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Tröegs Hop Knife Harvest Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 736
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 21
Gots: 144 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hop Knife Harvest Ale recognizes the tradition of hand-harvesting hops at their peak. Our HopCyclone process creates a spiral of hop dispersal during fermentation, releasing a bounty of citrus, resin & tropical aromas. #3 of 4 in our Hop Cycle seasonal series.

(Beer added by: orangesol on 07-05-2014)
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Reviews by DIM:
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4.3/5  rDev +5.4%

This was a bright, shiny golden color, served with a small fizzy cap.

Nice hop nose! Fresh, juicy, floral, and herbal, all come to mind. Light caramel balance. This tasted incredibly fresh to me. The hops were tingly and had a wide range of subtle flavors. Mild, juicy not bitter citrus and floral notes for sure. Are tropical herbs a thing? Tingly and full flavored without being pungent or overbearing. Not much malt balance, which made this light and dangerously drinkable. I had no doubt this would be excellent. Nicely done Troegs.

DIM, Aug 18, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%

Great to see that Troegs has finally made it to NC.I poured one and a half bottles into an imperial nonic,a clear bass color with a lacey thinner white head atop.Nice hop complexity in the nose with some fresh cut grass,pine resin,and tropical fruits over top of a nutty and mildly sweet caramel/biscuit base.The hop complexity also transitions over to the flavors,herbal and grassy with some light sweet onion,and tropical fruits,the malts have complexity to boot,nutty and somewhat sweet caramel with a shot of alcohol in the finish.Damn this is what harvest ales strive to be,another big winner here from Troegs!

oberon, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

briandaube, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Found this to be pretty malty and sweet for the style but perhaps will be more favored by those who enjoy maltier IPAs.

doremite, Sep 02, 2014
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gunnerlincoln, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Appears a pale copper with a slightly off white head, fine even speckled lacing coats the sides of my glass, what a great looking beer.

Aroma has dank oily upfront hops, like opening up a bag of hop pellets. Pungent grapefruit and tropical fruits (mango/pineapple combo) with a mellow malt profile biscuit with some perceived sweetness. What a great smelling beer in here.

Flavor upfront bitterness, pine cone notes, citrus fruit on the palate more juicy mango even pear fruit notes…cuts with precision not a machete but a great chef’s knife perhaps. Each sip has enough malt and hop balance to be truly drinkable a bit of resinous pine bitterness lingers with some earthy hop character quite a delight.

Mouthfeel, slightly resinous hop oils doing it right with a smooth flowing level of carbonation with a medium body overall. Goes down great, keep ‘em coming. I did have a case of this, don’t worry folks I shared with friends.

Overall, really well made seasonal harvest ale with new hopping devices described on the label and videos on their website. Home run for the Trogner bros know brewing out of Hershey PA.

WVbeergeek, Aug 19, 2014
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Tröegs Hop Knife Harvest Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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