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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 197   ABV: 6.56%
This listing is for 2010 and later releases.

This year’s Hop Harvest features fresh Centennial hops from third-generation, family-owned Goschie Farms in Silverton, Ore. Newly named brewmaster Jeff Edgerton and family recently drove to the farm with a utility trailer and burlap bags, and brought back 400 pounds of fresh Centennial hops. Within an hour, crews cut open the sacks and hops were blended with the base beer that had been prepared in advance and cooled to prevent cooking off the natural citrus and floral notes of the hops. Almost two weeks later, brewers lightly filtered the beer and filled kegs and 22-oz bottles with this farm-fresh brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy orange copper with a small off white head with spotty lacing. The aroma is floral hops and bubblegum. Medium mouthfeel with a dry hop with grapefruit and grass with a light bitter finish. A good IPA from Bridgeport.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bronzan (135) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
A nice, hoppy somewhat sweet aroma. A little bitter, especially on the finish. Medium body with subtle carbonation. Would have liked a "hoppier" taste...doesn’t really carry that flavor through from first scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Pours a thick, lively cheddar orange with a nose of sweet, buttery grapefruit glaze, light orange peel, and a hint of pine. Flavor is a nicely balanced blend of rose, grapefruit, orange, and pine. Light malt essence in the background. Thick and lively on the togue. Fresh and enjoyable. Definite repeat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
onceblind (6112) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2011
GABF 2011. Bright yellow gold with slight haze. Grassy fresh hop aroma, but also has a tone reminiscent of plastic. Nice smooth grassy hop flavor with mild floral and a small bit of citric hops. A little light on the body. Balanced though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
9/18/11 bridgeport hop harvest fresh hop ipa @ pap’s hopageddon. hazy orangew/ a small white head. really dirty a + f along with mild pine, citrus, flowers, slight spice and mostly caramel/maltiness. a little too sweet to make it sessionable. 6/3/6/3/13+

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2025) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Bomber. Bought at Fred Meyer in CDA, ID. Pours hazy cantaloupe with a large rocky lacy off-white head with great retention. Aroma is clean; it’s faintly piney, citrusy, floral and bready. I was hoping for something really resinous and in your face. Taste is bittersweet. Not your typical IPA. There’s something here in the mix that sets this apart from most IPAs. I like it. It tastes fresh. I wish the brewery would put a brewed on date on the bottle so I knew just how fresh it is. Palate is sticky, carbonation is average. Really good, I just wish the aroma was more pungently hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2011
On tap at Local Option in Chicago, October 22, 2011. Hazy orange/amber with a minimal white head. Fresh and fruity, crisp mouth feel and easy to drink. I liked it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (13961) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2011
2011. Hazy tan. The aroma is earthy, minty hop. Similar character on the palate. Not at all bright. Malts are indistinct, relatively boring. Not bright? How’d they do that?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass (676) - Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2011 Nice. Not really outstanding, but good. Citrus/floral hops aroma, but more like downplayed pine hops in the taste. Good, but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Despite the label’s potentially misleading use of the word "imperial," I knew to expect the potency of a regular pale ale or IPA. The focus here, of course, is on fresh hops, not on the alcohol level. I try to taste all of the fresh hop ales that appear during this festive time of year, and this ale in particular stands out as the greenest, juiciest, and most succulent experience of fresh hop bitterness that I’ve tasted so far. But that is quite an acquired taste, I believe. If you’ve ever tried pure hops flowers as an herbal tea, you know what a weird kind of bitterness they have on their own. This brew has a bit of that weirdness, just barely tempered by a faint hint of malty sweetness.

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