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New Belgium Hop Kitchen #3 - Fresh Hop

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Fresh, aromatic, and green as a Leprechaun’s skivvies, Certified Salmon Safe Oregon Hops are picked fresh off the vine and trucked directly to our brew kettle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1895) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Poured from brown bomber bottle into a snifter glass. It poured a clear light golden amber colour with sudsy white foam, long-lasting with lace. Very nice appearance. Intense green Crystal and Sterling hops flavour and aroma, but not terribly bitter. A strong IPA for sure, but balanced as such. New world meets noble characteristics, and lots of them: pine resin, black currant, black pepper, woodsy, floral, ganja, and some lemon rind notes reminiscent of Sorachi Ace or Progress. Solid but non-descript malt flavour underneath, medium body and carbonation, smooth alcohol, lingering hoppy aftertastes. Really tasty beer, highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
backdaft (286) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bomber. Pours a deep clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is of earthy, grassy hops. Flavor is of green grassy hops and light toasted malt. This is nice. No "sweet malt" backbone; this one is dry and moderately bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1513) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Definitely lots of hop to it, resiny, piney, almost like good pot bud. But in the end it’s a little harsh to me--unbalanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2013
The color of this beer is a clear tawny, and a large pillowy white head sits on top of the liquid. The strong aroma is pure hops--resin and floral scents to be specific, and the taste is mildly bitter, slightly swwet, and a touch sour; however, no one element overpowers the others, and it is overall really balanced and pleasant. The mouthfeel is also intriguing due to the soft carbonation, medium body, slick texture, and slightly bitter finish. Overall, this beer is better and more balanced than I was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours clear golden with an attractive off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale ale flavor with a pretty bitter hoppy finish. Yes, it is nice and fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a nice amber color with a lasting white head. Great lacing too. Nice blast of pine in the nose. Slight sweetness up front quickly balanced out by a load of pine and citrus notes. Medium to full bodied with softer carbonation. Solid, economical brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DWestrick (656) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2013
bottle. Pretty average IPA - mild, nothing that jumps out - the kind of IPA you expect from a larger, Macro-brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle: Poured a golden orange color with a fluffy two finger white head. Aroma is fresh hops that blasts you as soon as the bottle opens. Taste is sweet but pungent hops that have a fruit/floral presence. Finish is mellow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottled, clear orange color with frosty foam, sweet fresh pine needle aroma, flavor is ripe , dank citrus and pine, clean creamy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Floral, herbal hop and light toasty malt aroma. Floral, generic fruity/fruit candy hop flavor. Light toasted malt; more in finish. Bitter aftertaste.

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