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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10213) - 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. Its a truly delicious beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10093) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 2010-07-31. Crisp golden body with a small white head. 3+ Flavour has a modest green hop profile, mild supportive malt. 6+ Aroma of green vegetation, leafy hops. Average palate. Lots of green hops, but not much citrus? Likely starting to fade a bit but enjoyable if not outstanding. 7/3/6/3/14 - 3.3 Bottle at ChrisOs Pre-GBBF Shindig 2010

2006-07-XX. Golden orange with a small creamy white head. Moderate not quite floral, leafy hops in the aroma. Fairly similar flavour, green leafy hops build with each sip, very mild resin. Quite hoppy, but not particularly bitter. Average palate. Solid quaff. 7/3+/7/3/14 - 3.6 Bottle. Following Michigan Brewers Festival 2006

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 29, 2009
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle. Pours a clear orange/amber with a small white head. Aroma is grassy hops, caramel, pine resin. Taste is syrupy and medicinal with cherry cough syrup and a bit of dry biscuit and dry, grassy hops. Not impressed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9943) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bomber. Rich orange pour with a spotty foamy white head. Nice bold aroma of grassy and sweet floral hops. Smooth palate, clean with soft edges. Nice bold hop punch but well balanced. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (9772) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2011
75cl bottle shared with friends. Slightly hazy blond colour. Decent head. Lovely APA

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9714) - 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 its a disappointing beer, given the reputation. Maybe its just this years batch, but theres a lot of soap in this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9702) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2012 First rating
1 pint 6 fl oz bomber bottle
On March 14, 2008. Bottled October 2007
Clear golden to copper color, tan head. Hoppy sweet scent. Bitter hoppy taste, sweet aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.
8/4/7/3/15=3.7

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As "Fresh Hop"
Draught at tap room for Great Divide, visited on October 7, 2012
Clear golden color, white head. Hoppy, fruity, floral, sweet scent. Citrus, floral, hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
8/3/8/3/15=3.7

As "Colorado Fresh Hop"
Draught at tap room for Great Divide, visited on October 7, 2012
Clear golden color, white head. Citrus, pine, hoppy scent. Hoppy citrus taste. Hoppy and sweet aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
7/4/7/3/13=3.4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9685) - Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head. The aroma has grapefruit, caramel, dry grass and light honey. The flavor has grapefruit with peel, light caramel, grassy and light bready notes. Good flavor for an APA..

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Clear orange tangerine color. Minimal off white head. A sort of light webby layer on the surface. Nice, crisp carbonation. Very drinkable lighter body. fresh-tasting hop flavor. Kinda resiny earthy. Good juicy bittersweet taste. Good fresh hop

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9592) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A sheet of head dips into the orange gown.
-Spicy, piney hops evolve into orangey fruitiness in the nose.
-Grassy, leafy, herbal hoppiness lathers the tongue in generous yet never exaggerated doses.
-Lush maltiness benefits from the soothing carbonation.

What if you dig deeper?
-The juicy hop bitterness is pleasantly spicy and satisfyingly lingering.
-The malt provides plenty of body, but few flavors.
-Yet another very good Great Divide product, right within the advertised style.

Bottle; no date.


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