holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2008 On tap @ underbar chicago: pours an orange amber with a smooth tan head. Nice hop aromas grapefruit, pine, citrus, sweet, well balanced. Carmel tangerine grapefruit citrus flavors good amount of sweet to balance that piney grassy bitter finish. A very nice APA. 8/4/8/4/16 = 4.0 StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2006
24oz bottle at Kan Presents: Fresh Hops. Pours an amber with a frothy offwhite head. Aroma is light, toasted touch of green grass and floral notes. Flavors of toasted biscuit malts, citrus, lots of grass and bitterness. The lasting green bitterness is solid. But otherwise not much going on. 7/3/7/3/14 = 3.4
Tap. Transparent and bold copperish-amber in color with a dense, café-frothed head riding a third of an inch high. Aroma is a sweet hop treat from heaven. Cherry wax over grahams, strawberry caramel, tangerine cobbler, green tea and lemon grass fornicating with hop leafs. Oily honey resin and amaretto over strawberry-coated oats transitions the nose to the mouth. Orange cotton blossom lightness does a nice balancing act with the semi-juicy hop enclave. Wonderful effervescence is met with tangerine and grapefruit melodies. Kiwi green hop bitterness and flavor hop spin offs produce mandarin pulp properties, eventually turning into a fruit gel that sucks the glands so they beg for more beer. Dry cotton mouth and a Downy sweet dryness activate at the corners of the tongues flap. A blast of dewed-on spring grassiness takes over in the finish. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2006
On tap at Tyler’s in Carrboro, NC. Was really looking forward to trying this. Was not disappointed. Huge hop aromas and flavor. Very fresh hop juice. Delish. Beautifully bitter and well balanced with a dash of sweet malts. Definitely emphasizes the hops but in a very refreshing manner. Will now compete with Bigfoot for my favorite SN product. Delish. realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - NOV 19, 2006
On tap poured a pale amber color with a nice head. Aromas of fresh hops with a good amount of malt. The taste had a bold hop profile with a nice malt balance. Overall one of the best SN beers made. starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Amber colour, light tan head. Hoppy aroma, lovely malty hop flavour. Quite nice really.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Wonderful delicate white fruit and resin nose. Herbal and spicy on the palte with a soft whitepepper note. Clean and round mouthfeel, a wonderful brew. pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2006
Very hoppy. Coppery color, not much aroma, but lots of malt and tons of hops in the taste. Great beer. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2009 In short: A creamy caramelized fruity IPA. Highly highly drinkable.savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2006
How: Bottles, tap, many times. This re-rate for the 12th Harvest release. My favourite so far
The look: Almost clear golden-orange body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Superb nose of aromatic leafy hops and fresh grass. Slightly toasted caramelized malts. The body is rather creamy and that gives it a sensation of a crème caramel. Hops, hops and more hops. Very juicy hops. Caramelized oranges, caramelized citrus, caramelized pineapples. Just a perfect integration between the caramel and the fresh fruity hops. Some peppery notes. I was let down by some previous versions of the SN Harvest but this 12th Harvest has renewed my faith in this product. Not that beer is a religion or anything. And if I wanted a taste of religion I’d bite a priest.
This is a really a hopped-up (literally) version of their pale ale. Maybe a bit less of the spritzy, zesty, hop freshness of the Pale Ale, the Harvest had an immediacy and a tartness that I liked.
Still, if you’re not a hophead, quaff with caution. LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Draft - Rich amber color with a fluffy tan head. Near perfect pour. An excellent piney hop aroma. Sweet malt flavor with a perfect hop finish. Citrus flavors brought out as well in the flavor. Excellent.