booradley2785 (12) - San Jose, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Subtle citrus and bitterness that finishes clean. Very filling. A new favorite of mine. bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bomber into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Clear orangish-amber with nice off-white head and great lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, fragrant orange, with touches of grapefruit, pine and toasted malts.
Taste: Great mix of tangerine-like orange, grapefruit, toasted malt and some spiciness. The orange seems to intensify into the finish when pine and some bitterness come into play as well.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body that is very oily and smooth. Nice dry finish.
Overall: This is a very fresh beer that I really could continuously drink all day - too bad I only have the single bomber. Other Wet Hop Ales I have had have been more IPA-like, but since this is more akin to an APA, this is probably the best APA I have ever had. Just fantastic. ReedM (28) - - OCT 28, 2013
Wonderfully smooth pale ale! Very sweet and citrusy hops. Sweet hop aroma. Easy drinker, a great go to beer! adrianehendee (56) - - OCT 20, 2016
Had on tap at brew pub in Bend. Not super clear, reddish orange. Some aftertaste, but takes a while & it’s not strong/biting. mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
I wish I could rate beers like some of uou folks, but it does not come easily to me. This beer is unreal if you like hopped-up ales. Thanks to Piscator for sharing the sample with me.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2008
Reviewed on: 11-12-2006
Serving type: bottle
When I opened this bottle I was surprised that I got such a beautiful smell of fresh hops. Nice lacing and a nice orange-amber color. The first taste reminds me of hops, grass and peaches. The mouthfeel is thick and pleasant. I preferred this over Great Divide Fresh Hop by far. The low ABV adds to the drinkability.My first thought was to go back to the store and buy the remaining bottles, so I did. This is one of the best Pale Ales I’ve had in a long time. At 3.49 for a 220z. it was a really good deal. If you get the chance, try this one! Nik925 (795) - USA - JUN 8, 2008
Dry n crisp. Hop flavor grows during the sip minimal bitterness great flavor. Great red color. A great brewery doing a fresh hop is a recipe for success. dwyerpg (6187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2008
A nice hoppy aroma. This is good stuff. Hoppy and bitter, but not lasting, so it stays more like a pale ale than an IPA. Great stuff. malrubius (2900) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 28, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2008 22 ounce bottle in pint glass. Orange copper with lasting head and full lace. Fresh citrus and earthy hop aroma. Fruity malt sweetness with mild toast and fresh hop flavor floral and citrus and fresh pine. Medium body and carbo. Awesome fresh soft mouth feel. Great complexity and flavor in a sessionable strength. Excellent. ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 30, 2012
An excellent fresh hop. With the amount of pepper in the nose and on the tongue, its seems almost like a rye. Pale golden and hazy appearance with a fast disappearing head. Medium bodied with some caramel, bread, citrus and more spice. Got this one from Nick in 2012.