Common Hop Humulus lupulus
Family: Hemp
Branching: Alternate / Non-woody

This introduced vine is the source of the hops used in beer.  Despite being non-woody, the majority of the vine is still visible in the winter.  The fruit are distinctive when seen, though they don't last very long before falling apart.  I don't have pictures but see Ironwood fruits, as they look similar.  

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