RateBeer
overall
99
99
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1736   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


mcc5468's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcc5468 (121) - USA - OCT 17, 2010
22 oz bottle. Sierra renamd this beer this year from its "Harvest Ale". This year’s edition is solid. Nice, slightly grassy aroma. Pours a somewhat clear, orange/copper color. Taste is slightly hoppy - not as much hop "bite’ as I would have wanted. This year’s edition seems a little watered down but sill a good solid beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (111) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours hazy dark copper with thick off white head. Smell is floral hops, loads of citrus, lemon and pine aromas. Taste is bitter and resinous, with notes of pine, tropical fruit and citrus. Medium body, medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dervock (432) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle - pours hazy dark orange with big slightly off white head. There is. Big resiney hop hit which remind me of soap or disinfectant, this evens out to a citrus and malt aroma with a decent caramel sweetness. Big hit if sweet caramel mlt which transitions to a long, long, long dry finish right across the tongue, in the middle of all this there is also some wrmth from the alcohol mouthfeel is creamy. Nicely balanced hop with all of the characteristics making a decent showing.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hop_Hedonist (222) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
Very well balanced - herbal hops v sweet toffee malt - medium bodied - very satisfying considering it’s 2013 brew - holding up well.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (523) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
The head builds up tall, thick and firm from the slow pour. . It is light tan in color and has excellent retention. A nice small cap of foam hangs on until the last sip and as it slowly slides its way down the glass it makes lots of cool lacing that sticks to the glass. Under the head lies a beautiful deep amber colored body with just the slightest protein or chill haze. The aroma has a piney resin like hop character with some citrus notes as well. Under that are some light bready/malty notes with just a hint of estery/yeasty red apple skin notes as well as a touch of raw grain. Like the Southern Hemisphere Harvest, this Harvest has a good sturdy base of bready malt sweetness with a touch raw grain. Hop flavor is also quit firm and assertive. The hop character is that of tasty piney hops with some resiny and juicy lemony/grapefruit citrus notes. The bitterness from the hops is more than equal to the malt sweetness and lasts well into the finish. The palate has a nice solid medium feel with plenty of lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
docsteigs (522) - Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Very solid IPA. Aroma of pine and citrus. Dank notes. Taste is quite bitter but reasonably balanced as well. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swesson (174) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
From a bomber. Pours a dark orange and makes big, foamy white head. Lacing rings all the way down the glass. Smells of fresh hops and caramel. Good balance of sweet and bitter even with a big hop taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSH1976 (206) - Delaware, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Picked up a growler of this. Pours a light copper color and is darker than most IPAs with lots of head and excellent lacing. Aroma is not as hoppy as I expected and rather weak. Lagunitas is well known for their "house" flavor but I think the same can be said for Sierra Nevada. I know special hops were used for this beer but it still tastes like other Sierra Nevada beers and in particular torpedo. Taste is sweet and a little spicy with some lingering bitterness. Medium bodied with a dry finish. I think this is a rather boring beer but then again I also think torpedo is overrated so that makes sense. If you like torpedo you will like this.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
calm_dreamer (156) - GREECE - JUN 11, 2014
Sweet honey and pine aroma with a tiny hint of alcohol. Bitter hoppy taste. Resin, pine, some malt. Sweet aftertaste. Kind of syrupy. It could have been fresher and thus better.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (392) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 6, 2014
Glass on tap against the grain. Pours clearish amber. Lovely froth head. Aroma a little hidden by head. Fruit, apple, pear, floral aroma. Lots of fruit cocktail sweetness in flavour. Mild bitterness, full flavour with a lasting aftertaste. This is a nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doofgoblin (281) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2014
The aroma is a little strange with a wet cantaloupe smell. Taste is much better with a whimsical citrus, pine note. The finish is very caramel and malty and almost slippery--I like that...and no onions, that’s a plus! Overall, it’s fine but I was expecting a lot more.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 174


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50