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RATINGS: 1800   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2007
poured into a tulip. pours a clear orange copper with high frothy white head. sweet smooth hoppy aroma, light smooth front to fresh hoppy middle, to slight bitter finish. good, slightly complex, with a slight bitter lingering aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3242) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle from the 11th edition. Very nice IPA, slightly better than their standard and the anniversary ale. My only knock is that it fell a little flat with bitterness at the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2007
9/23/07 On draught at the Fremont Oktoberfest, Seattle. Aroma is very good but too low and smells like a faint floral hop and sweet malt blend that I wish was more powerful to really breathe in. Appearance is clear gold with a low white head. Flavor is definitely a different kind of hop character with a resiny citrus character dominating, followed by a grassy/sweet malt note; very well blended. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium carb feel. Overall, this was fairly good, but I just expected a better hop aroma for a fresh hop beer, but canít say Iíve had a lot of these, so maybe thatís just how they are.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Harvest Ale
Date: November 12, 1996
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
Appearance: deep amber, thin head
Aroma: pleasant hop aroma with a touch of underlying malt sweetness
Flavor: heavy sweet malt flavor with lots of hop flavor and smooth underlying bitterness lasting through the finish

Name: Harvest Ale
Date: November 12, 2005
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Appearance: dark amber, solid off white head leaving lots of wonderful lace
Flavor: nice big bitter hop flavor balanced with tons of sweet carmel malt

Name: Harvest Ale
Date: October 25, 2006
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Appearance: same great beer
Flavor: good citrus flavor to the hops

Name: Harvest Ale
Date: October 12, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: falling rock
Score: 4.1 to 3.6
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with lots of citrus hops
Flavor: well balanced between the citrus hop flavor and the sweet crystal malt
Overall: as good as ever but the bar keeps getting raised

Name: Harvest Ale
Date: October 20, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: Bullochís
Score: 3.6 to 3.8
Aroma: sweet resony hop aroma blends well with the sweet crystal malt
Flavor: huge fresh hop flavor, just enough sweet malt to deliver the hops, long bitter finish
Overall: the first bottling brings back the magic lost on draft

Name: Harvest Ale
Date: January 25, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: blind tasting with anniv vs cele vs harvest
Score: 3.6
Appearance: a bit better head
Overall: same aroma as the celebration but a lot lighter, back to the sweeter malt flavor from the celebration and more like the anniversary, touch of toasted malt, earthy and floral hops change it up

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Harvest Ale
Date: October 14, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Fred
Appearance: clear amber, creamy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma, crystal malt sweetness
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of citrus, balancing bitterness
Overall: much more citrus than the other harvest ales

Name: Harvest Ale
Date: November 09, 2012
Mode: draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
sweet caramel, fresh hops, biting pithy citrus, long bitter finish,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2007
On tap, Flying Saucer, Nashville. 2005 vintage. This aged keg was a pleasant surprise that wasnít on the menu (but offered by the nice waitress when I ordered a more recent version). Sharp aroma of pine is leavened by flowery hops quality and buttery, salty malts. Copper in the glass with a dusting of tan-grey head--nothing special. Hop juice in the mouth at first, grapefruit dominating. The initial hop flavor burst reveals dark grains underneath. Finish is salty bitter with earthy hops, and is nicely dry. Lots of good stuff going on, but kind of muddled. Not great, but good. 8/3/8/4/14

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2007 On tap, pretty good. Pours amber, small tan head. Aroma is citrus and toastiness, caramel. Nice smooth hoppy flavor. One of those beers that is good because there is nothing bad about it. Itís not crazy by any means, but just well made. Had in bottle, much better then, a lot hoppier. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2007 New 2007 bottle: Pours a amber color with 2 finger white head. Malty aroma with some fresh hop accents. Flavor is lightly malty and a light to medium bitterness throughout. Some citrusy notes with even more floral hops at the finish and some of that wonderful oily fresh hop juice showing at the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radcliff (1) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2007 does not count
Tried this at the Brewery in Chico. It is hopped with 24 hour old hops. And they do come threw. It has more crytal then there PA with some grapefruit and pine. Nice mouth feel for a regional brewery. Wish they would bottle and distribute this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2007
A sweet toffee/caramel malt arom accompanied by a subtle sour citrus hops aroma. Pours dark orange with a 1 inch beige head. A nice sweet and creamy malt flavor with a small funky citrus hop balance. I might liken the hop aroma and flavor to sweatsocks, as there was no real pine or grapefruit citrus going on. Finishes dry. It reminded me of their Pale Ale to tell the truth. I thought it was very similar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2008 <b>On tap @ the SD Brewing Co.</b> and a 2008 24 oz. bottle - Pours a clear copper color with a small off white head. Light lacing. Aroma and flavor is citrus, herbal, and pine hops and caramel malt. Light to medium body. A nice beer.


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