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RATINGS: 1742   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2005
Brilliant copper in colour. Aroma was wonderfully bitter with citrus hops (grapefruit) with a bit of pine. Flavour was malty (cookies, dough) at the front with citrus hops showing themselves at the back of the mouth. Full bodied, light carbonation, very well balanced. Finishes with a medium bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Finally, on draught at the local pub. Sierra Nevada and hops go together so well. I would say this is just a tad below Alpha King for hops but it is a nicely balanced beer and the hops taste so pure.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Itís hard to complain about any SN beer. This one was very, very good. A pint for $1.75 is hard to beat.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2005
On tap at the horse brass pub in portland. Iím really supprised to see the high ratings this brew gets, I was really unimpressed with this harvest ale. Not nearly the hops I was expecting, instead they were replaced by a lemony sweet fruit grainy malts alongside a more subtle light citrus hopping. I was expecting a more fresh hop profile but this had a much more chemical lemon fresh scent and taste. Very light on the palate with a dry finish. maybe this could have been a bad batch, iíll have to find it again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2005
On tap at Bennoís. Creamy white head, reddish amber body. Good lacing. Lots of fresh cascade in nose and taste. Fresh rindy/fleshy grapefruit with cane sugar sweetness. Good hops, but too simple.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Appearance: Nice reddish/copper color. Medium creamy head. Aroma: Grapefruit. Palate: Moderate. Refreshing. Flavor: Grapefruit. A little bit bitter. We made a road trip to Bennoís on Greenfield for this one. Iím pretty sure I was drunk and that I may need to re-rate this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2005
On tap at Bennoís in Milwaukee. Deep clear coppery red body, medium off-white head. Piney, citrusy hops aroma with just a touch of caramel. Bright grapefruity hops dominated the palate; fresh hops seem to be this beerís calling card. Rind, pulp, the whole bit. Complexity, on the other hand, is not this beerís calling card; the malt bill was understated, and the beer lacked some of the rough pine and toast that are found in its otherwise similar Celebration Ale. That said, this is solid in and of itself, but weíve all had plenty of other APAs that rival it. Right?

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Tap at Bennoís. Amber body, thick white head. LIght caramel aroma with grapefruit flesh notes. The flavor features the usual caramel malt along with a hint of dark molasses sweetness. Very bright grapefruit hop notes to be sure. Iím not going to call this beer unbalanced, there were ample quantities of sweet and bitter flavors, they just didnít blend well a la SNCA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2004
A really dark Pale Ale of a beautiful golden-red. Smells of fresh hops. Taste is smooth and hoppy. Quite an amazing beer, really. Complex in itís simplicity...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2004
on tap at fat jacks 12/28/4. dark red, my companions thought that this was definately ímore of a dark beerí but whatever. carmel, nicely hoppy, well balanced. i can see why this is a highly rated american pale ale. of course i wouldnt seek this out too often having such easy access to alpha king.


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