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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Straw in color with a subtle citrus aroma, Flying Dog’s limited-edition Fresh Hop Ale has a solid malt backbone that balances perfectly with intense hop bitterness. The fresh Cascade hops used were grown a mere 20 miles away from the brewery and used within 12 hours of the harvest. With a nice, clean finish, it’s the perfect beer to sip after a long day working on the farm (or a long day dreaming about owning one).

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3.7
Travlr (25767) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Draft at Mahaffey’s, shared with steptin. Golden color, thick white head. Aroma of wet grass and citrus. Taste has bright lemon lime and grass. Refreshing, straightforward and mellow.

2.9
brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
A: The pour is a clear golden color with a finger of white head that exhibits pretty decent retention. S: Smells incredibly bread forward for an IPA. Some grassy hop notes in the background, but not very fragrant at all. After that, just some more bread. T: There is at least a little bit of pine flavor in the beer, but still mostly that faint grassy touch to it. Lots of malts which are primarily the bread variety and maybe slightly toasted. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. D: Not really sure about this beer. As an IPA, it’s certainly awful. Even as a pale ale, it’s not all that good.

2.7
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2011
This poured a semi cloudy lighter orange color with a white head. Aroma was sweet plae malt, grassy and light citrus hops. Flavor was almost all pale malt. One could barely tell this is supposed to be an IPA. Where is the imense hop bitterness that the description depicts?

4
dwyerpg (6368) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Looks good. Not a ton of hops in the aroma. This is quite nice. The hops really come out in the middle. Overall a light flavor though. Had on tap at Pizza Port San Clemente.

3.2
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Draft at Pizza Port. Clear golden pour, small white head. Citrus, grapefruit, hops, and light bread/caramel malt. Nothing special.

3.6
baraciisch (3338) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Golden yellow in color... Smells like sprite, extremely citrusy aroma... Flavor is sweet and citrusy, like sprite and beer mixed together (rattler in Germany)... Hops are subtle, come through on the palate well... Pretty good beer, dont know if i should call it that, interesting to say the least...

3.4
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Tap @ Pizza Port OB. Pours a clear golden yellow with a small bubbly white head. Lightly hopped nose with some cereal grain in the mix. Not really fair for me to rate this beer right after I tried a 9.5% double red....

3.2
lamas (1651) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle. Enjoy by: 03/30/17. A slightly hazy amber pour with a thick beige head. Grapefruits, oranges, zesty citrus rinds, a little caramel, some biscuity maltiness, and just a touch of pine in the relatively subtle aroma. Medium-bodied on the way down. Caramel and some biscuity grains upfront in the taste. Just a bit of vanilla in the middle. Grapefruits and zesty citrus rinds at the tail-end. This didn’t exactly taste fresh...

2.2
kbutler1 (1381) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Draft. Sampled at MN Autumn Brew Review. Poured a clear amber golden color with a slight white head. The nose was surprisingly non existant to be honest. Only a slight hop presence. The taste was more like a very subdued pale ale in that I expected a strong hop presence but there is none. The taste is just slightly sweet up front with a tiny little hop bite. Where’s the hops?! I had my sample but was not going back for another round of this one. Medium/light mouthfeel.

2.7
Hangover (1141) - oxford, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Golden pour with a medium white head. Aroma is of muted citrus. Flavor is a bit weak, very light hop profile. Little bit of toasted malts. Not very interesting. Unoffensive I guess.


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