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Hop Harvest Ale (2010) - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

Not Rated.
Hop Harvest Ale (2010)Hop Harvest Ale (2010)

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14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 26
Avg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  6.56% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: djbreezy on 09-27-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 26
Reviews by notsoprobeer:
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3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is golden straw, and the beer is hazy. Aroma is grapefruit (Centennial hops) but is not overpowering. The flavor of the malts is very subtle. I can't taste much, but I think it's by design. Flavor is mainly grassy hops--and they are very bitter. I didn't taste much citrus. My wife was unable to finish her small 3 oz pour due to the bitterness. Body is light to medium, and it has a nice mouth fee. The bitterness lingers.

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Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

undated 22oz bottle served in a New Glarus pint glass.

Pours with a medium, rather creamy looking bone-colored head. The beer itself is slightly hazy golden amber. Notable and rather chunky sediment remained in the bottle after the initial pour. Lots of sticky lacing on the glass.

Smell: hoppy with a lot of citrus and some floral, herbal and earthy elements. Presages a taste that will be both sweet and tart. Marred by a bit of dankness.

Taste: more malt than is common for style, making for a more balanced mix of sweet malts and bitter hops. A hit of tangy hops and/or yeast towards finish, followed by an earthy and bitter (grapefruit) aftertaste from the hops. 3.75

M: nicely carbonated; medium body; rather dry finish.

O: this unfiltered Imp. IPA has a homebrew (not that that is a bad thing) look and taste, and a very fine mouthfeel.

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Photo of ltdantheman
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of switzer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of mudbug
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass results in a meager head that fades quickly into a thin cap with moderate lacing, appearance is a hazy orange.
Don't know about this one, perhaps the hops are already fading as the aroma is quite mild for the style, some citrus rind and bread is all I'm getting.Taste is also somewhat simple, sweet malts and bitter hops.
I'm pretty sure this can't be as the brewer intended for a DIPA, Tastes remarkably like Torpedo but lacking any floral hop notes.
Good to drink, but not up to what I expect in a DIPA,

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Photo of scootpolute
3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 Pint, 6 FL OZs bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy-unfiltered orange/copper beer with a patchy cream off-white foam head that clings to the sides of the glass.

Smell: Very pronounced grapefruit hop aromas, spicy with background sweet malts and a faint bready grain aroma.

Taste: Yuk! This isn't what I expected from a Bridgeport beer. Yes, there are some nice hops, Malt includes some toasted, slightly bready and light honey flavours with an even malt sweetness. It hardly balances the beer, but does keep it somewhat control. Beer finishes with a soapy unbalanced bitterness.

Notes: This a beer I picked over a Deschutes Bond Street series...I wish I picked the latter!Disappointing :~(

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Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of emerge077
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber at Four Moon. New to the market, first time seeing this beer. It's in the same vein of Bridgeport IPA, mild, citrusy, and very drinkable.

Orange gold, slight haze, with concentric rings of drippy lace. Creamy foam, with lace sheets coating the sides of the pint glass by the second pour.

Mellow light citrus aroma, slighty leafy and dry.

Grapefruit, orange pith and peel, lightly bitter in the back. Not really the hop onslaught you might expect, though its pleasant. Dry herbal finish, light to medium bodied. Drinkability is its strong suit, at 6.56% its not a bruiser, and easy to finish in a sitting. Simplicity is a positive thing...

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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jlove5
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of velosuds
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a clear pint glass. Paid $5.99 at Whole Foods. Not sure what to make of this from style standpoint. This is not an Imperial IPA, or at least not a good one. It is good beer and a fine wet hop ale. Probably needs to be a separate style classification for fresh hop ales.

A-Pours an amber-orange with two finger, off-white head with average retention and nice, even lacing.

S-Fragrant hops with grapefruit and piney notes.

T-This is a full flavored, fresh hop ale. Very nice blend of bitterness and tropical fruit notes with a balanced malt presence. More like a fresh APA than an IPA. I have some doubt about this being 75 IBUs.

M-Very smooth. Nearly perfect carbonation. Freshness no doubt helps.

D-This is very drinkable and probably the best Bridgeport beer I have had to date.

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Photo of ChiefHopHead
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Reidrover
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz from Fred Meyer. N.Salem. $5.49 Fairly typical slighly hazy burnt orange IPA-esque coloured beer with a very nice thick off white head. Aroma leafy/lemony hops what else? This one smells slightly less than fresh..but still nice enough. Taste is way more intense in hopping than the aroma suggested..very strong with hints of pine/spruce along with the citric character. Malt seems on the weak side though. OK on the palate,Maybe a little thin. Average Overall a nicely drinkable but not stellar IPA..it might have been better very fresh rather than a couple of months old now.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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Photo of Winston3737
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoesweizen
5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of beergoot
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not sure what year this one is: no date on the bottle, label, or cap, but the pic looks like my bottle, so...

Good looking beer, golden and clear with a creamy, one-finger head. Light malt note with some faint earthy and citrus hop aroma. Biscuit and light caramel/toffee. Taste has a it of fruity esters, soft of peach-like. Light-to-medium bitterness at the finish. Almost medium body with decent carbonation on the tongue making for a soft feel.

Well, if this is an imperial styled IPA, it ain't got it. Lacks the imperial 'oomph', especially in hop aroma and flavor. Tasty and drinkable enough, but I just don't see the 'imperial' in this "triple hopped imperial style" ale.

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Photo of philbertk
4.24/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bridgeport Brewing Company--Hop Harvest Ale--From Field To Brew In One Hour--Triple Hopped Imperial Style--Bridgeport Big Brews Release--2010 22 oz. Bottle 6.56% ABV. 75 IBU's? (4.5 / 5.0) Wet Hop Ale. Rich big foamy lacy rejuvenating white head. Fizz hazed swirling bubbly bright orange color. Huge sweet floral fruit hop aromatic front. Sweet fresh hop mellow orange juice grapefruit grass pine hint ester zesty body. Clean dry refreshing tangy hop spice end. Sampled 10/2/2010. $5.59 Each Purchased @ Fred Meyer--Ballard on 10/2/2010.

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Photo of ColSanders123
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of chumba526
2.93/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a golden amber color with a sizable white head.

It smells of apple juice, grapefruit, oranges, and lemon.

It has a nice citrusy taste to it. I get a big lemon taste. I get a little bit of a grassy hoppy flavor but not as much as I would like from a DIPA. The taste ends with a mild bitterness. There is a bit of an apple taste that lingers in my mouth.

Carbonation is around medium.

Drinkability is pretty good especially for a DIPA because the flavors are mild.

I guess the beer is ok but it is not a DIPA. It is an ok about average wet hop ale though.

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Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of RJLarse
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bomber of Hop Harvest Ale in a grocery store. $5 and change. Poured in to a pint tumbler.

Pours a hazy yellow gold color and is cloudy. It ;looks a little like an unfiltered apple cider. There is a frothy white head that dissipates to a bubbly ring around the glass. Leaves some dainty lacing on the sides.

Smell is a sweet fruity citrus aroma, lemon blossom and pink grapefruit.

Taste is a sweet bread flavor, orange bread perhaps, with a mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is clean and very smooth. No hard hop edges on this one despite the name.

A very drinkable very sessionable brew. But for the price it would be hard to beat.

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Photo of PopnLoads
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of snaotheus
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a big goblet shaped glass

Pours with a medium (but very fine) head, white in color. Beer itself is slightly cloudy orange golden, little or no visible carbonation. Smell is very nice, very sweet and hoppy with a lot of citrus and a lot of floral. Very pleasant.

Taste is mostly good, it's a very bright taste at first with a nice balance of sweet maltiness and bitter hops, and then a weird yeasty tang comes out (I think it'll fade as I drink the beer, though). The aftertaste is totally dominated by the bitter hops. Good, but not perfect.

Drinkable, tasty beer. I like it.

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Photo of djbreezy
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 bottle poured into a tulip.

appearance - huge foamy head, settles to some sticky lacing and no retention

smell - the nose is faint, earthy and cannabis notes

taste - flavor is hop dominant, the hops are earthy and resinous, mostly pine cone type notes, slight malt backbone is present

mouthfeel - medium body, medium carbonation, tingly finish, slight dryness

drinkability - not my favorite hop style for an ipa, a bit too pine coney, could have more of the beautiful citrus notes

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Hop Harvest Ale (2010) from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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