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Harbor Ale - Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

Harbor AleHarbor Ale

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.54%


Brewed by:
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: plaid75 on 08-27-2009)
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Reviews by travelfrog:
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travelfrog

New York

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried this pale ale on tap, served in a standard American pint glass, at a New York City watering hole.

Appearance was clean and crisp. Light amber color, fairly clear, with a good head.

Smell was not very strong, but clean and fresh.

Taste was quite good. Nice balance of malt and hops. Perhaps bit on the watery side for some. A neutral to slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel was also good -- substantial, but thirst-quenching

The brew was very drinkable. No reason not to just keep on enjoying this very creditable pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2011 00:32:20 | More by travelfrog
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4/5  rDev +14%

12-31-2012 22:30:21 | More by rippy27
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

11-19-2012 15:23:54 | More by harrylee773
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New York

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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear deep copper to amber in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy off-white head that very slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a very thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet caramel and grainy malts along with some lighter amounts of citrus and pine/resin hops. There is a very subtle hint of floral hops as well.

T: The taste is very similar to the smell for this beer with a pretty solid sweet caramel malt body and just a touch of graininess. There is also a decent amount of hop flavors from the citrus and pine/resin hops. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Refreshing - I was drinking this outside around a pool in the middle of a warm summer afternoon. Easy to drink and sessionable. I enjoyed it as did most others at this party - appealing to beer geeks and average joes.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2012 20:34:18 | More by dbrauneis
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New York

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New York

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

swung by the brewery after a day at the vineyards to sample the local offerings. got about a half if a pint sample. brew was a nice golden color with a crisp earthy vibe. malt dominant but good summer brew. nothing earth shattering but a solid pale sle.

Serving type: on-tap

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New York

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david18

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Below is a review I wrote of the draft version:

I had a sixteen ounce draft of this at the Amsterdam Ale House on Manhattan's Upper West Side. i'm still a bit ambivilent about this brewer. I like some of their beers but others I don't like. This one fell short for me. It was just a little uninteresting. I would almost call it a blonde ale rather than a pale.

Color was a deep copper, clear with a good amount of carbonation...perhaps too much.

Aroma was slightly malty and not nearly hoppy enough for an American Pale. Overall not bad, just not present enough.

The flavor was like the aroma. Not enough hop presence and not much of anything else to hole my attention.

This is not a beer I would recommend.

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The cask was a little better and I think this brewery has improved overall. I'll try the draft version again and amend that review if I feel differently.

Serving type: cask

05-03-2012 19:17:15 | More by david18
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A decent summery session ale, pours nearly clear amber, with a slowly settling, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is somewhat sweet and grainy, with a noticeable wheat note and a bit of citrusy hops. Pretty straightforward so far.

Taste follows nose pretty closely. A bit of bitter, orange-citrus hoppiness, cereal grains, wheat, sweet and bready malt, all fairly well balanced without one element overshadowing another. Finishes dry.

Medium-light bodied with crisp carbonation and a clean, refreshing feel overall. Not super interesting or exciting, just a standard flagship-type session beer. In this general category I preferred Greenport’s Summer Ale a bit, but this one ain’t bad.

Serving type: on-tap

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rodney45

New York

2.83/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Had this on tap Press 195 in Bayside NY

A: Light amber. Creamy quickly dissipating off white head.

S: Small amounts of citrus, and floral hop notes. A little off point and underwhelming for a APA.

T: First notes are apricot, light peach, and candy caramel. Secondary flavors are crystal malt, and a peppery hop bitterness.

M: Light body, medium carbonation. Slightly bitter and watery.

O: This is an off beer for a brewery that ive come to love recently. Its bitterness wasnt backed up or balanced. It could have used more attention into the mouthfeel and malt departments. Wouldnt really have this again, or recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 00:01:40 | More by rodney45
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Harbor Ale from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
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