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Fresh Hop - Indeed Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
2013: Mosaic
2012: Centennial

(Beer added by: JackieTH on 09-17-2012)
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

stemp033, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Big fresh herbal aromas including mint, pine, grass, berry.
It’s a slightly copper tinted brilliant amber beer with a 1” white foam cap with a very slight gold tint.
The fresh Mosaic hops dominate the palate with big mint, grass, pine and vegetal flavors with some melon and orange in the background. Mint and melon are the two big flavors and they provide an interesting mix.
Medium body and carbonation.

pat61, Oct 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Cooper, Sep 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

HoistinBrews, Oct 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

AnalogErik, Oct 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

kiddwhiz, Feb 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Joey1566, Nov 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

karlt, Sep 21, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Dark golden, more or less perfectly clear. Head is one and a half fingers, white, long lasting, just one ring of lacing.
S- The aroma is a wonderful mix of fruits. It is primarily a tropical fruit aroma, with some citrus and a hint of fresh grass.
T- It is not quite as assertive here. Still, tropical fruits are the big flavor, with a good bit of orange juice like flavor as well. The malt is present but muted. Medium-long fruity finish.
M- Medium light body, smooth carbonation.
O- A very good beer. The aroma really makes this one worth having.

jsprain1, Dec 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

GeezLynn, Nov 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

eawolff99, Sep 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

MNBeerGeek, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul, MN. Served in a chalice glass.

Appearance: Color is a pale straw golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A very hop forward aroma with lots of earthy, floral, and citrus hints. Big upfront hop presence with floral hints and earthy hints of grass and pine resin. Citrus hop hints of grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, mango, pineapple, and lemon. Decent scent of malts in the background with hints of caramel, grains, biscuit, toast, cracker, and yeast. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a juicy and nicely bitter hop forward taste with big earthy, citrus, and floral notes. Upfront floral and grassy hops along with some dank pine resin. Juicy citrus hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, lemon zest, and pineapple. Bready malt background with notes of grains, biscuit, caramel, cracker, toast, and yeast. A solid fresh IPA taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly oily. Smooth and drying.

Overall: A pretty nice fresh hop IPA. Very hop forward but moderately bodied and pretty clean and smooth.

MattyG85, Sep 17, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Indeed's Fresh Hop Ale, fourth release from our newest Minneapolis brewery, their second seasonal. Brewed the same way as Town Hall's Fresh Hop and Surly's Wet, tons of hops, just picked, flown straightaway and dumped into the kettles. In fact, I think this one was brewed the very same day as Surly Wet, if we can go by Facebook posts and such.

It's a clear, golden hue, under a gorgeous, crystal white head, lace-leaving, looking lovely.

Aroma: Ah! Fantastic! Hints of tropical fruits, citrus, pine, and something …well, just beautiful. I'm a devoted hophead, and this is my crank, right here. Ah, glorious humulus lupulus!

Taste: Mmm! Yu-um! There's a special malt, only one, at work here, and it's identified as an Irish Stout malt. Why is the beer so pale and clear, then. There's things I don't fully understand. Someone will inevitably school me, or I'll figure it out, nonetheless. In any case, this Irish malt with the Centennial hops really brings forth nothing less than deliciousness. And at 5% ABV, there's nothing stopping the quaffing. Except the cost. Shipping out tremendous amounts of hops isn't cheap. Nothing good ever is.

It drinks wonderfully, it's lean bodied, full of zest and verve, and spills out nothing but happiness. Nicely bitter, but without any punishment. Damned delicious. Mmmm, I'm in hop-head heaven.

Here's what the brewery says about it: "Our first annual Fresh Hop offering is a sessionable single-malt pale ale brewed with Irish Stout Malt and wet Centennial hops harvested in the Yakima Valley less-than 24-hours before being added to this brew. Join us in celebrating the hop harvest and the beginning of fall." 5% ABV.

feloniousmonk, Oct 09, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%

DaftPatrick, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ryancl, Nov 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

andrew8626, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

billhelm, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

aliving1, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

nmann08, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of JackieTH
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle from the brewery. Stamped "filled Sep 18th, 2012". Light golden with two fingers of white foam. Fits of lacing. Smell is resin forward, floral notes and a bit of citric pith. Lightly malty. Taste is very similar. Flavorful pine resin, floral, grassy, and a bit of citrus pith. Moderately bitter. Light washing of malt. Medium bodied, nice level of carbonation. Dry finish. Nicely flavorful, moderate bitterness, and moderate ABV, this one is very drinkable.

JackieTH, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

joh02034, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

josephwa, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

architects, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good when I stopped in for a quick pint - hope it's as good out of the bottle. 750ML bottled on 9/18/12. Six days ago. Hell yes. Split with my wife.

The pour is a crisp-looking yellow, clear, even, ton of carbonation & head. Nose yields a metric ton of citrus & wet pine forest. Mmmmm. Slight sweetness.

Indeed Fresh Hop is Exhibit A-6 on why IPAs are best consumed locally. Burst of juiciness; the drinking experience comes forward even before the taste registers with the commensal. Wet pine in the nose whacks the palate, slice of lemon, along with a sensible malt sweetness & tug of citrus. Drinkable? I'd like to (almost) drown in this stuff.

Very good beer that tinks right off the rim of excellent.

maximum12, Sep 25, 2012
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Fresh Hop from Indeed Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.