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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2618) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 23, 2002
Medium red color with a hint of orange. Served on draft. Average carbonation and head for a draft beer of this style. Hoppy, fruity aroma, along with a little caramel. Very upfront citrusy hop flavors (Cascade?). Amber-y malts are here as well, but if I had tasted this blindfolded I would have certainly guessed it was an IPA. Finish has some of the caramel/amber malt flavor, and more predominantly the piney, citric, juicy hops. Pretty well balanced. Definitely more hopped than the standard Pale Ale. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 23, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2005 On Tap at Rich O’s in New Albany, Indiana. A nice offering but I like the regular Pale better. Rerate from draft at Falling Rock. GABF 2005: poured deep amber with a thick beige head. Big hop aroma. Rich creamy body full of citrusy and grassy hops. Massive bitterness. Lacing all the way down the glass. Moderate sweetness. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2002
An interesting beer....not as hoppy as the regular pale....the maltiness finishes the beer well.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2002
On tap 10/2002. Beautiful amber color with sticky white foam that coats the glass as it goes down, HUGE hop aroma and flavor with just enough malt to keep it balanced (spoken like a true hophead!). My only problem was how freakin’ dry my mouth was after just one pint of this stuff!!!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 19, 2002
On Tap 10/02. Definately the best best offering from them. Dark copper color. Big tan head. I dont know about the fresh hops but this had a huge hop bite. Nice malt balance. Reminded me of Bear Republics Hop Rod Rye a little. Sierra had been running on sentimental points for awhile but not any more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TAR (2495) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2004 Draft: Gigantic citric and grassy aroma blanketed with nutty caramel malt. Flavors are grainy and chewily bready/caramelly malty. Too much acidity toward the center with prevalent notes of orange rind that lessens the malt richness. Balanced, very bready finish, although the acidity ends up detracting from the brightness of the hops. Lovely hop burps. It’s just too acidic. Malts do develop nicely as it warms. Resembles SNPA with identical attention to detail and twice the malt and hops. Given the array of hoppy beers on the market today, there’s no longer the need to go out of your way to try this.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2002
very inviting fresh hop aroma is immediately noticed. on the palate, although the hops are still dominant, this one evened out a bit.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robtdaw99 (3) - USA - JUL 11, 2002 does not count
Terrific ale. Great hops flavor and balance.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2002
Tasted on tap in Louisville, KY. Very hoppy, both bittering and flavor. Tasted slightly grassy. Could use a little aging.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2003 A winter cousin of Celebration. A little more balanced and not quite as hoppy. Tremendous!


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