Harvest 2012 - Carton Brewing Company
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 1 | Display Reviews Only:
4.05/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Rye Pale Ale
ABV: 6.2% | IBU: 50| SRM: 4
Each autumn's hop harvest presents an opportunity to assess yearly variation in flavors. Some are broad across all the plants in a region, others are specific to unique clones and certain farms. Each fall we choose two different varities to add to our Harvest Ale. The first we receive straight off the bines and add it wet in the whirlpool. The second we add whole cone as a dry hop. Our base is a simple pale with a touch of rye spiciness to be seasonally appropriate with enough heft to support the selected hops while otherwise existing to flaunt the year's crop's nuances. Harvest 2012 was wet hopped with Citra from B.T. Loftus Ranches, Inc. and dry hopped with Amarillo from Virgil Gamache Farms. Drink it because it is a fresh taste of things to come.
Had this one on tap at the Copper Mine Pub today in North Arlington NJ.
Appearance: Pours a fairly clear light orange with a 1 finger white crown that shows moderate retention and lace.
Smell: Bready malt, lots of grassy herbal wet hop notes, a touch of catty citra, and little to no amarillo peachness.
Taste: Same as the nose. A good grassy herbal bitterness over a very bready malt profile. Some unsweetened peach notes are more apparent in the background of the flavor than the nose. The bitterness is quite stiff and satisfying. I'd give it a 4.25 if I could so I'm rounding down a bit.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, fairly crisp, moderate to medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Goes down easy, has pungent bitterness, but lacks the "wow factor" I look for in Wet Hop Ales. A very enjoyable beer to drink none the less.
Serving type: on-tap
10-14-2012 23:46:21 | More by koopa
Harvest 2012 from Carton Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.