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RATINGS: 1801   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.


4.1
   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 (19976) - 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 (1285) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2010 Newly bottled as Northern Hemisphere Harvest Ale: Nutty sweetness and citrusy, leafy hops inhabit a crisp, prickly mouthfeel until resinous bitterness sets in. A beautiful quaffer, even though it’s 6.7% abv. 3.7/5

(On tap at Mug’s in November 2004): Cascadey panache hovering over bustling earthy caramel malts...Extremely generous mouthfeel remains quenchable and portrays the searing resinous bitterness with aplomb...A perfect pillowy balance of medium intensity earns this pale ale a comfortable royal position in the pantheon of the style...4.3/5

(On tap at Mug’s in November 2006): Subdued citrusy hops and caramel malts create a subtle balance...All is much too clean and understated to rouse any emotion...This is a shadow of the pint I had had at Mug’s last year, a huge deception...3.4/5

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2004
I thought the aroma was a bit lacking, but the palate was full of wonderful hop flavors. The beer was hoppy, but not overly bitter. This beer taste like a cross betwen SNPA and Celebration Ale. Well balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Clear shimmering copper, thick and sticky off white head. Great aromas of a rainy pine forest, white grapefruit, orange and lemon zest, with caramel coated biscuits adding a sweet touch. Hop bitterness bursts forward initially, but slowly dwindles as the sweet malt bill rounds things out. Great balance. Full bodied for a pale ale, soft carbonation and smooth, sticky, semi-sweet, dry citirc finish. If only this was bottled...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
Aroma opens fills the nose with clean, fresh, citrusy, American hops. Clear, copper coloured with decent white head that recedes to cover with some patchy lace. Huge "C" hops in the flavour - orange, grapefruit, pine with very sweet underlying maltiness to offset. Bitterness feels restrained compared to all this malt, despite the abundance of hop flavour. Mouthfeel is gorgeous. It begs another sip constantly - you just want to have this in your mouth! Savoured with MartinT and Rastacouere on tap at Mugs Ale House (Brooklyn, New York).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
On at at Mugs Ale House in brooklyn. Bright clear amber. Creamy off-white head is sticky and won’t leave the pint. Very approachable and attractive C-hops aroma is well complmented by caramelic malt. Foresty. This is indeed incredibly well done, superior balance. This is almost worth its reputation and puts a shame to the existence of SNPA. Bitterness is restrained, orangey, cascade-ish. Refreshing on the tongue, the ultimate green hops/malt combination, honey notes, very fresh. Of course it’s not incredibly complex, but among the style, this has to be close to my favorite. This has quality written all over it. The culminating point for me is the mouthfeel. First sip was shouting 5 for texture all over the place. This is perfectly creamy, very airy, smooth, round.. Yum Yum, easy quaffer even.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2013 Draft @ Falling Rock, Denver
Clear orange or amber colored, medium sized white head. Spicy brown sugar, lemon, bread and alcohol aroma, belgian-like really. Very flavorful and full of hops. Fresh tasting, with some grassy marzen qualities as well... fantastic stuff, though more hopped than I would prefer.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 1, 2004
I wasn’t as impressed with this one as others... Didn’t seem to have much of aroma, just light malt. Pretty light and smooth. Good amount of hops for a American Pale Ale.


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