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RATINGS: 90   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 yearís 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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 2, 2011
I now wish that I had bought more of this but I am glad to have tasted this. Pours an orange shade and the bouquet is very woodsy. The taste is very light and buoyant. Citrus notes and chamomile. Just a terrific IPA with a touch of bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheRealMGD (552) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Hazy, orange-gold pour with minimal head and no lace. Mild fresh hop nose, medium body with toast, citrus hops and some resinous bitter flavors. Tart finish which is short, lightweight and a bit peppery. Decent, but the bottled-conditioned IPA from BridgePort is superior.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6607) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Clear amber color/ white head. Very fresh aromas of spicy, resinous hops, with mild, dry caramel. medium bodied. Nice green, resinous, spicy bitter hop flavors with dry caramel, mild booze, would have been better without the booziness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2010
amber. off-white head. average retention. doughy fresh-cut grass nose, oily, green, dank and sharp up front. medium body. quickly diminishing and drying finish buzzing acidity on the tongue afterward. resinous and sticky but mostly dry. much better than the atrocious 2009 batch, and may be their best yet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2212) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2011 22oz from Fred Meyer. N.Salem. $5.49 Fairly typical slighly hazy burnt orange IPA-esque coloured beer with a very nice thick off white head. Aroma leafy/lemony hops what else? This one smells slightly less than fresh..but still nice enough. Taste is way more intense in hopping than the aroma suggested..very strong with hints of pine/spruce along with the citric character. Malt seems on the weak side though. OK on the palate,Maybe a little thin. Average Overall a nicely drinkable but not stellar IPA..it might have been better very fresh rather than a couple of months old now. this is a RERATE 2011 22 oz from the N.Salem Freddys. $5.25 typical orange coloured IPA,slightly hazy..large thick creamy white heid Strange chemical/alc aromas..candied sugar and some spice..strange and not good Taste is also bad..semi sour sweet barely any hop..this is awful Mouthfeel i suppose is OK but this is disasterous Terrible terrible stuff from Bridgeport. I hope this was a bad bottle but it really didnt seems so..just an awful beer terrible terrible stuff

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Tap at the Eugene Fresh Hop Festival. Golden orange pour with a thick grip of white foam and some very nice sticky lacing. Smells of floral and grapefruit hops with some bready malt notes as well. Flavor is basically oranges baked into bread, very smooth and easy to drink and bursting with hop flavor. I donít remember enjoying any previous vintages nearly as much, I hope they maintain this recipe.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2010
22 oz. from Kim. Hop harvest this, wet hop that, farm-fresh over there. I donít know if I simply lack the refined palate to be able to tell the difference, but I donít think there is much to be said regarding the use of fresh hops over dried. The beer tastes OK, even if it smells a little funny, but ultimately disappoints as it tastes no different than a session IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Orange pour, thick white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, herbal hops on a lightly bready, sweet malt backdrop, flavor hits pretty much the same notes with a little more "green" leafy character. A very, accessible nice beer for hop lovers.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Fresh bomber. The pour gives a hazy, deep, golden-orange amber body with a moderate head of quickly fading, yellowish-khaki foam. Thin flares, splotches, and spots of lacing mark the glass. The aroma is very grainy, featuring dry cereal prominently. Buttery toffee lies underneath, followed by dry floral hops and mild resinous pine. It really doesnít smell like a fresh hop, to be honest. It actually smells kind of stale. Flavors follow suit, very buttery and clearly laden with diacetyl. Dry cereal grain, wheat, and minerals are obtrusive, even astringent, and the hops are faded and weak. Dusty, peppery, wildflower hops arenít exactly what Iím looking for in a harvest ale. Where is the sticky, dripping, resinous bitterness? Iím getting more cardboard here. The palate is on the thin side of medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, scratchy, papery finish. Bleh, this one doesnít impress me one bit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinaMarket (251) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Floral, citrus, alcohol, and hops aroma. Solid frothy head that lays down after a bit. Well balanced IPA with a bit of a viscuos mouthfeel. Not creamy but perhaps a bit oily/sticky. I was expecting huge bitter hops taste, and am pleasantly surprised by a nice very drinkable IPA. Pretty damn good, although I donít really see much difference in the "hop harvest" aspect. Tasted from the 22 oz bottle @ 60įF.


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