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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
First brewed in 1988, O’Brien’s Harvest Ale is a much anticipated autumn classic and one of the Northwest’s original seasonal ales. For the last 21 years Hale’s brewers have ushered in the fall season by crafting a delicious, hearty seasonal ale that features generous amounts of select hops. This year’s O’Brien’s Harvest Ale is a reintroduction of the recipe we used in 2007 which was a Silver Medal winner at GABF.
2008--6.5%--70 IBUs
2009--6.8%--75+ IBUs
2010--6.2%--65 IBUs
2014--6.9--42 IBUs--Malts: 2-Row Pale, Crystal 75L, Special B, Rye--Hops: Centennial, Simcoe, Bravo, Calypso

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1938) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Pours an amber orange with a beige head and aroma of toasted malt and caramel. Well balanced, with sweet, toasted malt, bittering hops, citrus, caramel, straw, and bready notes with a slight bitter finish. Drinkable, solid ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
11/7/2013. From bottle. Pours amber color with a white head. Hoppy aromas with caramel, spice and light fruit. Good balance and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11215) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle. Lactic orange malt and earthy herbal aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange juice malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Pours orange two finger off white head. Smell big malt and spice. taste malty harvest spices. Light body easy drinking Good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (6044) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Nice crisp amber coloured body with a copper glow and a two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bright citrus hops with pine, alcohol, resin and a bunch more fresh hops - very nice. Medium-bodied; Assertive fresh hop flavour with piney and citrus flavour, some earthy toffee and a great malt backbone. Aftertaste shows a great hop bitterness with a sweet finish from the caramel, a little earthiness, but a perfectly balanced malt backbone. Overall, a great beer and one that should be sampled by everyone - if you can get it, that is. I sampled this 12 ounce stubby bottle purchased from Bottleworks in Seattle, Washington on 10-February-2013 for US$1.33 sampled at home in [the real] Washington on 07-March-2013.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9923) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Cask served in an imperial pint at Capone’s in Coeur D’Alene. Pours a mostly clear gold-amber with a finger of soft off-white head. Aroma of sweet and bready malts, toffee, sugar, citrusy hops, and a bit of buttered popcorn. The flavor works better, with some good fresh citrusy hops, caramel malts, resin, tea, and nectar. Light-medium bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Nice hoppy amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Dark amber with a sepia tint. Hearty head and generous lacing down the glass. The nose is a mix of caramel and hazelnut. Medium to full bodied, this enters with some sweetish malts, but yields quickly to a heavy dose of hop bitterness. Clean, crisp mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (12587) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. Slightly murky copper-amber color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of malt, sweet caramel and fruit. Light to medium body with flavors of caramel malt, hops and citrus. The finish is short with an earthy malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Pint @ norms. The high rating fooled me. This this just another thin hales ale. Pretty sire this is the same as their ipa. Amehzing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2011
This is an IPA, I don’t care WHAT the brew calls it. It’s pretty bitter like most IPA brewed in America now, but there is absolutely nothing special going on with this beer. I guess it’s ok, but I’m just so bored with this over reliance on bitterness. Wake up America...there are better styles out there.

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