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Harviestoun The Ridge

Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: American Pale Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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The Mid Atlantic Ridge is where two tectonic plates meet at almost the midpoint between America and Scotland. With this Geological symmetry in mind, we’ve created a union between American amarillo and British hops to produce a distinctive US style ale with Scottish origins, quaffable with a seismic depth of flavour.
Hops East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, Apollo, Amarillo
Malts Wheat malt, lager malt

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (3578) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2014. Flowery and fruity smell. Similar taste. Medium strong bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJvd (919) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
33 cL bottle at home. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma has some fruitiness, tropical fruits, hops and some herbs. Taste has some herbal and grassy hops with a medium bitter finish. Medium body and carbo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2615) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2014
(Harviestoun The Ridge) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a tulip, ABV 5% Pale orange on the body, slightly hazy, with a small and thin white head. Okay retention. Medium lacing on the glass. Aroma has light malts, grains, light fruity notes of peaches, dirty straw. Taste of grains, malts, straw, light fruity notes again, faint citrus. Good bitterness though both on the finish and the aftertaste, with long duration. Medium thin body, average carbonation. nice dry feeling on the palate. Not very impressed by this although I see myself drinking it out in the garden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (3796) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 27, 2014
Light misty body and good head. Soft English pale ale style, herbal and flowery hops. Drinks very well, nice mouth feel, not too carbonated. Good brew, high quality stuff. Won’t blow your socks of though. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopmaestro (194) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2014
Aroma is a little malty with grass, hay and a discrete hop presence. The taste is indeed like they say, a brit-style pale ale with a little more aggressive hops. Medium and mature malts with a little careful lovebite from the Amarillo hops. The brew doesn’t really take off in my opinion, but it is a good pale ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (207) - Gdańsk, POLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Piana drobna, biała, ładnie ozdobiła "szronem" szkło. Kolor słomkowy, lekko zamglone. W aromacie bardzo wyraźny chmiel plus nuty owocowo-kwiatowe. W smaku spora goryczka, lekko zalegająca. Kontra słodowa niewysoka, ale wyczuwalna. Całość bardzo przyjemnie zbalansowana. Jak na Pale Ale to jedno z lepszych jakie piłem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
ALLOVATE (2475) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2014
Sandy gold and mildly hazy in the glass with a short-lived snow-white foam. There is honey, buttery brioche, lemongrass, marmalade and pear drops on the nose hinting at a sweet beer. Quite yeasty and slick on the palate with evident soapiness. Sharp, weedy bitterness in back with a hint of bitter orange peel and grass. Malt is muddled under the yeasty notes. Esters are subtle but there is a sourness to it that is not quite right. Not in fine form. A re-rate may be needed! (33cL, code L1212, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (5792) - ITALY - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle oro intenso discreta schiuma buona persistenza naso leggermente agrumato buona luppolatura lievi note terrose corpo medio bion amaro discreta secchezza finale luppolato lievi astringenze

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrJamesMcEwan (54) - SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear, golden, with a white head that disappates quickly. Medium bodied, very high carbonation, very fine bubbles. Aroma is heavily pine & slight grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit and grass. Palate is medium. Finish is very dry and grassy. A dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1981) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2014
33xl bottle from 5e Mondial de la Bière, bb09/2015. Reticent green & wet hops of a distinct UK bent (herbal, flowery) flow into a harnonious blend in taste of suave, rich biscuit malts, pillowy yeast and a subtle array of European, more than US, hops: wild berry, quince, pear, lemon curd rather than grapefruit or full-on orange peel. Very easy drinking, flavourful and characteristic enough as a transatlantic crossover considering its aimed APA style and mere 5%. (although the depth of flavour might be slightly short of "seismic").

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