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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Fresh pickings for some lickings. This beauty of an ale boasts a fresh crop of cascade, centennial, and amarillo hops. We’re talking from vine to brew within 24 hours fresh. Citrusy. Soft fruit tones. Fresh hop IPA.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Pretty similar to Ranger but with a little more umph and flavor. Reminiscent of ganja, citrus and grass. Nothing too special.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2014
A steady pour into the New Belgium globe glass produces a one-finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is a nice amber color that is quite clear and shows a touch of copper to it when held up to the light. The aroma is herbal, a touch grassy, and has perhaps a touch of pine and citrus to it at first. There is lots of dried grass, dried hay like, and dried herbal notes to this beer; at first I thought this was malt derived somehow, but it is more than that, and in the end is likely mostly hop derived. As the beer warms up more of a citrus / fruit focus comes out; lychee, floral citrus notes, tangelo zest, and even some kumquat are all quite noticeable now.

The beer is a bit cold to start out with, the hop character is defintiely dominant with notes of lemon zest, bitter herbal notes, and some pine like character being noticeable up front. The finish has a lingering citrus character to it that leans towards grapefruit zest, Meyer lemon zest, as well as having a green, slightly herbal character that suggests of green wild flowers and weedy grasses. The malt character plays a supporting role here, it accentuates the hay like notes and grassiness, but also contributes a soft, caramelized, whole grain cracker character to the flavor.The body has a soft fullness to it that is a bit creamy textured, though this is certainly still quaffable enough; it does have some chewiness to it though.

This is a nice beer, as with most Fresh Hop beers, this has more grassy notes than I usually prefer in a hop focused beer; having said that this does not get raw or astringent really, which is definitely nice. An enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5642) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Clear amber color with ivory head. Very fresh, hoppy pine, floral, spicy aromas. Pine, floral hop flavors on a doughy malt base brew___medium body, --drying finish__good

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiercepanda (511) - Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
A clear orange beer with a small white head. The aroma is juicy citrus and pine. The flavor is smooth and slightly sweet fruit, malt, and pine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ellolovey (446) - Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
On tap at Taco Mac- Suwanee (johns creek). Pours a hazy amber with a frothy white head. Aroma of grass, sweet malts, pine, and citrus. A little lighter than I expected. Not quite as bitter either. Pine, citrus, earth, and sweet malts hit the palate. Pretty good but not my favorite. Light and refreshing all the same. A solid ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3856) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Tap. The beer has a nice fresh hop aroma, citrus, pine, and grassy. The look is very clear, has a whitish head, and nice lacing. The taste is a lasting bitterness, firm decent IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2649) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Tap at Steins Beer Garden at Mountain View. Colour is clear light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, piney, hops and malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
viyh (73) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Thin head that dissipates quickly. A bit too bitter for my taste, it interferes with the aromatics. Hint of pine resin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3496) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Draught. Pours a mostly clear copper color with a moderate white head on it. Nose is maltier than I expected with a lot of pepper on the nose. Taste is slightly bitter, but also has that rather peppery taste. OK, but not a huge fan of it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (866) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Good but not as good as Ranger. This appears to be part of the new fresh hop IPA movement. The aroma was of citrus hop, particularly of grapefruit. Golden amber color with a white fizzy head. Nice fresh taste with a hoppy beginning, clean malt taste and crisp finish. No unique spices just a good representation of the style. Great at the brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2615) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle from the Beer Dispensary Apex. Good aroma. Sweet. Not super sweet. Getting a bready scent though. Clean brownish orange color. S mall head ok lace. Bittersweet flavor. Lighter body, smooth creamy mouthfeel. Bitter finish. Good. Not liking the scent and flavor. Odd. I dunno something about itI ddon’t like.


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