Amsterdam Autumn Hop Harvest Ale - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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Amsterdam Autumn Hop Harvest AleAmsterdam Autumn Hop Harvest Ale

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85
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Wet hop IPA with Local Cascade.

(Beer added by: tbeckett on 09-19-2013)
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4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of floral and grassy hops is very enjoyable and quite powerful. Taste is also dominated by a huge aroma of powerful grassy, green and floral hops with some citrus notes. Malt backbone is present though hardly plays a huge roles considering the amount of hops in this beer. Body is about average with good carbonation. Solid harvest beers with loads of hops and limited bitterness level.

Photo of patre_tim
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden with haze, many fine white paraticles, 4 fingers of off white yellow tinge head, no visible carbonation. Nice lacing.

S: Citrus, pine, pineapple Jello, pine, skunk, pee, mustard, malty and complex.

T: Citrus, mustard, pine, fine bitterness on the end. Fruity, pineapple Jello. Bergamot. Very light sweetness.

M: Medium body, resinous, low carbonation.

O: Very good pale ale, feels more like an IPA to me. Complex and bitter and delicious.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - 500ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - Clear, golden, verging on a copper in coulor. 2 Fingers of foam white head with heavy lacing left along the glass.

Smell - Standard APA stuffs. Pine and citrus mostly. It's also quite earthy, with hints of caramel malts

Taste - Follows the nose with plenty of piney and ctirus bits. Towards the finish I'm getting large amounts of caramel malts. Bitterness is decent. not overpowering but it's certainly there.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation, medium body, smooth, slick finish.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; no freshness info. One of several wet-hopped/harvest ales I've picked up in recent weeks - do I detect a new trend percolating through the OCB? Served well-chilled.

Pours a clear, golden amber colour, generating one finger's worth of frothy, off-white head. It steadily seeps away over the next few minutes, eventually culminating in a foamy collar and some loose lacing. The aroma is predictably hop-focused, and quite earthy - lots of pine and citrusy grapefruit, with accents of peach atop a backbone of caramel malts. No complaints so far.

I don't profess to have tried many wet-hopped pale ales, but this is definitely one of the tastier ones I've tried in recent memory. There is plenty of pungent, almost spicy hop goodness - pine sap definitely comes to mind, in addition to lemon, grapefruit and quite a few floral notes. The malts are grainy, with a touch of caramel, but play a clear background role here. The finish is quite dry and pithy, with an oily, astringent aftertaste of pine resin that lingers on the palate. Medium-bodied, maybe a little on the light side, but the oiliness more than makes up for that. Not particularly drinkable for a 5.6% beer because of the bitterness, but still quite tasty - I plan to savour this one rather than rush it.

Final Grade: 3.98, a high B+. Amsterdam's Autumn Hop Harvest Ale is a worthwhile brew that I would recommend to any hophead seeking out a lighter tipple for a cool fall evening. This one is relatively light and drinkable, and even though the hop profile offers nothing especially unique, it's still got a nice punch to it. Possibly a new favourite from this brewery, right up there with Boneshaker and the Spring Bock - I'd definitely pick this one up again, as it narrowly beats out the (still solid) Nickel Brook wet-hopped APA I also picked up during this shopping trip.

Photo of kevinlater
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into nonic pint, 5.6% abv. "J2514" at the top of the neck, which i assume means that it was bottled on september 25, 2014 if "i" is skipped. enjoyed on october 7, 2014

a: transparent golden yellow, two fingers of off-white head. boring, but it's no big deal of course

s: mango, orange, grapefruit, a bit spicy. some pine and floral scents. faint lemon and peach. very nice aroma but it's a bit subdued

t: mango, lemon, grapefruit, peach, and orange up front with strong grassy notes. not quite a fruit explosion i'd say, but a well-blended mix of those flavours. a low-to-moderate piney bitterness enters mid-palate, with a delicious bready/crackery malt backbone. mild touches of floral notes here and there

m: light-to-medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation

o: a solid wet hop ale that i look forward to every year

Photo of tbeckett
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes.

A - Golden and bright pour that was very effervescent. Fluffy two finger big thick pillowy white head. Great lace and a mega finger and a half of retention. Nice lookin' beer.

S - Very floral. Peaches, orange. A bit mild.

T - Nice fruity hop punch. Peachy, oranges, floral.

M - Good medium to strong carbonation and a nice snappy bitterness. Medium body.

O/D - Nice stuff. Quite drinkable and a nice hop flavour. Easy drinking.

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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear bright yellow gold under a moderate soapy looking white head, gives a bit of fine lace.

Great nose. Pine, resin, peachy fruit, slightly sweet, but nice and woodsy. Very appetizing to smell.

Bitter grapefruit hops up front, sweet malt up the middle and a nice lingering gentle bitterness to finish. Resiny mouth feel, nice presence on the palate.

A very nice drinking beer for a number of reasons. Hangs together really nice, provides a lot of different things to enjoy. Worth a try.

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3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beer pours clear golden. Small white head. Fades steadily.

The nose contains nice fruity scents, a mix of tropical and citrus. A touch of pine. A bit of malty caramel.

Taste is similar to the nose, but not quite as enjoyable. The same light fruits come through, mainly on the tropical side but with citrus as well. Also a grassy flavour, and a bit of pine. There is a notable oily flavour, more than just a feel. Malt base is present, caramel. Moderately bitter.

Medium bodied, moderate to strong carbonation level. Oily.

Overall, pretty good.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fresh bottle poured in to tulip.

A - Medium amber colour, orange around the edges. A thin layer of off-white head formed.

S - Lots of sweet caramel and piney and floral hop aromas. Very fresh and vibrant nose.

T - Moderate bitterness for the style with fresh floral and piney hop flavours and fairly substantial sweet caramel malt backbone.

M - Light to medium body. Sticky and oily. Moderate carbonation.

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Amsterdam Autumn Hop Harvest Ale from Amsterdam Brewing Company
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