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RATINGS: 1074   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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JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Amazing beer! Pours the same copper color with a nice thick fluffy head. Great aromas with a nice fresh, green, resin hop smell...very, very pleasing. The taste is just delicious, with that amazing fresh taste of hops...with the green aspect to it, a little grassy, full of hop resins, citrusy, and sweet. Even though I wish the IBU’s were 15-20 higher, it really works perfect with this lighter malty sweetness. It is hands down the best APA I’ve had to date. I love that fresh harvest element

4.4
BeerFanDan17 (1121) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Incredible pale ale. Hops were slightly bitter but with and overall sweet and soft palate. No overbearing hops, but almost an aftertaste of honeysuckle.

4.4
hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Wow! ....Wow! The aroma is remenicent fresh sweet lemons. This amazing brew pours a wonderful hazy golden color with a creamy light tan head that lasts till the fat lady sings. The head leaves a delicate beautiful lace. The flavor is (like the Commercial Description) a pleasant grassiness Iv’e never tasted in a beer before...WOW! It’s great! Some hop spiciness and citrus notes... balanced well with a little sweetness from the pale malts. Just the right bitterness.... and it lingers well. And oh so smooth. It is now officially my favorite pale ale. Oh it’s great. I wish this would never end. But it has to. Thank you Great Divide for Fresh Hop Plae Ale. The Lord bless the hop harvest.

4.4
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2009
This is a fantastic Beer. Pours a nice creamy off white head that last. Amazing Citrus and Hoptastic Aroma on the nose. A nice smooth mouthfeel that most pale ales can’t pull off. Flavor is citrus and Hops. Delicious Delicious Delicious

4.4
PetervanderArend (19) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2009
This is really nice hoppy beer! with a nice alcohol percentage. I don’t like too much alc in my beer.You smell the fresh hops and I taste great. Now in botlle in the BeerTemple Amsterdam.

4.4
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2010
Bottle at Beerexpo in Linkoping 2010. Body is clear orange and has a white head. Aroma is from lot´s of hops. Aroma is also from peach and flowers. Well balanced. Flavor brings lot´s of hops (of course) as well. Balanced with a sweeter peach feel.

4.4
portableparty (2384) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Bottle. Pour is amber orange with BIG frothy soapy head and great lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and pine with a nice blend of malt that smells (creamy). Taste is creamy pine and citrus with a malty ending (very smooth). Palate is medium bodied and creamy with subtle carbonation and a dry finish. Excellent showing and glad its so fresh, 8 days since bottled (says bottle), great pale ale!

4.4
JohnRMurdoch (5050) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle from Utobeer Market Stall, London. Smooth pine hop aroma. Amber brown colour with a good foamy head. Spicy hop flavour. Sweet aftertaste. Good one.

4.4
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Fresh 2011 vintage. Pours light, clear amber with 2 fingers of head, great retention. Aroma is cheesy, grassy hops with a hint of tangerine and orange peel, barely a hint of toast. Taste is big roasty caramel with a grapefruity, grassy finish. Body is light to medium, oily, approachable bitterness, low carbonation, dry finish. Overall, having just brewed a batch of beer prior to consuming this, I can verify that this beer perfectly exhibits the aroma characteristics of un-boiled hops. Incredibly fresh and delicious.

4.4
Jesterdeal (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Aroma of grapefruit and other citrus. Pours orange with a small head. Tastes of strong grapefruit and orange peel hops. Mouthfeel is sweet and sticky with a great aftertaste of hops. Love it.


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