Head Full Of Fresh Hops (2021): Citra & Mosaic
Fremont Brewing Company

Head Full Of Fresh Hops (2021): Citra & MosaicHead Full Of Fresh Hops (2021): Citra & Mosaic
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #969
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,704
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 4.41%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
16
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Fremont Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
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89
Very Good
Head Full Of Fresh Hops (2021): Citra & MosaicHead Full Of Fresh Hops (2021): Citra & Mosaic
Notes: Head Full of Fresh Hops starts with select fresh hops harvested in Yakima and loaded into the brew kettle within 24 hours of harvest. Fresh hop beers signal the harvest season in the Pacific Northwest and are the height of our brewing year.
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 16 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by FBarber:
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FBarber from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Holy cow, so right away when I crack this one open the aroma just pummels the nose with bright, pungent notes of fresh green hops. Notes of orange, dank citrus, tropical - papaya like fruit notes along with a prominent vegetal, peppery, green herbal character.

Appearance is hazy, opaque, but not at all sludgy. Thick 4-finger, velvety off-white head forms on the beer, lingers, the slowly dissipates leaving an uneven coating of foam on the beer.

Taste follows the nose with notes of green herbal hops, but they are bright and - for lack of a more descriptive terms - fresh. Along with that there is this earthy, almost woodsy character to the hops. There are some fruit notes - papaya, orange and tropical citrus - but its not juicy like you might expect from a hazy/NE style IPA. There is a noticeable biscuity malt backbone to the beer. Moderate bitterness on the back end lingering into the finish.

Feel is actually pretty light and lively. Easy drinking, bright carbonation.

Overall this is a fantastic IPA - absolutely delicious. thank you so much for sending this one along @Beersnake1!

Oct 15, 2021
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woemad from Washington

4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz can courtesy of that Seattle-based hop hooligan known as Kemoarps, who included it in a box of fresh hops left on my porch. Canned 9/24/21.

Poured into a teky, this was an opaque, yellowish shade of amber, with a good sized off-white head. Lots of lace.

Bright, tropical fruit-like hop aromas. Smells delicious.

In addition to the mango and pineapple like flavors advertised in the nose, there's a peaches & cream taste as well. Mild bitterness on the back end.

Medium bodied, with a resiny and creamy mouthfeel.

Man, this is so good. While I'm more of a WCIPA guy than a hazy guy, I feel like I could drink this all day. Thanks, Kestral!

Oct 03, 2021
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TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 ounce can - canned on date October 4, 2021.
Deeply bright hazy/milky uniform golden pour with two fingers puffy bubbly white head.
Leafy weedy hops on the nose - tropical fruit - mango, pineapple, notes of pine and resin - slightly dank. As warmed noted hints of coconut.
Tastes of tropical fruit - mango, citrus, ripe pineapple but with a slightly dank, weedy flavour - piney and earthy bitterness at the back.
Bright medium mouthfeel - creamy with brisk carbonation - tropical sweet giving way to lingering earthy bitterness.

Nov 04, 2021
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BEER88 from Washington

4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 12, 2021
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Roguer from Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful hazy beer: opaque, if not quite pulpy, with no major flaws or visible floaties. Body is a dark yellow bordering on orange, not unlike mango flesh. Decent head production, retention, and lacing.

Intensely herbal aroma. There is some citrus and, to a lesser extent, some tropical tones, but the emphasis is on a moderate dankness and a bright, green, grassy herbal aspect. Pepper, slightly earthy pungency (I can smell it from feet away), lemon, mango, grapefruit, resin. While not exactly my kind of profile, it's intensely aromatic, especially for a sub-7% IPA.

Given that the nose is predominantly herbal and not juicy, it's no surprise that the flavor follows. It's almost dirty and earthy, strongly pungent, with a moderate to high amount of weedy dankness. There's just a hint of fruit up front, both tropical and citrus, before the more earthy and herbal tones take over. Citrus on the finish; moderate to high bitterness. The more I sip and get accustomed to the profile, the more juicy hop expression I get, although I'd say this is still characterized by an herbal, vice juicy, character.

Crisp and lively, but a solid backbone providing a good amount of body for a near-7% ABV IPA.

Oct 08, 2021
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snaotheus from Washington

4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2021-09-26
16oz can served in a snulip. Dated 09/24/2021. Bought it at the brewery on Friday.

Pours hazy creamy white-yellow with a big fluffy head and good retention. Smell is bright, ripe, resinous hop fields. Glorious. Citrus zest, pith.

Taste is moving in the same direction, strong slow bitter finish to even it out, a hint of creaminess of some kind, something about it reminds me of unripe peaches.

Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, lightly effervescent. This is a great beer.

Sep 26, 2021
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mushroomcloud from Texas

4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz canned 9/24/21. Opened 11/5/21.
2 finger white head with a bit cresting over the rim. Very good retention and thick, patchy lacing.
Fully opaque peach flesh colored IPA with some floaties (knocked it down by .25 on can 4).
Berries in cream and orange juice on the side, pretty spot on to the more classic aromas associated with the included hops.
The flavor has a more vibrant fruit set full of fresh orange juice pulp, peach, orange-pineapple juice, and potentially some mint (?). Melon flavor rears its head late as well.
Full body, very soft mouthfeel and low bitterness - to style. Juicy, medium length semi-sweet finish.
Very Good to Outstanding.

Nov 06, 2021
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UWDAWG from Washington

4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a tulip glass.

Look- Pale gold, very hazy, frothy white head, above average head retention and lacing.

Smell- Earthy, floral, dank, citrus, pine resin, lemongrass.

Taste- Citrus, pine resin, lemon, earthy.

Feel- Medium body, no astringency, high bitterness, average carbonation, slightly prickly and mouth warming, clean finish.

Overall- Fantastic flavor balance and wonderful mouth feel.

Oct 31, 2021
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NickSMpls from Washington

4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thick, frothy, and highly aromatic head over a light golden, very hazy beer. Taste is very fruity, floral with notes of grapefruit, mango and apricot. Nice layer of flavors, well-carbonated. An excellent IPA taken to a higher level.

Oct 21, 2021
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camtgrant from Washington

4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another outstanding hazy IPA from Fremont, I love everything about this one. Appearance is opaque as expected with a slight dark yellow coloration. Moderate head on top with decent retention and lacing. The aroma is a lively blend of bright tropical fruits, citrus notes and some pine.

Delicious flavor on this beer, can't beat fresh hops. Tastes of fresh, juicy tropical fruits with some lemon citrus and a hint of pine on the finish. Feels a bit prickly on the palate but very crisp and smooth going down. Medium bodied with a moderate sweetness and a mildly bitter finish. A truly fantastic fresh hop beer, Fremont never disappoints.

Oct 11, 2021
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 10.4, opened 10.26, received in Lif 14 from @snaotheus

Hazy orange liquid capped by a two finger off white foam cap , very good retention , good lacings

Aroma is orange citrus

Taste is orange citrus , grapefruit, citrus rind, pine resin

Sudsy creamy mouthfeel , hop taste, no bite

Very good beer @snaotheus

Oct 27, 2021
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jason_nwx from Oregon

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oct 09, 2021
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Beersnake1 from California

4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a nice murky orange with a little bit of white head. Nose is incredible. Really fresh hops, with strong notes of tropical fruit. Mango, papaya, pineapple. Very strong nose. Citrus peel, green herbs, and a nice dank note. Definitely an earthy note. Crisp smelling, with a really nice integration of notes.

Taste: Wow - very flavorful. Tons of tropical fruit on the taste, with minimal hop bitterness. Mango and pineapple dominate. Definitely a good dose of citrus peel, along with those herbal notes. Grass, dank barn notes, earthy bitterness, and wood. This really does taste fresh.

Overall: Mouthfeel is light and crisp. This is just a really good hop-forward beer with tons of fresh notes. I love it.

Oct 17, 2021
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Scotchboy from Idaho

4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oct 11, 2021
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can from Uptown Market.

A hazy light orange with a dense off-white head with excellent retention and lacing this looks great. The nose is an excellent explosion of fresh hops. Clean, dank, mosaic with citrus, light grape and melon, all with a wonderful FH oil character. Definitely a hazy IPA, but a well done one, with the focus being the tropical fruit and juice character, along with a second prong of strong fresh hop character. The palate opens with melon, peach and papaya, with a lot of fresh Citra and Mosaic. The dankness to complement the tropical fruit is just awesome. There is also a hint of smoke, which took me by surprise. Soft, creamy, pillowy on the palate. Lovely.

Oct 11, 2021
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rab53 from Washington

4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 11, 2021
Head Full Of Fresh Hops (2021): Citra & Mosaic from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 16 ratings