RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 197   ABV: 6.56%
This listing is for 2010 and later releases.

This year’s Hop Harvest features fresh Centennial hops from third-generation, family-owned Goschie Farms in Silverton, Ore. Newly named brewmaster Jeff Edgerton and family recently drove to the farm with a utility trailer and burlap bags, and brought back 400 pounds of fresh Centennial hops. Within an hour, crews cut open the sacks and hops were blended with the base beer that had been prepared in advance and cooled to prevent cooking off the natural citrus and floral notes of the hops. Almost two weeks later, brewers lightly filtered the beer and filled kegs and 22-oz bottles with this farm-fresh brew.

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Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - NOV 12, 2011
22oz. bottle. Fresh, juicy and piney hop aroma, with notes of grapefruit, earthiness, lightly toasted malts and some floral tones in the background. Lightly hazy medium golden amber color, head is fine and lasting. Flavor is hop-forward, to be sure, with ample Centennial character throughout, showing plenty of grapefruit and lemon, with lighter suggestions of pine and wood, a fair amount of bitterness and some toasty, honeyish malt sweetness offering a counterpoint towards the finish. Clean and resinous on the palate, fairly dry with a moderate level of effervescence, body is medium. Pleasant and very drinkable.

Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Pours a bright cloudy orange with good white head and some sticky lacing. Smell is nice with bright citrus hop aromas. Taste is similar to other hoppy bridgeport ales, in that the hop profile is similar. There is citrus (orange, grapefruit, lemon zest) with a good malt backbone. My problem is that in the end you get a soapy or muddled maltiness that just doesn’t lend perfectly to a great wet hopped ale.

dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2011
(On draught at Papago). Pours a clear golden color with off-white head. Active carbonation. Aroma is mango, grapefruit, pine. Taste is sweet with some nice tropical flavors and balanced bitterness. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Bitter finish. There is an off-flavor in there, but overall, this is a pretty enjoyable beer.

djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy orange copper with a small off white head with spotty lacing. The aroma is floral hops and bubblegum. Medium mouthfeel with a dry hop with grapefruit and grass with a light bitter finish. A good IPA from Bridgeport.

Bronzan (158) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
A nice, hoppy somewhat sweet aroma. A little bitter, especially on the finish. Medium body with subtle carbonation. Would have liked a "hoppier" taste...doesn’t really carry that flavor through from first scent.

KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Pours a thick, lively cheddar orange with a nose of sweet, buttery grapefruit glaze, light orange peel, and a hint of pine. Flavor is a nicely balanced blend of rose, grapefruit, orange, and pine. Light malt essence in the background. Thick and lively on the togue. Fresh and enjoyable. Definite repeat.

onceblind (10327) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2011
GABF 2011. Bright yellow gold with slight haze. Grassy fresh hop aroma, but also has a tone reminiscent of plastic. Nice smooth grassy hop flavor with mild floral and a small bit of citric hops. A little light on the body. Balanced though.

hellbilly (3247) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
9/18/11 bridgeport hop harvest fresh hop ipa @ pap’s hopageddon. hazy orangew/ a small white head. really dirty a + f along with mild pine, citrus, flowers, slight spice and mostly caramel/maltiness. a little too sweet to make it sessionable. 6/3/6/3/13+

poisoneddwarf (2624) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Bomber. Bought at Fred Meyer in CDA, ID. Pours hazy cantaloupe with a large rocky lacy off-white head with great retention. Aroma is clean; it’s faintly piney, citrusy, floral and bready. I was hoping for something really resinous and in your face. Taste is bittersweet. Not your typical IPA. There’s something here in the mix that sets this apart from most IPAs. I like it. It tastes fresh. I wish the brewery would put a brewed on date on the bottle so I knew just how fresh it is. Palate is sticky, carbonation is average. Really good, I just wish the aroma was more pungently hoppy.

gyllenbock (9713) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2011
On tap at Local Option in Chicago, October 22, 2011. Hazy orange/amber with a minimal white head. Fresh and fruity, crisp mouth feel and easy to drink. I liked it!

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