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RATINGS: 855   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3956) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
12 oz bottle from Odeed; Thanks Jake; nose of citrus and light piney hops; clear yellow-gold with a medium white head; flavor of grapefruit and piney bitterness. Pretty good APA!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2007
bottle from rudolf: pours a golden hazy hue with nothing more than a thin white line for a head. aroma of grapefruit and malts with just a touch of toastyness. not much else going on but very enjoyable. flavour is a bitter grapefruit hop with some malt. flavour resembles aroma. avery enjoyable drinking beer with a good bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Gold, creamy white head. Nose held fresh grassy citric tones that warmed to lighter pine and toasty caramel notes. Grassy earth-like hop flavor balances on a light sweet malt backbone. A touch of citrus creeps back in in the last half of the pint. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry, lightly bitter finish. A pale ale that’s nice for football Sundays...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Bottle courtesy of shadey. Golden-orange with dense white head, great lacing. Aroma all citrus zest up front, grapefruit, orange, lemon. Faint pils-malt like background. Up front flavor is exactly what aroma suggests, slight oxidation/astringency in the finish detracts a bit, (would have been a 4.2 for me otherwise). Hop profile for APA is pretty big, probably pushing the limit, almost IPA. Oily smooth mouthfeel but finishes crisp, highly sessionable APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Solid pale ale. Weak overall, but drinkable. Hope notes with slight malt hangin out. Went down smooth enough with a weaker then expected hop flavor. Lite citrus, less then I hoped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2007
LIght golden color with a smallish, but stable white head. Rudy red grapefruit and lemon zest dominate the aromas. Hints of sweet pale malt in the background. Not the typical scent that I would expect from a "harvest" ale, but a rather nice surprise. I’m starting to wonder if I like it because it is different or because I really do like it. I think I like the difference. Sweet malt and lemon soap in the flavors followed again by a burst of malt and sweet somewhat floral hops. Finish is somewhat dry with quite a bit of bitterness left on the tongue along with fresh green hops residue. A solid APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 10, 2007
12oz bottle. Pours a brilliant and clear, orange-tinged golden color; white head with good retention and shiny, cascading lacing. Fresh, resiny hop aroma: grapefruit and citrus: not even the slightest astringency. For starters, this beer reminds me so much of Buckeye Amarillo IPA (which is now my baseline of clean hops): clean, orangey and citrus hoppiness throughout; great resins and hop oils, with just enough malt to keep things afloat; just incredibly drinkable and good. Seems more like my conception of an IPA; just lacking a little depth. Medium, refreshing, light orange hop finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ritterkreuz (179) - Seneca Falls, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Very hoppy when ice cold, but evens out as it warms. I really wasn’t expecting all the hops, but in the end it works well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, 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.

   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!

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