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Chez Panisse Fresh Hop Ale - Calicraft Brewing Co.

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Chez Panisse Fresh Hop Ale
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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Calicraft Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 09-17-2013)
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Reviews by scottfrie:
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3.29/5  rDev -6.5%

375ml bottle into SN hop glass. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a murky iced tea amber with a couple fingers of soft bright white head that faded into a fuzzy film that left thick streaks of lace.
S: Sweet caramel and bready malt with citrus hops poking through.
T: Follows the nose with bready malt, doughy yeast, and decently bitter citrus hops. Balanced and smooth but could use a tad more hops.
M: Medium body, smooth and slick mouth with a good chew to it. Soft carbonation.
O: Unfortunately I found this pretty average, which is a first from this brewery.

scottfrie, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

SmellsofMahagony, Oct 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

GRG1313, Oct 28, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +10.5%

Golden amber body with slight haze. The finger of foam slowly recedes to a collar. Nose is citrusy, grassy, slightly vegetal. Tropical fruit notes pop out with a bit of agitation. Soft doughy malt aromas balance the very green hop character. There's a nice balance of citrus, tropical fruit and grassy/vegetal hop flavors backed by light bready malt flavors. Gentle bitterness in the finish with a light crisp body. Nicely done for a wet hop pale ale, not too heavy on the vegetal hop flavors.

largadeer, Sep 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

wakeuptothesun, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

AgentMunky, Nov 19, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev +9.1%

Poured from a fancy 375ml bottle into a pint glass. Light and clear gold with a fizzy head and persistent ring of lace.

Sweet piney dough, a fair amount of specialty malt (a light crystal, maybe?), goes wonderfully with the grapefruit and melon notes from the super green hop.

Tastes a fair amount like freshness... a fresh handful of crystal malt, a fresh mellow hop, and a fresh glass of brightly carbonated water. Hint bit of bitterness at the end is welcome, and sets it off nicely. If you know what Juicy Fruit gum tastes like, you're off to a good start.

Just a really solid beer, surprised there aren't more reviews for it. It was priced fairly where I got it so it's on my list of go-to's, for sure.

BaronRogue, Oct 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

logicerror, Nov 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 27, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev -2.3%

S: fruity, hints of floral

A: orange with one finger head

T: fruity, some pine notes, oak, carmel sweetness with light bitterness on the finish

M: light bodied, dry finish

O: a solid ipa, not to aggressive on the hops, with a bright carbonation that leaves a crisp finish.

bierdeflanders, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

nrb1, Oct 18, 2013
Chez Panisse Fresh Hop Ale from Calicraft Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.