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RATINGS: 647   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, - MAY 31, 2007
A fresh bottle of this is just great stuff. Some slight grassiness on the nose from the fresh hops, but that’s forgivable, ’cause there’s also a whole lot of fresh citrus hops coming through too. The hops are really nicely balanced in the mouth with a great grapefruit flavour and sweet malty flavour present in moderation. Eminently drinkable!


3.4
jsmerig (1656) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Pours a cloudy light brown caramel color. Aroma of sweet vanilla and flowers. Taste is nicely leaning towards the malty side with a stiff bitter presence thoughout.

3.7
davidezdonz (544) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - NOV 30, 2016
A 355ml bottle with a best before date of 26th December 2016, poured into a Mikkeller pint glass. It poured a clear copper amber colour with a two finger fluffy and foamy off white head that had decent retention and left thick-ish lacing. Aroma was leafy, grassy, pine with sweet pear, a hint of citrus and a light floral element. Tastes sweet and malty. Pine, grass and pear with hints of grapefruit, caramel and tea. Light bodied with moderate to light carbonation. Overall it’s quite nice. Not getting as much of the citrus that others seem to be getting (I will try another bottle), but the sweet-ish pear, pine, tea combo works quite nicely for me.

3.5
bubblehouse (1561) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2016
It was good. Had a really fresh aroma when opened. Good and hoppy. Would drink again

3.6
SG111 (1927) - New York, USA - NOV 15, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2016 Bottled. Best by 12/26/16. Aroma is pine, orange juice, caramel malt, citrus burst. Flavor is pine, orange peel, grapefruit, sweet, sort of fruit chew starburst flavor, a little bubblegummhly, decently piney bitter finish. Solid.

3.7
tennisjoel (1475) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Strong pine hop aroma with caramel in the background. Very nice and simple, and refreshing. Good.

3.9
Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a clearish copper colour with off white head. Aroma is orange and stone fruits. Taste is orange with a little toastiness.

3.8
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Pours copper orange with a one finger white head with good lacing. Aroma is of fresh citrus, pine, fresh cut grass, herbal hops, bready malts, toasted malts, and some light caramel sweet malts. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty, well balanced APA with some nice fresh hop notes.

3.4
jrodooo5 (1688) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Love the aroma but the hop dominant flavor isn’t really for me. It’s dry but actually relatively smooth. Decent west coast hop & a must try for hop heads.

2.6
PhillyCraft (7582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2016
fresh Bottle from Bill, pours a clear amber brown with medium white head. Notes are nothing but malt, wheat bread, toast, spice and caramel malt. This thing is an ESB right? I know there is hops in it cause its pretty bitter but I can only taste staleness and malt. Awful

3.5
DandyWolfFloyd (1212) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Aroma - caramel malt with a slightly pined hop. Appearance - the body is mahogany, and full of particulates. The head is white and around 1". The head settles into a thin layer of foam. There is a fair lacing. Taste - is rich in caramel malt, the hops are slightly pined and somewhat floral. Palate - medium body, texture is slightly oiled, carbonation is average, the finish is pleasantly bittered and of medium length.


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