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Portsmouth Hop Harvest 2
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed with 120 pounds of wet Simcoe hops.
60IBU


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Tap at brewpub: Orange, clarity. Nice catty aroma with pine and grapefruit. Clean, spicy resinous flavor with a soft malt sweetness. Long bitter piny finish. A bit thin bodied but decent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2010
I was told that this years HH2 was brewed with citra so I raced over to the brewery to grab a pint. I did not leave dissapointed. The aroma is tropical fruit, pineapple, luscious floral hoppiness. A bomb of hop. Creamy mouthfeel makes this go down very easily. flavor is more tropical hoppiness with some orange rind, light floral flavors, and playful bitterness. A wonderful offering from Psmouth

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (939) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Pours orange with some darker hues. Aroma is pure Simcoe. Huge citrus and pine aromas. The flavor is nice and bitter without being too intense and a slight amount of sweetness shines through.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1784) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2010
No head atop the murky orange pour. Strong citrus aroma. Rich full malty flavor balancedd by a kicking citrus hop. Another fine offering by my friends in New Hampshire.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Appearance: Pours a deep auburn with honey orange folds. The head is minimal and off white. It shows little retention and lace but a nice hop oil sheen remains like a film across the top of the glass! Smell: The warrior hops aren’t as dank as the summit hops used in the Harvest #1 variation and they mask the malt a bit. Taste: Much more bitterness than HH #1 and not as much "red" malt flavor. It almost tastes like a copper ale with more bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with just enough carbonation to get by but I would like some more carbonation! Drinkability: I’m going to go against the grain and proclaim I like HH #1 more! Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 11-13-2009

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2009
This is 2009 HH2, wet warrior hop. I will start of by saying I liked last years simcoe bomb better. It was served in an imperial pint glass with a wonderful white head that lace’s perfectly. The body of the brew is cloudy and murky amber. The aroma is hop forward floral and citric for sure but balance with a nice caramel sweetness. The flavor is not the typical hop bomb mouth puckering bitter but an easy to drink hoppy mouthful. It had good carbonation with a medium feel in my mouth. I have drank this beer more than once and enjoyed every drop. It is easy drinking enough to grab a few of these brews a night Serving type: on-tap

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
on tap-pours a rocky tan head that laces and cloudy copper color. Aroma is mild citrus-orange, caramel. Taste is resin/orange hops, secondary medium malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a hazy copper with a tan head. Smells and tastes of resin and spice in a great, balanced way. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Pours a very deep dark amber/chestnut brown with dark golden ruby/amber edges when held to a light source and a one finger foamy off-white head that coats the glass with soapy lacing. Fresh earthy floral hop aroma with some nice citrus notes and slight dry pine. Pretty big malt backbone with some toasty biscuit and caramel malt notes but this doesn’t take much away from the dank bud oily hop notes. Extremely fresh earthy bitter floral hops up front with a chewy dank resinous mouthfeel. There is a pretty strong toasty caramel biscuit malt backbone but the hops are so dry and fresh that they sustain there flavor throughout and last into dry bitter finish. There are some nice citrus notes, mostly grapefruit and citrus peel but the freshness of the hops provides a luscious dry pine flavor that is oh so tasty. Normally I dislike any kind of hoppy beer that has this much of a malt backbone but this is an exception. Plenty of fresh dank hops to overcome the maltiness, resulting in an extremely flavorful and drinakble harvest ale. Recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Pours dark copper with an amber hue and a chill haze. A half inch head of white quickly dissapated to a skim coat on the surface, and plenty of dotted lacework remained for the duration. Aromatics are filled with green, sweet, lush hops and juicy malt. Ripe citrus with crushed spruce boughs, and candied hop resin with skunky cannabis dew. Cover the glass, give it a swirl, and take a big huff..Oh yea. Medium bodied, with crisp, creamy, and slightly chewy mouthfeel. Candied tropical fruit, juicy malt, and pine syrup lead off the palate. A firm, drying bitterness steps forward along with some grapefruit zest and a caramel nod. Finishes with bitter and sweet fruits, plump malt, and lingering hop resin. Ultra-fresh, and a showcase for what a real wet-hopped harvest ale should be. A couple of notches up from last years Harvest. Yum.


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