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RATINGS: 1911   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
A better choice among the APAs. Somewhat of a cherry flavour with a hint of orange. A definite winner.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Candy orange body with a thin head. Nose is a grassy orange that is well balanced against the malt. Flavour is orange creamsicles with a candy sweetness that is full and chewy. The tounge cleans to a strong bitterness with some acidity. Fluxuation of flavours and balance make this a very fun beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Draught --> Flying Saucer. Creamy body. Good hoppy cherry flavor which reminds me of Celebration. This seems to be Celebrations little brother. Kind of surprised at the 98 rating.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2677) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 Tap at OBriens in San Diego. Amber body with a grapefruity and piney hop aroma. Some caramel. Sorta like a strange twist from their APA. Pretty enjoyable, and the other 99 times out of 100 I would have loved this, but there were 3 other 5 oz samples next to it Im rating 4+/5 and a BA Numbskull. So yeah.. rerate from fresh 2007 bottle: nose is somewhat unexpressive, getting some fresh mowed lawn notes, but mostly muddled PNW hops. Flavor brings some of that magic flavor, but the house character and pale and caramel malts unfortunately dominate. Bitterness is moderate to high, but the hop flavor is lacking. Any IPA/APA (whatever it is) can have bitterness, but not all of them can get that great flavor of the wet hops. Dammit. For me it seems that wet hop beers are MUCH better on tap. 6/4/7/3/13

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (3050) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 13, 2006
Tap at OBriens. Pours a medium ruby/amber color. Aroma is somewhat hoppy with a solid malty backbone. Smooth mouthfeel. Moderate bitterness. Well balanced brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - APR 11, 2006
On tap at OBriens in San Diego. A very nice array of malt character built as a delivery vehicle for the hop array. IOW, nicely balanced with great hops flavors. I like it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Another wonderful product from sierra nevada. Good rich malt body and light caramel flavors with a wonderful hop bouquet and flavor. Hops are woodsy, and citrusy. Very fresh and clean hop profile.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Draft. Dark orange amber with a small white head. Muted vegetal hop aroma. Some caramel with a floral and resinous hop flavor. Sweet malt and residual hop grassiness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light medium.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1588) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2006
On tap at the Gingerman in Austin. Big hop aroma from the pour, was hurt by being a bit tooo cold, but it quickly redeemed itself as a super ale. Definitely had the SN house flavor, but just a lot more hoppy without kicking you in the teeth.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2006
ON TAP at Sierra Nevada Brewery on a trip down. Ver worth while because I had this beer one of my all time favorites. Nice orange cooper color with an emormous citrus hop nose flavor. Malt flavor of 2-for or 6 row barley. Excellent Overall Palate and flavors balanced with the hops. Bitterness was perfect with restraint as some west coast do not. they kept it in line with the overall beer. If I were to grade it...oops I will above. BESTEST OF BEST


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