sebletitje (10284) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2009
bottle @ Tampa xmas gathering.
pours golden, white head
aroma is malty, hints of citrus hops.
flavor, citrus/grapefruit hops, overall profile keeps a more subtle malty approach.
Was expecting a little more hops rather than malt. Simple and refreshing. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2013 Copper-amber with a large pillowy off-white crown. Aroma is floral and citrusy with caramel and grains. Taste is floral and hoppy with dusty malt, some nobility and mild bitterness. Easy drinking but not really much here.
madvike (3292) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Murky Golden yellow with a foamy medium white topper that dissipates rapidly leaving a thin layer atop with moderate lacing. Aroma of grains, sweet malt, fruit, caramel and light citrus. Taste of grapefruit and citrus burst up front followed by sweet malt and then some odd tasting grains. Finishes with a citrus mix akin and leaves my mouth coasted similar to orange juice along with a touch of dryness and bitterness. Goes down fairly easy.
Bottle - So I was coming down with a cold when I popped this bottle open, so I wasn’t sure if wasn’t smelling anything or if this beer just didn’t have much of a hop profile. After trying some other beers and actually being able to smell them, I’m just convinced this one doesn’t have much of a hop smell -- surprising since it’s called, you know, Hop Harvest. Anyways, it pours light amber with a foamy white head. Smell gives off some hops when you open the bottle, but that recedes quickly and leaves an earthy, grainy body behind. Taste is smooth malt with barley and some light bitterness. Things are nicely balanced, but I was looking for some nice, fresh hops on this one. It’s very smooth in the mouth -- resiny and slick with some nice carbonation. Not sure if something went wrong with this one, but not the sorts of hop flavor I was expecting. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Got a quick whiff of some nice hopping ,then it faded pretty quick.. From that point it was light grain and maybe brewers yeast. Some what clear and light for a IPA type ale, Flavor has a tang of the hops,but not that rich taste you get in the better Harvest Ales,little bit of sweetness from the malts,lingers ,minimal bitterness in finish. Nice enough brew, but not up to the standars of say Founders,Goose Island or Surly Harvest Hop phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Had this one on tap yesterday, finally. Super tastey beer. Very unique. Bright hazey golden colour with a decent sized fluffhead. Aroma is instant hops. One of the most aromatic beers I’ve had in a long time. Super aromatic, fresh and fruity, lots of fruit in fact. Very tropical. TAste is really not that hoppy. As a matter of fact, there is quite a bit of noticeable candi sugar throughou this beer. Hops are present, but concealed well in the sweetness. IF you can picture a sticky fresh hop lightly covered in sugar. Very astringent, mouthfeel. Creamy. Really fantastic beer.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2009
22 oz bottle from Chicones. Yellow pour with a very foamy head, good lacing. Very slight hop aroma. This stuff looks and smells like a lager. Taste is like a slightly hopped lager. I never would have guessed this was a wet-hopped IPA. This honestly tastes like a mixup in the brewery. I want my $3.99 back. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Pours a transparent deep golden with a thin covering of wispy white head. Aroma of fresh grassy hops with a touch of grapefruity and semi-sweet pale maltiness. Starts with pretty good fullness and a lightly sugary malty sweetness with a resiny piny hop bitterness and mild citrus before a drier crisp hoppy finish. Could use more aromatic grapefruity hops, but still a pretty good hoppy pale ale. Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Thanks for sharing, bro! Pours a light amber color with a medium off-white head which leaves a few streaks of lacing. Aroma has decent caramel malts, floral hops, and some moderate citrus. Taste is much the same. It is very balanced without going overboard into your typical Midwest/California IPA. Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Pours a hazy golden color with medium bubbly white head. Aroma is of light honey, floral hops, and mild sweet malt. Taste is grainy malt, honey, light fruit, citrus hops, and light candied sugar. Taste is a bit abrupt at first with a nutty malt which finishes off like a sweet-tart. Good sessionable beer. beernbourbon (1600) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Bottle. Pour is light cloudy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is yesty, bready, malty, light hops, light citrus, and light hay. Flavor is similar to aroma. Just too much yeast and not enough hops. The finish does have a bit of a resinous hop kick, but the yeasty bready flavors take over. Hmm, not one of this breweries better efforts.