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Amsterdam Autumn Hop Harvest Ale - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 8.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.32/5  rDev +13.1%

headstash, Saturday at 08:52 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

zweird, Saturday at 08:24 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

fostachild, Wednesday at 01:14 AM
Photo of BeerWatcher
3/5  rDev -21.5%

I remember loving this beer in 2013. This review is of the 2014 batch of this annual seasonal. Pours a shiny polished copper, with a medium white head. Tiny bubble carbonation. Aromas are off. There is some pine, some biscuity malts, some dirty earthiness, boiled leafiness, and something else that I can’t quite place but find mildly offensive. Tastes are of pine, spruce, wet cereal, and a hint of caramel backbone on the back end. Overall this 2014 vintage is a pale shadow of the 2013. Quite disappointing.

BeerWatcher, Oct 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

kelvarnsen, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

BigGruntyThirst, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

DamoTO700, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of kevinlater
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
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

kevinlater, Oct 07, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

SebD, Oct 06, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%

Cycle69, Oct 03, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%

Coronaeus, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Hypersomnia, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

patre_tim, Jun 06, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle served well chilled into a pint glass. Received as a birthday gift.

Appearance - Pale golden color with yellow and orange hues thrown in for good measure. Crystal clear and 1.5 fingers of white head with good retention. Head is particularly foamy.

Smell - Hops, namely citrus (lemon and orange) also with some pine and spruce aromas.

Taste - Quite bitter and predominately pine and spruce flavors. Slight earthy sweetness then the bitterness kicks in again for round two. The hops flavor linger on the tongue for what seems like an eternity, and this is hops hops and more hops. Because of the high bitterness and nonstop hops, this wasn't a favorite.

Mouthfeel - Medium-light bodied with moderate-high carbonation. Very dry aftertaste and finish that can at least be partly attributed to the hops.

Overall - A good beer, but this is too hoppy for my tastes in an APA. If this was an IPA, then I might think of it more favorably. Would have preferred a more balanced (read malty) ale.

DenisKolkin, Feb 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Molson2000, Feb 03, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another bottle in a great CanBiff Fall 2013 box from TheSevenDuffs.

A: An exceptionally clear pour with a pale apricot colour with approximately 2 fingers of white head which leaves clumps of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.

S: Floral notes together with background of vegetativeness, citrus, wet earth and a malt balkbone.

T: Similar to the smell but with more pronounced grassy hop character.

M: Light to moderate body with above average carbonation.

O: A pleasant and easy drinking fresh hopped beer that is well balanced. I wouldn't go out of my way for another but would definitely drink again if one was presented to me.

FondueVoodoo, Dec 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

randallpink, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

yancot, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

peensteen, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

irishkyle21, Nov 08, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

TerryW, Nov 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

AugustusRex, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Derek, Nov 03, 2013
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Amsterdam Autumn Hop Harvest Ale from Amsterdam Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.