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RATINGS: 847   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Harvest Ale is our celebration of the changing weather and the sowing of hops and barley that will be used in our upcoming brews. We usher in the fall with a classic English style Extra Special Bitter of the highest order. Deep ruby in color with an even deeper hop flavor… in fact, we throw fresh English hops into every brewing vessel, then dry hop after fermentation to impart a zesty kick. This beer has real hop character that mingles with fresh malted barley for an experience that will make you wish it were fall year ‘round.

2011 vintage: 6.7% abv


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle at RFD Washington DC, 10/6/07. Pours an attractive deep golden with a frothy white head. Fresh, grassy, herbal hop nose - not intense, but nice. Has a simple malt profile to showcase the hops; notes of pale brewing malt, a light touch of bread/graininess then fresh grassy, floral hop character. Seems like a mix of noble and American hop varieties. Well attenuated, not that sweet - assertive yet non-harsh bitterness. Medium/light body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. An ideal session, everyday drinkin’ beer. I wish I can get cases of this for the entire summertime.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a smallish white head. Aroma is huge floral hops, grapefruit, caramel. Flavor is again grapefruit, lemon zest, caramel. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp and refreshing, finishes with a profound hop bitterness. Very good!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Bottled. Poured clear lighter golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up a soft, very pleasant light fruit and grapefruit backing that supported pine and grapefruit from the hoppage.. nice and sweet. The flavor lost a step, but only one.. caramel and grapefruit sweetness with rising pine and juicy light fruit bitterness as it warmed up.. quite bitter and refreshing on the finish. Light-medium bodied with a sweet and bitter finish. Good stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 1, 2007
12oz. bottle, from both shadey and hopson (thanks guys!). Pours a BRIGHT yellow golden, almost flourescent it seems; with a thin white head and good lacing. Aroma is crisp citrusy hops. Flavor is more hops, with a milder, albeit nice, lingering spicy bite. Crisp and clean on the palate. A very solid and tasty APA for fall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2007
The color was a golden color. The head was off-white. The aroma was hoppy, apricot, and citris. The flavor was apricot/peachy, hoppy, citris, and few acidic notes. The palate was smooth and refreshing. The finish was clean.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4145) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2011 Pours a clean sharp golden yellow with one finger of offwhite head. Spicy and citrusy nose with some pine resin and sweet malt. Resinous piney flavor with citrus zest and oily hop character. Medium body with a piney nose.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 30, 2007
(bottle from shadey,thanks for re-sending it man!)murky yellow with a bit of a white head,but not much.aroma is dust,hay,bitter hops,and caramel malts.the flavor does much of the same with a bit of a 7-up type lemon/lime bite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (1993) - New York, USA - SEP 29, 2007
poured a nice golden hue with a white head. Aroma was mostly malts with a nice hop background. Flavor was initally fruity but finished with a really nice hop profile. Very smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Bottle. Golden with a white head. Aroma is ctirusy. Strong ctirus hop flavor with a long bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Whew! A nice a delicious change of pace. I would not classify this as an APA though. Aroma was all hops. Nothing else. Pour was an amazingly light gold with a one finger white head. Taste was very hoppy with nothing else. Actually I tasted a lot of lemon..not vaguely citrus, but lemon. No malt at all. While I love this beer and the taste, I associate APAs with heavy malt taste. This is more like an EPA if anything.


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