.biscuit. pours golden nice clarity whispy head. Flavors of fresh citrusy hops ligbt dank a little floral light biscuit. Very easy to drink. Fresh. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
Sample at the brewery. The bartender said they had found a few extra kegs and put it back on in February. Still had very fresh tasting hops. A very nice pale ale. Amber. Nice head.

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