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RATINGS: 1079   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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3.8
pivnizub (10907) - Bochum, 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...

3.2
phaleslu (10899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2010 22 oz. bottle from Ludlow Wines. Pours a clear amber color with a big, rocky, eggshell white head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, citrus, caramel, pepper, pineapple, and dust. Flavor of grassy hops, caramel malts, dust, grapefruit citrus and other fruits, and pine. Good balance of sweet and bitter. Bitter finish. Light-medium bodied, with a malty, earthy mouthfeel. Not bad but a bit overrated. Re-Rate, 10/12/10: I tried this again, as it was shared by a buddy at The Royale the other night. Not a whole lot new to add, except it’s a disappointing beer, given the reputation. Maybe it’s just this year’s batch, but there’s a lot of soap in this.

3.7
onceblind (10890) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2010
On tap @ Great Divide. Slghtly hazy amber yellow with a bubbly white head. Smells like you would expect from it’s name. Loads of flowery and grassy hops, but with a twist of sweet yeast. Taste is the same. Grassy hops with subtle pine resin and subtle yeast. Very off-dry and clean finish. Not the most complex Pale Ale, but refreshing and pretty good.

3.9
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012
Date: November 20, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Green’s, 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
cubs (10740) - 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.

3.8
KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, 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.

3.7
jmgreenuk (10378) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 10, 2013
Tap at Great Divide Tap House. Poured a clear light bet with a frothy white head and high carbonation. The aroma is fresh grassy hop and pine needles. The flavour is medium bitter, with a super grassy fresh hop weak liqourice palate. Really refreshing. Could drink this all day!

3.8
deanso (10282) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - FEB 6, 2011
75cl bottle shared with friends. Slightly hazy blond colour. Decent head. Lovely APA

4
Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
Copper golden with a huge, nice and creamy head, that leaves huge islands of foam, a thick lace and nice curtains on the glass. The aroma has nice and fruity hoppy notes with lots of citrus, papaya, mango, spruce and malt, that gives hints of caramel. The flavour is very nice and harmonic. The fruity hops are the main part with the same delicious notes as in the aroma combined with a nice caramel base. It’s a truly delicious beer!

3.7
MoritzF (10199) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2011
(bottle, 65.5cl) Hazy, amber colour with a thick and slightly off-white foamy head. Sweet cara-malty aroma with notes of biscuits and a fruity and slightly piney and grassy hoppy touch. Bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Mild cara-malty taste with a good dash of piney, herbal and slightly fruity hops; bitter-sweet rounded malty and hoppy finish with a moderate dryness. Pleasant and rounded Ale. 09.III.11


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