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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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IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Bomber. Cushy off white head sitting on a medium amber beer. Strong aroma of, duh, fresh hops along with some toasty malt, a bit of fruit as well. Flavor is quite bitter, starts out pretty malty but there is quite a kick at the end from the hops. Iím surprised this has only 55 IBUs with the kick in the pants you get. Medium bodied. Pretty dry. Nice beer, nothing all that special though.

3.4
Dhrjericho (66) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 28, 2006
Pours a rich amber color. Aroma is malty with mild hops. Flavor is intially bitter with a mild hop and malt finish. A nice pale ale.

3.4
smythe7 (3) - Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2006 does not count
A good beer from the Divide. I was a bit dissapointed with the aftertaste. I might have expected a little more bitterness and hoppiness, but overall an enjoyable beer.

3.3
Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2004
2003 series. Pours clear amber/copper with a thin-medium off-white head. Grassy, piney hops aroma. Piney hops flavor is played off a biscuity, caramely, lemony malt matrix. Aftertaste returns to piney/grassy hops. Enjoyable yet nondescript; I'm not sure how this fits the "bold and assertive" category the "Maverick" series claims to entail.

3.3
BeerandBlues2 (13214) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Draught at Falling Rock in Denver. Pours maple brown with a tan foamy head. Floral hop fragrant malt aroma. Sour and bitter rind hop and acidic caramel malt flavor. Medium bodied and thin, fizzy palate.

3.3
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2005
The aroma isnít strong at all but thereís a bit of citrusy smelling hops. Creamy and lasting white head with good lacing. Orange color. The flavor is moderately bitter to the finish. Creamy texture and soft carbonation. Itís very one-dimensional but decent. A little overpriced.

3.3
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2005
Pours a medium amber color with a medium off-white head. Lots of fine bubbles. Good lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops. Citrus/pine resin hop dominates the flavor. There is a little bit of grassiness towards the finish. I would say this stuff has more than 55 IBUs, but what do I know? I would definitely drink this beer again. Perhaps a bit expensive for the style.

3.3
JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 7, 2005
Dark golden to amber color with moderate off white head. Full PNW hop aromas with a hint of toasted bread and malt. Full hops flavors with grapefruit and light pine. Light toasted white bread underneath the hops are there, but not there to be a major role. more of and afterthought. Yes, the name implies hops, but ale also infers malt. A decent hopshead ale, just not balanced and relaxing.

3.3
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Brilliant golden. Grassy exotically fruity hop aroma, pine as well. Attractive aroma. Good bitterness. Medium bodied, touch of crystal sweetness. Hop flavor is very grassy. Distractingly so. I enjoy the pungency of fresh hops, this is just too grassy for my tastes.

3.3
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2006
Hop aroma, but not full or flowery,orange red color, hops dominate a surprisingly thin body, the bitterness is there but it is short on hop flavor and aroma. Iím guessing that the starting gravity on this brew was lower then they intended. Needs more malt,more flavor hops and more cowbell


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