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RATINGS: 1082   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (697) - Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2016
The description was right about the aroma; it is fresh and grassy, also very clean. Light copper color with a decent sized tuft of bright white foam. Lots of lacing on the glass. Tastes earthy. The hops are not sharp but long lasting without much sweetness in the background. Very drinkable, good representation of an American Pale Ale. Unpretentious, you could drink this right out of the can at a bonfire. The palate has an above average amount of carbonation, more dense than I would have expected, but I think that improves it. This is a very good APA, not watery, on the heavy end of the style but still refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (3050) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Canned 10/12. From Casa De Oro. Crisp hoppy character up front. Good deal aof malt balance in there. Very fresh and clean. Some grassy hop notes are detected. Solid, well balanced pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (3932) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2016
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and grass. taste is caramel, citrus and grains.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingaugusta (262) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. nose is moderately strong hops with a bit of apple sweetness behind it. the flavor is less hoppy than expected but quite well balanced between a pleasant malt and modest West Coast hops. finish is short and sticky. basically a session IPA, just higher alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Clear, light amber pour with a one finger, soapy, fluffy off white head, aroma is fruity, grassy, faint pine and citrus hops, some light cereal and breadiness. Flavor is light biscuity, cereal and bready malt, a hint of caramel, fruity, floral, and grassy hops with more juicy citrus than the aroma lets on. Fairly light body, juicy, slightly slick feel, medium carbonation, slightly drier finish with a decent hop acid bite. Good stuff, not great, definitely not worth the $12/4pk for me, maybe the same price for a 6pk, but even then there are better for less.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hiledd (100) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Hop and lemon aroma, light copper and clear, bitter and earthy flavor with hint of citrus, medium body and crisp finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (1000) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Deep amber golden, light tan. Light pine, grassy, citrus. Bitter, quite dry. Lighter body, some oiliness. Medium length finish. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peterschreurs (113) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2015
On tap at Middleton's. Refreshing pale ale with plenty of hops to give the beer the perfect balance of crispness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (587) - Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 12 ounce bottle. Appearance: Amber in color with a half finger of white foam. Aroma: Faint pine, earth and some biscuit. Taste: Mild grapefruit, some pine and bread in the finish, very good. Palate: Crisp and clean with a slight bitter and dry finish. Overall: Very hoppy and clean, really liked this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (5306) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Draft at Odyssey. Pours hazy amber with a thick, fizzy off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like citrus hops, leafy greens, hop resin, and caramel malt. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like citrus hops caramel, greens, and hip resin.


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