Harmon Brewery & Restaurant Reviews




andrewje41
3.2
Harmon Belgian Golden Strong
12 oz bottle poured. Finally getting around to trying these beers that Lutton and I picked up during a brewery visit a while back. A more dense golden orange pour. Flavor is initially strong. Metallic in a way. Orange fruit, sweet malt. Boozy finish. Definitely a Belgian kick, but underneath the intensity. Not bad, but not the smoothest of strongs.
Saturday, November 4, 2017

luttonm
3.3
Harmon Belgian Golden Strong
Bottle in Seattle. Modest head, rich orange body. Rich fruity nose, thickly sweet and rich yeast flavors of pressed orange and ester. Sticky base is brightened by esters, and moderately bright carbonation. Thick orange and banana. Fair American imitation of a Belgian strong. Odd.
Saturday, November 4, 2017

andrewje41
2.7
Harmon Paltinum Pilsner
Draft pour to a schooner at the Harmon Taproom. Apparently I'm all in on pilsner today. Might as well. If you can make a good pils, you know what you're doing. Hazy side, golden orange pour. Harsh aroma, intense straw grain, heavier than expected. Soapy flavor. Soap and straw. Thick body. Not a pils in can see myself drinking plenty of. A bit off for me.
Saturday, October 7, 2017

andrewje41
3.6
Harmon Olde John Grit City Ale
12 oz bottle poured. Still working through the split 6 pack from Harmon, from the Tacoma crawl with Luttonm. Fun beer here. Reddish copper pour. A spice malt, bran like flavor. Malt forward aroma, total barleywine in my opinion. Dry finish. Smoother than the alcohol suggests. Flavorful. Nothing harsh. Good strong ale overall.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

luttonm
3.2
Harmon Olde John Grit City Ale
Bottle in Seattle. Another one from Harmon that Andrew and I picked up earlier this year that we're still trying to work through. Soapy ring, heavy malty brown. Nose is big, and rough, fruity and harsh. Whiskey and wine barrel flavors don't compliment each other on nose. Body is a muddle of flavors, with the barrel notes both from whiskey and wine. Base is slightly hoppy, evokes a rough barleywine. Off fruity flavors, but I'm sure it's just the wine barrel. Chalky alcohol finish, a bit bitter. Odd but ok.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

andrewje41
3.5
Harmon Foeder Belgian Golden
12 oz bottle poured. Picked up at Harmon a little while back. A thick golden orange pour with a rocky foam head. A sweet aroma of floral and fruit candy. Belgian impressions for sure, but underneath the candy sweetness. Flavor is very similar. Sweet, but warming. Flavorful. Not a bad beer here, but a little too candy for my usual taste. Good belgian and orange notes all throughout. The wood impressions come through, but not quite as noticeable as I would have thought. Interesting.
Friday, August 18, 2017

luttonm
3.6
Harmon Foeder Belgian Golden
Bottle in Seattle. Thick, hazy orange body, plenty of yeast floating around. Steamy wood on nose, along with some peppery esters. Full body, sweet round ester, orange juice. Some waxiness. Not terrible, but lacks some finesse. Alcohol sweetness takes over by the finish.
Thursday, August 17, 2017

luttonm
3.5
Harmon Gindarina
Barrel Aged blind tasting at Andrew’s. From bottle. Thin head, ring foam. Malty haze, brown. Sweet, gin botanicals, gingerbread and vomit. Sweet, thin, a little bright. Tripel I guess. Bright yeast. Banana bread, cloves. Odd, ok.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

andrewje41
3.4
Harmon Farmhand Saison
Draft 12 oz pour at Harmon Taproom. Darker, cloudy golden pour with a thin fizz head. A toasty malt aroma, that’s paired with a Belgian yeast. Unique to my usual Farmhouse. Flavor is a spicy malt front. Straw and wheat notes. A bit of funk. More spice. Unique saison for sure. I liked this one.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

tcon25
3.6
Harmon Point Defiance IPA
Draft pour at brewery, about time I made it down here. Light golden pour thin bubbly head. Hoppy taste, floral tropical notes.
Friday, April 21, 2017

andrewje41
3.8
Harmon Shinto Sour Dark Ale
12 oz bottle poured. Picked up at Harmon during a Tacoma crawl. A very interesting, complex makeup of this beer, after reading all the patience and hard work that went into blending it. The description alone makes it sound like it’s a bottle I can’t afford, but it was priced nicely. Pours a dark brown, closer to the stout than the amber. Cherries really come through nicely. Like a chocolate cherry sour finish. A flavor I would expect in an ice cream more so than a beer, but it works nicely for me. Not too much sour going on. 5/10 sour. Very flavorful, and a very interesting beer. Liked this one.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

luttonm
3.8
Harmon Shinto Sour Dark Ale
Bottle in Seattle. Thin dissipating offwhite foam. Quite dark brown-black. Deep dark chocolate and black licorice nose. Also tart sour plum. Sweet sour from the top. Fascinating beer, with a huge amount going on. For the most part, it works quite well. Quite vinous, and tannic at points. Some sweet soy. As Andrew notes- pretty incredible the work they put in to selling a 12oz bottle for $5. Touch of smoky, bitter stout underneath it all. Tart cherry fruit impression. Quite nice, but lacking some finesse.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.8
Harmon Black Tartan IPA
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a finger’s worth of off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Stringy lace. The aroma had some sweet to roasty malts, slightly like a combination of coffee to chocolate and then a developing piney bitter hops underneath. The flavor blended all of those previously mentioned aromas together and added a boost of earthy to semi-spicy tones to amplify the flavor. Hops kick a bit harder in the aftertaste and leaves a dry blended hops to malts finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body, perhaps almost closer to the medium side. Fair sessionability, good carbonation. ABV felt good. Overall, nicely done black IPA that I could come back to if I could.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.6
Harmon Brown's Point ESB
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a semi-transparent amber color with a thin cap of a white foamy head. A disarray of light lace. The aroma had some sweet grassy to earthy hoppy tones. Some malts, somewhat tea-like and lean. Light dose of biscuity to breadiness. The flavor leaned crisp and malty sweet with a touch of the smooth tea and earthiness. This all combines into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a great sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, nicely done ESB well worthy of having again, preferably with some fish n’chips.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.6
Harmon Steep & Deep Winter Ale
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a dark brown color with a finger’s worth of off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Sly stringy lace. The aroma had some roasty nuts, caramel and toffee malts and some resinous/piney hops. Really nice blend. The flavor combines the bitter to the sweet pretty nice. Nicely done hoppy to malty aftertaste with a concurrent finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Smooth carbonation feels good. ABV felt right too. Overall, nicely done American brown ale that I could come back to if it was in my distro. Thanks Frank.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

luttonm
3.8
Harmon 11th Street +4 IPA
Harmon Tap Room, Tacoma. Soft cream, hazy rich gold. Deep fruity pine nose, tons of juicy pine hops. Mild tropical citrus but mostly juicy pine. Lightly creamy, very smooth body with round robust bitter. Solid dipa. Nice beer.
Friday, February 17, 2017

andrewje41
3.8
Harmon 11th Street +4 IPA
Draft pour to a schooner at Harmon, Tacoma. Anniversary beer with some bonus hops! I’m in. Bright golden orange pour with a patchy head and sticky lacing. Aroma is juicy tropical fruit up front, nice hop.profile. A warming IPA. Juicy hops, and a sturdy body overall. Fruit forward, but not sweet. Bold, and very tasty.
Friday, February 17, 2017

luttonm
3.3
Harmon Black Tartan IPA
Harmon Tap Room, Tacoma. Thin gray tan foam, quite dark brown black. Sweet metallic malt, thin hops in nose grow in to richer pine in the body. Rather bitter but still pretty malt focused. Fruity red malt isn’t fantastic. Ok.
Friday, February 17, 2017

luttonm
3.3
Harmon Stryker Stout - Rum Soaked Oak Aged
Harmon Tap Room, Tacoma. Off white cream, dark brown black. Harsh sweet lactic fruit nose. DMS, lactic messy touch. Fairly thin by weight. Cherry fruit, dark bitter caramel. Messy and cloying.
Friday, February 17, 2017

andrewje41
3
Harmon Black Tartan IPA
Draft pour to a schooner at Harmon, Tacoma. Pours blacker than their stout. Thick tan cream foam head and lacing. Very garden aroma with goods and vegetables. Grassy hops, vegetal, with a coffee roast that shows up way late. Bitter, and a bit harsh. A bit disappointing for me. Not very pleasant for my taste.
Friday, February 17, 2017

andrewje41
3.4
Harmon Stryker Stout - Rum Soaked Oak Aged
Draft pour to a schooner at Harmon, Tacoma. Pours black with a cream tan head. Dark fruit, oak, and a sweet chocolate aroma. Flavor is really nutty. Not boozy like other rum aged beers I’ve had. Black cherry. More nutty notes. Thick body. Sweet cream linger. Fun, very unique beer. Not bad
Friday, February 17, 2017

andrewje41
3.8
Harmon Puget Sound Porter
Draft pour, tasted at Harmon, Tacoma. Pours black with a tan foam head. I know I’ve had this beer before, forever ago. Fun to revisit what was obviously a memorable porter. Rich in chocolate aroma and flavor. Toasty. A slight bitterness throughout. Roasted chocolate malt late reminder. A well put together porter. Excellent.
Friday, February 17, 2017

andrewje41
3.7
Harmon Pinnacle Peak Pale Ale
Draft pour, tasted at Harmon, Tacoma. Clean golden pour with a foam ring head. Soft aroma, with sweet grain, and hops. Cool flavor, a refreshing pale. An excellent beer for a session. Where is this when the baseball season is going? Enjoyable for sure.
Friday, February 17, 2017

andrewje41
2.9
Harmon Mt. Takhoma Blonde
Draft pour, tasted at Harmon, Tacoma. First stop at the much anticipated Tacoma brewery trip, and starting off with one with quite a bit of history. Served with a slice of orange that quite enhances the aroma experience here. Pale golden pour. Moderately crisp, corny grains. Has a Mexican lager feel to it, as much as it does a blonde ale. Lingering corn grains. Alright.
Friday, February 17, 2017

luttonm
3.6
Harmon Hoppy Pale - Mosaic
Harmon Tap Room, Tacoma. Thin soft foam, solid gold body. Sweaty sweet mosaic nose, solid and proper character. Solid single hop notes, profound sweaty sweet hops with a bit of creamy malt character. Thin clean bitter finish, a little round. Pretty nice.
Friday, February 17, 2017

luttonm
3.5
Harmon Puget Sound Porter
Harmon Tap Room, Tacoma. Creamy soft foam, dark brown-black. Pale, slight lactic porter roast nose. Sweet malt, touch of cream, peppery bitter finish. Modest weight. Pretty alright.
Friday, February 17, 2017

andrewje41
3.8
Harmon Hoppy Pale - Mosaic
Draft pour at Harmon, Tacoma to a schooner. Golden apple juice pour with a thin, patchy head. A good display of the Mosaic profile. Grassy hop forward aroma. Flavor is hop deliciousness, with grassy winning over a soft citrus. Refreshing beer with a subtle lingering bitterness. Very pleasant pale here.
Friday, February 17, 2017

luttonm
3.5
Harmon Expedition Amber
Harmon Tap Room, Tacoma. Soft fuzzy foam, dark amber brown. Fresh milled malt nose, pale chocolate and dry roast. Nice, clean malt flavors. Minimal dark caramel, a much more roasted amber and I like it. Tastes like a brown ale. Solid.
Friday, February 17, 2017

luttonm
3.5
Harmon Point Defiance IPA
Harmon Tap Room, Tacoma. Soft foam, bright gold. Pale sweet fruity hop, rather nice. Grassy and fairly clean. A little amber malt flavor. Alright.
Friday, February 17, 2017

luttonm
3.4
Harmon Pinnacle Peak Pale Ale
Harmon Tap Room, Tacoma. Thin foam, bright pale orange gold. Clean, bitter fruity pale ale. Pretty classic profile. A touch sweet, rather fruity malts. Pale aroma. Solid.
Friday, February 17, 2017

luttonm
3
Harmon Mt. Takhoma Blonde
Harmon Tap Room, Tacoma. Pale haze yellow, a taster glass served with a wedge of orange. Pale biscuit malts, soft and sweet. Cardboard bitterness. No hops, really simple and plain. Alright.
Friday, February 17, 2017

donandres
3.8
Harmon Expedition Amber
schooner at the Harmon taproom during lunch special sight dark brown small foam hazy smell complex taste bitter feel not long finish long bitter aftertaste oa very good beer ok to repeat
Friday, October 28, 2016

donandres
3.7
Harmon Pinnacle Peak Pale Ale
Schooner at the Harmon taproom during lunch special sight light amber big white foam clear lacing smell not a lot taste vg bitterness feel long finish long bitter aftertaste oa vg ok to repeat Drank: 10/28/2016 1:30 PM
Friday, October 28, 2016

donandres
3.3
Harmon Mt. Takhoma Blonde
schooner at the Harmon taproom during lunch special sight: yellowish pale hazy medium head smell not a lot taste: medium bitterness feel:long finish long bitter aftertaste oa very good beer drank: 10/28/2016 130pm
Friday, October 28, 2016

donandres
4.1
Harmon Point Defiance IPA
schooner at the Harmon taproom in Tacoma lunch special sight: light amber small off white foam hazy smell very fragrant hoppy taste: very bitter side then roof of mouth long bitter finish feel:medium carbonation long bitter aftertaste oa: very good beer drank:10/28/2016 2:00 PM
Friday, October 28, 2016

donandres
3.8
Harmon Puget Sound Porter
Schooner from the Harmon taproom during lunch special sight : black dark off white foam smell; not a lot taste: medium bitterness feel: bitter aftertaste oa:very good beer drank:10/28/2016 1pm
Friday, October 28, 2016

fiulijn
3.4
Harmon Stryker Stout
Draught at the brewpub
Black color, with creamy head. It has a good body structure, and it presents a food blend of roasty and chocolate malts, with light residual sweetness, it’s boldly bitter too, with some pungent hop resins.
Good American Stout, solid. Interesting.

Friday, September 16, 2016

fiulijn
3.7
Harmon Steep & Deep Winter Ale
Draught at the brewpub
Dark mahogany color, almost black, with creamy brownish head. A dark beer, bold but quite dry; it manages to convey both the roasty quality of the dark malts and the resiny quality of the hops. Similar to the CDA, but with an additional notch with the malt.
Very good.

Friday, September 16, 2016

fiulijn
3
Harmon Puget Sound Porter
Draught at the brewpub
Black color with brown creamy head. A solid coffee brew, smooth, with a lot of roastiness and no chocolate. A good beer, if you like ashy flavors, but not a Porter.

Friday, September 16, 2016

fiulijn
3.7
Harmon Pinnacle Peak Pale Ale
Draught at the brewpub
Golden color, just hazy, with creamy head. Now, this is a nice surprise; there is a good jib with the malt, that appears to be also a bit biscuity, delicate aroma of quality hops, fairly bitter, with a good amount of hop resins in the final.
Well brewed.

Friday, September 16, 2016

fiulijn
2.6
Harmon Mt. Takhoma Blonde
Draught at the brewpub
Cloudy pale blond color with greenish hue, no head.
Light aroma of refined sugar. At least it has a bit of malt flavor, some wheat, it’s fairly dry, with ordinary bitterness.
Different from other beers in the category, but too simple, forgettable.

Friday, September 16, 2016

fiulijn
2.8
Harmon Expedition Amber
Draught at the brewpub
Cloudy amber color with creamy beige head. As usual, there is not much luck with the Amber, it has a good body strength, some malt flavor, high bitterness, hop resins, but hidden fruitiness, and way too much yeast, therefore it’s quite harsh.

Friday, September 16, 2016

fiulijn
3.7
Harmon Black Tartan IPA
Draught at the brewpub, as CDA Black IPA, 8% ABV
Black color with brown compact head, nice lace. Both aroma and flavor have a strong presence of roasted malts and resiny hops, it gets a bit ashy, burnt in the final, and it has strong bitterness. Similar to the Winter Ale, but more roasty and hoppy.
Good beer, not difficult to brew in this way, but pleasant.

Friday, September 16, 2016

fiulijn
2.8
Harmon 80 Schilling Scottish Ale

Draught at the brewpub
Dark brown color, almost black, with creamy beige head. The aroma is mildly cheesy. The mouthfeel is very soft, it’s a bit undercarbonated (a fair choice), with light caramel flavor and stronger presence of English yeast, a bit cheesy; low bitterness.
Unexpressive. Why is this even called Scottish?

Friday, September 16, 2016

bulldogops
3.4
Harmon Point Defiance IPA
Rating #2086- 2015.09.27 #CraftTakesSeattle Day 4, Beer 188 - Bottleshare - Lots of sprucey, piney, herbal notes rupting from this foaming amber pour. earthy, toasty biscuit malt with floral, zesty, herbal hop bitterness.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

bulldogops
3.6
Harmon Puget Sound Porter
Rating #1983 2015.09.26 #CraftTakesSeattle Day 3, Beer 85 - Draught at taphouse Pours a bubbly brown with a weak white cap, little retention. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, earth. Palate is mild cocoa, espresso - sweetness curbed by lovely earth bitterness pronounced. Decent porter.
Monday, August 22, 2016

bb
3.2
Harmon Expedition Amber
Draft. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Dark malt and light cocoa aroma. light cocoa and dark malt flavor with backing hops. Medium bodied. Dark malt lingers with backing hops.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

nealblind
2
Harmon Hop Art
orange gold pour some soapy bubbles. aroma big lavender, flower petals. Tastes medicinal long lasting bitter ugh
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

after4ever
3.6
Harmon Barrel-Aged Apricot Saison
Draft at Zeek’s Lynnwood; evidently this beer is made just for Zeek’s--presumably any location, not just up here. Pours a murky medium orange with a dense and creamy off-white head. Nose clearly shows apricot, as well as bits of lemongrass, barrel character is fairly mild. Creamy medium body, minimal carb. Apricots, light barrel, soft lemongrass on the mid palate. Sweetish finish.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

stevoj
3.3
Harmon Point Defiance IPA
Bottle from Harvest Foods grocery store in Moses Lake. Medium amber with thick fluffy head. Malts edge out the hops ever so slightly, but overall a nice blend. Some sweet, some astringent, dry finish.
Thursday, May 26, 2016