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Schlafly Hop Harvest Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Hop Harvest Ale
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87
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: maxpower on 12-31-2002)
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Photo of Dreadnaught33
2.68/5  rDev -30.7%

Dreadnaught33, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -22.5%

sgttibbs, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -22.5%

smartassboiler, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Feralerin
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Feralerin, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of kbutler1
3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Growler. Pours a hazed orange amber color with a pretty small head. Malty aroma with some citurs type hops in the nose. Medium mouthfeel. Taste isn't too bad, starts with a slight sweetness along with a slight citrus rind bitterness. Ends rather flatly and falls somewaht apart.

kbutler1, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of mothman
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Schafly Harvest into snifter

Pours an off white fizzy head. Color is a hazed golden orange.

Aroma: Some fresh earthy hops. A bit of bready malts. A lot bit of orange and citrus. Not too much here.

Taste: Grassy/earthy hops. Some dry spice. A bit of orange peel and some bready malts. Some wheat maybe?

Mouthfeel: Bitter and creamy. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends clean and dry.

Overall, this was an easy drinking beer. It finishes without a lot of flavor. Not as hoppy as one would expect for a fresh hop ale. Fairly average.

mothman, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Schlafly33, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of carln26
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy light amber color topped by a thick off white head. It settled quickly but left a delicate lace. Aroma has some hop flower, a little grapefruit and even a little orange. More citrus and a mild grass in the taste. Very fruity with a distinct bitter finish. Slick mouth feel. Decent drinakbility. I was hoping for more from this beer. There was a nice bitterness, but not much malt or hop flavor. Mildly disappointed.

carln26, Sep 20, 2005
Photo of MarzenMan
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hop Harvest I assume is supposed to be wet hopped. It basically seemed like an IPA or APA. Maybe my palate isn't strong enough to notice the difference. Strong hop presence with little noticeable malt. The smell is great and hoppy but the drinkability is probably a little on the low side. I generally like hoppy beers and this one is good but nothing terribly interesting.

MarzenMan, Oct 13, 2008
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of illiniipa
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

illiniipa, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of rrski198
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy pale yellow to brown. Large white head.

S: Dank hop smell. Like the end product of dry hopping beer, I like it! Big time west coast hops

T: Again, DANK highly bitter hops. Citrus/piney hops. More aromatic than flavorful. Banana, fruityness.

M: Good carbonation, hops stick around. Decent body, slightly spicy that sticks around.

O: A little more dank taht I like but a good APA or IPA, whatever you want to call it.

rrski198, Dec 13, 2010
Photo of Moses_Malone
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Moses_Malone, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of Lurkerson
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Lurkerson, Mar 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

peabody, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of ralerwen
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ralerwen, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

bigred89, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of AlexFields
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

AlexFields, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Vancer
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A clear golden amber pour greets me, capped with a frothy ivory head, plenty of sticky Brussels lace as I quaff 'er down.

Big blast of pine, citrus with a touch of orange in the aroma. Cuts across the tongue with a woody resin, just a bit of a harsh touch to this one, but not enough to distract from an overall pleasurable quaff.

Plenty of hops from the harvest in this solid brew.

Vancer, Oct 05, 2008
Photo of barczar
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant deep golden with a frothy cream head that lingers.

Muted citrus, resin, fresh cut grass, and onion form the aroma. Pine and catty hops add complexity.

Caramel malt, with a hint of sweetness, forms the subtle backbone, supporting minty, oniony, catty hops, with a lightly bitter, resiny finish. Grapefruit pith underlies the body. There's a bit of lemon present.

Body is on the light side, with moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. The alcohol is well hidden.

Onion overwhelms the aroma, but a well constructed beer. Not overly bitter, which works for me. Decent complexity.

barczar, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of hooliganlife
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pour is light orange and copper with a light haze. fluffy head and great lacing. nice retention.

light hops and light malts, slight hop bitterness. needs something more

light fresh hop oil flavors. very earthy with a slight citrus bitterness. malts are a bit too dominant and very noticeable at the finish.

nice light carbonation and a light body

this is a good harvest ale and maybe my favorite beer from schlafly in general, at least it rivals their best.

hooliganlife, Oct 11, 2009
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

brewerburgundy, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

anhigdon, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of jmvecchio1
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out a light golden hue with medium to high carbonation that leaves some light lacing around to top. The beer is very aromatic and has a fresh and fruity (almost peach like) ester to it. It’s very much an American IPA by style and is a real pleasure to smell (thanks to that wet hopping). The taste is light with a slight hop bittering finish. Given the amazing aroma, we thought this beer would have a more powerful flavor profile, but it’s rather light tasting. Overall, the beer is very refreshing to drink and is easily sessionable for an IPA drinker.

jmvecchio1, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taking full advantage of the recent harvest season, Schlafly doesn't wait on the hops to be prepped for long-term storage. They get them fresh-plucked from the field and enshrine them in all their fresh glory in their Hop Harvest Ale!

Pouring a deep golden and light amber hue, the beer carries the signature dry-hopped haze and floats a creamy blanket of foam. Strongly withstanding, the beer continues to impress with breaking rings of lace.

Its bright aromas captivate the nose with its bright citrusy tone. Grapefruit and orange are obvious. But a deeper sniff reveals more tropical and earthy tones- mangoes, apricots, pineapples all bleed into a grassy, herbal and chivy note. All of that dances on a floor of light caramel and light bread crust.

To taste, its sweeter influences take hold early. its medium malty sweetness is lightly of honey, caramel and toasted bread. As the hoppy flavor force a balance in the middle, it does so with acidic fruit noted of pink grapefruit, freshly zested oranges, the pulp of tropical fruits and its juicy grassiness. Trailing with fading sweetness and ripening bitterness, the beer finishes with that grassy-turn-piney taste that cripsens up its finish nicely.

Medium on the palate, the beer's early malt sweetness and grain starchiness is short lived as the beer favors hop dryness thereafter. It goes from sweet support to crisp dryness in a hurry as its closure goes fruity, then grassy, then with deep pine resins.

Without being the most hop-forward IPA/Pale Ale, it really gives the beer enthusiast something to celebrate that typical IPAs can't give. it had that special grassy (chlorophyll) flavor that assists the fruit and earth without distraction.

BEERchitect, Nov 24, 2013
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Schlafly Hop Harvest Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
87 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.