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RATINGS: 657   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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3.5
Ferris (16524) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle - Malts, grass and light citrus hops on the nose. Clear orange with a thick head that doesn’t quit. Light and refreshing with some nice mid bitterness. A bit of citrus and resin, but not the explosive flavor I would expect from the description. A nice well balanced beer, but not a great one.

3.9
bhensonb (15761) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Aroma of flowers. Beautiful coppery color with a white head that laces a slight bit. A light version of Lagunitas Lucky #13? Starts with full mouthfeel, floral and citrus flavors/aromas. This is not super hoppy, it’s just hard to find malty sweetness. Good stuff. Really. Beautiful appearance, wonderful flavors.

3.7
djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Bottle. Poura a clear amber with a small frothy white head that leaves sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a floral and cascade hops. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet hop with citrus and caramel. Easy to drink, a good American pale ale from Deschutes.

4.2
Ratman197 (15376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Bomber poured a clear copper with a small, short lived amber head. Aromas of grapefruit, carmel, pine and some earthiness. Palate was light bodied and slightly resiny. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, and carmel with a lingering, pleasently bitter finish. This is a very drinkable beer!

3.2
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 24, 2009
(11/4/08) Draught at Hamilton’s in San Diego. Deep golden color. Aroma of resinous hops. Flavor with some malt and caramel but mostly very resinous hops and some pine. Medium-bodied, a bit oily.

3.5
Tmoney99 (14983) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Bottle sample at the Dilly Deli. Deep amber with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with great lacing. Moderate smooth citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Moderate balanced bittersweet flavor with a smooth bitter finish of average duration. Solid drinkable brew.

3.2
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2007
(22oz bottle) Lightly hazed amber body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, floral, caramel. Taste seems somewhat muted, medium sweet, orange, some lemon/grapefruit, caramel, light wood. Somewhat dry finish. Watery light-medium body.

2.8
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2009
22 ounce bottle courtesy of kenb. Thanks! Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a thin white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine hops. A bit like Pine-Sol unfortunately. The taste is red apples, candied citrus, candied cherries and a perfumey note. A bit watery... thin-medium bodied. I’m usually a fan of Deschutes beers and of fresh hop ales but this one just falls short.

1.9
crossovert (13921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Diacetyle notes in this one, had it against several midwest wet hop beers and it failed.

3.2
BeerandBlues2 (13823) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a spare fizzy light brown head that is mostly diminishing and spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (caramel, cereal, toasted), heavy hops (flowers, spruce, orange), average yeast (cheese) and notes of pineapple and honey. Average flavor duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness, mineral notes. Medium bodied, alcoholic textrure, lively carbonation and astringent.


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