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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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Deep dark copper color, brilliantly glowing but deeper centered and quite clear with some slow bubbly activity within. Huge roofing of lightly parched white starchy tight foam. Keeps its consistency for great length and leaves massive amounts of shelf sized sheets of lace. Gorgeous looking ale! Nicely clean, dark, oily, fresh hop aroma of soft piney grapefruit and a bit of leafy freshness. Barely there toasted malts hang low underneath. Nice balance on the taste buds to start things off, solid hop tones are soothed throughout the entire length of the palate with a nice softly fluffy and delicate natured citrus and pine. Partially oiled with superbly balanced bitterness and pithy squeezed bite of grapefruit. Again, some partailly oiled woody resin of soft pine and bark create a bit of extra texture and taste. Dryness is fair and soft with affectionate woody notes. And bringing it all together is a well held toasted malty backing keeping a freshly crispness and grabbing toastyness to its character. Body is about medium, smooth, soft, and kinda oily, well, in the middle anyways, gets fluffy and bittered with grapefruit and pin enotes as it rounds out the finish late with very well timed toasted ascents. Its the overall texture of it that I really like. It has a unique sodtness to it that really smacks of well-crafted, fresh brewing. This stuff is now one of my favs from SN. Glad I finally can get it in bottles, 24oz even! as its been a hard find here for years. Yummy solid stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2007
On tap @ the Winking Lizard: Pours a clear copper color with a light tan head. Aroma, citrus and herbal hop notes, some pine, caramel malts. Flavor, some caramel and bready malts up front, nice citrus and piny, great fresh hoppy flavors, some nice bitterness on it as well, finishes dry and bitter. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
celogan (204) - Oroville, California, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Had this in a 24 oz bottle I got from a liquor store in Oroville for 2.99. What a bargain, even though I also saw it over the last weekend at Costco for 25 bucks for a 12 pack of the 24 oz bottles. This poured a medium amber with a nice head that evaporated after about a minute but leaving a nice lacing throughout. Nice malt and citrus nose with flavors of Malt, slight citrus and some hoppiness, but not as much as a hop-head would die for. Still in all a very nice beer ideal for sitting infront of the fireplace and enjoying time and time again as long as its available.Definitely a keeper, my only regret is that I just finished the bottle and I have to wait to go out and get another one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2007
(bottle): Pours an amber brown color, big yellow-white head, foamy. Consistent color in the body. Hoppy aroma, acidic, some grapefruit, but mostly acidic, piney. Piney, somewhat hoppy taste. A little bitter aftertaste, but mostly balanced. Not too bad, IPAish, but balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - OCT 23, 2007
$4 20oz bottle drank at Pizza Port bottle shop with Shawn and others. Small, small-bubble head. Crystal clear amber color Some light hop and malt aroma. Medium light body. Mild bitterness. Very easy to drink. Great session/pizza beer. Kind of mild smooth flavor/aroma.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Looks like an amber colored Brandy. Huge head, be careful. This tastes more like a cross breed between Pale and IPA. Citrusy base with floral hints. Oily finish. Impressed at $4.00.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Ok so Ive been excited about this beer for awhile. Pours out a deep almost reddish orange with a decently thick light orange head. Aroma is a nice mix of sweetness and cascade hops all blending into a nice bittersweet smell. Flavor is not as hoppy as I would have expected at first, rather, it is fairly sweet of toffee and caramel and perhaps some brown sugar. Only halfway through the sip does the citrus and pine and hoppy goodness come rushing in. This beer is an excellent example of an American style IPA. If you want hops that kick your ass this is not your beer. However if you want a nice balance of hops and just well made beer then Cheers to you my friend.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6488) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Bottle: The aroma has moderate pine with some balanced caramel and faint citrus hops. It pours a transparent amber with small off-white head that fades to a soapy film within a minute or so. A thin webbing of lacing is left on the edges of the glass. The flavor has a strong caramel backbone. The finish has moderate combination of pine and citrus hops that linger in the aftertaste for a while. Some light spiciness in the finish as well. A very well balanced beer. IMO, an argument could be made either way for an IPA or APA. Medium bodied, slightly oily with soft carbonation. Just a well made beer in my opinion.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Bottle. I poured out the last bottle of SN I tried, so I shouldnt have been suprised when I dumped this one out as well. Im not going to waste my calories on something as flavorless, bitter, and aspirin-like as this. A mess in a bottle. Come on SN, impress me w/ something.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Deep orange pour with thick white head. Hops on the nose for sure...pine and resin mostly, some citrus, but more pine. Hops are not aggressively bitter, but have that piney taste all the way through to the finish. Malt is lingering in the background very solidly. I like.


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