MaBeer1972 (2051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2014 brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Bomber from the gift shop in Portsmouth. A murky copper color. Very earthy aromas and flavors. Mild sweetness. Light dry bitterness. Rather dull. JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
On draught at the brewery, pours semi clear slight haze dark orange brown. Nose is more herbal green and malt than Hop Harvest #1. Taste leans more on the bitter side, resin, malt. Less tropical. Finish is bitter, grapefruit, grass, some citrus. Not as bright and a touch less balanced than #1, feels a touch muted. Still ok. VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2014
I am a BIG fan of Simcoe hops in any beer and this was a very good example... my first beer with wet Simcoe... very drinkable and flavorful larryLSB (533) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Draft at the brewpub in a stemmed glass. Cloudy orange gold with a medium off white head. Nose is a mild blend of citrus, pine, and grass. Taste is hop forward very bitter. Clean taste nice
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Nicely fresh hop aroma, piney, citric, juicy and spicy, some nicely toasted malts as well, these also showing notes of caramel and honey, faint grapefruit and lemon appearing here as well. Light amber in color, clear, with a creamy, lasting head. Flavor is a good balance of piney hop flavor and crystal-like malt sweetness, honeyish and lightly toasty once again, before turning substantially more bitter and drying out to a large extent by the end. Lightly resinous palate, pretty low carbonation, surprisingly, body is medium. Surprisingly sweet for the style but tasty overall.
AirForceHops (7233) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Draft, served in a pint glass. Pours an orange like hue and bubbly, foam head. Real good lace. Nose is real fruity, mostly grapefruit and tangerine with light resin. Taste is dead-on with the nose. No surprises and very straight forward. Very dry finish with a medium, lingering bitterness that goes with the body. However, it is a very run of the mill brew. Maybe a bit above average. Not really my thing. But some Hop Heads will like this. thornecb (5907) - 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. hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle… Hazy dirty-orange ale with a small, creamy, fat-bubbled, white head. The nose is heavy on fruit – peach and apricot – also floral and resiny. Light to medium-bodied with an astringent mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is medium bitter, but otherwise bland - not much going on here at all. Finished watery, raspy and bone dry with lingering bitterness. Sample courtesy of hankchinaski! TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Thanks to Josh for sharing this growler. Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with a small head (poured from a growler that had been opened a week prior). Aroma of fresh pine, mango and citrusy hop notes, some caramel and bready malt. Flavor was much of the same. The citra hop qualities coming thorugh nicely in the flavor. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Thanks Josh for saving me some of this from a Growler. Poured an amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of floral hops, pine, some fruitiness, and citrus.