RATINGS: 1082   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Pours medium gold-orange with good white head that fades quickly. Lots of grapefruit hops in aroma. Caramel malt hits you pretty good at first, but has a great balance with the bittering hops. A very nice Pale Ale indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Bottle, clearn orangy ambery pour. Huge hop aroma of grapefruit, but not incredibly rindy. Nice backing of caramel malts, and balanced big hopy flavors of pine and grapefruit. Well done american pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Poured a clear orange-amber color with a thin off-white head. Hoppy aroma thats citrusy and floral. Hoppy flavor mixed with nice caramel malt. Mildly itter finish. Very nice balance with plenty of flavor and aroma. I am glad this comes in 22oz bottles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13765) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2005
(22oz bottle) Pillowy off-white head atop a clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, caramel, light metallic, orange. Taste is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, some caramel, light herbal, orange. Nice bite. Smooth, watery light-medium body, some chewiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2007 Bottle
Pours a full amber with a nice, lingering head. Flavor is a rush of grapefruit, with a bit of pine in the finish. Notes of orange and a bit of peach are in there as well. Palate is bit watery. Overall, a great brew. This one was still in the tanks when I went to the Great Divide gathering during GABF, which makes it exciting to drink.
Tap at Flying Saucer, 11/9/07. Same as above but much more bitter and tangy, as well as thicker on the tongue. A more complete and enjoyable version than the last bottle I had. GREAT brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tejas (996) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2007 Wasnt sure if this was anything special on the initial taste but I really warmed up to it. Dark gold color. Beautiful lacing on the glass. Dont know if I taste fresh hops but I will say the hop flavor definitely lingers in the mouth longer, which is always a great thing. Interesting and a great brew. Hands down the best Pale Ale Ive ever tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hangover (1126) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Nice copper pour with a pretty decent size, and lasting eggshell head. As advertised, the aroma is indeed that of fresh hops, mostly citrus, some pine. Surprisingly hoppy for a beer with 6%abv... kinda like an double ipa "light". Could use a bit more malt to shore it up. Pretty good, regardless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2005 Thin, reedy grapefruit monstering around as a nicely colored but anorexic beer one might find anywhere. Have I said anything about the body and the flavor? Thin and acidic, but not in a good way. Not infected, just one dimensional! I usually like this dimension too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 20, 2005
poured the fresh hop into a levitation glass and was shone an ice tea like looking body with a nice 1 inch head.as the head sat it left nice lacing on the glass.aromas were a very nice balance of fresh pine hops,and sweet caramel malts.flavor was fresh and crisp with the pine hops standing out the most.this is an awsome pale ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Pours with a storm of carbonation. US caramel malt, smooth resinous hops and herbal/vegetative aromas. Craggy firm head. Huge hop flavor that is with citrus and pine. Good malt skeleton with just the perfect amount of sweetness. Clean bitterness and a lingering hop flavor. Very delicately balanced and quite refreshing.

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