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RATINGS: 660   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (5209) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MNAle (153) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Medium amber, moderate+ carbonation. 1 inch off-white, tanish creamy head with plenty of lacing that continues all the way down the glass as you drink. Aroma has hints of fruit, perhaps a little citrus, malt. Thick & creamy mouth feel. Earthy initial taste, with medium bittering in the middle and finish. Substantial malt backbone. A subtle beer, in the tradition of Mirror Pond. Nice and drinkable, but I was expecting a bit more of the fresh hop character in the taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
libertine (433) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Pours an orange amber with very little head. very light lacing. Aroma is floral with some notes of malt, apricot and ripe mango. really tasty. Tropical fruit with a crisp bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Had it on tap. Pours a deep copper clear hue with a thick white head (reminds me of Nipsy Russell). Light aroma with hints of citrus and it has a taste to match the smells, smooth, light , and not to bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1215) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Been drinking this a few years, as it comes around, but neverr reviewed. New label & colors dont quite work for me. Swampy smell, but not offensively so, green, caramel, a perkiness. In flavor, theres a bitter shimmer around the edge and within the malt & green-ness hang there, mildly vegetative.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1796) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Pours a caramel brown color with a white head. Pine, citrus, biscuit, caramel, toffee and floral aroma. Pine, caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, floral, herbal, light citrus, wood and resin flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a resin, caramel and toast finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (2744) - Rros, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2015
Amber with an off white head - Malt and hops in the aroma - Mlat body with a good frutiy hop flavour with some nice bitterness - Good fruity hop finish - This was nice

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (2150) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2015
A little lacking. Very mild hop aroma. Decent color and weight. Hop flavors were there and lingered toward the citrus side but a little harsh and unbalanced. There are better fresh pale ales out there.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2015
This is a brew I could love all day n night. Super citrus pine aroma. Medium bitterness but oh so quaffable. Muffin like malts and very light toffee. Hop bitterness and finish make this beer fantastic.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
Light misty amber pour off white head aromas floral citrus biscuit the flavours biscuit bitter citrus mild resin pine not strong peach apricot the finish average ale tasted better from these people best tastes sweetness other flavours weak fairly dull ale on palate still fairly average


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