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Red Hill Hop Harvest Ale

Brewed by Red Hill Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Red Hill, VIC, Australia
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
The brewers were knee deep in our hops for this special brew, using hops just harvested from our own vines which were then steeped in the vat of beer for months, this English style bitter has a real smack of hops to it, balanced by a luscious maltiness and strength of 6%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 28, 2016
Bottle. Orange, minimal head, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (830) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2015
Muddy brown red pour. Mild yeasty hop aroma. Taste is nice strong hop bitterness with a lingering bite - solid stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaril (40) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2014
A tidy and balanced number. Draft about of hop bitterness and aroma without overpowering the not too sweet malts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2014
Pours copper with a creamy head. Intense hoppy aroma that is earthy with some citrus sweetness. Nice malt backbone, despite domination by hops. Not excessively bitter but the texture is a little oily. Some burnt sugar rounds it out. Decent but not incredible

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jado (779) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2013
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a coppery amber with a small but persisting head. Aromas of tropical fruit, lemon and caramel. Taste is heavy on malt and caramel (a la a red ale) with a lighter fruit overlay of apple, lemon and something like melon. Fairly clean finish with a gentle sweetish aftertaste. Was expecting something hoppier, but this is pretty good nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (623) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2013
Hop Harvest Ale 6.0% special autumn release. Hand pumped, creating a flat beer with a really creamy, hoppy head with plenty of malt to finish the beer-esb style. Fantastic beer on tap at the brewery but rated out of the bottle for this score ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1410) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2012
A-- Poured a deep reddish copper color, with a one finger light brown head. Good head retention when swirling the beer. A little bit of thick lacing on the sides of the glass. S-- Candied apple! Yum! Very fresh lively smell to this. Hops are soft and there is a good amount of malt to this but it is balanced well in the smell. Does get earthy as it warms and smells like fall leaves that have fallen off the tree T-- Crisp, like and apple would be and juicy. Good amount of carmel with it as well. Hops kick in right after a few swirls in the mouth. Very nicely done. M-- A lot more flavors come into play at this point. Get pine, citrus, and a bit of burnt toffee. Good amount of acid to this and a large pine hop kick in the end. Very long lasting ending flavor to this. Sweetness is well hidden by this point. Medium carbonation and a little bit creamy. Much more earthy as it warms up D-- Well made beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2012
330ml bottle.Copper in colour with a strong malt character and balanced full hop flavour and aroma, finishing with a peppery spicy note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LesArgen (317) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2012
There’s a lovely malty, doughy aroma to this, followed by some subtle tropical fruit and finished off with the slightest hint of lemon zest. On the tongue, there’s honey and a slight taste of chocolate. The finish is lemon and mint with a burnt toast taste, but that’s a better mix than you’d think. A nice, full-bodied ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2012
bottled. reddish amber with an enthusiastic head; decent arormas of red berry, lemon zest and golf course on a rainy day; chewy, biscuity malt and a long mellow bitterness; perhaps lacking a little guts but an original beer nonetheless

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