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RATINGS: 1828   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Draft, Baja Bean, Staunton VA. Medium amber color with offwhite head. Nose of fresh, pungent hops, both citrusy and earthy, along with a healthy dose of sweet caramel malt. Flavor is a real celebration of the hop-- excellent citrusy flavor hops, nice earthy hop bitterness, and pleasant sticky-sweet hop and malt balance throughout. Creamy, full mouthfeel, with a tacky, sweet hop aftertaste. Tasted incredibly fresh; I really enjoyed this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Copper amber with a good off white head and thick lacing that hangs in sheets on the glass. Good hops and citrus aroma with a big hops, grapefruit and citrus flavor with a big heavy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Draft - not as much aroma as expected, but still nice spicy hops. A copper body and a beige head. Big malt flavor and the same spicy hops. Good, but not quite as good as expected to my palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Draft @ The Toronado. Murky orange color with a whispy white head. Pine and grapefruit nose. Great malt balance with a pleasent hop bitterness. Notes of oranges, pine and malt. Slightly metalic aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Draught at Bittercreek Alehouse in Boise, ID
Light pellucid rust color, maybe bourbon. Thin light sticky head, decent lacing. Nose of fresh wet earthy hops and toasty caramel malts. The flavor has a light burnt edge that comes from the vegetal hop bitterness and the moderate (but sparsly used) roasted malts. A touch of alcohol. A bit of chewy hop resin in the finish. Overall not as drinkable as I was expecting but plenty fresh and tasty. A bit much of lingering bitterness as the pint wears on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2005
The head was spare with not very good lacing. It seemed to have a bit of an bitter after taste, but all in all a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
silver15 (15) - USA - NOV 16, 2005
On tap. Nice lace but not an overwhelming head. Good flavor, but Iím not sure it deserves the ratings its getting. May just be me, but itís definitely a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 1/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2008 Had this one at Sean Bolanís(Bel Air).Great hoppy brew that is basically an IPA.Good fresh aggresive hops.Damn smoky bars! This would have been ten times more enjoyable at home.11/28/2008> Picked up a bottle today. LAME! Must have got the only bunk bottle on the face of the earth! Hops are sorta there, mostly malts with some tingle(of hops) Smells off, cause it’s obvious, it is! At least I know why I was pissed today ever since I purchsed this bottle. I just want to add that Seirra is prob my fav brewer overall but...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - NOV 7, 2005
On tap @ Najaís. Very floral and hoppy aroma. More like an IPA than an American pale ale. A little bit of malt comes through in the flavor, but it is most defenitely dominated by the hops. A very well done beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2005
On tap at Papago. Nice floral, hoppy aroma, pine needles like just after a rain in the forest. Grapefruit notes really come through also. Very crisp clean hop flavor. Some tiny spices notes are thrown in the mix at the end of the palate. Dry and do I detect some malts trying to get through to the aftertaste? Yes, mmmmm....thank God itís harvest time.

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