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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
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Finally found this in Atlanta. I really the fresh hop beers, when I can get them. The aroma was only moderately hoppy with distinctive grass and citrus. Rocky, off-white head wit excellent lacing that lasted longer than I expected. Initial flavor was moderately bitter with a light, sweet, short finish. Carbonation was quite flat. This was a good, but not great beer. As far as "fresh hop" beers go, this is the best I’ve had for a while.

3.3
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2007 Not sure when my bottle was from (no date), but there was so much sediment in the bottle that I had to leave a couple ounces to avoid getting it in my glass. The flavor was OK, not what I was expecting, but I think I got an old poorly strored bottle. Great Divide is one of my favorite, if not no.1 brewery, so I’m thinking it was the liqour stores fault.

4.1
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours orange/yellow with a nice creamy off white head. Aroma is quite nice, mostly hops and a touch of orange zest. Taste is a bit more mellow than the aroma, starts with strong floral hops, a touch of caramel and malt in the middle, fininshes dry and bitter with a touch of spice. Fairly thick for a pale ale, a bit of syrup is left behind. Damn good.

4.3
emeinz (224) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2011
This is an awesome fresh hop beer. This is the type if fresh hop beer other fresh hop beers wish they could be. Great golden/orange color with white lasting head. Wonderful citrusy aroma. Overall tasty beer.

4
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Pours out clear copper with lots of creamy head. Taste is sweet and hoppy. Flavors of citrus, caramel, bread and pine. Crisp clean bitter finish. Great fresh hop ale. Good stuff!

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.


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