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RATINGS: 1735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Each fall, hops reach their peak flavor- bursting with aromatic oils that give ales layers of complex flavor and aroma that can only happen at harvest time. For us, fall comes twice a year- once in each hemisphere. This Harvest Ale features "wet" or un-dried whole-cone hops from Yakima, WA that are plucked from the bine and delivered to our brewery within 24 hours of picking.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TerryR (383) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2006
From a growler. Deep amber with almost no head (sitting in growler 3 days). Big hoppy aroma - citrus,pine and grapefruit, with some malt as well. Sweet malt becomes much more pronounced in the flavor. Hops reappear for a great bitter finish. Wish they bottled this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2006
my audionotes had a hard time describing this: pretty hoppy but with a pretty strong malt backbone for an SN. the SN taste was pretty obviously there, but the malts contributed from the beer balanced it pretty well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2006
On tap at Pilsener Room, Portland. Amber, lasting beige head. Sligtly floral hop. Nice malts. Has a bit of creaminess. Nice green hop finish. Quite creamy, but full in mouth, but full and subtle. Nice malt and great quality.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2007 Draught @ Piece in Chicago. Reddish amber pour. Smooth, grassy sweet aroma. Sweet, sticky, wonderful wet hops that make this an instant classic. My only hope is that production levels continue to rise and we see more SN Harvest on the East Coast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Draft at Khyber in Phildelphia. Pours reddish amber with a white head. Citrus and caramel aroma. Nice malt backbone and a very bold hop flavor, almost in IPA territory. Hop bitterness is very earthy and green. Does not linger long. Not bad, but the hops in this one was too green for me. The bartender that served me was a complete asshole because I had the nerve to ask for a receipt. I don’t recommend this bar unless you are going only to see band

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2006
on tap, pured a deep copper with a nice white head. aromas of earthy hops with a little citrus. big hop flavor with a nice malty presence. very balanced and a nice mouthfeel. good ending bitterness with a slight piney aftertaste. very good, much better than the IPA and i would rather drink this than SNPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2590) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Pint @ Tylers/Durham. Good aroma, sweet. Perfumey, citrus (orange/GF) minor nuttiness, pine. Clean brownish orange color, small head with minor lacing. Bittersweet flavor, grapefruit takes over with a toffee malt in the background. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Nice. Right up my alley. Seemed right in the middle of the pale ale & celebration.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
probstblueribbon (2851) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2006
Pint at Blue Tusk in Syracuse with Lubiere. Deep reddish-copper with minimal head. Floral, hoppy, citrusy, lemony, and slightly malty nose. Moderate carbonation and a med. body. Great hops up front, moderate bitterness that doesn’t linger too long. A sl. malt sweetness and pretty good balance. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2006
On tap at Mad Mex in Columbus Ohio - Pours a dark amber iwth a short white head that faded pretty quick. Aromas of orange, light grapefruit, and some light caramel malts. Flavor is similar to SN Pale Ale which has good hop flavor but I do believe this is a tad more hoppy. More grapefruit here and a little pine. Good balance with some caramel malts. Palate is crisp and clean with a nice bitter finish.. Not bad..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9728) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2006
Red copper orange ale with a thin lacing white head. Restrained malty hops with orange notes. In mouth, a clean malt, light grapefruit and loads of hops. Well balanced. Some nice lingering bitterness. Pint at Blue Tusk, Syracuse, NY. 4.$ Oct. 21, 2006. Shared with Kprobst.


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