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

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RATINGS: 54   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 (180) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2010
an amazing beer full of hop flavour, smack in the face... one of my fav beer to come out in 2009

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bendybenbeer (38) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2010
Nice and lively beer, with a great nose. Light cloudy yellow, with a nice off white head. Palate is a bit thin, with a slightly funny yeast character... But immensely quaffable, and a good session beer.. although not at the price...

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.


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