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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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So, just how fresh is our Fresh Hop Ale? Well, first we begin with 400 pounds of fresh, whole flower hops from B.T. Loftus Ranches in Yakima, WA. These hops are hand-picked right from the vine, placed into boxes, and immediately shipped to our brewery. Once they arrive, we pack a double dose of these glorious green, sticky cones into our hopback vessel until it is bursting at the seams. This equates to two pounds of hops per barrel! Due to the volatile nature of recently harvested hops, we must use them immediately in order to capture the bold aromas and flavors released by the hop oils. The payoff is a fresh, flavorful ale dripping with the essence of oily hop goodness.

BARLEY:
Pilsner, White Wheat

HOPS:
Amarillo, Citra, Nugget

YEAST:
House Ale

JUJU:
Pennsylvania Honey


KornDogg's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KornDogg (530) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Draft at Brewery. Hazy yellow body with medium head. Flavor begins with grapefruit with a strong floral/hop presence. Resin and slight bitter finish. An excellent IPA with a powerful hop punch while hiding alcohol well.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3766) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Thanks to chris and carrie. Near clear golden pour with small white head. Nose is bright citrus hop with slight skunk. Flavor is more grassy and orange peel and pellet hop. Sweet and spicy. Pretty solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (2982) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2013
From the tap poured a straw color with a good amount of head. Strong hoppy malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (1849) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Tap. Fluffy white head on a clear straw orange body. Doughy, slight pure honey, aggressive hoppiness that comes across earthy, woody and citrusy in the aroma. Flavor is a touch sweet, biscuity, earthy honey, and a grassy hop finish. Lighter body. Strange, but not bad.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (7865) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle from brewery. Pours hazy canary with white clingy head. Nose is huge resiny pineapply hops, tropical citrus, black pepper. Tastes rich, fruity, with mango, pineapple, star fruit, and finishing black pepper and honey. The palate is rich, with smoothness on a nitro level, and a great finish. This one kicks major ass. I called Scratch 4 and was the first to recognize it’s profound greatness, and I’m calling Scratch 78. Chris and John, you need to make this all year round, and as a tribute to 78, please call it Dwight White Hop Blaster Ale (in honor of #78 from the Steel Curtain, Dwight White).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2338) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Clear golden pour, thin white ring of head ... aroma of simcoe hops, piney, tropical fruits (mangos pineapples and grapefruits) .... taste is of mangos, pineapples, rindy grapefruity hops lots of hop oils and piney ... reminds me of a poor mans heady topper or dreadnaught .... tropical fruity ipa but on a lighter scale ... mouthfeel is oily and resinous with a bitter bite .. finish is dry bitter and hoppy .... sessionable brew abv hidden well

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4656) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4oz draft poured a golden orange hue with a white head. Aroma was nice crisp citrus notes with a tasty light malt character. Flavor was citrus, with some pine character, nice biscuit character. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2029) - Manama, BAHRAIN - NOV 13, 2012
Orange with a rocky white head. Aroma is powerful hops, citrus, pine, pineapple, resin. Body is medium and slightly chalky. Flavor has loads of hops juice, citrus, resin, fruit, and light sweetness. Mid-level bitterness. Not really sure why but this one just seemed like a miss to me. Solid but nothing exceptional.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerathon (1171) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
So hoppy, so good. Clear orange with sticky head. Had to buy a Growler of thus to go. Great!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2358) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy golden straw color with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of Citra hops, mild honey and barley. Taste is much the same as the aroma. nice refreshing ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5343) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle shared at Franks. Pours a clear golden body with white head and lacing. Aroma is pineapple, fresh pine, and citrus fruits. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of pine, honey, caramel & biscuity malts, light tropical fruits and grapefruit.


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