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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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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Photo of Hopsiam14
3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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

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

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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

Photo of richaa01
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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 Goblinmunkey7
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Penguin3200 for the bottle. Bottled 9/18/2012.

Appearance: Pale straw with some slightly darker gold hints. Almost perfectly clear. Head it bright-white, chunky, and loose. Drops to a thin cap with big notches of chunky, fluffy lacing. Moderate retention on the tiny cap.

Smell: Lightly floral with some pine needle. Grapefruit flesh. A touch of tropical fruit. Pale bready malts. Mild spiciness in the background. Cracker like malt snap. Slightly earthy and herbal. Some grass. Nice orange zest in the back. Very delicate and mild.

Taste: Floral. Incredibly floral. Backed by an oily grapefruit and orange zest. Pithy bitterness builds over some delicate malts. Crisp, clean pale malts. Bready, crackers, and earthy. Mild herbal spiciness in the back. Bitterness lingers. Pure Centennial hops.

Mouthfeel: Lighter side of medium on the body. Carbonation is moderate, but lively. Incredibly drinkable with a lingering dryness.

Overall: Clean, fresh hops. Clean, fresh beer.

Crazy amounts of flavor packed in to a super easy drinking pale ale. If Centennial hops aren't your jam, avoid this. If they are, drink this now and get more as soon as possible.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Fresh Hop from Indeed Brewing Company
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