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RATINGS: 1875   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 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 haven’t 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 Tyler’s 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2005
this was a real nice suprise being on tap. GREAT brew. not much else to say. I though celebration was there best - -i was wrong

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brownaler (552) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Had this at Tyler’s in Durham. Slightly cloudy appearance Has some of the malt characteristics of the pale ale, but with more oomph in the hop profile of course. Very nice and smooth drinking. I’d say it’s my favorite pale ale since alpha king tastes more artificial to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Tap. Clear amber color withan off-white head. Big citrus hop aroma with caramel underneath. Big hop flavor with a fair amount of malt behind it. The hops travel through to the big long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Draft at he Grey Lodge in Philly. This was pretty good. Nice mellow malt flavor going for it. With a hint of hops. Only thing missing was that Sierra Nevada hop bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Oh my lord was this phenomenal. I love the melding of the flavors in these fresh hop harvest ales; they are a bit piney but the really seamless fit into the bready malt and all together there is a touch of iron, stong earthiness. Goodness do I love this flavor. The aroma is not strong, but has more pure pine elements, almost sappy. Gorgeous color and mouthfeel; I could dring this all morning, as I did in Memphis at the Flying Saucer. Katie was one good lookin’waitress...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2007 (Draught - 2005) Lovely copper amber. Hops in the aroma and flavor, but well balanced. I like Celebration a bit better, but this is excellent. (bottle 2007) still a great IPA. Medium amber. citrus hops aroma. Citrus and pine hops flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2005
On tap at the Kennett Square Brew Fest (’05). Poured a medium amber color with smaller sized off white head. As expected, hoppy aromas and tastes. Overall, a decent APA.

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