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RATINGS: 1742   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 A lathering extravaganza kept the crystal clear & amber liquid at peace..nice ’green’ hops in there..tad smoother than the regular..and maybe not as full bodied..but damn good non-the-less..i couldn’t stop ordering these..they’re addictive

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fraternie (820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2002
Amber colored body, thin head. Nutty caramel/cinnamon malt flavor, spicy and citrusy. Very hoppy finish. Malt differs significantly from SNPA as it is much more flavorful, although the finish is a little less smooth. A great ale from Sierra Nevada and a great hoppy alternative to their classic pale ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 7, 2002
quite impressed with this hoppy innovation. very smooth and drinkable yet hopped up APA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2002
This one has a deep and fairly robust flavor for a pale ale. I liked it, but it seemed like something was missing, like it needed a little extra kick in the ass.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFGrind (1845) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2002
We were lucky enough to get the last keg in the Philadelphia area at the Grey Lodge Pub. I got to drink the first beer from the keg after tapping it and was very impressed by this APA. Fresh hop aroma and taste overwhelms you when you first sip this beer. I’m thinking the hops used are Tettanger or Willamette. No matter what hops is used this beer is great! A hop lovers beer come true. If you can find it try it! I’m next going to try mixing this beer with some draft porter for an over the "hop" black & tan.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 26, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2007 -re rate, 07 Oct 2007: It’s in bottles for the first time. Clear reddish amber color, frothy white head, tangy hoppy flavor with some malt backbone, this is a well crafted brew. ------- draft. brown/orange color w/ lots of up front hops. very smooth finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2002
Draught. This was just wonderful. A nice deep amber color with a light head. Aroma and flavor were both dominated by the hops used. There is a nice malt base, but "hop" is the word with this beer. Quite nice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2002
another good seasonal beer. heavier for an IPA (but that’s a good thing). Lighter then everyrhing else i’d tonight (ie i lost the subtlties)... still not bad

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2002
On tap. Very impressed by this one. More malts than the pale ale, which i love (both the pale ale and malts). A little better in my opinion, very well balanced between malts and hops, considering they were both extremely strong. I’m looking forward to downing a few more pints this weekend.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2002
I was truly floored by this beer. You just never know what to expect with "harvest ales". They sort of run the gammit between dark/light, hoppy/malty, etc. The last thing I expected was a high-octane pale. The malts provided a gentle field upon which the hops played it’s masterful game. Loads of hops ... enough to make it an IPA -- although it is listed as a Pale Ale here. Great balance ... this is truly a perfect autumn beer.


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