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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 197   ABV: 6.56%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13254) - 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.

3.2
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
boFNjackson (4200) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (3700) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 Shared bomber at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a hazed orange/gold color, off white cream & bubbles head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The aroma was pungent cattiness, grapefruit rind, dry, resiny, and earthy. The flavor was quite bitter and dry with both lasting past the finish, and somewhat halted by a follow up glass of ice water. Somewhere in the middle was just a hint of caramel & malt sweetness. Although I’m very pro-hop, a little more malt presence would have been welcome to get closer to balance and take the edge off. Another chance, on tap at the same location. Although the appearance improved with some thick, sheet-like lacing, and the hop attack was slightly mellower to the senses, I still came to the same conclusion. +.1

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Bottle with Carla. Pours a hazy gold/orange with white foam. Smells very citrusy of oranges. Tastes initially peppery, citrusy and resiny of fresh hops, but fades into cheap 2-row at the end.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alphadelic (2164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2011
A lightly hazy, deep amber ale. Some head retention. The nose is a surprisingly dull and oily hop aroma. It is full of damp green foliage and plenty of caramel malty sweetness and a hint of banana and soap. It has a pretty amazing toasty flavour that really packs a punch, very savoury. There is definitely some real bitterness here though it gives way to that toast in the finish with some light nuttiness too. The hop flavour is very mild and grassy. All in all its quite well balanced but I would have expected more of a ’Wow’ factor, especially when it comes to showcasing the hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. color with a ring of white head. Sweet hops, but remains fairly faint considering the style. Sweet notes with floral as well. Flavor is dry hops with a powdery sweetness. The hops have an interesting sweetness but the taste is also fairly subdued. Interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2011
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, golden in color , has a cheesy hoppped aroma, flavor is more fruit than hoppy or malted, decent finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle: Pours a hazy mahogany color with a thick off-white head and a thick sheet of lacing. The nose is fresh with lots of orange, spice and citrus along with a toasty malt background. The flavor is light and balanced; very little hop bitterness, a toasty pale malt note and a nice crispy hop flavor. Most of the hops are dry hops and it makes a west coast ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2011
22oz Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Orangish amber in color. Big hops aroma and flavor. Floral and just the right amount of fruit hops flavor coming off. Malt sweet and bittered just right this was a tasty treat.


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