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RATINGS: 1886   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Each fall, hops reach their peak flavor- bursting with aromatic oils that give ales layers of complex flavor and aroma that can only happen at harvest time. For us, fall comes twice a year- once in each hemisphere. This Harvest Ale features "wet" or un-dried whole-cone hops from Yakima, WA that are plucked from the bine and delivered to our brewery within 24 hours of picking.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5706) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Shared and sampled by joebrew at Cellars Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours a clear coppery amber brew with a decent off-whtie head that slowly dissolves to a fine film and ring. Aroma of piney, grapefruit zest, some lime juice, and a touch of caramel malt. Taste is a tongue curler with heavy hop bitterness, caramel malt and tart grapefruits. Finish is citrusy bitter with a lingering pine bitter aftertaste. Someone likes to load up the hop bin with this brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (2417) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 Bottle Rated 10/24/07. Heres one Ive been wanting to try for a long time. At last in bottles, at last in my fridge. 24 ounce bottles? Whats up with that? Didnt make much sense until I opened the thing and shared it with a friend. This is the sort of beer one wants 24 ounces of all to oneself. Gorgeous.

Pour amber with a big fluffy head (is it really tinted slightly green, or is that my imagination being stimulated by the aroma?) Very nice aroma, plenty of leafy hops, but the glory of this one really comes out in the flavor. Its splendid. Absolutely spendid. Nothing fancy here, nothing in-your-face, just a gloriously well-crafted fresh hop brew with a malt balance that comes in midway and really hits the sweet spot. Superb.

Tap 12/4/07 at the Rose and Crown in Palo Alto: not quite the standout that it was in the bottle - closer to a straight-ahead if excellent IPA - but still very very nice.

Tap 9/15/09 at Fiddlers. Its crazy how good this beer is. Beautiful head texture, nice amber pour, deep hop aroma, absolute perfection in the flavor. Beautiful balance, dry and hop-juicy, herbal and wonderful. I wrote down 8/5/9/4/17=4.3 but this could even push a 10 for flavor; my first sip certainly seemed to. I was also pleased to see that I rated it a 4.2 last time, way higher than I remember and thus showing more consistency than I expected.

Bottle rated 10/8/12. Theres a caramelly SN Celebration ale thing going on here that works quite well. Id go closer 4 than 4.3 but its all good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1392) - Montana, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Copper color with a nice sized off-white head. Green fresh hoppy nose, with a hint of pine. Flavor to match, I just love that fresh hop tingle on the palate, Nice creamy texture with a clean dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Big whompin 24 oz bottle. Clear, glowing, deep amber with a huge beige head that descends rockily, leaving a soap-film-like lace. Good carbonation, lots of bubbles race to the head. All makes for a very pretty beer. Sharp grapefruit nose, some pine, cut grass, a bit of toasty malt and bread. Strong bitter flavor initially, white grapefruit rind and very light caramel. As the palate becomes accustomed to the bitterness, a sweet maltiness emerges. The grapefruit rind makes a final appearance in the finish, a dry, smooth bitterness. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2007
10/24/07: Bottle.
Copper bodied with a thin ring of almond colored carbonation. Aroma of fir tree and grapefruit. Lot o hop flava citrus and pine hop wise combined with caramel malts. Finish is bitter, fresh and long.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Pours a copper, golden color with no head. Smell is slightly hoppy. Not a hop-bomb or overbearing. Taste is piney hops. Again not over the top or dominating, but reserved and actually well done. Decent brew. A good beer from a brewery that Im not very fond of, so that is a success.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2007
2007 vintage. 24 oz. bottle. Pours a deep, dark amber. Active carbonation gives way to a medium sized, fluffy, white head. Aroma of pine, grass, some moss. Nice hoppy mouthfeel. Good balance of pine and citrus. Bitterness along the back and sides of the tongue. Well done beer. I could drink this all night long.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1766) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Bottle. Orange pour, with a nice off white head. Aroma is hops, caramel, and some malt. Flavor is hops, caramel, malt,and fruit. This is really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 24, 2007
2007 Vintage - Ive been waiting to get my hands on this beer for awhile now. Finally after dropping in at my local BevMo, lo and behold they have it. Glad they did. Took it to me at the Oakland Raiders home game and shared it (along with many other great beers) with my brother. The beer pours out a dark golden, copperish/brown hue, crystal clear in color with a two-finger head and decent lacing. Aroma is lightly sweetened with caramel malts, some citrus and piney hops are present. Flavors are pretty much on par with the nose, nothing sneaking up out of nowhere and no suprises. A nice beer. Much better than their regular IPA in my opinion.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Pours a nice whiskey tinted fiery orangish brown color. Nice huge creamy light yellowish white head. Very nice sweet citrusy hoppiness, as well as a touch of pine and roasted malt. Explosivly powerful mouthfeel that exudes a very very piney character, as well as a good dose of grapefruit and very light roasted malt. The finish is deliciously long lasting and almost hits the palate like you licked a pine tree, but much more delicious. Very nice beer.


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