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Beer Valley Leafer Madness Imperial Pale Ale Hop Harvest Edition

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Hop Harvest Edition was brewed in September of 2008 using 200 lbs of fresh Treasure Valley Chinook hop flowers from the John Wilmunster hop farm in Greenleaf, ID. A huge, fresh grapefruit profile complements the malty sweetness of this 9%, 100+ IBU fresh hop beer. Leafer Madness Imperial Pale Ale - 2008 Hop Harvest Edition has a green bottle cap and is hand stamped with "2008 Hop Harvest Edition" on the right side of the label.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (825) - California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Pours a golden amber color with a thick white head. Hop, pine, citrus, caramel and malt aroma. Hop, pine, grapefruit, caramel, orange and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Bitter taste and a bitter citrus finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Hop Harvest 2011, fresh! A: Pours a copper ale with two full fingers of whipped tan foam which persists for quite some time before resigning to a full quilt of the same. Sheets of lace. Near excellent clarity. S: Reserved pine, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple and resin. The malts are not coming through. This is madness! An interesting hint of fresh muddled mint. T: Whoa, packs a punch! The bitterness is stronger than anticipated, and is followed by plenty of citrus rinds and some resiny oily hops. Some grassy and hay like flavors. M: Medium bodied with moderately hi carb finishes dry. O: As advertised, plenty of hops. Primary wish is that more thought would go into the scheduling. Not much nose complexity or enticement. Serving type: bottle 10-18-2011

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (180) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Cream colored head, disipates to 1/4", but leaves heavy lace behind. Body color orange, slightly cloudy. Aromas of hops, lychee, and grapefruit. Taste of grapefruit, bitter orange, and slightly sweet finish somehow?! Not dry at all, but still bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11257) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Hopefully a 2012 version. Pours very hazy orange/amber with a creamy white head. Seems to be grapefruit aroma. Med + body. It’s almost chewy. Sort of laidback grapefruit flavor. Lots of hop, finishing bitter. Not at all harsh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1726) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bomber shared with Brenn79, thanks. Aroma is citrusy. Pours a cloudy cantaloupe hue with a decent head. Taste is lightly sweet and turns bitter mid-palate and remains fairly bitter through the long finish. It’s okay, but nothing to write home about.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (770) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bomber of 2012 Edition. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a dense layer of white foam and bubble clusters. Aroma starts out earthy and herbal with notes of honey, peach, orange citrus and pineapple. The flavor opens up with a shot of hops resin and vegetal bitterness followed by some tangerine, passion fruit, pine and grapefruit rind. Also some bready malt characteristics in the background and a bit of citrus-flavored alcohol toward the end. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with moderate carbonation and an aggressively bitter, resiny finish. Overall, a potent and flavorful blend of concentrated leafy green hops flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidmg (49) - SPAIN - JUN 12, 2012
color anaranjado cin una gran espuma blanca densa y persistente. Aparentemente carbonatada con una aguja fina y abundante. Aroma a lupulos florales maltas dulces y una nota a madera. Sabor primero a lupulo seguido de maltas cara para volver a un intenso sabor de lupulo y alcohol con final seco y amargo. tiene un gran cuerpo

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. The beer was drank fresh sometime last fall. The beer pours a yellow-gold color with a large white head. The aroma has quite a bit of juicy orange citrus, with some pine and a little bit of biscuit malt. The flavor is a little bit different. Up front I get a ton of orange and resin notes, with a medium amount of bitterness. There is also some bread from the malt. Overall, the beer is very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2012
amber color, aroma of citrus hops, light malt, flavor of spicy citrus hops, little malty sweetness, earthy, very nice DIPA

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6589) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours cloudy golden with a massive off-white head and a light grassy aroma. There is a dry caramel malt flavor with a lots of citric bitterness that sticks to the palate.


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