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

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RATINGS: 55   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinkas (273) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2012
The brewers have demonstrated in a beer exactly what it feels like to pick hops in the field Delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2012
Produces a hazy, yellow gold with sparse and intermittent carbonation and a few sea monkeys floating about.Creamy, compact off white head is lasting and adds to the overall mouthfeel. There is a potent, swelling, all hop nose that is arguably seductive. Passionfruit, pineapple, lychee and pear, candied lemon and lime zest meld with notes of vine clippings, pine needles, peppery spice, eucalypt and citronella oil. Juicy, tangy mix of bitter and ripe citrus and tropical fruits dominate the palate. more pineapple, lychee, pear, etc., just a continuation of that wonderful bouquet. Quite foamy but firm; the body is relatively light and the carbonation just a prickle reserved for the tip of the tongue. Sun-drenched malt flavour shines through, giving balance. Not overly bitter in the tail; piney, light wood, subtly floral, but still all hops. This is a showcase glorifying our current hop industry and finally bringing Australia out of the dark ages of the dreaded Pride of Ringwood. These guys have produced a lip-smacking, bang-up, Friday night come Sunday session killer of a beer. And credit to them for keeping it below 5.0% ABV. Lovely stuff. (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jado (436) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (414) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MJGG (924) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (859) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2012
(bottle) Poured a hazy straw with a good white head. Lovely aroma - mainly citrus with hints of tropical fruit, particularly passionfruit. Medium body with excellent full carbonation. Great flavour with hops apparent from start to finish, but not dominated by bitterness, and the hop contribution evolves through the taste, with a gentle fruity contribution at the start moving to a decent bitter finish. At the start the lemony / tropical fruits of the aroma are present. the flavour develops some peppery spice and nice biscuity malt and then winds up with a long pleasant bitter finish. Overall a very nice beer that is all about the hops, without them overwhelming with bitterness. There’s an nice breadth of flavour in this refreshing beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brenhophead (523) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2012
330mL bottle 2012 harvest, pours a clear almost straw colour but the aroma is amazing.. smells like fresh cut grapefruit/mandarin/orange wow. Those aroma’s really flow through to the flavour and they all mingle well, very low level of pale malt flavour and this makes the hops shine! i see so much potential for this hop.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2012
330ml Bottle. Big orange and citrus aromas. Hops from start to lingering finish. A very enjoyable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (6388) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2012
Draught @ Beer Temple. Hazy pale yellow color, medium sized slightly creamy white head. Smell malts, citrus, hops. Taste malts, citrus, hops, subtile bitterness. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Nice, pleasant to drink APA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
Tap. Delicious. Aromas of citrus, and pine. Taste starts sweet, with some sourness, and a long bitter finish. Palate is velvety, with a light-to-medium body. Cloudy yellow, with a frothy white head.


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