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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Light bodied American Pale Ale with locally grown hops! 2013 is Named "Hammerstone American Ale" no other changes other than this was a wet hop batch with 3x more fresh hops in it since my hop yard is truly comning along now.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1477) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Hops for thia beer were grown by my buddy coldbrewky. Amber hue small head that reduces quickly. Nose is clean with hint of grapefruit and tangerine. Taste is sweet caramel up front balanced nicely with grapefruit and other citrus. Mouth is light bodied, slightly drying. A solid apa from hutch. Rated via BeerBuddy


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1737) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing S: Bready, Biscuits, Mildly Floral T: Grainy, Bready, Floral M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter, Mildly Drying Overall, a nice bready malty pale that doesn’t go hop burn but still gives you the bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
Growler partagé lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est dorée légèrement voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse avec une pointe de caramel et de pin. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #4560)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Orange-scented hop leaves also contribute earthiness, as slender caramel and honey are met by floral hop resins in the finish.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy dark amber.
-The leafy character is reminiscent of longly-steeped tea.
-The hop bitterness is leveled to the rest of the brew’s medium intensity.
-This is nicely drinkable throughout and is exactly what you expect when ordering a Harvest Pale Ale, or something similar, in good American brewpub.
-That being said, it could have been a bit more aromatic to showcase the said hops.
-The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy, as if it was handpulled, naturally carbonated.

Growler. Thx Steve!!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2015) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Growler courtesy of coldbrewky, Thanks Steve. Pours a translucent new penny copper color with a smallish off-white head that has soon fades to a film. The aroma is mild with weeds, citrus, pine and a bit of toffee. The taste is bitter hops forward with grapefruit, resins and some pine nuts. The malt base is semi-sweet biscuit with a touch of caramel. The palate is just a bit thinner than I would prefer and its light and crisp with lively carbonation. Finishes long, dry and leaves a lingering pine nut bitterness. Overall: Props to steve whose hops made this. This brew really buzzed me fast, I think that its a bit higher ABV than 5.6.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1411) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 On tap repeatedly at the brewpub. A solidly put together beer. I must state that it is quite the honor to have a beer named after you. I was just looking for a home of r my hop harvest as my out of control hobby provided this year like none previous. A crisp bright amber in the glass. Thick tan head settles fast. Light hop nose. Central cereal tone with moderate malts and more hops than I thought needed to provide the 30-40 IBU. Cascade and Chinook provide a nice grapefruit pine heat. I have scientifically proven through rigorous repetition that this beer is a solid all day drinker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2011
On tap at Crossroads. Pours a clear orange amber with a thin to medium sized white head. Soft earthy hops, light malt. Sweet malt, toasty. Malt, a touch of sweetness. Crisp and earthy, long bitterness with a touch of grapefruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2399) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Medium statured offwhite head with good retention and lacing. Brite, copper orange hued ale. Nose is fruity, lil peach, citrus and light pine. Lightly medium in body, crisp and gently prickly carbonation, lightly oily. Lightly sweet malts, hint of caramel, light graininess with fairly well balanced citrusy, leafy hop notes, piney also. Fairly dry finish with a soft bite and a little resin. Nice APA, easy drinkin. Props to my friend coldbrewky for the growler! Not to mention that Steve (coldbrewky) is also the supplier/grower of the locally grown hops used in this fine libation! Cheers to stevely on his hop farming skills! Not to mention the brow beating skills he used in getting them to use his hops and his name in this beer! Yer da man Steve! Fekkin Newyawker! Hop farm on my friend!


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