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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This rose-gold colored pale was hopped exclusively with our own mongrel mix of *fresh* whole hops harvested by the staff during our seventh annual 'Hop Drop'. Just a few hours separated these hops from the vine and this wonderful beer. This beer has a luscious malt character that marries delightfully with the herbal qualities of the fresh hops.

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3.5
3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Pint at Selins Grove. Unfiltered amber colored, cloudy body. Lightly grassy hop oil nose, main scents of pine, sap, canola and pine nuts. Wet, fresh, oily, then crisp over the middle. Very good, but not fantastic. A good slightly dry pale ale, with a nice straightforward hop flavor.

3.7
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Hand pump. Hazy golden pour with tan head. Very floral and light fruit like malty aroma. Cask like texture but my entirely flat. Light floral and fruit flavored pale ale.

3.4
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2005
On cask at brewpub, 2005 version 5.5% ABV. Poured a dark copper, thick creamy off-white head, almost no visible carbonation. Light floral hop aroma with some sweet malt beneath. Flavor wise, the hop profile is as mongrel as the description would indicate. Not bad, but rather lacking in definition. Lightly malty base. Light to medium bodied with a wonderful cask conditioned mouthfeel. Not a bad beer overall, but lacks a little definition. Much better though then when I had it on draft a month before. Cask conditioning when fresh and well taken care of can really do wonders.

3.7
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2012
on draft at brewery, sweet thick malty with that grassy herbal wet hop flavoring. Good wet hopper right here

2.9
DiarmaidBHK (4907) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
draft at brewpub. pours with an orange tint and a half an inch of foam that leaves quickly. There’s a slight hint of citrus on the nose and slight bit of hop flavor on the tongue. Clean finisher. Not my fave beer here.

3.7
callmemickey (4543) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 2009 release (I believe it’s the 12th hop harvest now) A: Dark orange-amber body. Moderately dense off-white cap. Decent retention and sheet like lacing. S: Not particularly pungent, but there is a sold dose of floral and herbal hops. Some light grapefruit and pine. Healthy dose of malt. T: Amped up version of the nose. You can tell this is a nice fresh hop pale ale here. Good grapefruit, pine, herbal bitterness. Subtle caramel malt fills things out nicely. M: Smooth, resinous medium bodied brew. Slight bite, but nothing crazy. O: A deliciously enjoyable beer that I look forward to trying again next year. (Went well with my ham and cheese sandwich at Selin’s Grove!) Misc: Got a growler of this to go. After the first glass the beer started to fade quickly. Not sure if it got messed up during the 3 hour drive back or whether the hop presence just doesn’t stand up after the growler had been first opened an hour earlier. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-02-2009 01:46:46

3.2
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Draft at brewery. Tea-amber color, wispy white head. Nose is rather thin with light citrus, grass, and caramel malt. The flavor shows hints of bitter hop and more grass, also a surprisingly heavy dose of yeast and gum. Sticky body with a creamy, yeasty finish, light biscuit with warmth. An odd combo.

3.7
LilBeerDoctor (3930) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy amber/brown with a white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, and caramel malts. Flavor of the same citrus/caramel and sweet malt. Good APA, practically an IPA. 8/4/7/4/14 [3.7/5]

3.4
reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
pours a hazy amber with a medium off white head. aroma has fresh earthy hop notes and light caramely malts. flavor has some caramely malts with a bit of tea, earthy bitterness, and a hint of citrus. mouthfeel is light/medium with a slightly caramely/earthy finish.

3.5
beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Consumed on October 27, 2012 at the brewpub. I’m finally starting to enter some of my backlog. Arrived at the table a lightly hazed orange-gold with a moderate linen white head that was gone after the second sip. Pleasant aroma of mild citrus. The flavor is mild malt followed by some grapefruit bitterness with a bit of pith. Moderate bitterness at the finish. No problems.


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