aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wonderful delicate white fruit and resin nose. Herbal and spicy on the palte with a soft whitepepper note. Clean and round mouthfeel, a wonderful brew.
pintocb (648) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hoppy. Coppery color, not much aroma, but lots of malt and tons of hops in the taste. Great beer.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2009 In short: A creamy caramelized fruity IPA. Highly highly drinkable.
How: Bottles, tap, many times. This re-rate for the 12th Harvest release. My favourite so far
The look: Almost clear golden-orange body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Superb nose of aromatic leafy hops and fresh grass. Slightly toasted caramelized malts. The body is rather creamy and that gives it a sensation of a crème caramel. Hops, hops and more hops. Very juicy hops. Caramelized oranges, caramelized citrus, caramelized pineapples. Just a perfect integration between the caramel and the fresh fruity hops. Some peppery notes. I was let down by some previous versions of the SN Harvest but this 12th Harvest has renewed my faith in this product. Not that beer is a religion or anything. And if I wanted a taste of religion I’d bite a priest.
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a really a hopped-up (literally) version of their pale ale. Maybe a bit less of the spritzy, zesty, hop freshness of the Pale Ale, the Harvest had an immediacy and a tartness that I liked.
Still, if you’re not a hophead, quaff with caution.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft - Rich amber color with a fluffy tan head. Near perfect pour. An excellent piney hop aroma. Sweet malt flavor with a perfect hop finish. Citrus flavors brought out as well in the flavor. Excellent.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet citrus hops aroma. Sweet citrus hops flavor and a caramel background.
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at Barleys in Overland Park, Kansas. A dark amber, medium-bodied, with a nice early hoppy flavor and even dry/sweet malty flavor balance. Nice underlying hop bitterness. A nice seasonal!
Stine (1733) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2007 Beautiful...served on tap at the Nomad World Pub. Translucent amber orange topped with a rich, creamy beige head. Smells and tastes like the air while burning a campfire amidst the towering evergreens of the olympic rainforest. Wonderfully, uniquely, the immense weight of hops propounds a delicate, unaggressive strength, such that other flavors like honey, lemon, and lime are actually highlighted. Brilliance!
Updated. Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Comprehensively muted, incontrovertibly awkward, and flawed. Citrus and ash aroma, off-putting and disappointing, leading to a burnt popcorn, sawdust and melon rind flavor that is no more a comfort. Quite saddening by comparison. Score averaged accordingly.
boFNjackson (4195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had it on tap, it was served to me with very little head. The color was a bright glowing amber and the aroma was a little hoppy. The carbonation was nice on the palate and the taste was a great balance of malt, hops, and alcohol. Very nice... great beer.
TerryR (389) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.