brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Pours dark copper with an amber hue and a chill haze.
A half inch head of white quickly dissapated to a skim coat on the surface, and plenty of dotted lacework remained for the duration.
Aromatics are filled with green, sweet, lush hops and juicy malt. Ripe citrus with crushed spruce boughs, and candied hop resin with skunky cannabis dew.
Cover the glass, give it a swirl, and take a big huff..Oh yea.
Medium bodied, with crisp, creamy, and slightly chewy mouthfeel.
Candied tropical fruit, juicy malt, and pine syrup lead off the palate. A firm, drying bitterness steps forward along with some grapefruit zest and a caramel nod.
Finishes with bitter and sweet fruits, plump malt, and lingering hop resin.
Ultra-fresh, and a showcase for what a real wet-hopped harvest ale should be.
A couple of notches up from last years Harvest.
thornecb (6021) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Pours amber into a Sam glass. Off-white frothy sea foam head recedes leaving gloppy lacing. Sweet tangerine and grapefruit aromas. Soft with sweet tropical citrus upfront turning to resin and grapefruit in the lasting pith finish. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a hazy copper with a tan head. Smells and tastes of resin and spice in a great, balanced way. Very enjoyable. Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2009
This is 2009 HH2, wet warrior hop. I will start of by saying I liked last years simcoe bomb better.
It was served in an imperial pint glass with a wonderful white head that lace’s perfectly. The body of the brew is cloudy and murky amber. The aroma is hop forward floral and citric for sure but balance with a nice caramel sweetness. The flavor is not the typical hop bomb mouth puckering bitter but an easy to drink hoppy mouthful. It had good carbonation with a medium feel in my mouth.
I have drank this beer more than once and enjoyed every drop. It is easy drinking enough to grab a few of these brews a night
Serving type: on-tap
dogfish120love (1339) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Pours orange with some darker hues. Aroma is pure Simcoe. Huge citrus and pine aromas. The flavor is nice and bitter without being too intense and a slight amount of sweetness shines through.
Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - SEP 27, 2010
I was told that this years HH2 was brewed with citra so I raced over to the brewery to grab a pint. I did not leave dissapointed. The aroma is tropical fruit, pineapple, luscious floral hoppiness. A bomb of hop. Creamy mouthfeel makes this go down very easily. flavor is more tropical hoppiness with some orange rind, light floral flavors, and playful bitterness. A wonderful offering from Psmouth jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
on tap-pours a rocky tan head that laces and cloudy copper color. Aroma is mild citrus-orange, caramel. Taste is resin/orange hops, secondary medium malt. koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Appearance: Pours a deep auburn with honey orange folds. The head is minimal and off white. It shows little retention and lace but a nice hop oil sheen remains like a film across the top of the glass!
Smell: The warrior hops aren’t as dank as the summit hops used in the Harvest #1 variation and they mask the malt a bit.
Taste: Much more bitterness than HH #1 and not as much "red" malt flavor. It almost tastes like a copper ale with more bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with just enough carbonation to get by but I would like some more carbonation!
Drinkability: I’m going to go against the grain and proclaim I like HH #1 more!
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 11-13-2009 Goodgrief (2056) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2010
No head atop the murky orange pour. Strong citrus aroma. Rich full malty flavor balancedd by a kicking citrus hop. Another fine offering by my friends in New Hampshire. mcox90 (2119) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Served in a pint glass. Pours dark orange with a good head of off white foam. Aroma is floral with hints of pine resin. Flavor is dominated by pine resin and grapefruit with some secondary malt. If you’re on the fence about hop flavors, this one might not be for you. Nice creamy palate with soft carbonation. Bitter finish.