riversideAK (5404) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This just smells freash. Its got some tropical fruit in the aroma and some leafy minty hops. Pours a hazy orange brown with a thin head. Not too bitter, but rather spicy, dry, and herbal. Some toasty caramel malt with flavors of pineapples, orange, and mango. It tastes extremely fresh and has a chalky mouthfeel. As it warms, some citrusy hops become evident in the finsh, as it becomes chewy and resiny. Good stuff. Not as good as High Tide IPA, but damn good nonetheless.
boFNjackson (3570) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ their NW location... Poured amber with an off-white head. Fresh hops on the nose. Good, carbonated palate, with a stingy sizzle on the tongue. Refreshingly hoppy and a little malt for balancing. Straight up, good hoppy ale that’s well made.
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Skyview. Hop flavor and aroma. Pine and citrus, as well as some flower. Sweet malt for balance and gold color. Abundant hop aroma with lots of character and complexity. Far above average.
badgerben (4253) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Skyview for this one! Gold color with a thin head. Green tea aroma. Holy Hanna... lots of green tea flavor. Some sweet malt. A little bit of citrus that I would expect, but it is buried by the tea.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a single 22-oz bomber from Liquid Solutions in Oregon. Pours a semi-clear cooper amber brew with a thick off-white head that has some nice retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, grapefruit, a touch of spearmint, orange zest, dirty socks, and dry herbs. Taste is medium bodied, very light carbonation with flavors of both citrus and floral hops, a hint of caramel malt and grapefruit. Finish has a mild bitterness and a spicy caramel aftertaste. The extra eight months of aging did some nice work on this IPA.
ChainGangGuy (4116) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, bright, yellow-orange body with a large, foamy, white head.
Smell: Spicy, perfumy nose with a musky grassiness and vague, humble maltiness underneath.
Taste: Restrained pale maltiness and accompanying sweetness. One tiny drop of light caramel sauce. Spicy hops with a pine resin bent to it. Again, there’s that slight grass-musk hint. Medium bitterness. Dry finish with a light, lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Boy, that 2006 version was a nightmare, but this, this folks, isn’t half bad!
craftbeerdesign (2123) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
sample on 6/5/08, rating from notes. extremely fresh hop profile... excellent. wonderful hop character in the aroma... floral, citrus and other standard hop distinctions. citrus on the palate, nice medium body and excellent bitter finish. glad I got to try this one....
Ungstrup (26194) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of oranges, other citrus fruits, and hops. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and hops, leading to a dry bitter finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks BrianK for the share. Pours an amber copper body with a thin whit head. The aromatic character of this beer is grapefruit, pine, citrus, orange and its so effervescent. Flavor is a fresh hop explosion and the cool serving temp is letting this one stand tall. I loved this.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Mint, cut grass, tree bark, mango, pineapple on the nose with a decent sweeter malt base. Pours a nice bright copper with a decent sized white head leaving nice sticky lacing. Six months later and the hops are still nicely evident on the tongue. Perhaps a tad muted, but still there. Lots of grass, tangerine, plum, sweeter malt. Still a good amount of bright hops. A lush texture on the tongue. I think this would be stellar fresh!
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012
Name: Hop Harvest
Date: December 15, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: cloudy orange, wispy off white head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with citrus and floral hops
Flavor: sweet crystal and caramel malt flavor, lots of hop flavor, good blend of floral and citrus hops, lasting bitter finish, bitterness eventually catches up and dries it out
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4