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Harviestoun The Ridge

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


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thegooddoc (1) - - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
Belle robe. Goût légèrement citroné. Un peu trop d’amertume avec quelque côté peu nuancé .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
leosanches (40) - - APR 26, 2015
Cerveja amarelo claro, opaca e translúcida, com pouca espuma. O aroma é frutado, cítrico e com toque amadeirado, com o lúpulo já chamando atenção. Como a proposta da cerveja já propõe, a impressão é de se estar tomando uma IPA americana, com lúpulo acentuada e marcada pelo exagero do sabor, o amargor é intenso e o aftertaste é seco e prolongado, afetando um pouco a drinkability. O toque cítrico do aroma se mantém no sabor. A harmonização não é fácil, mas deve cair bem com alimentos de sabor forte, como queijos.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2755) - South Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2015
UPDATED: APR 28, 2015 From a 50 cl bottle in Edinburgh. Bright gold-amber with a decent head. Too earthy (flavor), as hinted at by the aroma. Flavor is a bit stronger than average for style. Hops build into the finish and linger on in the moderately bitter aftertaste. Medium body and near medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1460) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2015
Sample at Great Grog’s bottled beer festival. Aroma and taste are citrus, lemon, malts, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maekchu (2602) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 18, 2015
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Piney nose, and an unusual hop mix, smells like boozy chocolate drink, light grass. Clear deep orangeish/gold color, very little head, slick. Ripe dates, harsh hopping, some citrus fruit, and light burnt or phenolic note in finish. Thin-medium body. Maybe this one didn’t travel well. Really doesn’t come together. A disappointment from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vidmidia (68) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - APR 17, 2015
Cor de mel, bem turva. Espuma rala de curta duração. Aroma cítrico e levemente floral. Bem amarga, com toques cítricos e maltados. Retrogosto adocicado com final amargo e levemente ácido.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (738) - SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2015
Cask and newly tapped. Rich pure white whippy head with a deep russet colour.Firm bitter burr which builds and accelerates towards its end which is well supported by a raw yet supple supportingstructure. The bottled and keg version are hopelessly outgunned compared the cask equivalent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
digopossobon (330) - MACAE, BRAZIL - APR 15, 2015
A: spruce, floral, delicious! A: golden, clear, minimal head, white foam T: very bitter, medium sourness P: medium body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter, astringent, long finish O: Gosto muito das APA. São mais "brutas" mais francas que as IPA. E esta é uma ótima representante.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (4028) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2015
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 070415. I find the beer from Harviestoun a bit hit and miss sometimes and unfortunately I think that this one is more a miss than a hit. Poured into the glass a murky sickly looking muddy yellow colour that was not visually pleasing at all - looked like pineapple juice. The aroma was very mild and moderate and I had to work hard to really find any aroma at all. Flavour was much the same which was disappointing because I have had some really great beers from this brewery. Maybe I just managed to get an off bottle. Thin in the mouth even though it looked thickish in the glass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (235) - SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Keg @ Meat. Cloudy amber colour with a lingering, creamy head. Dry, tropical fruit aroma. Similar taste with lingering bitterness

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