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RATINGS: 1084   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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1.3
crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Newer label. green foil. Buttery and not hoppy. This one is pretty crappy. The bottling date is indecipherable.

3.8
Bov (12636) - 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

3.7
thewolf (12599) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph. Pours a clear, deep golden with a firm, medium frothy white head. Aroma is deeply hoppy with butter, grass, citrus and grapefruit. Feels powerful, but has a great balance to it still. Lively mouthfeel, but also rather full, getting more oily as it warms. Flavour is nicely sweet at first, some sweet caramel and malts. Then a sh**-load of hops take over, never burning. But in the aftertaste, there is a heavily dry hoppiness and it lasts for a very long time. I can’t say that this is ever complex, but still a great fresh beer.

3.8
hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2006
22oz bottle acquired in trade. Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized, frothy white head. Definitely a nice fresh hop aroma. Aromas of pine, citrus and caramel malts. Tastes of caramel, hop leaves, grapefruit, and lightly nutty.

3.4
Camons (12450) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle @ Home. Pours golden with a huge white head, wich setles to a thin ring and lots of laces on the glas sides. Aroma of grass, pine, grapefruit. Taste is light grassy hops, some pine. Medium body, soft carbonation. Good tasty beer, but had higher expectations, would love to try a fresh bottle since the hops seems kindof faded. 180311

4.3
jcwattsrugger (12420) - 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.

3.7
Sammy (12210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2006
SIgnificant grapefruit C hop aroma, quick fading head, lots of lace. Bitter like an ESB dying but very drinkable on a scorching Saturday. Drying aftertaste, tasty complex bitterness,like the hops, citrus, well malted, well carbonated. Some of the fresh homebrewed taste from this sub-style.

3.9
slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"i was hoping for great, and got very good. no complaints, my expectations for GD have become so high it’s hard to measure up. this has a nice zesty, spicy, grassy and citrus hop bitterness which is very nice in the flavor and nose. a little light bodied, but fitting for the style. not a ton of malt presence. slightly darker than usual for the style. nice beer. one of the better pales i’ve had."

3.6
madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Light brown head. Herbs and pine in the aroma. light fruits and spice notable. Fruits, loads of pine, some flowery notes, spice and sweetness in flavour. Medium bodied. Dry. Has a nice balanced bitterness in the end. Very refreshing and easy to drink. Could easily be a regular in my fridge.

3.5
deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear amber orange with a frothy tan head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was mainly citrus with a hint of pine, grass and hay. Flavor began with citrus, but grass hops grew and a bit of pine and grains in the finish.


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