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RATINGS: 1070   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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3.3
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Tap @ Parkway. Clear copper pour with a white head leaving heavy lace. Smooth, medium, light-toast body and fairly balanced. Pleasant but not overpowering fresh hop aroma. Tad watery/lightweight in the finish. A bit down on the Fresh Hop list, but a solid APA.

3.9
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2007
on tap at the falling rock tap house (denver)
Ap: 4 clear, orange w/ small off-white head.
Ar: 8 Hoppy - citusry.
Fl: 7 Hoppy bitterness up front. Malty, carmelly notes in the finish.
Pa: 3 Med Body, lt carbonation.
OA: 17Very nice hoppy beer.

3.9
adamah (214) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Aroma- Really great hoppy aroma, Grass and pine really stick out. Appearance- Pale Golden color with lots of head. Taste- Mild bitterness not a lot lot of strong flavor at all, just a very drinkable beer. Palate- I’d say light to medium bodied, and very refreshing. Overall- A very good beer the taste isn’t as big as the nose which was a little disappointing but if you take it for what it is, a refreshing hoppy pale ale, it’s a damn good beer.

3.6
hiddenvariable (211) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2007
on tap at kelly’s. poured a clear amber with a medium off white head that hung out and laced very nicely. smells of sprucy hops with a grapefruit citrus mixed in, and a bit of caramel malt to back it up. taste has a deep hop flavor profile, like grapefruit growing from a pine tree, with a hint of bready malt. moderately bitter on the finish and a bit of a grainy mouthfeel, with a medium body and quite a bit of carbonation. i really dig the hop complexity.

4.2
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Citrusy hop aroma of a ripened grapefruit makes your mouth water before you take your first sip. Great caramel malt to go with the refreshing hop bitterness in this medium bodied pale ale.

3.6
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2010
This beer pours a burnt orange color with a rich, frothy head. The aroma is sweet, floral, and grassy. The flavor is slightly sweet with a lingering bitter aftertaste.

3.8
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Tasted both on draft and in a bottle on another date. I really enjoy this beer. I find the bitterness this beer has to be very pleasing to my palate. It is not overwhelming,yet at the same time it is very prominent on the tongue. It is not the greatest beer, but it is a solid session pale ale that is even better on draft.

4
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2009
there is not much i can add to the commercial description of this beer. it was beautifully done. refreshing and a pleasure to drink. i did not however find this beer as piney as the many of the other reviewers

3.8
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2010
22oz btl. Pours light clear copper with a huge frothy white head. The aroma of grassy hops is so strong that as I crack the cap a foot from my face I get a huge oily whiff of hops and citrus. A fresh fruity start with some subtle sweet malt that builds into a crisp and refreshing hop bitterness. The finish has a sharp citiric quality. A great fresh hop brew.

3.7
BrewMstr (194) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - OCT 30, 2014
On tap, root down Denver airport. Nice, clear light color, white foam, hoppy aroma and taste.


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