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

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2009
Pours hazy golden orange with a nice off white head. Nose has herbacious hops that bring masses of citrus and tropical fruit. I’d say nelson sauvin or galaxy varieties. Palate translates well. A heap of tropical fruit: mango, passionfruit. A touch of dry grainy aussie malt pops up, but is very feint. Certainly not enough to offend, almost a little bit biscuity. Finishes with green grassy hops and medium bitterness. Really good! Practically oozes fresh hops.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2009
A great companion to the more intense but far less sessionable Bling IPA. This beer shows fantastic balance and the green nettle hops are a real highlight on both the nose and in the mouth. This hop input is quite subtle but matches the structure very well. Lachlan is right in saying that the palate power is a bit light but this didn’t detract from the sheer drinkability. A true session beer if I ever saw one.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3053) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3268) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2012
On draft at temple bar. Light golden with a thick head. Citrus and grass in the aroma. Nice hoppy citrus flavor. Not much bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flip_soeperman (610) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2013
330 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere. Pours a clousy yellow colour with a white foamy chunky. Aroma of strong herbal notes, green tea and citrus. Flavour of strong herbal hoppiness, pale malts, pungent grapefruit and apricot. Light bodied and high carbonation. Nice lingering bitter finish with a foamy mouthfeel. Good.

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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13409) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Cloudy yellow - white head. Light malty. Ok hoppy. Grassy. Cammomile. Light sweet notes. Flowery. Light straw. Very pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4604) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Tap @ Beer Temple. The pour’s deep gold with a small white head. The nose is green shoots, some lemon and mild banana esters. The taste is light green grass, garden patch, some lemon peel and rainy countryside field. Light body, smooth, easy to drink. Nice, easy stuff.


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