kassner (1370) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber color with nice tan head that hold, lacing and hops aroms. Big dry hop flavor with grass and medicinal notes. Full flavor with quick clean finish. Not much lingering but really nice.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy deep copper with 2-finger creamy off-white head. Nose is bready malt, florals, funky yeasty, hoppy, with a Belgian slant. Tastes bready malty, with floral hoppy, funky, and rock syrupy notes. As it warms, more floral and Belgian funky hoppy notes come through. Interesting, but not elite.
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, floral hops, caramel malts, toast, and citrus. Taste of more pine, some soap, caramel, toasted dough, toffee malts, citrus fruits, and a light grapefruit, dry hoppiness in the finish.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11th rating of this brew. 12oz bonus from hopdog. Cheapdark really doesn’t know what a harvest is, :) Wow didn’t realize this was so new. Pours orange with a bright white head. Nose is sweet with a lot of big hoppy citrus notes. Taste is a little off, its got some bite but its a bit too much bitterness and not enough balance for me.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle- pours golden red, with little grey head. nose is caramel, and not as gloriously hoppy as i had wished. taste is similiar. really malty, and sweet, and not really the beast i thought it would or could be.it has a really clean hoppy finish. too sweet to be sessionable, and not hoppy enough. oh well.
cheap (4198) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2008
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Don’t you think the name harvest ale is misleading for an IPA? I bought this thinking it was an O’fest. Well, if I would have had my glasses on and would have seen the fine print; brewed with fresh hops. O’fest and hop aroma with a tinge of slag. Lighter iced tea color, more clear brown than yellow. Taste is oppresive hop bitterness yet there is some marzen in there I think. Well, yes, IPA hoppy bordering on the country of IIPA. Bitter lingering grapefruit rind or piney turpentine finish. On style, go for it IPA lovers. At times it seems to have hints of horse manure in there, but of course in a good beery way.
Too much for this lager lovers taste buds. Weyerbacher, always over the top.
TomDecapolis (4539) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a translucent copper with golden higlights and a medium creamy/bubbly white head that left sticky lacing. Aroma of orange, floral, grassy fresh hops, some sweet caramel and bready. Hops are there in the aroma but not as up front as I would have expected. Flavor of grapefruit, pine, citrus, earthy, breast and some caramel malt. Hop bitterness is up front and lingers, body a little thin.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber/ orange with a medium to large head. Aroma of earth, caramel with some flowery and grassy hops with just a hint of pine. Medium to light bodied. Distinctly soapy finish. This is really one of the least exciting harvest beers I’ve tasted, which is pretty surprising considering how much of a roll I considered this brewery to be on lately.
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent IPA....not on par with their others but decent. Aroma was mostly caramel malt with some stale hops and grass. Taste was nice but middle of the road. It tasted a little dirty like the hops were dusty or old. Nice light and caramel malt in the front with the hops making and entrance in the aftertaste. Mostly grassy with just a mild hint of citrus. There is an odd vegetable soup aroma and taste in the background that brings this score way down. Not bad, but something is off.
adrian910ss (2370) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a mostly clear light orange coppr with a medium beige head. Aroma of light simcoe hops, grass, and citrus. Taste of light simcoe hops with hints of citrus and grassy notes.