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RATINGS: 1081   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (13527) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Draft - Fresh grapefruit and peel. Clear gold with a nice rich white head. Lots of grapefruit pee and a nice sweetness. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13314) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle shared with Duff at the Rake. It pours a dark amber colour with a thin foamy white head. The nose is citrus fruit, roasted malt, hay and grass. It tastes of grass, hay, resin, pine, lemon, orange zest, spruce and some astringency. Its medium-bodied with an oily texture and has a dry finish. A really drinkable APA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
Golden amber ale with a thin creamy white head. As the name and label suggests, fresh green hops, resinous quality, and orange menthol notes. In mouth, a nice floral hops, light grapefruit, oily mouthfeel and pinhey. Almost minty. Medium bodied. Enjoyed with the Mtl Crew Sept. 9, 2006.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13149) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2009
22 ounce bottle from Grape and Gourmet in Virginia Beach, VA. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is toffee malts with a big hit of citrus hops. Taste is big citrus hops with hints of caramel and other notes. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (13078) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2007
Clear copper/amber with a big and lasting off-white head. Most awesome GD hoppy aroma. Grass, citrus, tobacco, and a little peach. Plenty of malt richness and sweetness, and a smooth velvet mouthfeel. Wonderful APA flavour and bitterness, with that perfect GD balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a deep amber body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of pine, citrus, toasted bread, and caramel. Flavor of fresh hops, malt, and toffee with a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (12575) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2008
On tap at Flying Saucer. Has a hazy golden orange color with a medium frothy off white head. The aroma is a strong hop and grass. Good lacing on the glass. The tase is fruity hops and citrus with a smooth finish. A great American pale ale from Great Divide.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Draught at Falling Rock in Denver. Pours maple brown with a tan foamy head. Floral hop fragrant malt aroma. Sour and bitter rind hop and acidic caramel malt flavor. Medium bodied and thin, fizzy palate.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (12296) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2007
22 oz bottle-pours a big retaining foamy to rocky light tan head and copper color. Aroma is nice citrus hops, sweet malt. Taste is nice citrus hops-bite, sweet malt-caramel, pine. OK carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (12273) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2009
courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy dark amber-orange colour with a solid but chaotic beige foam; unclean nose, fairly hoppy aroma with notes of flowers, cream and hints of fruits in the background; rounded and full-bodied; solidly bitter; very long flowery hoppy finish, quite dry - a solid and straightforward brew


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