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Hop Harvest Ale - Empire Brewing Company

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Hop Harvest Ale
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 19.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Empire Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kkosmoski on 10-11-2008)
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Reviews by WesWes:
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New York

3.58/5  rDev +8.2%

The beer pours a beautiful amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a your basic pale and crystal malt scent along with a mild hop nose. It's not overly aromatic, but it does provide a nice fresh hop scent. The taste is decent as well. It has an easy drinking caramel malt flavor that's a tad sweet. The hop character isn't as pronounced as I would expect. There is adequate bitterness, but the flavor is a slight step forward from an English Bitter. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty solid offering, but not the hop bomb I was expecting.

09-22-2011 21:30:48 | More by WesWes
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New York

2.25/5  rDev -32%

12-29-2013 15:28:43 | More by david18
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New York

3.93/5  rDev +18.7%

Beer was poured into an imperial pint glass from a growler filled at the brewpub. A beautiful light amber hue in the glass with just a slight bit of haze and a healthy thick white head on top. Rocky head leaves stick on the glass as it starts to die down. Not a whole lot going on in the aroma - a small amount of toast and some honey along with a subtle grassy lemon scent. Citrus flavors to begin followed by a lemony bitterness that latches on and holds on strong through to the finish. Some light grainy notes pop up around the finish to lend a small supporting role to the hops. Not really any residual sweetness to speak of, just a crisp, dry, and bitter pale ale. Mouthfeel is medium-light, dry, and crisp with a fairly high level of carbonation. The bitter dryness of this ale encourages continued consumption for me, but it is not exactly "balanced", so non bitter beer fans may have a tough time.

Word on the street is this ale was brewed with locally grown hops from a variety of sources. A very cool endeavor for a place that focuses on utilizing locally produced goods. Overall a good first crack at a fresh hop ale. The unpredictability of the fresh hops makes balancing the beer difficult and this one came out on the bitter side, but it was an enjoyable ale.

10-11-2008 01:06:30 | More by kkosmoski
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

09-23-2012 17:45:36 | More by ThePorterSorter
Hop Harvest Ale from Empire Brewing Company
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