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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Harriet’s West Side is an eclectic ale brewed to balance the brightest West Coast hops with a prolific Belgian yeast strain. It pours light copper with a vigorous white head. Subtle malt gives way to a fruity, citrusy, and slightly spicy aroma and flavor. Light bodied, effervescent, and seductively approachable.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
undsioux7 (798) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Forgot to rate this one. Had on tap at Tilia. Will re-rate when I have it again, but it was a nice IPA and very drinkable. Better then I was expecting.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1033) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Not the kind of IPA’s I usually like. There is citrus and yeast flavors here, but light on the aromas.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (336) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Tap at Edina Grill in a pint glass. Orange in color. Mild head but decent lacing. Smells sweet with only an undertone of hops. An easy to drink Belgian IPA. Milder hop profile than most IPA options which is appreciated in this case. Solid, if unspectacular local option.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ericular (621) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Decent Belgian beer, but not my ideal IPA at all. Not much bitterness or any hop profile to speak of. The yeast dominates over the malts and hops. Call it something else.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheMaha (56) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2013
On tap in shaker. Poured a very attractive orange gold with a lot of effervescence and about a two inch head that dissipated fairly quickly. The aroma was bright and fruity, you can tell this is made with Belgian yeast immediately. Hop aromas were light but some hints of citrus. This is very much a session ale. There is a touch of bitterness in the initial sip but is quickly overtaken by a more fruit and sour taste. Carbonation is crisp. The Belgian yeast cut any malt character and the hops never really shine. This put me more in mind of a Wit than an IPA. While it’s always good to try another local brew I found this unremarkable and wouldn’t seek out again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2013
This is a decent Belgian but a crappy IPA. Very little hop profile to it and overall just not satisfying.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (1968) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
Draft sample. Copper in colour with moderate carbonation. Quite floral upfront on the nose, followed by some rounded pale malts, and a touch of plastic. Sweet pale malt and tangerine are the dominant flavors, backed by a bit of dry grass. Moderate bitterness. Overall, this is one seriously mellow IPA... not really my thing, but others might enjoy it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1752) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2012
On tap at the MN State Fair Gold, hazy color. Sweet malt flavor but starts and finishes with hops. Overall a good IPA. I will try more of their brews soon!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4475) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Gold color and hazy. Good, herbal hop aroma. Dry hop flavor. Some lightly sweet malt but the hops are the dominant characteristic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2160) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2012
On tap at Cedar Cultural Center. Yeast, fruity (peach). Slightly hazy bright yellow. Very yeasty initial flavor, then strong hops come out in mid, and some honeyish notes in final. Medium body. Not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (2237) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Had really high hopes for this. Served at good temperature with a smallish, thick, cream colored head that soon subsided to an island and ring with a little lace. Color is a clear amber apricot with some bubble trails. Aroma is a nice caramel, hop, fruit. Flavor’s not so much like nose with bitter hop and carbonic tang up front, fairly dry, and a bare hint of bacterial infection in the back. Body would be perfect but the bacteria, tang, and bitter combine to leave a less desirable experience, good carbonation. Finish is like flavor, fairly long, and a bit boozy.


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