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RATINGS: 1872   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
danita (3) - USA - OCT 26, 2005 does not count
Great overall taste. One of the better seasonal beers I have had this year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2005
Tap @ Drafting Room. Pours a deep reddish orange color body with a small white head. Very sweet hop nose. The flavor was a fresh tasting grapefruit with a little black pepper and some grass. Smooth, medium bodied. Really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (6052) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Mmmmmmmmmm, tasty. I was lucky enough to stumble upon this one (almost literally - it was late...) at Jack of the Wood in Asheville. Brown with a decent head. Great hop aroma grabs you right up front. Flavor, is as one might imagine, dominated by fresh, clean hop flavor - some grass, some resin, some grapefruit, all good. Its too bad I found this so late, I couldíve drank it all night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Draught. Amber-brown color, medium beige head with superb lacing. Hops and malt in aroma, very floral. Very tasty flavor, almost spicy, with a lot of hop flavors in the middle and end. Some graininess in finish, and a very bitter aftertaste that is bordering on astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Draught at Falling Rock in Denver. Pours amber mahagony with a small off-white head. Fruity caramel malt and hop aroma. Grapefruit citrus hop caramel malt acidic bitter hop flavor. Medium bodied and fizzy, dry palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2391) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2006 10/22/06: Re-rated one year later. This new vintage unfortunately cannot touch last yearís. Has a harsh malt that is pervasive and overwhelms the hop that was so key to last yearís batch. Smellís like a pale ale. Is a clear amber with an off-white, thin head and excellentlace. Disappointing. 10/21/05: I had no idea this beer was so good when I ordered it tonight at Old Chicago in Minnetonka, MN. Starts out with a fresh, bitter aroma. Clear, amber body with slow, dispersed carbonation. Good sized, tight bubble, slightly off-white head. Creamy, whispy head with excellent lace. Bitter flavor that tastes like itís higher in alcohol. I would have guessed 7-8%. The fact that it is only 6.3% gives it some session quality. This is really good. A full bodied bouquet of flavor. Sweet and fruity. It was initially served too cold, but in a 25 ounce glass, it at least was still cool by glassí end. Wow! I hope this brew makes an annual visit to these parts. Ar 8, Ap 5, Fl 8, Pal 5, Ov 17.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2005
Pours an orange golden color with a ring of white lace. Aroma of hops and fruits. Flavor of toasted malt, hops and fruits with a bitter finish. Light body with a dry texture and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Pours light brown with a thick white head. Head retention is long and lacing is good. Aroma had caramel malts, citrus and hop bitterness. The taste starts out bitter but becomes very smooth. Similar to the Alpha King I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2005
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern...Pours a brown coppery color with a rich, thick white head...Nose of floral hops...Flavor is very hoppy and slightly bitter with just a hint of caramel malt...Very nice offering from Sierra i Like this better than this years release of Celebration although havenít tried it on tap so far this year

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Draught at Tylerís in Durham, NC. Clear light brown color. Prominent flowery, citrus hop aroma. Caramel flavor, again with prominent citrus hoppiness. Also a decent amount of hop bitterness. Smells and tastes similar to their pale ale with more caramel and somehwat more bitter.

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