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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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3.5
kingaugusta (270) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. nose is moderately strong hops with a bit of apple sweetness behind it. the flavor is less hoppy than expected but quite well balanced between a pleasant malt and modest West Coast hops. finish is short and sticky. basically a session IPA, just higher alcohol.

3.9
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a crystal clear burned orange with a big soapy white head that laces as it dies. Smells of a minor blast of fresh hops(ha) and almost a little sweet malt. Taste is big juicy hops, grapefruit rind, bittering finish but all of this is doesnt linger. A miniscule amount of malt but nothing that can balance the hops. Crisp in the mouth with good carbonation. Very drinkable. An awesome pale ale from GD.

3.9
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2010
22oz bottle.Pours a clear burnt orange.Nose is earthy hops and citrus hops.Taste is vegetal,herbal and pine hops.This is a really nice fresh hop beer for sure.I can’t get over the intense vegetal hop aspects in this beer.Crazy!

3.5
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Bottle poured a clear copper color with nice white head. Aroma is pine and hops. Tase is pine, grapefruit, hops, and finished with a nice bitter end. Smooth and easy to drink, a nice brew by Great Divide.

4.3
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Nice, fairly clear deep copper caramel-like color, topped with a dense, foamy, lasting off-white head. Nose is just heaven, intense floral, grassy, citrusy hop aroma. Enough malty backbone to balance. Smooth and ever so slightly chewy mouthfeel with soft, moderate carbonation. Wonderful hop flavor – citrusy grapefruit. Nice bitter finish. Nicely done pale ale, wish I could drink this year round.

3.6
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - APR 12, 2008
Bottle. Golden amber. Medium head. Fresh hoppy aroma with some grass and a hint of wild strawberries. Unexpected malts in the flavour, very dry and bitter hop finish. Very good, but I was expecting a more hoppy IPA.

3.3
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2007
Caramel in the aroma. Kind of creamy, with a bit of nice sourness on the back-end. Solid Pale Ale.

2.8
Kroney (255) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bomber bottled on 10/5, consumed 3/29. Would love to try one fresh. Aroma was grass, lemon, grapefruit and bread. Flavor was very similar but completely muted because of the age. Almost no carbonation. I’ll rate this again if/when I get a fresher example

3.9
MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Very nice Fresh Hop Ale. Some mineral notes (Colorado Water). Fantastic head and retention. Great color. Very nice mouthfeel and a slight stickiness. Citrus and malts. Great fresh flavor, very nice bittering, and all in balance. Super drinkable. tasted @ 55F.

3.9
gerbewa (253) - - MAR 4, 2013
Very good hop aroma and taste apparently because they use wet hops. Great pale ale. Had a bomber with Vince while at Cloudland Canyon Grill.


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