Fresh Hop 2019

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  1. derftron

    derftron Devotee (451) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    Sunriver FH green initiative from the can. Solid representation of a FH IPA. Recommended

     
  2. derftron

    derftron Devotee (451) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    Agree on Way too fresh. Had it at the FH fest and again from a can. Bursting with hip flavor, but somehow very drinkable at 9.9% ABV.

    Just checked Upright’s taplist and they have 2 FH beers and many others that look awesome. It’s been too long so I may have to make a visit this week
     
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  3. NathanA

    NathanA Initiate (72) Sep 26, 2015 Idaho

    I have mad Portland envy around this time every year.

    I had a bottle of this last week and thought it was killer.

    I had a can of this also about a week ago and thought it was a'ight. But then I had it on tap this weekend at UBG and holy wow...what a difference.

    Also got to try Cowiche as well, which was also very good, but seemed different somehow than what I remember. Also interested to try it packaged to see if it holds up to the draft pour (& got a crowler of it that I hope to A/B against a 12oz can). Cowiche was my "gold standard" FH for the longest time. Last year I felt like it didn't "pop" as much as I'd remembered it doing in years past (and this year's was not so much lack of pop but just not what I expected), but Fremont then more than made up for it with the stupid-good F2F Simcoe, which I thought was just amazing last year. It also made me realize that it must be the Simcoe in Cowiche that I like so much. Maybe next year they'll do single-hop F2Fs again. :grin:
     
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  4. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Initiate (184) Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    Grabbed Two Fresh, Dr. Jack, and Green Initiative at MoC yesterday. Gonna enjoy them this week. Almost grabbed a 6er of the Fremont Citra/Amarillo but I find it hard to get through a 6 of anything these days given how much I have on tap/in the fridge. Tough life.
     
  5. TankSlapper

    TankSlapper Initiate (78) Jan 7, 2012 Oregon

    The fresh hops used are Simcoe from Perrault Farms in Toppenish Washington. Our other fresh hop beers coming out are: Hop Truck Crossing IPA brewed using Perrault Citra, "Mitch" a fresh hop strong pale ale (IPA) also brewed with Perrault Citra, and our annual Local AF IPA brewed with Eli's Chinook hops that are hand picked at the brewery. The Hop Truck Crossing IPA, and Local AF IPA are brewed at our pub, so very few kegs will make it out of Baker City. We also brewed a couple collaboration fresh hop beers, one with Bale Breaker and Wandering Hop, and another with Varietal Brewing and Ronin Fermentation Project.
     
  6. ppilot

    ppilot Initiate (134) Jul 17, 2009 Oregon

    So if you are in the North Portland area you might want to check out Chill N Fill. Here's just a few things that are on right now:
    FH Pallet Jack
    Boneyard Fresh Hop
    Modern Times Fresh Hop
    The three best FH Breaksides
    Block 15 Fresh Catch
    Pfriem Centennial

    They also have cans of Fresh Catch
     
  7. derftron

    derftron Devotee (451) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    Post run FH Pallet Jack at Apex. Delicious!

     
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  8. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Fresh Hop Amarillo Rye by North Fork. Nice beer.
     
  9. derftron

    derftron Devotee (451) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    Followed by Alesong Farmfresh BA fresh hop saison/sour over at Beermongers. This is excellent. The nose is incredible.
     
  10. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    So, after a couple sours, a FH Citracalifragilic from a certain brewery.

     
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  11. mudbug

    mudbug Defender (622) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    Hit every store in Newport. Not a single FH beer to be found. I hate you all
     
  12. Superheatnsubcool

    Superheatnsubcool Initiate (0) May 31, 2016 Washington

    Wow, by the time the FH beers reach you, the FH character will have faded. DM me if you want a few cans from WA.
     
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  13. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Had Fresh Hop Bodhi at Latona Pub last night. Tasted a lot like regular Bodhi but with an extra punch of hops.
     
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  14. VashonGuy

    VashonGuy Meyvn (1,309) Mar 7, 2013 Washington
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    I appreciate knowing about the Latona Pub. Good on them.

    Closer to me, I noticed that Beer Junction also has added FH Bodhi to their taplist for their Fresh Hop event. They've got 26 fresh hop brews on tap. I'll be checking out the FH Bodhi for sure.
     
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  15. ppilot

    ppilot Initiate (134) Jul 17, 2009 Oregon

    Fresh Hop Bodi now on tap at Ben's Bottle Shop in Vancouver
     
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  16. derftron

    derftron Devotee (451) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    Any cans/draft of Cowiche seen around PDX??
     
  17. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Grabbed a can of Crux Way Too Fresh a little while ago. Is it the same as last years, or should I make a new entry for it?
     
  18. ppilot

    ppilot Initiate (134) Jul 17, 2009 Oregon

    At new seasons and Saraveza. Picked up a couple singles from Fishers Landing
     
  19. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Just finished up a 2019 Dr. Jack by Crux. Plenty of malt foundation and bitey hops.

     
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  20. derftron

    derftron Devotee (451) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    1hr after that post, I ran into some at Johns Mkt. doesn’t sound like they got a whole lot. yee!

     
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  21. sharpski

    sharpski Meyvn (1,277) Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    Looks like the same ABV and hops used (OR Mosaic and WA Simcoe), I’d say no new entry.
     
  22. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Cool, wanted to doublecheck.
     
  23. vurt

    vurt Poo-Bah (1,750) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Orenco Taphouse got some. (Assuming that Hillsboro falls within your definition of PDX.)
     
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  24. weaverr

    weaverr Aspirant (204) Jun 10, 2008 California

    Deschutes in the Pearl put on 6 fresh hop beers yesterday and I think they have them on through the weekend. FH Mirror Pond is one of my favorites every year.
     
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  25. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (7,358) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Saw that. Am tempted to stop by this weekend, but in the past have not been greatly impressed with there FH efforts. FH mirror pond has been decent in the past, but that's the only Deschutes FH beer I can recall ever enjoying.

    On the other hand, I saw that several places around town are pouring Reuban's FH double crush, which I can't wait to try.
     
  26. derftron

    derftron Devotee (451) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    not my favorite establishment for a number of reasons, but Loyal Legion has a pretty incredible FH selection going on right now.
     
  27. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (7,358) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Thanks for the tip. Have adjusted my weekend schedule accordingly.
     
  28. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    I had Trap Door's Co-Hop (Centennial and Amarillo) FH IPA last night during the Hawks game and really enjoyed it. Hazy but the yeast didn't overpower the hops.
     
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  29. weaverr

    weaverr Aspirant (204) Jun 10, 2008 California

    You'd probably have the same experience this year. I thought Chasin' Freshies was better this year than in previous years, and they had a nice subtle FH lager, but FH Mirror Pond was still the standout of the bunch. The DIPA is way too sweet.
     
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  30. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    My parents are down in Portland this weekend, what are some local FH cans that they should grab for me? Level or Ex Novo stuff still around? Those are two breweries who don't distribute up here (well, we randomly get Ex Novo but the fresh hops don't make it).
     
  31. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (7,358) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Culmination's stuff should still be around. Both the IPA and DIPA are excellent as always.

    Not sure if Level's FH stable genius is still around, but would highly recommend it if it is.
     
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  32. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Did Bend Brewing send up cans of their Fresh Trop?
     
  33. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (7,358) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Not sure. Have only seen it on tap down here so far.

    I haven't seen it listed under Belmont's fresh hop new arrivals, which leads me to guess probably not.
     
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  34. crusian

    crusian Crusader (787) May 14, 2010 Oregon

    Fh stable genius has been out for a while, the green might be a bit faded now...
     
  35. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (7,358) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Yeah, the original version came out two or three weeks ago now. However, I wasn't sure if they came out with some more recent versions with a different hop strain.

    Still might be worth a try though. I had some Culmination momentary lapse of reason that was roughly a month old last year, and it was still very, very good (with plenty of wet hop character still).
     
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  36. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    A two-three week old canned fresh hop is perfectly fine. Some of you people need to relax.

    Culmination ships their stuff up here and Chucks got both of Ruse's fresh hops. Sounds like I should have them look for Level and Ex Novo.
     
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  37. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Aspirant (252) Sep 11, 2011 Washington

    Enjoyed pours of Wet Wired (Mosaic) and Yakima Caviar (Citra) at Cloudburst on this Friday lunch hour. Both were great, but I have to give the edge to Yakima Caviar, which was 1-2% lower in ABV.

    Gotta say, Cloudburst really seems to succeed with fresh hops. Their standard hoppy stuff is all solid, but they stand out from the pack with their fresh hop stuff—Green Means Go was pretty great this year, too.
     
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  38. drone

    drone Disciple (388) Jun 17, 2013 Oregon
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    Anyone going to the Yakima FH fest tomorrow? Looking forward to it, particularly anything Barley Browns brings along with them.
     
  39. ppilot

    ppilot Initiate (134) Jul 17, 2009 Oregon

    Gonna have to disagree pretty strongly on this. There are usually pretty massive differences in fresh Hop beers from week one to week three.
     
  40. ppilot

    ppilot Initiate (134) Jul 17, 2009 Oregon

    So at Ben's Bottle Shop right now and the FH Bodi keg that went on yesterday is almost gone. Sooooo good. Probably one of my favorites this year.
     
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