Nephilium (1249) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice citrus hop aroma, with an undertone of tannin. Very pale, small head, and moderate carbonation in the appearance of the beer itself. But the flavor is there, sharp crisp hop tastes slowly fading away. I really wish this was available year round.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Shadey. Smell was fairly faint, but it did smell fresh. The color was pale, even moreso than Is typically seen in a pale ale. Flavor was slightly hoppy, with some nice spices going on. I kind of liked this.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Get some slight hops in the aroma.Pours a light yellow color with a big white head.Get some lemon and hops in the flavors.A little thin with some nice hops in the finish.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Santa.
Body is a bright apple cider yellow, clear with a partially bubbly white head that is mostly lasting.
Aroma is all citric hops and scant else.
Fresh piney hop flavor in the fore, mild citrus notes of both orange peel and sweet grapefruits. Some mild malt sweetness, but this is mostly about hops and not really my personal favorite as far as approach.
blankboy (5735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with an average size lasting white head. Nice, slightly mild, hoppy aroma. Flavour has a good hop and malt balance, itís quite refreshing and easy to drink. Medium bodied. A true session ale.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught sample at the Blue Tusk in Syracuse, NY, early October 2006. Pours a pale, bubbly yellow with just a trace of lasting head....massive hoppy-fruity, acidic nose, pungent with drying/rotting apricots and fresh barnyard scents, dry citrus.....on the tongue at first itís quite dry also, a little dull and lifeless briefly but a nice light sweetness develops in the clean mouthfeel and huge bitterness shows up towards the finish....moderate to high carbonation, a bit boring at finish but on the whole this works.
zach8270 (3165) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark gold in color with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly hopped with some citrus, pine, and resin. Flavor has a good amount of floral and bitter hops at the beginning, a pine and citrus flavor in the middle and a very dry and bitter finish. Itís been a while since Iíve had the regular Harvest Ale, but whatís the change? Still good though.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a nice beer but was thin bodied for a pale ale. Interesting though in that it packed all of the hop flavor of bigger beers. Well worth a try.
Earlier Rating: 10/19/2006 Total Score: 3.7
Very nice beer. Poured a golden orange color with a thin white head. Looks are deceiving with this one, as the taste is far from plain. A very good beer.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great beer for fall. I really enjoyed tatsing this and likened it to when I first had a real micro brew. You will be happy!
HogTownHarry (5975) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). 2006 version: twist-off, a raised "06 near the base of the bottle, neck-label. Pale clear gold, small white head. Aroma of alcohol, citrus/spruce hops, a resiny tangy malt, almost a hint of turpentine. Taste of herbal/grassy hops with a strong background of pine & resin, very restrained, tangy lemony malt, alcohol, everything restrained, much alcohol bitterness in the finish. Watery body, astringent, slick, alcoholic mouthfeel, very silky yet the linger is almost teeth-squeakingly crisp. Very good, I think the alcohol would mellow and some woody character might come into it on aging.
Earlier Rating: 11/5/2005 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle (12oz). Rich, oily-looking gold with a thin white head. Aroma of rich, oily-resiny-grapefruit hops, yeast, some roast malt - very appealing. Taste follows nose, but is very muted - lighltly oaky, almost like a malty harvest ale, only alcohol-light. I find no flaws and itís quite complex as it warms, average body and a nice oily mouthfeel. This oneís eminently drinkable.