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Upland Harvest Ale - Upland Brewing Company

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very good

96 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Upland's Harvest Ale is an American Pale Ale by design, but an ever more vibrant rendition by loading up our hopbback with freshly harvested Citra hops. Expect huge wafts of tropical fruit notes, balanced by a moderate bitterness and lightly toasted malt character.

(Beer added by: aasher on 10-13-2012)
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Reviews by rlee1390:
Photo of rlee1390
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Amber orange, some carbonation, tries to leave behind some lacing.

S-Earthy hops, some malt, tad bit of citrus hops as well.

T-Earthy/pine hops, caramel and other malts. Decent mild bitterness. Balance is good. As it warms more citrus notes come through.

M-Light to medium bodied, good deal of carbonation along with hop resins.

O-After having Upland's APA and IPA I was worried about this one, but it delivered. Not great but a tasty brew. Man, I love fresh hopped beers.

rlee1390, Nov 11, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

A beautiful looking brew, clarity and retention are superb. Big hop bomb of a nose with hints of citrus rind, spruce, tobacco, and fresh grass. Super fine crispness, bold fresh hop flavor with a hint of cattiness. Hint of alcohol ... Clean and grainy with a never ending hop flavor. Ample bitterness let the palate know Upland was serious about hopping here.

One I'd love to run into every year to come.

Jason, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Skye1024, Nov 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

bpfrush, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

dsauter, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of secondtooth
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean, clear amber with pleasantly prodigious head of white suds. Attractive lattice lace, too.

Nose is a lovely tropical mango, pineapple, and citrus hops mix. Very appealing.

Taste is smooth and delicious, with more of the snappy tropical fruit and citrus hops notes. A wonderful pale ale and one that I hope manages to remain available more readily. I will be drinking more of these.

secondtooth, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

freewill35, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Gonzoillini, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

claaark13, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Ajlvt, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of thegrimone
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

thegrimone, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of DAllspaw
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep golden color, solid white head with good lacing, some large soap like bubbles at first notice, definitely fresh, could perhaps stand for another week or two in the bottle.

Smell is heavy on piney resin but also some bright citrus. I read somewhere the hop is citra, which rings true with my nose.

Very smooth, almost caramel like mouthfeel and nicely bitter as well, a touch of honeylike sweetness. A bit thing though.

Really nice fresh hop, look forward to getting more of this before gone.

DAllspaw, Oct 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

enelson, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Upland pint glass. Glad to have a local fresh hop ale.

Pours orange/gold with a small white head. Little retention or lacing.

You can definitely tell by the aroma this one has citra. Citrus and the lush tropical fruitness I associate with this hop is present. A bit of pine and a touch of caramel provide balance.

Flavor is a bit surprising. Still some citrus and tropical fruit, but the hop flavor profile is decidedly leaning toward piney and resiny. Some caramel and grainy malts present to provide balance, but this one still taste way more like an IPA than a 35 IBU pale ale. I personally won't complain about that, but just surprised.

Medium to light mouthfeel. Perhaps a touch thin, but given the ABV I wouldn't expect a heavy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation and a lingering resin on the back of the tongue.

Good solid beer from my local establishment and one I'll be glad to drink any day. That said, I've had better fresh hop ale and would've liked to see the tropical fruitiness of the citra hop stand out a bit more in the flavor profile. Please make this one a yearly occurence Upland!

jmarsh123, Oct 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

indy351, Oct 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

atoulouk, Nov 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Thor_Messer, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ASUBeer, Nov 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

estevan1024, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Ri0
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured 22oz bottle into snifter

A - Color is of a golden orange autumn leaf. A two finger white head with a steady pour and very nice lacing all over the glass.

S - Fresh, green hops with a bitter and light tropical aroma. Nice sweet malt character to enhance the aroma.

T - A honey and sugar sweetness that moves into a very green hopped middle. Mostly fresh floral hops, with some light tropical and bitter notes. An someone else noted, I'm surprised this beer is only 35 IBU, it seems more like 60-70.

M - Light feel and easy drinking with a bitter finish.

O - This is a nice wet hop beer that is quite balanced. The overall score seems about right, but some of the very low scores are surprising. I'll have to get more than one bottle next fall.

Ri0, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of Hop_Nuggett
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice citra flavor in this Harverst Ale. Normally drink Dragon Fly but this is a nice change to another hopped up beer from Upland. This brew has a nice hops aroma and pours to a nice copper color. Nice solid hops flavor and a smooth draw with the right level of carbonation.

Hop_Nuggett, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

HumanParaquat, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of aasher
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This just came out yesterday. It is a fresh hopped harvest ale using Citra whole hops and only 35 IBUs.

This one pours a light bodied very bright copper in color with a nice, soapy one finger head that sticks to the side of the glass. The nose is bright and very clean with a healthy amount of Citra in the nose. I like it! The flavors are very bright as well. It drinks light and hoppy with mild bitterness. The Citra is welcome. It definitely drinks like it's higher than 35 IBUs. There is moderate malt to round it out but this is definitely a hop forward pale. It drinks very, very light in body which definitely increases sessionability. And this beer is incredibly sessionable. Overall this was a nice surprise. If they could, I'd love to see this available year round.

aasher, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Zanico, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Upland’s typical pales and IPAs are just so-so, but they have had some awesome limited releases. Here, hopefully, is another one of those.

Brewed about three weeks before the date of this tasting (assuming “2274” is short for the 274th day of 2012, September 30).

A: Quite a fizzy pour: bubbles clinging everywhere to the inside of the glass under a bubbly offwhite head. Clean, bright, golden body shining in the light. Retention is very thin, but there’s some spiderwebs of lacing around.

S: This nose is hop heaven: dank, gripping pine, juicy cherry, and pineapple puree. I love it. A complex malt presence yields grain husk, cornbread, cake batter, and lofty (not too heavy) caramel aromas: crisp yet sweet. This beer doesn’t necessarily open up as time goes on, but its initial punch is impressive.

T: At first, it’s a mouthful of lemon-wheat, chewy caramel malts, sweet white bread, and vanilla cream, highlighting a wheaty pilsner palate. Surprisingly, that’s actually a main component of this brew – the grain – and it serves to form a solid tannic backbone for the hops to rest on. They don’t need that much of a springboard, though, spilling out from the malts in an oily, resiny, smoothly bitter fashion: full, herbal tastes give each sip a flavor of hops more than the biting bitterness. It goes well with the malt character, flavorful and drinkable. Finishes with a little taste of bread crust and sweet citrus pulp.

M: I could drink this all day. This is very, very sessionable ale has only fleeting carbonation and a thin, refreshing body.

O: Probably the best Upland six-pack I’ve come across. After a few more weeks of age, though, I’m not sure it would hold up – standard fare for a wet-hopped ale – but it’s pretty damn tasty fresh.

BarryMFBurton, Oct 25, 2012
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Upland Harvest Ale from Upland Brewing Company
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