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RATINGS: 1857   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - 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..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11586) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weebs (17) - USA - OCT 24, 2006
Wow. Just...wow. Feels like an IPA at times, finishes incredibly...easily the best Sierra Nevada offering I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1505) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2006
This is a super hoppy pale ale. Doesn’t have that farty grass smell like most fresh hop beers. strong citrus hops and a good balance of malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Had this on tap at the BrickStore Pub after the Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival. Amber-Orange in color. Hops are very presentt in the aroma. They must have used a good amount. Fresh hops are all through the palate. Very green. You could really pick up the fresh hop flavors. I hope that more of S.N. will continue to make hopped up beers like this or even Celebration!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Pours a deep clear amber with a lasting white head. Aroma is huge caramelly malts, and lots of delicious hoppy citrusy goodness. The body is med. and well balanced. The flavors are nothing too complex, just perfect. Big caramel malt backbone, lots of fresh dry hop juicinesss, and a touch of alcohol warmth. A lovely pale ale if I have everhad one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2006
On tap at The Map Room. Pours a copper/orange with a medium sized rocky white head. Solid NorthWest hop profile with sharp pine notes grabbing you from the start. Very clean, crisp and the bitterness lingers nicely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2006
Balanced and smooth. Good understated piney, bitterness, grapefruity and fruity. Brownish, Some lacing, finally caught up with this, fresh at Pizza Plant. Drying finish though Full mouthfeel and satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2013
10/18/2006: Deep orange/cooper color, clear. Big foamy, lasting ivory colored head. Lots of nice lattice-like lacing. Aroma has some light toffee malt and lots of fresh hops (orange with some pine). Flavor is even more citrus/grapefruit and pine hops and slightly sweet. The hops are fresh and pretty mild overall. They are balanced by the smooth, even underlying toasted malt (toffee with some caramel). The mouthfeel is quite smooth. This beer is not overly thick or syrupy. This is a very enjoyable brew. I love Harvest Ales!

22 oz draught, $4.95 at the Winking Lizard Tavern - Crosswoods (Columbus, Ohio).
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2010 Vintage

11/02/2010: Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest 2010 Wet Hop Ale... Aroma: Loaded full of juicy citrus hops! Fresh-pressed clementine; blossom honey, Appearance: Beautiful pour of shiny coppery orange liquid that is transparent and sparkling; flurry of tiny carbonation bubbles feeding upwards to a pillow of fluffy beige foam; great head retention and lacing. Flavor: Sweet toasted and toffee malt very quickly gives way to a heap of fresh hop flavor and a generous bitterness; hop flavors include leafy green hops (slightly floral too), tangerine peel with tinges of grapefruit and pine sap, subtle spicy grassiness as well; the bitterness is strong, but has a soft edge to it that makes it so enjoyable and a reason why I love Harvest Ales. Palate: Medium-full; mellow and soft; very nice. Overall: Fantastic! - it hits the spot right now! Easily sessionable... I always enjoy the SN Harvest Ales; plus they are always available at a really reasonable price (especially for a 24 fl oz bottle!).

1 pt. 8 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 6.7% by Vol. / 026620939) from The Party Source in Bellevue, KY. Rating: 3.9

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PSmith (35) - Kennewick, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Draft, a beautiful orange/ amber color with a good head. Beautiful Northwest hops. A great beer from a great brewery, beer hits you at the end with HOPS and is not that what it is all about.

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