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RATINGS: 1084   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewing with fresh hops is a big endeavor, requiring four to five times the hop volume compared to using pelletized hops. Although the process is complex, it brings impressive results: Fresh Hop is an American-style pale ale with moderate hop bitterness marked by a unique and intensely grassy hop flavor and aroma. Fresh Hop is a superbly refreshing, medium bodied, light-copper colored pale ale weighing in at 55 IBUs and 6.1% ABV.

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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2435) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
650 ml bottle from Picadilly. Best by 12-29-13. Pours a translucent copper color with a medium white head that has ample sticky lacing and fair retention. The aroma is somewhat mild with musty citrus and chlorophyll . The taste, unlike the nose, is very robust with grapefruit, grass, melons and limes. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes short and clean. Overall: Loved it, but at 8.99 per bottle I consider it a poor value for the money. Surely there must be a way to get fresh hop ales to my table without gouging my wallet.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badpuppy69 (321) - orange, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Pours a light clear copper/dark gold color with a nice frothy lingering head. Aroma is citrucy piney hops some orange and grapefruit notes aswel. Taste follows the Aroma with some lingering toffee caramel notes. A bit on the light on the malt balance. Medium mouth feel. Very delicious ipa!!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1086) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2013
On tap at an outdoor fresh hop festival. Dank smell on the aromas - kind of mutes the smells from the individual hops. Drinks well and bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamah (214) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Aroma- Really great hoppy aroma, Grass and pine really stick out. Appearance- Pale Golden color with lots of head. Taste- Mild bitterness not a lot lot of strong flavor at all, just a very drinkable beer. Palate- Id say light to medium bodied, and very refreshing. Overall- A very good beer the taste isnt as big as the nose which was a little disappointing but if you take it for what it is, a refreshing hoppy pale ale, its a damn good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Pretty sturdy malt backbone makes a great canvas for the soft, melon and pear brought by the fresh hops. Really well balanced stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkSanta410 (900) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
22oz bottle purchased from Maltitude in Columbus, GA. Pours amber color with a decent sized white head. Aroma is big, grassy hops. Taste is floral, grassy hops. Big taste, not much bitterness. Very smooth!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Awesome pale ale from library ale house on tap, what more can you ask for, super hoppy and delicious

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Incredible pour, very rarely do you get this much flavor from a pale ale, must be one of the best I have had, and the hops are awesome!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1408) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Pours a fairly clear golden copper with a thick khaki head that settles to a larger bubbled ring of foam and leaves plenty of clingy, intricate lace. Nose involves a fresh hop bouquet of floral notes, pine, some spice, some tropical fruit, all with a lighter honey malt backdrop. Fairly sweet, quite bitter. Fair action, oily, creamy, medium bodied, with a long green hop bitter finish. A nice fresh hop pale, lots to showcase, and very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ Great Divide. Orange pour with a white head. Lots of pine, orange, and floral hop notes. Sweet dough and biscuit malt. Flavor is orange, pine, and floral hops. Decent citrus character, sweet dough, and some biscuit. A moderate bitterness on the finish.


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