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RATINGS: 1738   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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - NOV 5, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2004 Draught at Lucky Baldwins, Pasadena
Copper coloured body with a froathy tan head. Not much in the way of hop aroma, malts are a bit subdued but more appearant than the hops. Strong front-of-tongue hop taste but not bitter. Mild bitter aftertaste. Swelling hop aftertaste that turns to mild alcohol burn.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - NOV 4, 2004
On tap at Najas Place, I decided to try a pint of this and wow, this is a great brew! Appearance was copperish and a creamy thick head. Aromas was definitely hoppy and sweet, with some malts maybe......Flavor was awesome, bitter sweet, but nice and smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2004
On Tap Nellos Pizzeria (10/04) Pours an inviting copper color with an inch thick head and very nice lacing. Great looking beer to start with. Aroma is bursting with fresh hops, sweetness, and some caramelized, malt notes. The hop flavor in this beer is just wonderful, notes of citrus, grass, pine all blend together with the darker malt elements of this beer perfectly. It makes a wonderful APA. So glad I was able to try this beer, at my local pizzeria of all places. Go Nellos!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2004
2004 Draught @ Redbones 11/04. Well well well, after 3 years of searching for this beer, here it is, in the pint in front of me. Not too bad looking for an APA, though to be fair, the Cisco I just drank looked much deeper, darker, and cloudier. This one was more of a yellow-cream color, with dark beige and light honey-orange tones. Small white head, mostly clear body. Aroma has hops, yes, and light yeast, but it is not hugely hoppy, nor extremely bitter. Fresh and light it is, with notes of tangerines, mint, pine sap and orange blossom honey. Flavor starts out restrained, interesting, I’m getting lots of sweet caramel malt and then the hops second, which are moderately bitter, but only lightly citric. A good dose of yeast is apparent, and is enjoyable, for me at least, as I’ve always liked Sierra Nevada’s yeast strain. Finish has a zip of carabonation, a good amount more citrus flavor (light lemon zest and oranges) and ends with a note of lightly toasted malt (probably caramunich or something similar). It’s a good deal sweeter than I expected, but has a very warm feel to it, with a medium body and a smooth consistency. Whereas Cisco’s Harvest is much sweeter and malt dominated, this has a thinner body, but showcases the green hops more effectively. A very good beer, to be sure.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 1, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2006 On tap at the Crescent Moon. Clear copper brown in color. No red overtones like the oktoberfest. Grassy and hoppy aroma. Nice load of bittering hops to the taste, malt is less than the Celebration. Maybe a little more balanced than say, the Wheat or Celebration, but not as tasty as either. Grapefruit hops plays out the strongest. This beer went fast at the Moon and was gone before you could say "1056." UPDATE: 6/23/6, Had this again on tap at Brewski’s in Fayetteville AR. Big nose candy aroma, sweet floral hops. Green fresh hops are present throughout this beer from beginning to middle to end. Sticks to your tongue.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2004
On tap at Map Room. Very crisp hop nose, which also dominates the taste. Mostly just a bunch of hops thrown in. Found this to be lacking in many subtlties. Much like many of the overhopped beers one pint is fine, but anything more woudl destroy the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2004
On tap: Coppery brown, orange highlights, w/ a lasting off white head. Citrusy and piney hops, bready toasted malt, light caramel sweetness in the aroma, also lightly fruity. Bitter and hoppy w/a semi dry finish. caramel and toasty malt flavor, citrusy hops in the finish & aftertaste. Well balanced by malt flavor, moderately fruity. Prickly higher carbonation(may be the establishments fault), sort of burns from carbonation, medium body, dry m/f. A very good pale ale, not my favorite style, but a very good representation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Amber, with a good-sized white head. Floral & grassy hops in the nose. Medium sweet flavor, some caramel, backing up a big floral hop kick.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19321) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2004
Sampled draught at O’Briens, San Diego.
Clear nut bown. Somewhat restrained grapefruity hop aroma. Clean straight forward malt profile. Lingering salty bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
roder60 (1283) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Had on tap at Fatheads, Pittsburgh. Pours a beautiful reddish copper color with a some offwhite head that stays as long as you are drinking the beer. Aroma is very good mix of citrus and caramel. Flavor is strong bitter taste we all know and love, but much more mellow than celebration which I liked. Overall, very good pale ale, much better than celebration if you ask me.


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