Fresh Hop | Indeed Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
indeedbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
2013: Mosaic
2012: Centennial

Added by JackieTH on 09-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,723
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
91
pDev:
10.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wvsabbath
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lots of brewery notes on Indeed's website, including:
"VISUAL: Bright golden hue with a big, rocky head
AROMA: Sweet and bitter with bright, fresh, resinous
hops and notes of blueberry, citrus and melon
TASTE: Uniquely flavored with fresh, unprocessed hops.
Expect dank, resinous green hop flavor with lighter
flavors of citrus and stone fruit
MOUTHFEEL: Crisp and
pleasant, moderately
carbonated"

Poured from 16oz can into glass. Can bottle is stamped, "CANNED ON : 10/04/17 BEST BY : 01/02/18".
Somewhat hazy golden colored body, fluffy off white head settles to interrupted cap, some lacing.
Aroma is dank piney smell, very slight sweet melon.
Taste is dank, piney hops, more hay-like than sweet. Pith bitterness at the end.
Medium, crisp mouthfeel.
Truly a beer that expresses fresh, unprocessed hops. Not juicy, not sweet, just very dank, like sucking on a hop cone.

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Photo of rypkr
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Absurdly piney. Super good beer got 4.9%... drinks way more like a dipa. Holy pine bitterness.

Edit - I drain poured this before halfway through. There was nothing palatable about it. I LOVE a dank resiney piney ipa (in fact I dislike the fruity craze) but this was like chewing on a live spruce tree. There was nothing balancing or redeeming about it.

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Photo of Vidblain
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zenwatts
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrenaline
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned October 4th so still pretty fresh... Nice resinous pine with loads of bitter citrus rind on the finish. Bitterness lingers alongside a subtle hint of sweet candied lemon.

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Photo of ipeters1017
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy peach color with a pure white head. Great retention, poor lacing. Strong floral hop smell and a bit of citrus. Tastes like tangerine, floral hops and a bit of grapefruit. Strawberry comes through as well. Some malty sweetness in the end but bitterness lingers. Feel is a bit over carbonated and leaves a sticky feels afterwards. A great tasting APA with more hop flavor than hop bitterness.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benish
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
4.51/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a pale orange with a large head. The aroma is very powerful and rich, with overripe pineapple, mango, cantaloupe, and passionfruit, with a deep manure like grassiness, and dank cannabis. The flavor is quite beautiful, again it starts with huge tropical fruits - pineapple, mango, passionfruit, guava, leading into dense and bitter resin, with a hint of grapefruit pith and bubblegum, and a decent amount of malt sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with abdundant foamy carbonation. Overall this is an enormously enjoyable beer - lots of dense, overripe tropical fruit, with with a ripping and persistant bitterness as well as resinous, earthy tones.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is pretty good. Light amber with a white head that settles out but leaves some sticky marks on the glass. Slightly cloudy. A little more bitter than I expected, but full of fresh hops in both the aroma and taste with the fresh fruit, new cut grass and herbs. Bitterness hits mid drink and finishes strong with a touch of dryness. Drinks light but bigger than it's 4.9 abv and the 16 oz can help with making it satisfying.
Not overly complex but just full of some delicious fresh hop flavors.

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Photo of MNBeer1017
3.34/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davida
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can into an Indeed pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a slight finger of off white head that settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A juicy and dank hop driven aroma with a scent of citrus and pine. Citrus hop scent of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, and tangerine along with some pineapple and blueberry. Earthy hop scent of pine resin and grass. Malt hints of caramel, grains, wheat, and cracker with yeast. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and piney hop driven taste with notes of citrus and pine. Juicy citrus hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, and mango along with some notes of blueberry and pineapple. Earthy hop notes of pine resin and grass. Backing malt notes of caramel, wheat, grains, and cracker along with some yeast. A very nice juicy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Juicy and pretty smooth.

Overall: A pretty good Fresh Hop Ale. Good juicy and piney hop flavor with moderate bitterness.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_if_you_can
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bsp77
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hoppy aroma, somewhat can tell it's Mosaic. The taste is driven by the hops as well - very bitter and hoppy, but I am not getting the full range of Mosaic hops. Caramel and toasted malt backing, but definitely on the bitter side. Nice dry finish. Very good Pale Ale, but it isn't clearly a fresh hop or Mosaic driven.

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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TboneRN
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Fresh Hop from Indeed Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 91 ratings