Harvest Ale IPA | Nodding Head Brewery

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Nodding Head Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-18-2002

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3
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3
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
7.67%
 
 
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Photo of woodychandler
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This arrived with a thick, creamy, off-white head above a beautiful copper-colored beer with magnificent clarity. It was nicely bitter in the mouth and on the finish. The mouthfeel was medium, which is about right for the style. Surprisingly, I noticed an interesting sweetness lingering at the end. It is worth noting that this was brewed using fresh Centennial hops that had been FedEx'd in from the West Coast.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11/05/05- On tap at the Toronado Wet Hopped Festival in San Francisco, CA.

Presentation- via 6oz samplers from the tap.

Appearance- Amber colored pour with a light rimmed head and nice lace.

Smell- This one didn't have a scent that really jumped out at you. But, when you were able to get your nose in there you can find some nice fruit scents from the hops.

Taste- This one is a super fruity and mellow IPA. Sweeter flavored hops with a nice subdued bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Creamy and a bit thick. Smooth as hell.

Drinkability- This one taste like a borderline Double IPA to me. Super smooth and very drinkable.

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Photo of chOAKbarrell
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a confusing one. Here's how Nodding Head's menu described it:

"Hoppy amber ale made with fresh ('wet') hops... With a lighter body and less bitterness than a typical pale ale but with loads of hop flavor and aroma."

So bascially I was expecting an amber ale with a good dose of hops. Which I thought was an interesting concept. But really this is just an IPA. Well, I shouldnt say "just an IPA," because it was a good, quality beer, but I was under the impression I was trying some adventurous, hybrid style.

Looks & smells like your regular IPA - strong floral aroma, darker amber color, etc. Taste is strong with hops, but not too overpowering. Good bite in the mouthfeel. I'd probably have it again, but I wanted to try their "Goblin Grog" (see my review).

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Harvest Ale IPA from Nodding Head Brewery
3.91 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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