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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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GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2009
I was expecting a lot because Great Divide makes great beer. I bought it with out hesitation. Friar Tucks in Peoria, IL sells old beer. It was from 07. I will re-rate this beer from a better store. Cloudy Copper pour with an off-white head. All I could smell was the malt. All I could really taste was the malt. It was tasty because Great Divide makes good beer. I am sure this would of been better fresher. It left great lacing on the glass. I am sure I would rate this better, but Friar Tucks in Peoria, IL sucks in rotating beer. I will re-rate this by going to a better store that takes pride in selling beer at its freshest.

3.4
daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Tap at bro tucks. Clear orange/amber pour. White head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, and light honey. Flavor is loaded with grapefruit, light caramel, and light bready notes. Resinous on the finish.

3.4
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2009
On draught at Redlight Redlight (Orlando, FL): Pours a clear copper. Nose is faint, but I can sense earthy hops, grass, and citrus. Typical IPA flavors with added honey and caramel. Mild carbonation and medium bodied. This ale is lacking that bitter punch in the finish that I’m expecting, or more so wanting. Drinkability: Smooth and enjoyable, but a little boring. Rebuy: Maybe. #187 on 07112009, DG.

3.4
jake65 (4033) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle: Pours amber with a large sandy head. Tons of sticky lacing. Thick aroma of citrus and grapefruit with light fruity sweetness. Really a delicious smell. Taste isn’t nearly as hoppy... comes out with light citrus, florals, and a bready maltiness. Cuts into the hop profile quite a bit. High hopes at first sniff, but ends up coming in right around average.

3.4
deflagro (106) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear, golden liquid with a fairly large, off-white head. Aroma is fresh and fruity with a nice hop character and a tiny malt sweetness. Taste is a bit sweet with some hop fruitiness and a rather sharp bitterness. Fresh and very drinkable.

3.4
rcasta (874) - EL SALVADOR - DEC 19, 2009
Gracias ramenen el dia de la russian stout en cask que ha sido la mejor homebrew hata ahora

3.4
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Pours an orange-amber color, a little chill haze, and a big frothy cream-colored head which cakes lacing on the glass. A burst of grassy and citrus hops in the nose with some toasted malt aroma. The palate is medium bodied with fine and smooth carbonation and a long lasting finish. Lightly sweet with malt balanced by a grassy and softly medium hops finish. A solid pale ale. Could easily pass for an IPA.

3.4
jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle split with Pat and Andrew, courtesy of Pat during Tony’s Bday Party. Pours a clear amber body with small off white head. Aroma is fresh hop, surprise! The mouthfeel is actually thin, and the hops are mostly grassy. Not a bad APA, a bit above average.

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Crit (4105) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
Cloudy amber,small beige head.Piney hop nose.Nicely balanced hop/malt palate with a long medium strength hop finish. Medium bodied

3.4
burgy (460) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2012
Had an older bottle, bottled in October drank in April. It lost a lot of the niceness that I expected. Whole cone doesn’t carry well with age. Beer on sale is not a great idea!


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