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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2009
On tap at Portland brewpub. Pours clear honey with a thin cream head. Faint aroma of citrus and floral hops. Very fresh taste with plenty of florals and grassiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Delirium (663) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2008
Bomber. Pours dark orange-amber with a large lasting white head. Aroma is citrus hops, with semi-sweet orange predominating and floral hints, plus a bit of caramel malt. Flavor is the same semi-sweet orange, slightly resiny, moving to a more bitter hoppy finish, with caramel malt in the middle. Fairly straightforward, but an excellently crafted and enjoyable APA, with what actually is a nice fresh hop aroma and flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (663) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Pours slightly hazed amber with light tan head, although it is a very thick head - dense and laces well as the pint goes down. Nose is very fresh fruit-like with some less common fruits like tangerine, peach, and the usual grapefruit. On the palate this is a tropical fruit ale all the way. Modest hop bitterness, modest malt, but very tropical overall.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Bottle: Pours a murky orange-brown color with no head and minimal lacing. Strong peach and mango aroma with mild floral hop notes. Dry, tart citrus flavor that ends with minimal hops present. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2013
All the things that make a fresh hopped beer great are here. Love the drinkability and refreshing citrus on the palate. Good stuff

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2013
On draught at deschutes bend - pours clear copper with small white head. Nose of hop, malt, and grass. Taste is grassy, sweet malt, and hop finish. Nog as hoppy as I expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2007
On draft. Notable for its sweet, ESB-y qualities, due to "wet hopping" I am told. Ill certainly have again.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2010
A: pours a nice clear dark golden orange, like fall foliage. nice slightly off-white head on top. good retention level with a nice moderate amount of lacing. S: huge citrus hop aromas take over the entire nose. mostly fresh oranges and some grapefruits. slight earthy notes. some sweet malt aromas but in the back. T: nice mildly sweet malt backbone, with a ton of hop flavors all over this, bitters, aromatic, just hops everywhere and very well balanced. wonderful citrus hops, with great orange and grapefruit flavors. M: medium bodied APA, but the fresh hop hits the palate more like an IPA. Great palate. perfect carbonation level. very, very crisp. D: great flavor and great mouthfeel. great fresh hopped brew and highly recommended. I enjoyed it greatly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Decent pale ale. Nothing to rant and rave about, but very drinkable. Light hop bite....wish there was a bit more. Overall, solid offering, but remember that this is not an IPA, so dont expect a hop slap on your hop trip.


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