Fresh Hop IPA
Old Schoolhouse Brewery

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Old Schoolhouse Brewery
Washington, United States
American IPA
4.12 | pDev: 7.28%
Nov 27, 2020
Oct 06, 2012
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Rated: 3.89 by woemad from Washington

Nov 27, 2020
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16oz can served in a big snifter. There is a stamp on the bottom of it, but I cannot read it. Bought it yesterday at Bottleworks.

Pours a clear yellow-amber with a small to medium head and nice, fine, slow carbonation. Smell is lemon and floral hop aroma, not particularly aromatic.

Taste is lemon, pine, a little floral.

Mouthfeel is a little watery and thin, but nicely effervescent. Overall, pretty nice beer.
Oct 10, 2020
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Reviewed by kemoarps from Washington

4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is not a hazy IPA by any means, but it's not entirely clear neither. Nice soapy white head that settles in to some large bubbles across a dusting of white. Quintessentially 'beer' appearance.

Nose has a nice burst of juicy fresh hops, though they're more blended and don't give a really specific profile. Just kind of a pleasant throwback IPA aroma with just a little nudge from the fresh hops.

Good burst of earthy pine and citrus with a warming rich nectar-like character from the fresh hops. Strong but not harsh bitter pithy and somewhat piney finish.

Take a solid old school WCIPA and add just a dash of FH character and that's what you've got here. That's extremely my jam.
Nov 03, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by NickThePyro from Washington

Oct 25, 2019
Rated: 4 by DamienI from Washington

Oct 18, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Oct 15, 2018
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Reviewed by EdwardAbbey from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Really nice. I had it at the source, in Winthrop, after an arduous but glorious hike among the larch trees in the North Cascades. Perhaps I was primed to enjoy it more, as a result, but even if I was, it's still an objectively lovely fresh hop beer.
Oct 16, 2017
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Reviewed by peteyboy from Washington

5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Best beer I've ever had. Hands down. My favorite IPAs in distribution (for taste reference) are Hopworks from Hub Brewing (Portland, OR) and Lucille from Georgetown (Seattle, WA). Best combo of crispness, aroma, bite and smoothness ever found. Only available at OSB in October.
Nov 03, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by 510a from Washington

Jan 04, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by earinc from Washington

Dec 12, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Aleforme from Washington

Mar 27, 2014
Rated: 4 by dirtylou from Washington

Nov 19, 2013
Rated: 4 by elcrawl from Oregon

Nov 11, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by BillHilly from Washington

Nov 03, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by SeaAle from Oregon

Nov 03, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by LaChupacabra from California

Nov 02, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by CaptainQ from Washington

Oct 22, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Braz from Washington

Oct 16, 2013
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Reviewed by draheim from Washington

4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a clear coppery straw color w/ a frothy white head, good retention, sticky lacing.

Aroma is bright and fresh, dank and sticky. Tons of grapefruit rind, hop resin, some pine. Smells great.

Taste is a good balance between biscuity pale malt and resinous sticky hops. Citrus and pine, but mostly citrus. Lots of alpha acids give it a sharp bitter finish. Pure hop essence in a glass.

Mouthfeel is clean and slick with a lingering aftertaste.

Overall a very tasty, enjoyable fresh hop IPA, and I believe better than last year's. About as good as they get.
Oct 15, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by justwork from Washington

Oct 14, 2013
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Reviewed by Gobigvt7 from Oregon

3.69/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22oz bottle into a chalice. Less than 2 weeks old.

A: a slightly orangy yellow with a thin whispy white head that quickly flattened out without leaving any lacing. looks aiight.

S: gym locker, socks, dank pine. It's not necessarily my bag, but it is compelling.

T: bruleed grapefruit, grapes, pith, bitter and dry. Hints of greatness, but quickly fleeting.

M: thinner than I expected, no buzzing of the tongue as with some other full on piney IPAs, which creates more mouthfeel. A little hot for 7%. Quick and dry.

O: I'm a huge advocate of their Ruud IPA and Imperial IPAs (they've beaten some crazy heavy hitters in numerous blind taste offs at my house), so I was very excited for this one. That said, I'm not blown away by it. The balance is off, and some of the 'off' like characteristics that sometimes sink fresh hop beers are taking it in a weird direction for me. I'm sure someone else could love it.
Oct 12, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by NWer from Washington

Oct 06, 2013
Rated: 4 by jmccraney from Washington

Oct 03, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by distantmantra from Washington

Sep 27, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by strongaf from Washington

Sep 27, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by sharpski from Oregon

May 12, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by blackcloud from Alaska

Mar 20, 2013
Rated: 4 by jnoelani from Washington

Feb 12, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by NEO68710 from Washington

Nov 09, 2012
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Reviewed by EgadBananas from Louisiana

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a nice opaque orange colour with a light tan coloured head. Bits of lacing. Smells of bright citrus notes, floral hops, and mango...with a subtle maltiness on the back. Taste has a nice assertive bitter hop bite, juicy citrus notes, hints of pine, resin, pineapple, and caramel. Creamy, medium body, nice carbonation, clean finish. Great drinkability.

I thought Old Schoolhouse's Imperial Stout was quite nice, and this was a nice treat as well. I have two more Old Schoolhouse IPA's in the fridge, and I'm looking forward to them!
Nov 08, 2012
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Reviewed by HuskyinPDX from Washington

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle opened on 10.18.12.

A - Pours a clear, darker orange with a one and a half inch foamy light tan head. Good retention.

S - Nice pine, grass, and subtle citrus.

T - Lots of grass, pine, and dark oranges.

D - Creamy smooth and good carbonation.

O - Very nice fresh hop. I have been let down by some of the Fresh Hop releases this year, but I was pleased with this one.
Oct 26, 2012
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fine slightly off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney hops, pineapple and tropical fruit. Flavor of herbal and piney hops, citrus, grapefruit and sweet malt. Finishes with a nice long lingering resinous hop aftertaste and bitterness. Nice balance of hops and malt. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A very nicely done Northwest IPA. I'll put this in my fall rotation.
Oct 24, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by twelveinches from Washington

Oct 22, 2012
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Hated 22oz bottle (Yeah, I know, small brewery, limited space etc.) poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy orange-amber color with about 1/2 inch of white head that had low retention but good lacing.

The aroma was certainly hop forward, lots of citrus and pine, with a few floral notes floating around in the back, and no real malt presence. The flavors were the same combination of hops, but the malt base showed through a bit more on the finish.

The body was typical of the IPA family, solidly medium bodied. Drinkability was very good, if I had had a sixer, i would have drank 3-4 in a row and still had a few left. Overall, I'm not sure how the base recipe differs from their Ruud Awakening IPA, but this is a nice brew. Worth checking out next year when it's hop season.
Oct 20, 2012
Rated: 4 by ScreamForMe from Washington

Oct 12, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by dkahler from Washington

Oct 09, 2012
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Reviewed by barleywinefiend from Washington

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured bright, transparent deep orange with good carbonation leaving behind a nice white cap, good amount of bubbles, great lacing and moderate head retention

S: Fresh citrus, freshly cut grass with a green vegetable note

T: Immediate green hop taste, like these hops just came off the vine. Notes of some vegetable, citrus fruit basket of light orange peel, very light and underlying passion fruit, the finish is clean, a tad oily but not really slick, light hop bitterness and there is a light booze sting

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated, a lit bit of oil, bitterness and citrus, vegetable sticks to the palate, Juicy and fresh.

O: Very well done. Next to Killer Green this is one of my favorite Fresh Hops.
Oct 06, 2012
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