Theis (12123) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - thanks to Sune. Clar dark amber - offwhite head. Resin, grassy, let knækbrød, light roasted, vegetables. High hop bitterness. A bit one dimentioned.
madmitch76 (12100) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
19th September 2009
Hazy amber beer, little white head. Softish palate. Smooth hops that impart a subtle blackcurrant edge. Underpinned crisp malt. Finishes soft and bitter hop aftertaste.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at White Horse, Parsons Green. Attractive reddish amber, thin white head. Sweetish raspberry flavour. Really good sauvignon blanc type hop finish. Niceist IPA I’ve had today so far. Good balance, lovely tasty hops.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours slightly hazy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, herbs, and floral. Flavor of hops (earthy, citrus, floral, leafy) and sweet malt.
TBone (11155) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 Cask@GBBF 2009.
Clear deep amber color, small off-white head, some lace. Sweaty hoppy, grapefruity aroma. Piney, fruity, also a bit woody flavor. Grassy, a bit harsh hop profile. (7/3/7/3/13 3.3)
Re-rate, tap @Beer Hunters
Clear amber color, good big white head. Ryeish malty aroma with fruity notes. Light to medium bodied. A bit watery front, piney hoppyness with light fruit-sweetie notes. Lingering bitterness. A bit on roughside. Probably tasting better on the other side of the pond. (6/3/6/2/11 2.8)
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft) Clear amber body topped by an off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/grapefruit, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/lemon, light pine. Light-medium body, some resin, light acidity.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright golden-bronze colour with a rocky head. Hoppy aroma is woody, lightly spicy with a strong toasty, chocolatey malt base. Very spicy, woody character with moderate bitterness. Lots of crystal and chocolate malt character. Well-balanced.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Harvest Ale
Date: May 10, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear amber, fine beige head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with lots of earthy and floral hops
Flavor: rich crystal malt flavor, lots of earthy hops add lots of balance to keep it mostly dry, nice crystal sweetness sneaks out to add a second wave of flavor, light lasting bitterness
Name: Harvest Ale
Date: May 17, 2008
Source: barley’s asheville
Aroma: aroma follows the bottle pretty well with some additional citrus hops
Flavor: crystal sweetness shows up in the flavor first thing along with a touch of caramel, citrus hop flavor up front with the earthy hops following behind, the sweetness lingers along with the balancing hops
Overall: better on draft with the added balancing sweetness
Name: Harvest Ale
Date: July 17, 2008
picking up a lot more sweetness in the flavor along with with a touch of caramel, still good balancing bitterness but the hops are fading,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle–pours a big foamy light tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is sweet citrus-lemon/pine/grapefruit hops, some medium malt-cardboard. Taste is medium malt-cardboard/caramel then pine/grapefruit/herbal hops. Mid to aftertaste some alcohol. Then half way through some aspirin/tannins come out.
Christian (10355) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2009 Bottle at The Rake. Amber with a small white head. Fruity aroma with especially black currant and peach. Sweet and fruity flavour with a nice, hop bitter finish.
Same numbers, same notes on cask at GBBF.