nearbeer (5412) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009 24 oz, 11th edition-2007. Clear amber-orange with a huge sticky head that lasts; frosting everywhere. Initial aroma is nothing but fresh herb-citrus hop, but some rich sweet caramel peeks through later. Flavors of orange, honey, resin, grapefruit, granola cereal, bittersweet grasses. Wow - the light-medium body is oily and just about the smoothest ever. Surprisingly not very tingly or dry. Even though you can really taste the overboard hops, this beer has no harshness and somehow almost seems in balance. drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 7, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2007 I thought this is a Pale Ale, no?
Wow, the aroma is the best ever! Smells like really good fragrant ganja. Deep amber and clear. Really nice bitterness and a mouthful of hop flavor. Clean tasting, light, refreshing. Whatever style this is, it’s awesome.
[tasted next to a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Bottle)]
The Harvest is darker in color, and way more fragrant. I love the regular Pale but it actually tastes stale next to the Harvest. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Poured a bright amber-copper color with a white-tan head. Floral, fresh, grassy hop aroma. Flavor a favorable amalgam of fruity and spicy hops with bready and sweet malts. Chewy, grubbin’ full bodied mouth feel and finish that sets this brew apart from most of the other fresh hops beers of late. HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2007
24oz Bottle: 11th Anniversary - Pours a clear orange, copper with a few fingers of light tan head. The aroma is soft citrus with a hint of pine. The hops have a noticeably green smell you would expect. A mellow citrus and some toffee lead the taste with an overall smooth, balanced character. This beer improved as it got cooler. Overall it is very good, while not exceptional or as good as I remember the draft versions from years past. Am I glad I have three more bottles? Heck yeah! luvcasks (178) - USA - OCT 7, 2007
11th Anniversary - Harvest Ale
Looks like a classic Celebration or Pale Ale from the past with a head similar as well.
Not a huge aroma.. smells of pine, floral notes and some toasty maltyness
Taste is just a little odd seems mixed up with the toasty malt notes competing with flavors of pine and some citrus. What throws this thing off for me is the tea like astringency.
If this is meant to show-case the fresh-hop flavors there is a lot lost in translation... the aroma is not impressive and the astringency is very distracting
Sorry... I have to say atleast the 24oz bottled version for 2007 is a big disappointment
emacgee (4675) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2008 Pours a clean crisp copper with a two finger creamy off white head. The nose is extremely fresh hops, man you can smell those hop buds, sweet, citrusy, resiny. The flavor is strong waxy resiny hops, very fresh hops here too. Citrus peel, very spicy hops, crisp, carbonated mouthfeel, waxy lasting finish. Very enjoyable ipa. adrian910ss (2572) - Doylestown, PA, USA - OCT 7, 2007
24 oz bottle. Pours a semi clear ruby orange with a medium beige head. Aroma of faint floral hops, pine and some citrus. Taste is a mellow citrus and pine hoppy delight with slight floral tones and a tea finish. Very nice. acearl (510) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2010 2007 11th Edition. Labled as Harvest Fresh Hop Ale...Sample on tap led me to purchase 2 x 24oz bottles. Rust hue with light tan creamy lasting head with decent lacing. Smells fresh, not overly fragrent hops, medium hops slightly citrusy. Examplified by use of green/fresh hops...Crisp palate lightly carbonated, hints or caramel for sweetness and roasted nuts, and mildly bitter aftertaste. Very enjoyable, good seasonable...Re-rate ’08, ’09 nice and balanced not overly hoppy, rerate ’10 Same dice, not overly hoppy, nice and smooth after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2007
24-oz. 2007. Pours deep rubied crystal clear dark amber with a towering, thick, surging off-white head. Nose is a shocking disaster based on what I’d expect from this brewer and this beer: sweat and must. I actually said "awwww..." out loud like I was talking to a little kid who was sad. Medium body, pleasantly tingly carb, forward nutty and toasty flavors. Rich resiny creosotey hop carries from the attack through the finish. This is one of those true classic beers that you always grab a pint of, but at this point I have serious reservations about the 07 bottles. Maybe this one didn’t get cold enough before serving? I dunno. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2011 On tap at the Brickskeller, rating from memory. Fine looking amber pour, with massive wet hop aroma - much more floral and pungent than the usual SN bitterness (which is also enjoyable). Decent malt profile, and fine balance, but this is all about the sticky goodness.