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RATINGS: 661   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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3.1
brandon1989 (712) - 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.

3.6
jsnicholas (709) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle (12oz $2): Dark reddish golden. White head. Light aroma. Very malty with a sticky mouth feel. Finishes sweet with light bitterness.

3.8
brianprentiss (703) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 I wanted to like this beer more because I love just about every Deschutes beer. This one was just a bit screwy. Re-rate: I must have gotten a bad bottle, I tried again and it was MUCH better.

3.7
scoth (693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Pours clear orange-amber, with a large beige head, very good thick and lasting lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, pine resin, some floral and grass notes, biscuit, apple and caramel. Thin watery body, creamy and crisp. Flavors of biscuit, crisp apple, and some floral, grassy and earthy notes. Very balanced, drinkable, and refreshing.

3.1
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
Beer #1 of IPA night in good old Lethbridge AB. I brought this beer back from Whitefish MT. Pours a hazy orange/yellow with a small white head. The aroma is slightly softer than what I expected. Stone fruits, honey, floral hops and a hint of red berries (raspberry mostly) . The flavor was reminiscent of green or white tea, very herbaceous. The stone fruit, berries, honey, and citrus show on the palate as well. A subtle IPA, may be a little past it’s prime.

3.9
pablo951 (690) - 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.

4.1
donandres (687) - 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

4.1
Brentv (686) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Poured from the bottle a beautiful amber with an off-white head. The aroma is citrus and floral. Nice flavor, slight malty sweetness with a hoppiness that is very nice. This seems to be the little brother of the Hop Henge. Nice brew.

3.3
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2008
Very tasty beer. Not quite as aromatic as the Pliny I just had, but delicious in its own right. It’s a refreshing change of pace from some of the super-hoppy IPAs that seem to be en vogue. This is IPA done right.

3.7
Delirium (673) - 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.


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