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RATINGS: 1713   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2013 Draft @ Falling Rock, Denver
Clear orange or amber colored, medium sized white head. Spicy brown sugar, lemon, bread and alcohol aroma, belgian-like really. Very flavorful and full of hops. Fresh tasting, with some grassy marzen qualities as well... fantastic stuff, though more hopped than I would prefer.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 1, 2004
I wasn’t as impressed with this one as others... Didn’t seem to have much of aroma, just light malt. Pretty light and smooth. Good amount of hops for a American Pale Ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2559) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2004
On Tap at O’Briens - This is one unreal pale ale. A little less sweet and cloying than the regular SNPA so its about perfect for the style. A copper color with a moderate head. Flavor is perfectly balanced with some strong orange peel. Great stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3636) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Clear, rich red, some off-white cream head. Generous aroma...would you say "hoppy"? Big bitterness, good, smooth moderately creamy palate. It gets better with each sip. (on tap, Gingerman, Dallas, TX)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2004
Light orangey hops tempered with biscuty malts. Sweet maltiness with balanced bitterness and a firm mouthfeel. Simple and satisfying. Finnishes with hops bread, and a little melon.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 27, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2004 On tap@O’brien’s: Burnt amber color with a very small (bar pour) head. Sweet fruity aroma with a hint of grass. Rich tangy start that bites the tongue balanced by the caramel malt and a lightly bitter-sweet finish. Crisp, smooth and clean. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2012 On tap in San Diego... This beer rocks!... Lightly hazy, burnt orange ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Stratus lacework. The aroma is of cascade hops, pine, grapefruit and light milk chocolate. The flavor is tangy and malty, but very well-bittered for balance. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, moderately bitter, dry finish. Yum! World class beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Decent, full-bodied APA. Typical Sierra Nevada hops in the flavor. Strong body, strong bitter finish. Decent looking dark golden body and a frothy head.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2004
[draught] This is one killer APA - I was kind of expecting a clone of the Celebration Ale, but this certainly is not - a similar level of hoppiness, but this beer’s sweetness factor is much higher - fruity and malty, but there are no stereotypical citrus flavors that you would expect from the style (more like cherries?)- quite creamy and chewy for the style - sticky, yet balanced finish - I think Stone 7th an. is still the best APA I’ve had, but this ranks up there with Dark Star’s IMHO.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Man I am not a fan of pretty much anything Sierra makes, however this brew was very nice. Looked lovely. nice pale red bronze. Mountainous head which dissipated after a few minutes leaving a lovely lacing. Smells like pefection. Fruity and appetizingly bitter, and at the same time alnost peppery. On the forefront it is incredibly grapefruity. Like someone took a fistful of amarillo hops and shoved them into my coot. Malt body is quickly noticeable. Mouthfeel is great. A little too bitter in my opinion. could have been balanced better. Excellently fruity on the back end. All in al a good brew. If they’ve got it you should try it. G-rat


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