twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(from notes) Average copper color appearance, Dank, sticky aromas, and a pile of well done hops. Superbly hoppy, not overdone on bittering hops, unique and interesting hop character full of heady citric and resinous notes.
zathrus13 (1739) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy gold, with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops, pine, and some sugary sweetness. Flavor is wonderful fresh hops, with some malt and caramel. Ends slightly bitter. highly enjoyable.
JorisPPattyn (8660) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful lace from just off-whtie head, hazy pale-orange beer. Grapefruit, and sucade fruit, fresh C-hops but not overwhelming. Beautiful real yellow grapefruit flavour, very fresh and mild-bitter. Wow, this is great, as it gives freshness, even when aged a bit. Quite carbonated, even titillating MF, medium bodied. Great hoppy beer, having kept up great. Many thanks to Dirk & Leen
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very aromatic, even as soon as you open the bottle. Lots of floral and citrus hops, appealing. Dark orange and cloudy, not filtered! Lots of malts at first with a very nice bitter hop finish. Finishess quickly without any linger bitterness. Makes it a very nice session IPA.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2008 Bottle shared by Taverner, pours hazy pale orange with almost no head. Nose is ganj like hops. The flavor is quite mouth puckering bitter, with a smooth nutty finish.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 After popping the top I could smell the floral notes flowing out of the bottle. I love this IPA. Full of hops, fresh hops, with their characteristic spiciness and floral notes. This is a hop bomb for the hop lover. Itís a little bland on the aftertaste - but thatís ok. Pours hazy golden with thin white head. SECOND ANALYSIS: This is hands down, the best Harvest IPA you can get.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to the ever dapper <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=1 for the pours -
It poured a hazy golden orange with a bubbling off-white head. The aroma was intense with sharp grapefruit, lemon zest, a bit of pine... and had a suggestion that sweet caramel lay underneath it all. Very nicely unbalanced flavor to this hop-head, almost tasting like a DIPA. The finish was a prolonged citric bitterness with a few shakes of pepper.
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Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2010 (Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of fordest. Pours a hazy golden with an off-white head. Fat, intense aroma of citrus and peach. Medium-bodied with very fresh and fruity accents. The finish is dry and bitter. An exemplary IPA. 190408 and 060610
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled with Mad_Indian. Pours hazy orange with a good size off-white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, spices, and caramel. the flavor is caramel, citrus, with a bitter pine finish.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice gold in color with a nice half inch head sitting atop. Smell is grapefruit, citrusy hops. And I like it. Taste is more balanced, but thereís a very nice citrusy finish. Strikes me as a subdued, Hopslamís little brother due to the amount of juiciness thatís coming through. Good beer thatís too easy to drink.