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RATINGS: 1069   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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3.3
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Golden straw colored ale that starts with a good head. Piney, citrusy hops with an undertone of rabbit pellets and circus peanuts (the candy kind). Not much of a malt backbone, which causes this to be a little off balance. Good if you’re a hophead. Thin on the palate with a long bitter finish. Take that Keystone Light!

3.6
swiller (3) - Lawton, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2007 does not count
Hoppy. Good. I enjoyed a 22 oz. bomber all by my myself. Unfortunately I enyoyed a few more assoted lawnmower brews after this, and ended up wth a considerable hangover the next day. I never knew hops could leave a person with such a headache.

3.2
ABUSEDGOAT (2769) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2007
Deep amber orange, moderate head, average lacing. Aroma is grapefruity, piney, freshly mown grassy hops with a caramel backbone. Flavor brings this with a surprising amount of alcohol. Moderate bitterness, but quite bitter for an APA. Medium bodied with a bitter alcoholic finish. I love wet hop beers, but this was easily the worst one I’ve had.

4
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2007
illini08 shared a bomber of this with me a couple of nights ago, thanks Jeremy. great looking APA and the aroma and flavor were outstanding as well. citrus and pine resin aroma and flavor with a finish which leaves you craving more. under-rated IMO.

4.1
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2007
22 oz bottle picked up at John’s Grocery in Iowa City. Nice copper color with an off-white head. Strong hoppy grassy aroma. Flavor was great, although a bit different than most pale ales that I’ve had before. Piney and citrusy but also a bit grassy like the description on the bottle implies. Slightly sticky, resiny mouthfeel. Solid APA. I wish this was easier to find .

4.1
Ibrew2or3 (8660) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Light copper color with tall off white head. The foam lasted to the last sip and left a nice lacing pattern along the side of the glass. Nice big grapefruit aroma covering up a small wedge of sweet malts. The flavor’s hoppiness seems more subdued than what the big aroma has suggested. It starts off bitter and sweet with sweet and tart grapefruit and a slight sweet maltiness. Before midway the grapefruit bitterness enters. Midway and beyond a grassiness does join the part and adds to the growing grapefruit bitterness. Nice hoppy ale.

3.3
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2007
The aroma is strong with citrus and pine hops as well as caramel. The appearance is amber with a medium head. The flavor is bitter with both citrus and pine. There is enough caramel taste to make it drinkable but the flavor is slightly astringent. The palate is smooth but not exceptionally so. Overall it’s a good beer but thats all.

3.4
Palidor19 (3189) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Quite an tasty ordeal for a APA. its got the right amount of hop flavor for the hop lover. The taste of pine and hop citrus succeed where it had to.

4
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2006
very quality beer. tastes stronger then 55ibu’s nice grassy refreshing hop taste without being too bitter.

3.9
dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2006
This beer pours a golden orange with a large white head leaving good lacing down the sides. I truly believe this beer should be classified as an ipa not an american pale ale. This is a good amount of hop aroma and flavor in this thing! Although I do note the citrusy slighty floral smell and flavor, this really is an ipa in my book! I like it though! Cheers!


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