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RATINGS: 1910   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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3.6
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - NOV 7, 2005
On tap @ Naja’s. Very floral and hoppy aroma. More like an IPA than an American pale ale. A little bit of malt comes through in the flavor, but it is most defenitely dominated by the hops. A very well done beer.

3.9
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2005
On tap at Papago. Nice floral, hoppy aroma, pine needles like just after a rain in the forest. Grapefruit notes really come through also. Very crisp clean hop flavor. Some tiny spices notes are thrown in the mix at the end of the palate. Dry and do I detect some malts trying to get through to the aftertaste? Yes, mmmmm....thank God it’s harvest time.

3.8
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Hoppy, with a flowery nose. Finished clean with a light/medium palate. A pretty good beer.

4.2
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Draft at San Diego Brewing Co. Very Green and floral. Piney and grapefruity. Much more hoppy than most APA’s. Aromas and flavors were high gear hop machines. Very tasty stuff.

4.3
tennisjoel (1460) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Grassy Aroma. Nice Hoppy flavor. Malt comes through as well. Well balanced. Solid!!

4.2
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
wonderful pale ale......nicely hoppy and crisp...thick head lots of lacing...... beautiful

3.6
Ratman197 (14838) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2005
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear copper with an amber head. Aroma was grassy with notes of pine and citrus. Palate was medium bodied, dry and resiny. Flavor was earthy, with notes of carmel and hay and a warming bitter finish.

3.9
MrBrewski (42) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2005
Draft, Old Chicago Eden Prairie. Poured a nice reddish brown with a smallish off-white head that mostly diminished. Picked up notes of citrus and some caramel. Taste had that refreshing grapefruit hop tingle balanced by a bit of malt. This was a surprise beer and I did not expect that much of it after several other brews in front of it that did not measure up. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. I hope to see this beer around yearly.

4.1
danita (3) - USA - OCT 26, 2005 does not count
Great overall taste. One of the better seasonal beers I have had this year.

4.1
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2005
Tap @ Drafting Room. Pours a deep reddish orange color body with a small white head. Very sweet hop nose. The flavor was a fresh tasting grapefruit with a little black pepper and some grass. Smooth, medium bodied. Really good beer.


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