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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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3.7
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Fresh hops and malt in the aroma.Pours a dark copper with a large white head.Got some nice bitter hops in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a bitter hop finish.One of the best apa’s I’ve had.

3.5
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Bomber. Pours copper with proportional ivory head. The aroma is pine, cotton candy, and some pineapple. The flavor is earthy bitterness, light pineapple, some brown sugar sweetness. Interesting cedar note in the somewhat bitter finish moves to the aftertaste. Not bad.

3.2
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Pours a light amber with a rocky head that has excellent retention. Lacing forms nicely on the glass. The aroma is of flowery, piney hops, but nothing else. The flavor is unfortunately quite the same. There is very little malt influence. The flavor is pretty much dominated by a hop flavor that is fairly unique, which is its only saving grace, in that the taste is so similar to the aroma of a hop. It does taste fresh, but there is little about the beer that gives it any sort of edearing quality beyond the novelty of being able to taste the hops in a different way.

3.6
clingman71 (300) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 22oz Bottle. Pours golden with a trace of amber, has a generous slightly off-white head that dissipates pretty quickly. The aroma is overwhelming with hop freshness. To anyone that has ever homebrewed, it is like openeing a pack of hops and sticking your nose in the package. The flavor however is slightly off to me. I LOVE HOPS, don’t get me wrong, but you need a little more malt body than this to carry off this amount of hoppiness. It is very close though, and I did enjoy it.

3.4
Bosco (351) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2007
22oz Pours straw yellow, slight haze...med head with short linger. Grassy but not too sweet...sharp mouthfeel. Oh yeah, the hops are there. Enjoyable beer here. $5.50/22oz at Whole Foods, Boca Raton

3.7
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2007 Has a real airy quality to it, almost like liquified hop flavored cotton. Pours an orange/gold combo with a two finger off white head, solid retention. Mild aroma is mostly hops, grassy at first, then tropical fruit and medium-dry malts say hello. Flavor nicely accentuates caramel malt while staying focused on earthy hop character. Finishes semi-dry and with a salty bitterness, actually a little raw in the back of the throat. Palate is very creamy for a pale ale, medium bodied and slightly stinging. Nice hot weather beer, a little underwhelming at times but mostly tastetastic. This would pair just magnificently with mildly spicy Thai food.

3.9
Sregnar35 (1033) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Nice stuff. Pours a nice deep golden hue with a good sticky head. Aroma is grassy and tart, not overpowering. Flavor is sweet and nicely hopped, nothing crazy. Very nice thick mouthfeel.

3.2
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2007
22oz. bomber. Clear orange/amber color with a medium sized off white head. Very mild hop aroma that is mostly grassy and piney, with some caramel lurking in the background. Perfumey hop flavor that was interesting, but kind of dull. Very little bitterness, with a decent malt balance. A bit of oxidation starting to show up. Overall just a very bland beer.

4
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours a orange/amber with a two finger head that fades slowly to a rocky cap and thick ring, leaving behind clumps of foam on my glass. The initial pour was pretty clear, but when I poured the second half of the bomber their was plenty of sediment in the beer. Smell; pine resin and orange peel hops dominate the nose up front. A nice, solid caramel malt presence gives a good balance to the smell. Taste; as expected the hops are right there in your face, but manage to keep from becoming overwhelming. The malts are there just enough to add a bit of sweetness, that seems to set you up for the next bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and is just about what I would hope for in the style.

3.5
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Pours not-so-hazy, not-so-clear.. Dark amber with frothy head. Smells of NW hops, yes, but I was expecting more in-your-face scents, considering the price I paid... Tastes very crisp and, well, fresh. Like a newly mowed lawn meets a grapefruit. The mouth-feel is what this beer is all about though. Not too watery, not too thick MAXIMUM palate points.


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