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Harviestoun The Ridge

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


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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (157) - 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 (2458) - 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 (5567) - 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 (1872) - 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").

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (872) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
0,33l fles gedeeld met bryanvdv, goudgeel met een snel slinkende schuimkraag. Geur is moutig met de hop meer op de achtergrond en daar naast gember. in de smaak Is de hop wel vol aanwezig, brandnetel en canabis met een mooie bitterzure afdronk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bryanvdv (579) - - SEP 27, 2014
Fles gedeeld met rikstar. Goudgeel helder bier met witte kraag. Aroma is hoppig. Smaak is licht bitter. Wat trekkend.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
melush (925) - SPAIN - SEP 25, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Slainte. Color dorado claro. Sabor a malta, ligeramente afrutado, a lupulo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
omikr0n (755) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden with nice fluffy white head. Aroma is floral and spicy. Taste is bitter with hops, malt and citrus fruits. Aftertaste is surprisingly not bitter at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeatyPete (393) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
Pale yellow color with white foam head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine tree. Taste of grapefruit with a dry bitter body.

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