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RATINGS: 1082   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
shrubber85 (11076) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle. Strong pine, grapefruit peel hops, and orange malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange-caramel malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Very hoppy APA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10944) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2008 Bottle...A&Ks4thAHBT... Clear, amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Floral, citrusy nose with notes of caramel and grapefruit. Moderately bitter flavor is balanced by a sturdy, malt backbone. Grapefruit rind and toffee. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Finishes bitter and then dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10926) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Tap at bro tucks. Clear orange/amber pour. White head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, and light honey. Flavor is loaded with grapefruit, light caramel, and light bready notes. Resinous on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10902) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012
Date: November 20, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Greens, Atlanta
Appearance: clear amber, thin beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: fresh citrus hop aroma on a sweet carmel malt base
Flavor: great hop flavor, nice long bitter finish

Date: October 23, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Score: 3.7 to 3.9
Aroma: sweet sticky hop resin aroma
Flavor: strong citrus hop flavor, sweet caramel malt, sticky character, long bitter finish

Date: October 20, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Score: 3.6
a little muted this year, still the sweet crystal and fresh citrus hops, but not quite the over the top punch from a few years ago,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10583) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2011 Tap @ D&D. Clear, cooper orange appearance with a cream colored head. Moderately potent, fresh, flighty piney, citrus hoppy, sweet, slightly toasty malty aroma. Grapefruit, orange citrusy, organic, slightly earthy hoppy, sweet pale malty flavor. Very easy drinking and flavorful.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10477) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a small white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Soft fruity flavour with pine, good hoppiness and grass. Tasty brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10451) - Frederiksberg C, Dnemark, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2008
Clear amber with medium off white head. Sweet and hoppy aroma with caramel and citric notes. Flavor is fairly hoppy with caramel and grapefruit notes. Ends bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (10401) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - APR 17, 2011
Bottle: Deep golden to copper coloured, slightly hazy, quite stable off-white head; peppery to piney hoppy nose with a caramalty counterpart; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied, soft; moderate lingering spicy-hoppy finish, balanced by sweet malt. Fine stuff...

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (10334) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2007
I dont give a crap who you are, you must admit that GD makes great beers. This one is no exception. I like my hops like I like my poontang, namely fresh, wet, and aromatic, and this one fits the bill nicely. The pour is dark straw with 2-finger off-white head and those awesome GD floaties. Aroma is huge wet hops and citrus, honeydew, mango, pineapple. The flavor is hoppy, fruity, caramel malty. Pretty dense palate for an APA, and a crisp, very smooth finish with great complexity and balance. This, in my opinion, is the new benchmark for APAs.


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