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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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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2.8
kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Date: February 03, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark gold
Aroma: sweet fruity orange aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, nice hop flavor and a long bitter finish

Date: September 20, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: portland brewpub
Score: 3.3 to 2.8
Score: ii+ to ii
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, light floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of caramel, light floral hops, light bitterness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.7
cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle @ home. It seems like the last time I had this beer, it was in a bomber. I guess they moved it to 12 ounce bottles. Hazy, amber orange appearance with an off white head that has large bubbles. Potent resiny, grapefruity, piney hoppy, citrusy aroma. Very resiny. Soft mouth feel. Mildly bitter, very potent grapefruit citrusy, resiny hoppy flavor with a lot of citrusness. Pretty nice pale ale.

3.6
alexsdad06 (10641) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Pours a nice clear dark amber color with a medium soapy white head. The aroma has a nice combination of citrus, pine and lightly herbal hops with a touch of caramel tossed in. The flavor is similar with the caramel being a little more noticeable. Crisp hop character; this is good fresh but probably doesn’t hold up very long. The finish has a dash of pepper and an overall earthiness. Good APA.

3.7
DuffMan (10606) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2008
Bright orange, slightly hazy. Very fruity aroma, kumquat, lychee. Sweet malt, fruity and flowery hops, medium bitter finish. Refreshing and flavourful.

3.5
marcus (10573) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 29, 2007
On tap at Toronado. This amber ale poured with a decent beige head. The hops are very tasty and not too bitter, and there is a nice balancing malt presence.

3.2
KimJohansen (10511) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
Cloudy golden with medium white head. Hoppy aroma with grassy notes. Sweet flavour with hoppy, citric and piney notes. Bitter finish

3.7
onceblind (10322) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Draft during Deschutes Fresh Hop Festival, The Falling Rock, Denver. Clear amber with a thick foamy head. Aroma is big and complexly hoppy. Grassy, cirtric, floral, resinous, with some sweet toffee backing it all up. Taste is a little vegetal but ends sweet and toasted bread-like. Not very bitter, just hoppy flavored. Balanced though.

3.4
GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Tap at Deschutes in Bend. Pours a clear amber, orange. Huge, sheety lacing. Nose is fresh melon, juicy melon, buttery biscuit. Taste is chemical biting, sugar, sticky. Palate is thicker for style, heavy biscuit, sugar.

3.9
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Pours clear orange with white head, aroma has notes of toffee, pine, grapefruit, touch of orange and lemon grass. Taste is nice dank and rich grapefruit, orange, tangerine, leading into toffee, biscuit, finishing bitter and dry. Really nicely done.

3.4
bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a nice off-white head. Citrus hop aroma with sweet malt. Very dtrong hop aroma. Sweet malt and citrus flavor, but not enough to match the aroma. Lighter bodied than expected. Low bitterness, but some hop flavor.


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