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RATINGS: 656   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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3.6
MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to ditmier!
Reddish-amber, moderate white head. Nose only slightly bitter, a lot of candyish orange soda. Piney, tea-like orange soda flavor. Palate is surprisingly creamy, a little sticky, moderate body but not much carbonation. Pleasant beer given that the sweetness is light here, avoiding the usual pitfalls like heavy caramel and such.

3.6
daleharshman (1074) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
New release bomber from Beverages 4 Less ($5.99). Pours a dark honey amber with thin layer of white-ish head. Earthy aroma of fresh hops -- flowers, pine, mowed grass, melon, leather. Nice light flavor of very fresh hops -- pine, flowers, melon/apricot, mint with a light maltiness as well. Light mouthfeel and lightly bitter oily finish.

3.6
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Clear copper orange pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is fresh, grassy hops, tropical fruits.Flavor is floral, astringent, light caramel, nice bitterness, somewhat nutty.

3.6
SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX. Pours a very nice looking amber with thick beige head. Aroma is nice, floral, hopy, light caramel. Flavor was a little weaker then expected, but it was nice, some hoppy flavor, light malt, little grassy with some dirt. Mouth feel is medium body, medium-high carbonation, kinda watery. Overall, not bad.

3.6
douglas88 (9629) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2009
22 ounce bottle at the Beerhive. Pour dark amber color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet caramel, earthy hops. A smooth sweet flavor; fresh citrus hops,caramel, earthy flavors. It grows on you and is a nice Pale Ale. Easygoing.

3.5
Odeed (1806) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 20, 2005
clear amber body with very little head.very "normal" hops and malts balance in the aroma and flavor.very typical.

3.5
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Fresh hop pine in the nose and flavor which is accompanied by mild light malts. Somewhat watery mouth feel.

3.5
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Tap at Toronado. Golden color, light head. This is more like an IPA than a Pale Ale, meaning it is distinctly hoppy. Aroma is light, a bit of flower and fruit. Flavor is hops all the way, but with a moderately bitter finish. An easily drinking beer, just the right compromise between a timid pale ale and a hoppy IPA. A good way to start the evening.

3.5
ABUSEDGOAT (2850) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Hazy orange. Aroma is grapefruit, citrusy fruits, caramel. Hard to describe the wet hop flavor/aroma in words, but it’s there. I’m not sure whether I prefer it, but it certainly made for an interesting experience. The last time I had a wet hop beer it was about 8 months old... so having it fresh made a big difference. Certainly something different than most APAs around here.

3.5
boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Bottle... poured a hazy amber color with a thick white head that formed quickly and lasted a bit. I like this beer a lot, very crisp, refreshing hop flavor and slight malts, without the earthy bite that IPAs may have. (not to say I don’t like that), but it’s a nice mix up from IPAs. This finished very clean with a nice sweet aftertaste, which allowed me to be eager for more.


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