Fresh Hop | Indeed Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

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

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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 18
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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 pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big fresh herbal aromas including mint, pine, grass, berry.
It’s a slightly copper tinted brilliant amber beer with a 1” white foam cap with a very slight gold tint.
The fresh Mosaic hops dominate the palate with big mint, grass, pine and vegetal flavors with some melon and orange in the background. Mint and melon are the two big flavors and they provide an interesting mix.
Medium body and carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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 BuckeyeOne
2.68/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul.

Poured 10 oz. into a tulip a straw color with a decent white head that left a bit of lacing, though it didn't coat the glass. Nothing spectacular.

For a fresh hop ale, this was disappointingly underwhelming in its aroma. Truly I tell you, there was little to no aroma at all. I specifically let it warm a bit after my first olafactory experience and got nothing, even with a healthy whiff. Disappointing.

The taste left much to be desired. No pine, no citrus, no earthiness, no nothing but bitterness. This is one of the most bitter beers I've ever had. This must be what the Mpls homers look for --- all bitter, no flavor (see my review of Masala Mama). This was a waste of some fresh Yakima, Washington hops. It's obvious the brewers think that malt is an offense to a good pale ale. Oh, the humanity. Sub-par.

Good carbonation. Average.

I would not try this again. I get to Mpls now and then, and based on this effort, I would typically not give Indeed Brewing another thought. I will, though, in good faith, expect that they'll get their shit together over time. I'll check them out in a few month and see what's what.

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4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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

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

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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