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Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: American Pale Ale
Beechworth, Australia

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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The harvest has been hopped to the hilt using fresh hop cones straight from the nearby Rostrevor hop garden. The variety of hop is unique to the gardens research block. The variety was selected for "The harvest" due to its big orange and citrus aromas, with the fresh hop being added to the kettle as well as the conditioning tank. As for how the hop character translate into the beer, well open it and find out.


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
LesArgen (244) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 Thereís a lot of sweet citrus on the nose, followed by very earthy notes (almost like a stale bag of chips) and then a lot of resin at the finish. All up, the aroma itís a bit unpleasant for my taste. In the mouth thereís some orange flavour with a fairly restrained hop presence and more of that yeasty earthiness. Thereís little of the hoppy bitterness youíd expect from a beer that bills itself as being hopped to the hilt, and it finishes a little short. 20 August 2012 - Had another bottle of this, not realising Iíd had it before. I didnít notice so much earthiness this time, and certainly no stale bag of chips, so I wonder if I got a bad bottle last time. Thatís not to say I donít get any yeast - certainly itís still there. Other than that, the flavours were the same as last time. Still a little thin and short on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpeldrid (8) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2011 does not count
A citrus smelling beer with a lemon/lime feeling about it. Looks fine and had a good head. Really enjoyed and is a great summer session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3065) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2011
Slightly cloudy yellow with lasting head. Strong hop nose, tropical fruits and citrus, pleasant bitterness in the taste, drinks well though a touch more body would do the trick.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2011
Had this on tap at the Wheatsheaf, Adleaide througha hopinator stuffed with an experimantal Australian hop. the aroma was big, herbal and fruity hop character with some quite complex floral notes too. A clean, quite pale in colour beer with the added hop hit from the hopinator. Nicely done!

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3393) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2011 Very surprised by this oneís rating. Aroma is fantastic. Lots of tropical fruits. Lychee, passionfruit, citrus. Less fruits in the flavour but still a little bit there, hops play a small role. Light pale malts back the beer. Much better than some are letting on to be

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mkel07 (3997) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2010
330ml bottle. Golden bright amber colour with a large thick white head that is deep like fresh snow. Aroma of freshly picked oranges and mandarins with a piney backdrop from the hop cones. Zingy and zesty in the mouth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2702) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2010
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 Bottle, 12C. Pours pale gold with a large fluffy white head. Smells of grapefruit, blood oranges and a little resin with an odd (but not unpleasant) Wit-like yeast note - although a lot less than some others look to have found. The hop aroma is fresh but mild. Thereís light nectarine sweetness underneath aromatic but modest bitterness. Utterly frivolous throwing around of fresh hops with just enough malt to make it work. Fresh and lovely seasonal session beer. [3.6]

[5/11] 2011 version: as above, but with more tropical fruit notes in both aroma and taste - lychees and passionfruit I suppose - and a touch of spice in the finish. That (odd yeast?) character is there again, but I still donít mind it. The hops are interesting and very unusual. [3.6]

[4/12]2012 version. Hazy yellowish orange with a modest white head. Aroma of oranges, lychees, gooseberries, menthol, marijuana. Fruity with a dry and quite bitter finish thatís still overmatched by the green hops. [3.6]

2013 version - again different hops. Aroma is less tropical and green - a little cleaner with lime joining lychees and passionfruit. Bitterness is higher and the finish is dry and buzzing. Liked this version better. [3.7]

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maris (1106) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2010
From a 330ml bottle on 15/5/2010. Has an unusual yeasty citrus aroma - as claimed on the label, itís orange that comes immediately to mind. This one was packed with as much yeast sediment as Iíve found in a beer. Flavour wise, itís as curious as its aroma. Citrus fruits predominate (orange again, and some lemon) but the big hop kick which is promised just doesnít eventuate, with the bitterness moderate at best.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2191) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2010
Pours amber with a large head. Nose shows ridiculously fresh hops... like that green, just picked flowers and fresh mown grass smell. Lots of resin, very sweet, very spicy. Amazing. Plenty of cookie dough malt to back it up as well. Loads more cookie dough as a flavour, along with a fair bit of bready malt before transitioning to a hint of grainy-ness. some nutty notes in there as well, pecans or something. Lively carbonation is a bit excessive, but the body is quite smooth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a slightly greenish tinge. Minimal head though i suspect this one was not capped properly. Aroma is full of bready yeast. I am really not getting much else. Unfortunately I seemed to have missed all the expected hop aromas. Flavours are a little bland as once again I am really only getting the yeast. None of the expected hop bitterness. Average at best.


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