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Russian River Hoptime Harvest Ale

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
HopTime Harvest Ale is brewed with 100% “wet” Russian River hops. Normally, we add from 1/2 pound to 2 pounds of hops per barrel (31 gallons) of beer. With this brew we added 9 pounds of freshly picked “wet” hops to each barrel of beer. The exceptional hop aroma and flavor is attributed to the fact that the “wet” hops were added to the kettle just 4 hours after they were harvested. Distinctive aromatic’s and flavor’s from “wet” hops differ from those found in dried hops because the volatile oils in “wet” hops are exactly as they were when hanging on the vine. Available on draft seasonally.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
55x11 (44) - - SEP 28, 2016
Straw gold with white head. Aroma is very subtle hops some citrus. Citrus flavor. Very nicely tasty beer. But wet hops aroma is on the subtle side. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2872) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Draft 10 oz pour at Russian River. Bright and shiny golden pour with a thick, lasting cream foam head. A very modest aroma of straw and hops. Flavor is a gentle IPA, fusty grains and low bitter hops. I feel like I expected a more dominant hop impression per the description, but that’s just me. The heavy hop content comes through late and lingers. Very simple IPA to drink. Huge session feel. So.glad I made it down here during wet hop season. Solid fresh IPA here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015
Pour on tap at GABF, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of nice pine, grass, orange and citrus, some tangerine into a bit of biscuit, bready notes with a slight herbal note. Taste was a mix of nice orange, tangerine, grapefruit into nice pine mixing into bread, some lemon, finishing fairly bitter. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Sampled at GABF2013. Nice, golden amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is mostly citrus and pine up front, with some resinous notes as well. Light, bready golden malt towards the backend of the nose. Flavor is focused on nice fresh hops, lots of orange, tangerine and piney hop bitterness, with touches of milder citrus sweetness. Obviously hop forward, it has some malt character to round things out. Medium bodied, lively carbonation. Finishes bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Sampled at gabf. From my notes. pours a hazy orange with a white head. fresh fruit taste with a great hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7495) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a hazy orange with some frothy, white head. Nose of pine, oranges, malt, honey comb. Malts flavor, pine, honey comb, lemon, orange, vegetal. Clean, refreshing finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap at GABF 2013, citrus and resin aroma, taste is similar and the bitter is a bit lighter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7026) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2013
GABF 2013
Aroma is floral and grapefruit. Flavors are floral, sweet and mild spices

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Ont tap @ GABF. Golden pour with a white head. Aromas of pine, orange, and grapefruit. Some nice floral notes and a touch of pale malt. The flavor is dominated by grapefruit. Nice orange and pine notes, too. A light grassy notes, some light malt flavor and sweetness, and some floral hops. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Draft at GABF. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose and taste of hops, mango, tropical fruit and light malt. Medium body.

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