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Hale's O'Brien's Harvest Ale - Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2002

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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 40
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Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium reddish bronze amber with a thin off-white head with good retention and light lacing. Rich aroma of caramel malt, fruity with light citrus and grassy hops. Flavor is caramel malt with light biscuit, citrus and piney hops, light rye flavor and slight sourness; finishes with good piney hop bitterness supported by deep malt with hints of citrus. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Not sure this is properly a pale ale, it is dark and reddish in color, and the heavy malt body and hopping appear to be dead center in the red ale category. I'm reviewing it as a red ale, as that is a closer style to the intent of this ale (sold as a "harvest ale"). Nice rich malt and flavorful hop bill. A pleasant fall ale.

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Orange in color, O’Brien’s Harvest Ale has a cloudy body and a nose that is earthy, lightly spiced, piney, and a little fruity. There is very little foam on this beer, but it does manage to leave some lacing as you drink.

O’Brien’s Harvest Ale offers a taste that combines caramel malt, bread, citrus, grass, pine, biscuits, and some toffee. The flavor is complex and you may find yourself mulling over what you taste or think you might taste. It’s a good beer to share with a friend, compare notes, and find what each of you can detect.

This ale is an interesting one overall, but it’s also not the cleanest beer you will ever try. It is murky and does have some yeast sediment present, so don’t open a bottle expecting to taste something clear and clean. Qualities like these do not matter to me, but I know that some consumers like their beers clean and crisp. This beer is neither, but it is still good in its own way.

Seattle is home to some great breweries and Hales Ales O’Brien’s Harvest Ale is certainly a beer you should try. The complexity continues to reward you long after the first sip and it remains tasty and interesting all the way to the final drink.

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12oz : tulip

Pours a clear, dark amber/brown color with a thick, light beige head and nice lacing.

Citrus, and piney hop notes are the dominant feature in both the aroma and taste. Tasty malt backbone.

Medium bodied, well hopped and well balanced ale. Noting particularly memorable about this one, but I still quite enjoyed it.

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Hale's O'Brien's Harvest Ale from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
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