Keepthereceipt (3) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best IPAs I've ever tasted! Very session able at 6.2% abv. Really smooth!
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CampesinoTino (757) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber of 2012 Release. Light copper and gold colored in appearance with a good inch of beige foam. The nose is on the mellow side for a fresh hop and is mostly pine resin, grapefruit and tangerine. The flavor starts out with a dose of orange rind, pine and ruby red grapefruit along with some bready malt and floral hops notes at the end. Mouthfeel is mildly creamy with moderate carbonation and a bitter, citrus heavy finish. Similar to their IPA but with a little bit more of a spicy hops kick to it.
5000 (6265) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Amber, slight haze, strong frothy head, off-white, nice lacing. Fresh hops on the nose.   Yeah, that pretty much covers it.   Perhaps faint resin or citrus zest, but minor.   Freshly squeezed hop juice up front, mild to moderate sweetness, not too bitter while remaining flavorful.   Falls a tad flat on the tongue tho, could use a little more lively carbonation, but other than that its tasty.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Soft hops linger.   A nice flavorful fresh hop beer, without being overly biting.   Could use a little more carbonation tho.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazed gold with a frothy, rocky beige head that lasts a long time. Aroma of mostly tropical fruits and little pine. Taste is on the less bitter side than more bitter, still a nice bitter finish, kind of herbal. Pretty good beer but kind of lacking.
HoppyAlesToYou (156) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Aromas of caramel, cereal, dough, and butterscotch, but not much in the way of typical hop scents. Kind of smells like sweetened iced tea from a can or bottle. Mostly clear amber topped by a rocky white head, an initial light sweetness yields to medium bitterness. The light body, thin texture, and soft carbonation make this very drinkable. Seems to be somewhere between a hoppy amber ale and Samuel Smithís India Ale, and unlike any other fresh hop ale I have tried.
AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber color/ lasting ivory head. Nice pine sap, spicy, herbal, dry hoppy aromas. medium body. Nice dry spicy herbal hop flavors with a solid bready, caramel malty base, nicely bitter finish--very tasty fresh hop
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is leafy and danky with some citrus and caramel malts. Pours amber, decent lasting head, a touch of lace. The flavor is caramelly, doughy with fresh leafy hops both fruity and danky with a fresh snappy bite in the finish. Well put together just not remarkably interesting.
brenn79 (1512) - Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours autumn amberish orange with an off white head. Aroma is very piney and resinous. The flavor is piney bitter, this is a hop bomb. Body is medium, carbonation is medium, finish is bitter. I have had better fresh hops, in fact I donít know how they even call this a fresh hop beer, It sounds like only one out of the two batches that this beer consists of is actually fresh hops, Decent IPA still.
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 Bottle, 2011: Deep orange hue with a tightly packed, frothy head. Orange-like nose. Bright. Super smooth and creamy up front; crisp and sharp in the finish. VMalt flavors have mild hints of caramel, toffee and toast. Very snappy and pungent hop flavors -- resinous, nutty, green and gamey. Bold, peppery-grassy bitterness. Tasty fresh hop ale, but more bitter than most. 2012: Earthy-sweet, cakey malts. Grassy-floral hops. Moderate, balanced bitterness. Tasty.
michaelinwa (590) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seems like a fairly typical higher quality IPA to me, so I cannot say that I notice anything very distinctive about the "fresh hop" component of this beer. Perhaps the bitterness, of which there is an ample amount, is maybe a little less harsh than I would have expected. It does linger long after the finish, but itís not overdone. I do not find a lot more going on with this beer other than the hop flavor, but it is an IPA after all. I was somewhat disappointed in the aroma, which was just not very prominent. Overall, itís a pretty good IPA, but probably not one that I will seek out on anything but an occasional basis.