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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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3.7
hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2008
on tap at papago... clear copper pour with a monster white head which deposits random spots and rings of lace as it recedes. dusty aroma full of candied orange, sweet ruby grapefruit, caramel, pine and spicy/earthy hops. the palate is dry... nearly ashy which earns bonus points in my book. flavors of caramel without the sugar, grain, citrus bitterness, faint resin and a dry spicy finish. medium body is fuller than most. creamy carbonation and bitterness make this an easy drinker...

3.6
theisti (4221) - Kansas, USA - NOV 19, 2008
22 oz bottle courtesy of bvc. 2008 Vintage. 266 08 0829 M stamped on label. Pour is a slightly hazed golden orange, with a one inch off-white / tan head. Quite a few carbonation bubbles work their way to the top of the glass. Patches of lacing are left behind as the head falls. Aroma of wet, husky, resin hops. Pronounced bitterness, fresh smelling. Taste is the resin hops, with a grainy malt backbone. Bitterness in the finish. Palate is medium, though thins out a lot towards the bitter finish. Certainly hop forward, but with enough malt to hold it together. Fresh and tasty brew. Thanks for sending this my way, Brandon!

3.7
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
22oz bottle. Dark gold pour, nice clingy white head. Very piney aroma, a little grassy and really fresh. Very smooth with a slight bitterness. Very sessionable, pretty good.

3.7
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Bomber. Pours a clear medium amber with a one finger foamy white head and great lacing. Nose is mainly citrus hops and light malts. Taste is sweet caramel malt upfront with rip citrus dominating the flavor. Light grapefruit finishes it out. Medium mouth feel. Solid pale.

3.8
BelgianBeerGal (4174) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2008
Draft at the Frog completing a trade in person. Pours a clear copper colour with an off-white head and sticky lacing. Big sweet, fruity hops in the aroma like pink grapefruit. Very clean and light palate that blends the hops and sweet perfectly. Just a little bitterness at the finish. Super easy to drink.

3.7
dalekliz (926) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2008
On tap at Porters Pub, UCSD. Pours a clear, dark amber with a white head that lingers. Clean, sweet aroma, of pine hops and citrus, with a hint of bitterness. Taste is sharp and bitter, of hops and both preserved and ripe citrus fruits. Lingering light bitterness. Tasty and very drinkable.

3.5
pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2008
22oz bottle. thanks again to andrew...pours a transparent amber brown with a thin soapy white head...
aroma of sweet tropical fruit, lynchee, somewhat soapy...
flavors of sweet blended fruit and not too much distinguishable hop character.
really soft mouthfeel and carbonation

3.9
kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 31, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours a bright orange color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Decent amounts of soft citrus, minerals, and oranges in the aroma; resiny, juicy, and quite pleasant hop character. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy, dripping orange and mineral hoppiness; pleasant texture in the mouth; lively, chewy orange-forward bitterness with no astringency; very nice beer. Medium finish: mineral bitterness, toasty malts, and a crisp, dry ending.

3.7
luttonm (6854) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2008
22oz ’08. Perfect pour and appearance, rough golden hue with a nice head. Crisp, fruity-floral nose with some pine. Taste is very floral-sweet up front but mellows with malts to a nice mild bitter finish. pretty nicely balanced with a bit of an unusually sticky mouthfeel for this abv. More forceful flavor than most other Fresh Hops (exception of PPort’s High Tide). Quite nice, a bit fresher version of my all-time standby from Deschutes- Mirror Pond. Think I’d prefer MP ultimately though.

3.7
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours crystal clear amber orange with a small white head and plenty of lacing. Aroma of big hops, pine, citrus, & floral. Taste is also very hoppy, more citrus & pine. Some malt backing, with caramel, pretty sweet. Very fresh & nice. Body is medium, with some carbonation. Finish is bitter and sharp. Overall, a nice fresh hop brew.


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