RATINGS: 1085   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSquare (117) - - OCT 21, 2012
Interesting beer-- I agree with the label and "Fresh Hop Pale Ale" rather than anyone who tries to call this an IPA. But its one of the hoppier pale ales youll taste. Aroma is a litle dank and subtle, with some of that pilsnery barley must that tells you not to expect too much hop. The coppery color and minimal head complicate that message a bit. The taste has a nice sharp edge to it, but it just gets your attention and then subsides very slowly into softer grassier flavors-- eventually its actually a very dry, clean finish. The resiny undertones are really nice and complex, but this beer is about balance and a long, developing and fading flavor, rather than an IPA tastebud burner. Palate is on the thick and mealy side for a pale ale, as to be expected. Feels like a resin has been infused gently throughout. Very drinkable, and relatively low abv considering the hop flavors. Ah, the glory of wet hoppitudenicity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illkarate (115) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Medium copper color, egg-white head, good lacing. Nice full aroma. Really nice, crisp mouthfeel. Great hop flavor, citrus (grapefruit, and a bit of orange), pine, resin, very balanced. Great Divide rarely disappoints - very nice pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hiledd (114) - 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

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EcnarM (112) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Just didn't hit the right notes with me, or fell short of expected. Not that it wasn't good, it just wasn't above many others in the same type of fresh IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottled. Smell of a lot of hops, pine, grass. Pours golden with a nice head that last. Taste hops, citrus, pine and grass. This beer is a nice mellow hoppy beer if you want something that has favor but is still easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dapierce17 (110) - Pasco, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Pours a golden amber with tan head. Aromas of grassy citrus notes with very slight malty sweetness. A very balanced hop malt flavor. Up front grassy notes with slight piney hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Very strong hop bitterness with excellent aroma. Looks great and tastes even better. This is a must for any hophead!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Bottle. Pours copper with a small head and good lacing. Aroma is hops. The taste is an excellent blend of hops and grapefruit. Almost like an IPA. I really enjoyed this one.

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