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RATINGS: 1077   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Pours a clear medium shade of gold with a soft white head. Nose is fresh cut grass and orange peels. Flavor is citrusy hops and a bit a of sticky medium bodied finish. Im not overly impressed with this, but it is pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (17965) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 9, 2011
Frisch hopfiger, sehr grasiger Antrunk. Wenig herbe, das Bier ist komplett auf die hopfige Getreidigkeit aufgebaut. Ziemlich eigen ist auch der Abgang, frisch aber doch ein wenig muffig, Grasig-bitterer Abgang, weich, erstaunlich sffig. Gelungenes Bier! 7/10/9/10/11/11

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Copper color, light tan head, thicker around the edge. Medium bodied, mildly hopped. The fresh hops do have a different kind of taste, earthy maybe. I expected more.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2005
A compact and frothy white head rests upon a deep amber hued beer with a slight haze. Aroma is full of vivid hop presence ranging from rich grass notes to surprisingly soft-edged grapefruit and pine tones. Straightforward, but clean, malt aroma of caramel and toasted bread is layered underneath the hops. Very close to Dales Pale Ale by the noseI think I used those exact descriptors, even. Much the same again, the strong hop presence comes off very smooth and clean in the flavorlike a milkshake. A hopshake. Malt presence is perhaps slightly lacking to complete the experience perfectlythere is no caramel apparent in the flavor and only the thinnest hint of that toasted bread. Begins with moderate sweetness, light acidity and moderate bitterness. Finishes with light sweetness moderate acidity and moderate bitterness. Medium bodied with a watery texture and average carbonation. 22 oz bottle, snifter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (4091) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Bright orange/amber, nice white head. Lively, fresh grapefruit aroma. A very well rounded hop flavor, though a little quick on the finish. Watery, not super oily. Typical hop-driven beer; one-dimensional.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2358) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Lucious gold, light tan craggy head. Nose has grapefruit, resin, medium toasty malt. Flavor shows honey, earthy/herbal hops, some resin. Quite bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Clear metallic-orange body with a cottony white head. Aroma of peanut skins, catbox, and grapefruit. Has a signature Great Divide house character. Very nutty, catty hop profile in the flavor. Semi-dry finish. Reminds me of Great Divide ESB. I tasted this fresh from the tank at Great Divide in October and later bottle samples. Interesting to see this develop.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34945) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2006
A hazy amber beer with a nice beige head. The aroma is sweet and extremely hoppy giving it notes of citrus and pine. The flavor is sweet and dominated by hops and grass, but also with notes of wood. The mouthfeel is very dry, and it has an OK bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jazz88 (2674) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Bottle. A hazed orange color with an off-white head. A nice hop aroma, grassy, the a moderate malty flavor. A little too malty for my taste and not balanced enough. Rating from December 2005 notes.


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