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

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1021) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (990) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2014
Pale gold pour with a thick, fluffy white head. Fruity, grassy, passionfruit and citrus aromas. Taste is malt, a little citrus, but not much else going on.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
Bouteille de 33 cl. Arômes explosifs de fruits tropicaux (fruit de la passion, mangue, goyave). Robe blonde, légèrement trouble, petite dentelle et effervescence moyenne. En bouche, un malt croustillant supporte le houblon très fruité et aromatique en procurant de délicates notes de pain blanc. Finale sèche et amère. Très aromatique et particulièrement juteux et fruité. Excellent !

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (941) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Beautiful light aroma of piney hops. Cloudy golden orange with patches of head. Very earthy hops nice smooth malt ballances it by the end.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 19, 2015
Tap. Hazy, golden, minimal head, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flip_soeperman (880) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2012
Beautifully yellow clear with big white sturdy head. Smells like lemons with some grassy notes. Very fresh and light. Tastes a bit healthy. Very good pale with low bitterness and sweetness. Very delicate ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2009
Hazy gold, nice head and lacing. Deliciously fresh hop aroma which morphs as you drink it, starting off like a cross between Alpha Pale Ale and LCPA of old, then progressing to lemon marmalade, subtle Galaxy-esque weediness and NS-style grapiness. If they are using Galaxy (or something similar) they’re getting impressively refined character out of it. The flavour doesn’t really deliver on what the aroma promises, but it still goes alright. Initial hop flavour is good, malt is slight and a little milky but the whole lot trails away very quickly. Bitterness barely registers, but as the malt has disappeared by then it’s probably for the best. I was initially let down but then I realised I got through a few bottles in no time flat, so they must be doing something right. But it’s hard not to want a bit more guts after a great aroma like that.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (820) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Hazy amber, lasting, frothy head, aromas of passionfruit, fresh cut grass, lemon zest, good bitterness, resin/pine, some malt sweetness to balance it all out. A very good pale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dredd (789) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2009
I was beginning to wonder when Bridge Rd would really really nail one and they have with this. Lovely citrus hop aroma leads in to a nice mix of tropical fruits - passionfruit and mango predominantly. Balance is good and there is a nice balanced bittering finish. Very reminiscent of the Knappstein Lager which is not a bad thing at all!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jado (766) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2013
Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a thich white head that sticks around. Moderate carbonation. The nose is amazing, with a huge whack of passionfruit, papaya, melon and pepper. The taste is dominated by passionfruit, but a note of pine resin comes through too with moderate bitterness, before some lemon, spice and malt. Quite a clean finish, but leaves a light fruity aftertaste. Excellent Aussie pale ale.


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