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RATINGS: 661   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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4.4
ads135 (4590) - 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.

4.3
VertBaconStrips (2388) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUL 15, 2009
Vegas - passed up the opportunity to drink this fresh on tap but I’d just drank a bottle the day before and the other taps at the Freakin Frog had to be sampled first (this ended up being the legendary flemish sour / sake / Ardbeg night with 4 beers sitting in front of me).
The aroma absolutely blew me away. The best. Period. Incredible fruit that made me drool and is making me drool thinking about it, nectarines, ripe apricots, maybe raspberries (more so than any other berry). So fragrant it’s unreal. Flowers as well. Oranges when warmer and still lots of leafy hops, sweet mild caramel. Damn, this is fine. The taste is pretty good as well but not in the same league as the aroma. Loads of fruit with nectarines, apricots and raspberries, leafy hops, some bitterness. After awhile it gets a bit empty. Good soft malts to accompany the killer hops (blends in very well), weak weak peppermint???, slight spice. Good carbonation, medium bodied, nice "just-before-finish" spice, leafy bitter finish with fruit (apricots) and caramel. Great colour! The aroma was just too good to even mention what this looked like prior. Deep orange beer with some off white to tan head, ropy lacing throughout. Excellent and so damn enjoyable.

4.3
shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2010
bomber from Sid bought at Juniors on 7th and C.. Pours a balmy, almost sweaty golden sunkissed amber with a foamy head full of lace.. The aroma is quite different than the usual suspects I encounter, obviously this being an American it has a flare of its own.. I smell a heavy yeast, almost doughy dried fruit scent and it lingers before the pine can be comprehended.. Initial hit to the palate is just what the doctor prescribed, a little bit of happiness.. Oh yeah, its incredibly smooth, little bite of caramel, fruity sweetness with a slight carbo kick at the end where the bitterness of the hops seem to follow rather than lead.. this ale should be called BABYS BUTT its so damn smooth.. Yes, to some the low degree of difficulty (abv 5.5%) and its slightly thin body might detract from its overall composition but I beg to differ.. This guy just wore a white tuxedo to prom and everyone stopped, slow clapped and cheered as he entered.. Check your facebook, HOP TRIP, I just added you as a friend!

4.3
solsticebrew (61) - USA - APR 15, 2010
Big Bottle in a tulip glass, Honolulu. I like everything about this beer. I like the label, aroma, mouth feel, and taste. I just want to keep drinking it. Pours a white head full and an amber, apple juice color and slight haze. Smells of saltine crackers, caramel, it does smell fresh with slight grapefruit and spruce. A sweet tasted with bitter but not too much. Great mouth feel that coats the tongue and leaves a little tingle. More please......

4.3
portableparty (2347) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2010
22. Ounce bottle. Pour is copper with a half inch of frothy kahki head and solid lacing. Aroma is a great mixture of malt and fruity floral hops. Taste is creamy malt little caramel and nice fruity hops. Palate is full and creamy with nice carbonation and finishes chaulky. This is a standout pale ale very well balanced!

4.3
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2011
All that a fresh hop pale ale should be. Pours a beautiful hickory color with a thin white head. Subtle citrus and resin on the nose. Mouthfeel is medium bodied strong toasty malt, thin and refreshing on the finish. Throughout a subtle and varied hop component is wet, spicy, and rich with lime and grass. A fantastic beer.

4.3
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2011
12 ounce bottle- Poured into a Sniffer glass..The Aroma is Hoppy with hints of lemons and field grass, The color is light copper, about the color of apple juice, With a 1 finger soapy color head, with a little lacing around the glass..The Taste is Fresh with nice Hop balance and hints of citrus and nice paleness..Lingering hops on the palate, This is a really good beer.Go out and get you one, I have not had a bad beer from the Deschutes brewery.

4.3
drpimento (3578) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Refreshing new interpretation of a PA. Served a bit too cold, small off white head that settled to a light cover which lasts and lots of lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is a little mild and not much indication of the great itegrated flavors to come. Those flavors tend towards slightly bittersweet, wet hay, a little bit of weed, caramel and a crazy juxtaposition. Body is bang on. Finish has proof of greatness cause I want more. Excellent, drink the fuck out of it beer.

4.3
DocJitsu (1972) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a deep copper with an antique white head. Impressive head retention. Mown grass and citrus nose. Pleasant mouthfeel with an enjoyable, but peculiar mix of caramel malt and tangerine gummy worms. It finishes as smooth as it begins. This beer is an excellent example of a fresh hopped ale while managing to be pleasantly different.

4.3
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Pours a dark, amberish orange color with a finger of an off white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thick ring of lacing. Nice carbonation. Smells of resinous, dank, and grassy fresh hops. Get some herbal characteristics, along with pine, sugary grapefruit, tiny bit of tangerine, and plenty of floral. A very nice, clean carmel malt is detected as well. Taste immediately starts with a resinous, grassy hop flavor, but is quickly balanced out by a sugary grapefruit flavor. The middle continues the sweetness, this time bringing a carmel sweetness. This is balanced with more resinous, herbal hop qualities, along with some grapefruit and tangerine. The finish is really good and makes this beer. Get more resinous qualities, but are more of the bitter variety. This bitterness is tame, however, and is accompanied with more intense notes of grapefruit, grass, and tropical fruits. It seems to start off with more fresh hop qualities and finishes with more juicy, fruity hop qualities. All the while balanced with a sweet, clean, and bready malt backbone. Very clean, crisp, and surprisingly full mouthfeel for a pale ale. Although it has a fuller body, it still drinks likes a session ale and leaves you wanting more. A very well-crafted fresh hop pale ale. I wish the hop harvest was year round because this is awesome.


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