RATINGS: 1079   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jonatanfast (8) - Stockholm, - MAR 4, 2010
Stop your search! This is it! A perfectly balanced american pale ale. Very hoppy yet smoth and fresh. Orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma is light grass and citrus. The Flavor is fantastic. Rich, with big hop at the end. The only downside is that I only had one.

Samuel214 (1569) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2017
Fat på Bishops Mollbergs, Helsingborg. Klar, ljust guldfärgad med vit krona. Gräsigt och örtigt i doft och smak med toner av citrus, granskott, citruszest, grape och torr, "grön" beska. Helt ok.

Cool_Bond (2848) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2017
A little over-ripe fruit on the nose. The taste is fruity. Good bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth for a long time. Good beer but a little too bitter. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

Holmen2 (4295) - NORWAY - DEC 16, 2017
From tap at Melkebaren, Sandnes, with TO, NH, SE and SO 16.12.17. 2017 vintage. Clear golden. White head and lacing. Aroma of American hops, lime, lychee and sorrel. Bitter taste of American hops, lychee, mango, lemon, lime and sorrel. Citrus bitterness and tropical fruits are lingering on.

nilsas (4719) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2017
Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale American Pale Ale 645411
Lukt: Syrlige frukter. Utseende: Gyllen. Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum, heng langs kant. Smak: Frukter, svak champangne brus avslutning. Hvor: Melkebaren, Sandnes. Medium: [email protected], [email protected],1%, Nå[email protected]

Turtles (3090) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2017
Keg @ Bishops Arms, Hornsgatan. Slightly hazy, pale golden, looks thin. Medium size white head, good lacing. Citrus hoppy aroma, herbal, grassy and biscuits. Crisp and clean mouthfeel, medium carbonation, light to medium bodied. Citrus hoppy taste, grapefruit, tangerine, herbal, dank, biscuits malty. Dry and crisp finish with bitterness that lingers. Very drinkable and refreshing.

obxdude10 (2392) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2017
Excellent APA on draft at the Railroad in Linfield. The beer poured a light amber color with plenty of foamy, white head. The body wasn't as hoppy and bitter as I was expecting, but very good nonetheless. The flavors were very delicious and well-balanced, with a pronounced earthy hop profile.

luttonm (6957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2017
Can in Seattle. Small soap head, lightly clouded green-orange. Grassy-dank sip. Clean, lovely bitter. Pithy citrus. Medium carb. Solid.

mrol (355) - - NOV 15, 2017
Pours a clear copper with a creamy off white head. Aroma of resinous hops and pine. The flavor is the same as the nose whit some malt and pepper. Decent bitterness in the finish with a pretty clean aftertaste. Nice APA.

Bill Becker (2004) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 19, 2017
From Mar 2007 Pours from 22oz bottle a clear medium gold with little foam that leaves just a fine broken layer but there's plenty of lacing. The smell is very hoppy with lots of grass and grapefruit. The taste is pretty darned bitter for the style! Lots of citrus, some grass, and a wee bit of malt sweetness *just* before the finish and the actual finish ends up being on the bitter side....fancy that! ;^) Man, this is what I call paying homage to the almighty hop and to see it done so nicely in an American Pale Ale impresses the heck out of me. Okay, I'm just pouring in the last bit in my glass and there's some sediment that I didn't expect to see but it *is* very fine so I'm not going to deduct any points in the appearance category. Nor in the taste category....this one started off well and remained so to the very last drop. Yum. Bottom line: I'm glad I have another bottle of this stuff because this is an APA that is all about, no celebrates the hops. Good job Great Divide!

BeerRenter76 (1054) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Originally rated on 12/30/08. The aroma was my favorite aspect of this beer, it was a nice grassy, citrus mix that was noticeable upon opening. The body was a clear mid copper color with plenty of carbonation that left good lace. Mouthfeel was crisp but a touch watery. Flavor was pretty much pine, with very little malt presence. Overall this seemed more IPA than APA, but when somethings this good who cares

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