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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Part of the Bond Street Series. This Fresh Hop Pale Ale is all about celebrating the hop harvest in the fall. Fresh picked hops have to be added to the brew immediately and in abundance. Roughly 270 pounds of Crystal hops from Doug Weathers farm outside Salem, Oregon will be added to the 50 barrel batch in addition to some dry kilned whole flower hops. That adds up to approximately 5.5 pounds of hops per barrel brewed.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2652) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2015
12oz bottle from Bottles & Cans. 12/26/15 "best by" date. Coppery orange pour with almost no head leaving a few spots of lace. Aroma has pine, spices, some citrus and other fruits plus some caramel. Taste is of sweet fruits, caramel, pine, some simple sugar and chewy resin. Medium bodied. Finishes quite sweetly. To the honor of the cascade hop, but also with too much residual sweetness so it gets cloying. 13.2

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
florio2 (6) - - NOV 10, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 Pours a nice Amber head which dissipates quickly. Definitely hoppy. Finishes with a bit of bitter. If you like hoppy bears this will get your palate excited

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1442) - Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Sampled from a bottle, this ale had a medium red-burnt orange pour and gave a nice lasting, cover of faint off-white bubbles, the bubbles receded to a thin layer and ring, it left nice lacing on the glass, the nose had toasted malt, toast and faint melanoidins, some caramel, citrus, spice and herb hops, a little orange fruit, malt and bread sweetness, the flavors were toasted malt, a little caramel and light melanoidins with citrus, spice and herb-foral hops, some grapefruit, and a light malt sweetness, the finish had a gentle light to almost medium hop bitterness that lingered and left the palate somewhat dry with a little malt flavor trailing, this drink was creamy with a light mouth feel, and there was soft to average carbonation, a nice pale ale, it was hoppy all the way through, I enjoyed the toasted malt with the touch of munich malt, hops were citrus and spice with some herb-floral notes, a very good drink, I would recommend trying.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonmac (1093) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Tap at Butcher and the Boar with commonshawn. Bumped pint glass. Healthy amount of head. Kind of tannish. Copper color. Solid lacing. Aroma is mild but hop centric and earthy, grassy. Taste is bitter with pine and resiny elements. Aftertaste is heavy of hops but doesnt linger long...a short hop trip if you will. Kind of a dull beer in my opinion. Lacks the crispness Im looking for. There are better locales for a hop vacation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vikingguy (1078) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Amber with tall foamy head. Fresh grassy-floral hop aroma. Taste- caramel bready malts with delicate floral hops. Also some lemon and pine resin. Rather mellow IPA, moderately bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1581) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Keep the fresh hop releases coming, America. Not gonna lie, I crushed my bottle of Hop Trip. Along the way, I did manage to enjoy the medium bitterness, caramel malt backbone, pine notes, and grapefruit. In passing, I was also able to appreciate the dank, floral and leafy aroma. Mostly though I was too busy pouring it down the hatch. Then, I was a sad bastard when it was finished. Come to think of it, I still am.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joejames (505) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2015
On draft, Golden Crust, Red Lion, PA served in an English pint glass. Pours slightly hazy amber, off white head, some lacing and little retention. Aroma of grass and caramel. Taste is more sweet than bitter. Light bodied, average carbonation, slightly watery mouth feel. Finishes dry and clean. Its not bad but could use more hops.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (2105) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Less aroma and taste than expected from a fresh hop beer. Rich Amber color. Solid body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edbast (38) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2015
My first "fresh hopped" beer. Not a hop fanatic but tis the season. Good as far as APAs go. Nothing mind-blowing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4876) - Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 12/27/2015. Labeled as 6.1% ABV. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Some light dryness from bitterness after the finish as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice harvest pale ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.


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