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
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
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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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Dark golden, more or less perfectly clear. Head is one and a half fingers, white, long lasting, just one ring of lacing.
S- The aroma is a wonderful mix of fruits. It is primarily a tropical fruit aroma, with some citrus and a hint of fresh grass.
T- It is not quite as assertive here. Still, tropical fruits are the big flavor, with a good bit of orange juice like flavor as well. The malt is present but muted. Medium-long fruity finish.
M- Medium light body, smooth carbonation.
O- A very good beer. The aroma really makes this one worth having.

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4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i dont know how much this changes year to year, but they used moasic this year, and its sensational. on tap at blue door in the twin cities, a great draft to have. almost amber in color, lots of malt depth to this, with a really tall several inches of white head and great clarity for the style. it smells a touch sweet, but also bitey with fresh mosaic, limes and pine trees come to mind, less tropical than other expressions of it, perhaps because of all the grain. i love the flavor, which starts on the almost acidic citrus side, and moves swiftly though to a more sweet oily honey thing where the wet hops are evident. full bodied too, a little sweet, and with just a hint of pineapple flavor on the very back. really enjoyed this one, although its weird, it didnt warm up all that well. i find that with a lot of wet hopped beers, colder the better within reason. nice carbonation and grain structure. its cool to see they bottle this too, i would love to get my hands on one at some point. indeed is one of the best in the twin cities, and this is another sparkling example of their preeminence!

edit: mosaic again in 2016, but even better than last year! this has a crazy juicy mosaic profile, the real essence of the hop. arguably the best wet hop beer in the state right now!

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul, MN. Served in a chalice glass.

Appearance: Color is a pale straw golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A very hop forward aroma with lots of earthy, floral, and citrus hints. Big upfront hop presence with floral hints and earthy hints of grass and pine resin. Citrus hop hints of grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, mango, pineapple, and lemon. Decent scent of malts in the background with hints of caramel, grains, biscuit, toast, cracker, and yeast. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a juicy and nicely bitter hop forward taste with big earthy, citrus, and floral notes. Upfront floral and grassy hops along with some dank pine resin. Juicy citrus hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, lemon zest, and pineapple. Bready malt background with notes of grains, biscuit, caramel, cracker, toast, and yeast. A solid fresh IPA taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly oily. Smooth and drying.

Overall: A pretty nice fresh hop IPA. Very hop forward but moderately bodied and pretty clean and smooth.

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4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Indeed's Fresh Hop Ale, fourth release from our newest Minneapolis brewery, their second seasonal. Brewed the same way as Town Hall's Fresh Hop and Surly's Wet, tons of hops, just picked, flown straightaway and dumped into the kettles. In fact, I think this one was brewed the very same day as Surly Wet, if we can go by Facebook posts and such.

It's a clear, golden hue, under a gorgeous, crystal white head, lace-leaving, looking lovely.

Aroma: Ah! Fantastic! Hints of tropical fruits, citrus, pine, and something …well, just beautiful. I'm a devoted hophead, and this is my crank, right here. Ah, glorious humulus lupulus!

Taste: Mmm! Yu-um! There's a special malt, only one, at work here, and it's identified as an Irish Stout malt. Why is the beer so pale and clear, then. There's things I don't fully understand. Someone will inevitably school me, or I'll figure it out, nonetheless. In any case, this Irish malt with the Centennial hops really brings forth nothing less than deliciousness. And at 5% ABV, there's nothing stopping the quaffing. Except the cost. Shipping out tremendous amounts of hops isn't cheap. Nothing good ever is.

It drinks wonderfully, it's lean bodied, full of zest and verve, and spills out nothing but happiness. Nicely bitter, but without any punishment. Damned delicious. Mmmm, I'm in hop-head heaven.

Here's what the brewery says about it: "Our first annual Fresh Hop offering is a sessionable single-malt pale ale brewed with Irish Stout Malt and wet Centennial hops harvested in the Yakima Valley less-than 24-hours before being added to this brew. Join us in celebrating the hop harvest and the beginning of fall." 5% ABV.

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4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of bsp77
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
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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4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Fresh Hop from Indeed Brewing Company
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