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RATINGS: 1762   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - OCT 25, 2003
On tap at Pizza Port in Solana Beach, CA 10/24/03. Pours to a dark amber orange color with nice head that dissipates. Aroma of mellow hop and heavy dark malt. Very inviting. Flavor switches things up a bit-- dark, mellow malty flavor with strong, stinging hops. Nice mellow, long malt and hop finish. Very strong and very delicious pale ale. Puts the other guys to shame, including the regular Sierra Nevada Pale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Beautiful Bronze color. Translucent, with a small white head. Wonderfully hopped. Citrus and twigs type flavors. This is one answer to a hop heads prayers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5370) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2003
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Poured a light reddish ruby color with a creamy off white head that left nice lacing. It had a strong citrusy hop aroma. It tasted like strong hops, nice and citrusy, just like the aroma, with a slight malty backbone. The head lasted all the way down the glass.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Poured copper and clear. Nice carbonation with excellent lacing that lasted throughout the pint. Aroma was floral hoppiness, very good. Taste is bitter, but not overpowering. Very "fresh" hop flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Clear copper with a very nice frothy white head. Excellent lacing. Wow this beer looks nice. Super fresh pure hop aroma. Floral with some malt but hops are the main attraction. Very smooth hop flavor. Not at all overwhelming and not too bitter but pure hop essence. Just enough malty sweetness to balance things out. Smooth medium body. Malt comes through on the palate and the aftertaste, including the burps, is pure hop nirvana. This is a truly spectacular beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Letsee -- hmm, I like SNPA, I like most all of SN fare, whuddummeye gunner think of this? On the one hand I can see that it's a stones throw from the pale ale, but from a really, really good pitcher hat knows just what pocket to throw it in. Fresh hops blowing in the face and I just always seem to want more. (one in a series of WHY HAVE I NEVER RATED THIS BEFORE?)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - OCT 4, 2003
tap from toronado 2003 verision, wow, large hop flavor and aroma, very grassy and piney, almost too over the top, very creamy as well, reminds me alot of an ipa

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 (5287) - 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


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