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
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
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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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +2%

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 mothman
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
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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Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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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Photo of mattmarka1
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maximum12
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good when I stopped in for a quick pint - hope it's as good out of the bottle. 750ML bottled on 9/18/12. Six days ago. Hell yes. Split with my wife.

The pour is a crisp-looking yellow, clear, even, ton of carbonation & head. Nose yields a metric ton of citrus & wet pine forest. Mmmmm. Slight sweetness.

Indeed Fresh Hop is Exhibit A-6 on why IPAs are best consumed locally. Burst of juiciness; the drinking experience comes forward even before the taste registers with the commensal. Wet pine in the nose whacks the palate, slice of lemon, along with a sensible malt sweetness & tug of citrus. Drinkable? I'd like to (almost) drown in this stuff.

Very good beer that tinks right off the rim of excellent.

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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 jera1350
3/5  rDev -23.5%

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 KarlHungus
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(Re-review 10/6/17, original score 3.25)

Look: clear orange-old color, small head that disappears quickly, no lacing. Aroma: green, vegetal, mirepoix, , citrus, oranges, some grass clippings. This is quite nice. Taste: more citrus, still some vegetal notes, but they are covered by a strong bitterness. I highly doubt this beer was made using 100% fresh hops. Still, the bitterness isn't bad. Feel: medium bodied, appropriate carbonation. Comments: quite good. I'd like to see the bitterness dialed down a bit to let more of the vegetal notes come through in the taste, but it is still worth drinking.

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

on tap at hello pizza

A- pours a clear golden yellow color with a finger of nice white head a bit of lacing
S--tropical earthy with citrus notes sweet malts
T- very good with nice tropical hop tastes a wave of citrus notes with lemon zest balanced with baked bread malts
M- crisp and zesty medium carbonation
O- fresh tropical hops in a 5% ABV PA was very tasty

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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 Hopstout
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Photo of einman
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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

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