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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3462) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle; poured a dull amberish color with a big frothy head. Aroma of earth, bread, biscuit with a subtle note of citrus. Flavor was ok, fresh tasting, but not hugely flavorful. Earthy and some caramel, touch of sweetness. Some fruit and a sbit of spiciness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clearish gold with fine white bubbles. Nose of gold raisins, Belgian yeast, herbal, cream, and ginger. Taste of pepper, Belgian yeast, orange pulp, finish is spicy and very carbonated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2011
On tap at Wankers Corner. A good refreshing brew. Would call it a fresh big hop American Pale Ale instead of an India Pale Ale. Not much in the way of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
topherh (1917) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma is catty, fruity, malty, leafy, citrus. Flavor is sweet, hoppy, fruity citrus, and malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lupulicious (30) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2011
22. Classic fresh-hop pale. Resiny hop flavor with a bit of citrus in the nose, but aroma is dominated by grassy and dry leaf notes. Mouthfeel is crisp yet not thin. Hazy golden-orange color, lively and fine-grained carbonation, minimal head, no lace. Tasted this on tap at the Bridgeport pub as well, and the cirtrus aroma was more prominent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Pours hazy rich gold with fluffy small bubbled head and great retention. Aroma is toasted caramel, resin, grass, herbs and a hint of citrus. Taste is resiny caramel, piney, and a grassy hop finish. Body is medium, average carbonation, quick dry bitter finish. Overall, a decent fresh hop ale but not the best I’ve had

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Cloudy gold with off-white head. Stronger malt presence in the nose than I might expect from an IIPA. Straw, honey, some mild floral hop aroma. Assertively bitter without any citrus/pine for balance. Something unidentifiably and pleasantly pleasing lurks in the background. Unbalanced, overly bitter, not very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12166) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Bomber poured a clear gold with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grassiness and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit and light grassiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Pours golden with a tall head that rests slowly. Mild aromatics with modest hop essence. Full nectar with excellent carbonation. This brew is hopped heavily with a strong biscuit profile. Quite simple but as I stated it has a strong hop profile. They claim it’s a Imperial style but the abv is only 6.56% which is a joke. More of a hopped up American Pale if you ask me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
boFNjackson (4195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2011 [2011] Bottle... Poured hazy, amber orange with a rocky, off-white head. Nice lacing. Lack of hops in the nose, grainy with some off dirt tones. Palate was nice, but very malt forward. Cracker, bread-like malts, chlorine chemicals, weeds, grass, split peas.
Earlier Rating: 9/27/2010 Total Score: 3.9
[2010] Bottle... Poured a golden orange with a thick white head. The aroma was leafy, herbal, mary jane-like with a hint of sweet grains. Lots of citrus, pungent fruit tones, coriander, light doughy malts, but terrific hop profile that’s ideal for the the NW. Sweet tarts, soapy, and a dab of alpha bitterness. Bridgeport’s Hop Harvest is probably their best regular seasonal beer in their lineup.

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