Fresh Prince
Gilgamesh Brewing

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,337
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
88
Ranked #18,093
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 9.88%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
13
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Gilgamesh Brewing
 
Oregon, United States
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Photo of bilbobrewer
3.22/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bought a 22oz bomber for $5.99 at grocery store in Portland. Never had anything by these guys before....IIRC.

LIght to the point of of watery, not very well carbonated, pretty nondescript flavor. Disappointing, especially for the price.
A single-hop beer made w Centennial hops may just not be to my taste.
And I don't know if previous reviews of this beer from recent years were for a different hop recipe (...?), but they sure seem to come to a very different conclusion than I do on this.

My vote is a firm Nope.

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Photo of Spikester
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lightly hazed deep gold with two fingers of bone color head that has staying power. Nice rings of lace.
Smell is fresh floral hops with some white bread malt.
Taste is fresh fruity hops with notes of citrus. Lemon zest orange juice piney resins and moderate malts.
Mouthfeel is medium with fine carbonation. Finish is somewhat dry with lingering bitterness.
Overall a really nice fresh hop IPA. The bottle (22 ounce) date is 9/13/2016. Really fresh.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A fresh, juicy IPA that lives up to the expectations one has when they read "fresh hop" ipa. Bright citrus, pine, and low bitterness make this exactly what I hoped for!

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Photo of westcoastbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma and Appearance: It pours a clear amber colour with two fingers of foam and an above average level of carbonation. It has a very fresh lemon aroma upfront, with some pine, loose leaf tea, grapefruit and peach skin to round it out. A fairly complicated aroma, but overall it’s not unusual.

Flavour: I got a lot of big bready malt up front with lemon citrus and hints of caramel in the middle. It quickly led into lemon leaves and a massively bitter pine resin finish that lingered on the aftertaste.

Overall Impression: It’s odd that the aroma didn’t translate very well into the beer, but what was left over was still very good. I head this was amazing on tap too, from a couple of people who attended a Fresh Hop Fest in Oregon.

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Photo of bsonk
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Gilgamesh Fresh Prince IPA- 6.3% abv

A: a nice orange amber
S: light bready malt and lupulin
T: jasmine flowers, lupulin, orange juice, sourdough bready sugar malt, alcohol. Good stuff.
M: crisp yet kinda syrupy, sugar lingers.
O: a really nice juicy fresh hop IPA. Good stuff, 4.77/5, tasty af

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Photo of Reidrover
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle purchased from Lifesource natural grocers in Salem. $5.99 Pours a deeper golden almost amber colour into the glass. It has a nice thick, bubbly off white head. Delicious hoppy fresh aromas fruity, lemony, spicy faint touch of spruce tip. caramel style malt aroma. Taste is wonderful and similar to the nose and finishes with a buzzing hop bitterness..great stuff. Nice smooth lower carbonated mouth feel it compliments this beer. Overall a very good Fresh hop the best i have had this yea

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Photo of TheWiltChamberlainofipas
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the fresh hop version poured from bottle dated 9-9-15. A super charged pine bomb with aromas and flavors that hit you so hard with resin goodness you'd think there were pine needles floating around inside your glass.

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Fresh Prince from Gilgamesh Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 13 ratings