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RATINGS: 1735   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dynamo (6) - USA - OCT 1, 2003 does not count
Simply delicious. Having had all of Sierra Nevada's products, this is my favorite and that is saying something. In my own mind this is more of an IPA than a Pale Ale. If Sierra Nevada would bottle this I'd buy a truckload.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - SEP 23, 2003
Today was the first day that the 2003 Harvest ale was released. I was there when the doors opened at the brewery. This beer was full of aroma. A much more hoppier scent than the standard pale. The beer had a nice nutty, piney flavor. The hops provided an excellent bitter finish. A fantastic ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5276) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 13, 2003
Medium gold brown color. Small head. Aroma is malty. A medium bodied pale ale, Malts are nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. Nicely balanced. Fruity. It has the sweetness of a barley wine balance with the hop bite of a pale ale. Interesting. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KURTO99 (18) - wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2003
Excellent beer. It's a shame they don't sell it all year. Great floral, hoppy nose, beautiful ruby color, and a wonderful palate pleasing taste.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2003
This is a wonderful beer. I had it on draft and the keg was two years old! It was delicious. We used CO2 to dispense the beer but the head was so tight and creamy it appeared to have been poured with a nitrogen / CO2 mixture. This really is a great effort by Sierra Nevada and it makes me feel better about the brewery since I think their flagship pale ale has been slipping in flavor in recent years.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Copper color with a thin bead of foam on top. Great, thick maltiness to back up a wonderful hop palate. Assertive bitterness but definitely well balanced and enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 11, 2003
Nice color and smell. Great fresh, bitter taste with a nice bite at the end. Great all around beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2003
On tap: Amber, fair amount of carbonation. Creamy head. Hoppy and tangy taste. Altogether, tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffwhalen (45) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2003
Even better than their "regular" pale ale, which is probably my favorite beer...this one has a tad bit sweeter taste, not so much a charred taste like the pale ale...get it while its good...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2003
Draught: golden orange, creamy and smooth. Big sweet floral aroma. . . much better balanced that the pale ale, all around great flavour, wonderful lasting hop flavour on the tongue. This is a great beer!


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