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Pale Ale - John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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Pale Ale
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good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-26-2002)
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aorloski

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

09-26-2013 15:50:01 | More by aorloski
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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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jenray

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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Michigan

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Florida

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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-09-2012 01:56:54 | More by thegerm87
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seanh99

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22%

03-02-2012 17:04:58 | More by seanh99
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap at Framingham Brew Pub

Light fizzy 1/4 finger head as its filled to the brim with beer, pretty clear orange honey color slight reddish hue.

Nose light pale malts in there, fresh aromatic malty aroma, then light grassy and spicy hops, a hint of grapefruit.

Taste starts with centennial hops, gritty grassy spicy and slightly floral hops, little earthy even. Then malts kick in with a touch of sweetness and reddish gritty malts, and a bit of a yeast flavor. It has a fresh wort taste. Bitterness is fairly mild but enough to let you know its there, and then ramps up on the finish to a decent spicy hop kick, bit more light earthy grassy hop, hint of fruity hop.mostly dry on the finish as well but slightly sticky.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bodied, good carb.

Overall decent, light drinkable pale doesn't go overboard, nice centennial and cascades hop showing, the only nitpick I have is the yeasty taste, and the nose could stand to bring a bit more of the hops.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2012 12:44:33 | More by jlindros
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-07-2011 10:56:40 | More by ROGUE16
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-15-2011 01:56:07 | More by bpfrush
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Brad007

Vermont

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on 3/12/11.

Pours a mild amber color with a thin head into my glass. Looks decent for the style.

Buttery malt and a pronounced bitterness from the hops. Nothing unusual for sure.

Mellow with crisp, buttery malt and a decent hop bite that doesn't go overboard.

Lingering buttery malt and hops for a mouthfeel.

Very drinkable example. Not spectacular. Just solid.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2011 02:01:25 | More by Brad007
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ddean

Massachusetts

2.95/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Has a pretty, slightly hazy, amber-orange color. Medium head with good lacing.

Smell:
Pretty much no smell at all, except for a very subtle sweet malt.

Taste:
Not bad, but I could take or leave. I agree with some reviews about it being one dimensional. I got mostly malt and no interesting aftertaste. I don't get any of the hops or citrus notes that others noticed.

Mouthfeel/drinkability:
That said, the flavor lingers nicely and has a crisp finish that keeps the experience from feeling overpowering. It goes down easy and could make a good crowdpleaser at a big gathering of non-beer snobs. But if you like big beers with interesting dimensions in their flavors, this one will not be a memorable one for you.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2011 18:16:24 | More by ddean
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the Harvard location.

Pours a moderate golden-orange color with a white head and a bit of lacing. The nose brings some nice orange and citrus hops with a bit of bready malt. The taste is slightly hoppy with a bit of bread, though there's not too much going on there. The feel is slightly bitter and pretty good overall. This drinks quite well and a was a nice, quaffable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2010 03:44:36 | More by Thorpe429
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I drank this on tap into a tasting glass at Harvard.

The beer pours a very dark gold with lots of orange highlights. The head is white with lots of retention and good lacing.

The aroma is light mostly sweet citrus but not very complex.

The taste is ok, a little blah. It starts a little sweet with some bitter notes but finishes with a little skunk.

The feel is ok with a dry finish.

Overall, ok, nothing special.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2010 23:53:57 | More by jrallen34
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Pale Ale from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
83 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.