RATINGS: 656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trujahwarrior (515) - Monroe, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Pours a copper color with a thick white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pine,and citrus. Tastes are the same but wow I am amazed by how well the flavor shines through. Mouthfeel is nice for a pale ale. I’d have to say that this is the best pale ale I’ve tried to date it has such a great balance between hops and malts. The flavors are amazing. I’m going to have to buy some more soon.

TheLouse8 (45) - Nebraska, USA - NOV 15, 2017
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donandres (659) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - NOV 13, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017 2:10 PM Taster glass at the Bend BreweryTasting room Sight: Light amber, hazy, medium light tan foam Smell: very good, hoppy aroma Taste: medium bitterness, some sweetness Feel: good follow through/finish and long bitter aftertaste Overall: very good, ok too repeat, but not to look for

Cakes (476) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2017
Twelve ounce bottle.Extra hops in a pale ale. Pours a light brown color with a grainy palate and a bitter finish

jbruner (5277) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2017
Pours a clear golden brown on tap with fluffy white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of nice earthy and floral hop notes over a strong caramel malt base. Taste follows, perhaps a bit too malt forward for a fresh hop beer in my book. But well done and clean.

edgallow (4473) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2017 Pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and caramel. Taste is sweet malts and resin

Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 18, 2017
From Dec 2006 Poured from 22oz bottle(room temp) a hazy light reddish gold with a large head of foam that shrinks slowly leaving a fine layer with plenty of lacing. The smell is very hoppy. Nice dominating note of grapefruit that makes for a very nice nose. The taste is grapefruit and floral up front with some notes of biscuit and some malty tones that linger in the background creating some balance. The finish returns to the hops and makes for a nice dry finish. Yum. This is a very drinkable APA and the fact that it's only 5.5%abv helps in that department. I bought this on my last trip to Ft Collins Colorado and if it were available locally, I'd certainly stock up on this one. A *very* tasty example of the style that fans of hoppy APAs happy. Bottom line: Another in the series of the Bond Street Series that does not fail to satisfy. I recommend it. Update Nov. 27th, 2008. Since my review, Hop Trip has become a brew available locally and I've been buying it on a regular basis. As I'm sipping on a bottle right now, the first thing that strikes me is how wonderful the fresh hop flavour is in this brew. I've adjusted my rating accordingly...

brandon1989 (691) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Pours a hazy amber color with a two finger off white head. The aroma is pine needles, dank and earthy hops. The flavor is more of the same as the aroma. I was not overly impressed with this beer but I must admit the bottle I had was 5 months past the best by date so I will give it the benefit of the doubt.

jsmerig (1667) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Pours a cloudy light brown caramel color. Aroma of sweet vanilla and flowers. Taste is nicely leaning towards the malty side with a stiff bitter presence thoughout.

davidezdonz (589) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - NOV 30, 2016
A 355ml bottle with a best before date of 26th December 2016, poured into a Mikkeller pint glass. It poured a clear copper amber colour with a two finger fluffy and foamy off white head that had decent retention and left thick-ish lacing. Aroma was leafy, grassy, pine with sweet pear, a hint of citrus and a light floral element. Tastes sweet and malty. Pine, grass and pear with hints of grapefruit, caramel and tea. Light bodied with moderate to light carbonation. Overall it’s quite nice. Not getting as much of the citrus that others seem to be getting (I will try another bottle), but the sweet-ish pear, pine, tea combo works quite nicely for me.

bubblehouse (1556) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2016
It was good. Had a really fresh aroma when opened. Good and hoppy. Would drink again

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