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RATINGS: 1908   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6380) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle (22oz). Clear copper pour, huge foamy beige lasting head. Big up-front hop aroma, conifer and citrus, slightly roast malt way in the background; a bit leafy. The taste is more resiny than I expected, dry, almost burnt bitterness, very light malt body, decent little kick of alcohol in the finish - the acidity builds slowly until its noticeable. Light body, solid astringency/acidity, fairly quick finish, with a low-level acidic hop-bitter aftertaste. Really solid, Im going back and buying a case!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (3173) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Tap at Capones. Pours a nice moderate copper color with a thin two finger white head. Aroma is all hops, mostly pine and slight citrus. Intense hop flavor, nicely balanced by a little lingering malt in the background. Overall pine and citrus hops shine through in a very nice combination. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle. I noted the enthusiasm of the hops was tempered by the cool malty flavor after a great looking pour filled my pint glass. Even as the glass sat unattended, the taste remained strong with a bitter aftermath.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2007
24 oz bottle. Clear woody orange with a holding off-white head. Chunky rings of lace. Doughy, soapy with some spicy floral; mild malts. Slick and relatively thick with buzzy carb. Juicy orange and grapefruit with lime peel. You can feel the hops all over this but still soft. Numbing bready finish lingers with pith.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - OCT 14, 2007
On draft @ BSP. Pours a luscious dark amber orange with a punch of hops in the nose of all varieties: herbal, piney, grassy. More on the palate as a distinctly minty flavor develops towards the pleasantly bitter finish. However, the strong caramel malt backing helps balance this out, as well as not being overwhelmingly bitter. Better than I had expected.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jhanske (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2007
22oz. Very excited to find this at the local store. Did not disappoint. Darker in color than expected. Imagine their 20th Celebration Ale with more hops and you get this ale. If I were stranded on a desert island and I had 100 cases of this ale with me I would be a hoppy man! Extremely quaffable and satifying!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2007
24 oz bottle, 11th edition 2007 harvest. Pours amber in color with white head. Aroma mix of floral and pine hops. Taste hoppy and lite malt with clean finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlthiering (48) - Viginia Beach, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Great beer. I could enjoy this one a regular basis. The 24 oz. bottle was a plus as well. Pretty cheap at 3.50 for that size!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Light ruby color, lasting white head with fine bubbles. Pretty beer. Earthy aroma with pine, cinnamon, citrus. Fairly tasty, just a hint of grassiness. Smooth finish. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3204) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2007
24 Oz 2007 Bottle. Musky, pungent aroma, dank with cold lemongrass soup, spiced tea, and waxy hop resins. Subdued and wet. Pours a clear, standard amber, rimmed with rocky and separating maple foam. Flavor rushes into a much more delicate and explosive flavor profile. Rich grasses, sweet pines, and fragrant, burgeoning citrus rinds, and candied flower heads. Sweet, sticky, and round. Light peppery bouquet. Malt works in nicely, with some toothy Munich caramels, lightly toasted seeds, and washing, warm bready sugars. Clean, with bits of mineral residue. Back end holds a more bitter tendency, but bright with Meyer lemon reduction, candied lavender and a brief interlude of higher, soapy alcohols. Sprightly, fresh and balanced. Aroma weighed down from the wet hops, Im imagining, but the flavor expectedly delightful. Maybe a nip thin for an IPA, but yet so drinkable.


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