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RATINGS: 1857   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BHeart (72) - - JUN 23, 2012
Pours a beautiful cloudy red gold. Smell is hops, although I've smelled much hoppier and a good degree of malt. Taste is quite bitter when cold, allow it to warm up and it's much smoother, not as thick as the hoptimum, more subtle and nicely balanced. Prefer the hoptimum overall, but this is still a very worthy beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3161) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle from Ayotteís Crystal clear deep golden color with a huge bubbly off white head that persists forever. Rich bready caramel maltiness Juicy earthy citrus and pine. Wish Iíd picked this up a bit fresher, but glad to try. And 32 oz for 5 bucks is a hell of a deal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ctplt777 (382) - - NOV 7, 2015
Iím not as into these "wet hopped" ipaís as I once thought I was. Theres really not much going on here. Itís basically a shit ton of malt with earthy aromas mixed in. I really canít pick out any hop aromas of any kind. Itís bitter but at what cost? I am not trying to be an asshole, but thereís just not much going on with this beer. Iím noticing this with a lot of these SN beers lately. I feel like their pale ale, torpedo, and all these harvest beers taste the same. Thereís just a massive subdued hoppiness and Iíve felt this way for a long time now. Torpedo on tap is pretty good but other than that, their ipaís just kind of taste lame. This could just be me, and it would suck if Iím missing out on something great, but as of lately, Iím just not feeling SN "hoppy" beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5989) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2015
355 ml bottle, vintage 2015, in Nevada City. Amber to copper colour, large white head. Pleasant aroma of fresh hops, herbal and fruity notes. The flavour is also well hopped throughout, but the bitterness is not extreme for an IPA. A very decent and enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barnacle_Ed (47) - Milpitas, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle pour. Amber color, thin head, hazy. Lots of hops, some floral notes, some malt sweetness, and dank earthy undertones that seemed a bit too strong to me. Moderate bitterness, moderate body, oily mouthfeel. Nice finish with the earthy tones nicely toning down a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4550) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a nice beige head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and floral. Taste is similar, but with some caramel malt. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rproff78 (163) - - OCT 28, 2015
Pretty good special IPA. I like Sierra Nevada for the most part. Great flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
airrick2003 (757) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Appearance: the beer is a nice clear amber color, pours with a large light tan head Aroma: biscuit, milk, grass, egg, Taste: moderate bitterness, caramel malt sweetness, Palate: very full body, soft carbonation, slight bitter aftertaste Overall: a very nicely balanced beer, would drink well in cold weather, awesome mouthfeel, nice appearance too, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
tlind2 (1376) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle. Amber color, rich off-white head. Pleasant hoppy aroma. Fresh spicy hop flavor, syrupy notes and rich malts. Full body, medium carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3483) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks Tom L. Clear bronze with a wavy white film. Cooked herbs, tarragon and pine aroma, bitter, stale and green taste. Medium body, bitter, leafy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (931) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Ultra-fresh hops from the Yakima Valley packed into a brew with a large enough malt body to support them. What could be better than that? If you love wet hops, Harvest has all the qualities you could hope for. Dankness, juiciness, oils, resin, grassy notes, sticky (bitter)sweetness, and intense aromatics. People who arenít usually fans of Sierra Nevadaís fans might be pleasantly surprised by the restrained bitterness and lower-than-average ABV. For the initiated, there are no surprises here. A great hop feast by Sierra Nevada. Go figure.

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