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RATINGS: 1074   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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3.6
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Sampled at Argo & Kathy’s ’05 Hoiliday Gathering. Pours clear copper with a white head. Nice grapefruity hop aroma but it’s not really intense. Flavor has notes of pale malt, fresh pacific NW hops, pine, citrus and a touch of tropical fruit. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Very good pale ale, I’d like to have this again.

3.6
JoeMcPhee (9577) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2005
22 oz bomber. Clear copper-amber beer topped by a thick and fluffy sticky yellowish head. Sweet, fruity hop aroma, strong piny hop aroma as well with a bit of resin. Sweet malty backbone, some caramel. Flavour is actually quite soft and sweet, caramel/toffeeish malt. A little bit bready as well. Flavour shows a touch of pine and floral hops, but has a soft moderate bitterness. Sweet lingering toffee malts in the finish. Nice brew.

4.1
DrBayern (1140) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 Slightly hazy amber/gold, medium head, and a nice sticky lace. Huge hop aroma of spice, pine, and citrus. Medium body with light carbonation, and a resinous, chewy mouthfeel. The aroma continues on to the palate with the hop flavors well supported by a firm malt base of light brown sugar. Pine and citrus most evident and an extended, dry, refreshingly bitter finish. Another impressive effort from Great Divide.

3.4
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Pours clear copper color. Aroma is of hops, pine is what I detect. Not much citrus. Flavor is quite earthy, a bit rough around the edges. Body is nice and smooth. Finishes with a nice bite. Great with pizza. Thanks to my girlfriend for bringing this one down from oregon.

3.7
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Bottle: Clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma is sharp bitter hops, citrus & floral, with a hint of caramel. Taste is citrus hops, sweet orange, hop flowers, and floral hops. Medium carbonation, medium bodied.

3.8
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2005
This was definatly one of the bigger hopped fresh hop beers, very big bitter backing to the fresh green hop taste. Very refreshing pale with a ton of hop floral flavor and aroma. Very nice orange body with a medium white head. Overall a very solid beer, just wish it had been released before it got cold here.

3.6
hopscotch (11305) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2008 Bottle...A&K’s4thAHBT... Clear, amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Floral, citrusy nose with notes of caramel and grapefruit. Moderately bitter flavor is balanced by a sturdy, malt backbone. Grapefruit rind and toffee. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Finishes bitter and then dry.

3.4
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Destructive hop aroma. Pillowy white head on a rich orange yellow body. Taste is hoppy to the max, with some toasted grain sweetness in the background. I dont know how fresh hops make this beer any different, but its good.

4.3
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Great pale ale! Caramel gold in color with a big, thick, rocky head. Tangerine-like amarillo hop aroma. Light and refreshing flavor, somewhat creamy. Nicely hopped with citric tangerines throughout. Pleasant bitterness at the finish. A winner. Thanks for hooking me André!

3.7
scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Sparkling amberish copper, thick creamy white head with great lacing left behind. Inviting hopped up nose of fresh flowery and grassy tones, light citrus, with soft underlying notes of toasted caramel. Flavor was one in the same, holds the moderate bitterness throughout, and is followed late with a touch of the caramel malt. Light to medium bodied, prickly carbonation, dry bittering finish. Nice brew that would work well during my football Sunday binges. Thanks Brian D. Welcome to MD!


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