Late Harvest IPA | Cambridge Brewing Company

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Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by taez555 on 11-14-2005

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of FrankLloydMike
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A nice deep hazy amber-orange color with a good finger of frothy white head. The head had very decent retention and some excellent lacing.

S - Very strong citrus and floral hop aroma. Also, some nice pine and grassy smells mixed in to balance the hop aroma a bit. Very powerful overall.

T - Starts off with the citrus/floral hops and they just keep building up. In the middle the hop flavor really has a nice punch and some stronger bitter flavor kicks in. There is a bit of malt flavor here that takes over for a bit. The hops come right back, and the finish if full of hop flavor with some nice lingering bitterness and citrus flavor.

M - Medium bodied with a little above average carbonation, which is really assertive. Very smooth overall. The beer finished really dry which gave it a nice crisp feeling.

D - Very drinkable. Lots of powerful hop here that really makes for a tasty beer. The mouthfeel also keeps the beer really crisp.

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Photo of IBUnit63
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at CBC 1/2/2009...into a goblet we go...

2-finger translucent head tops a light honey/copperish body. Decent lacing.

Big, soapy floral hops with a little citrus and slight off-mildew scent, accompanied by mild crystal malt boiliness. Big, BIG slightly-citrus hops.

Ohhh yeahhh...fresh hops on parade with their floral and now-more-prevalent-grapefruit citrus goodness - Maltiness actaully yields a tinge of nuttiness. A powerful package.

Clean and strong, this one...even finish that's nicely balanced with oily hops and hearty blanched malt backbone.

Yup - I could session (OK, a small session) this up wicked easily. Awesome.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't think there's a prettier beer than a nice IPA. Served in a teardrop glass, the beer was a hazy orange color with a thick, white, sticky head. It had a floral aroma, as well as maybe a hint of citrus. Nice pine taste that lingered on. Smooth, dry finish.

The beers I've tried at the Cambridge Brewing Company make me want to go back for more.

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Photo of YonderWanderer
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy golden amber with a thin layer of foam that sticks around for a while.

S: Citrus and piney hops blended together, very fresh smelling.

T: Citrus and pine hops up front, in the middle, and in the end, all the way through. However, they're balanced nicely by a biscuity malt that comes out as well.

M: Smooth, crisp, with a dry finish.

D: This is a great IPA, and another great brew from CBC.

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Photo of EPICAC
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed golden. Topped by a frothy, white head that thins to a patchy film leaving sheets of lace.

Smell: Resiny, citric hops, and a biscuity malt aroma.

Taste: Toasty and sweet malts that move into a resiny bitterness that lingers into the finish with a bright citric character.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, high carbonation, mellow, with an oiliness in the finish,

Drinkability: Tasty, has a nice assertive bitterness. This went well with the spiciness of the chili we had.

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4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at CBC.

Light copper in color and clear. Small to medium, light tan head. Great lacing.

Nose was big citrus and pine. A touch earthy.

Taste followed aroma very closely. Middle was biscuity.

Medium in body. Medium + carbonation. Dry.

Overall, very good. I really enjoyed this beer, and I suspect any hophead would as well.

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Photo of BeTheBall
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 16 oz. pint glass at CBC. The smell of this beer is awesome; grapefruit and pine, basically a hops explosion. Color was a beautiful amber, slightly cloudy. Taste and nose begin with huge and delicious citrus hops aroma and taste, and this never quits. I probably can't drink too many of these without a slight hops overload, but this one will satisfy any hophead's cravings. One of the better IPA's I've had, certainly the best I've had at any brewpub, by far. It did sort of overwhelm my Fisherman's Stew, but I was really glad I tried this beer, and can't wait until my next pilgrimage from 30 miles south.

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Photo of Jason
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Redbones in a 16 oz pint glass.

Awesome lacing, hazed orangey hue. WOW! Lots of hop character here. Just enough bitterness to push the biscuity malt back then waves of hop flavor hit the palate hard. Lovely hops, citric, piney and resiny. Yes! I have had my hop fix for the night. Oddly this was the hoppiest beer I had at the Redbones NW Fest.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on-tap at the brewpub.

This IPA poured a slightly hazy, peach amber color with white foam that settled but left some lacing on the glass. There was a good stream of carbonation from the bottom of the glass. The smell was a fantastically fresh explosion of hops: grassy, citrusy, fruity. The taste was also very hoppy! Citrusy, mango (?), grassy hops with a very good malt balance. Very nice. The mouthfeel was smooth and though hoppy, not overly bitter. Good malt balance but on the dry side overall. The body was medium with good carbonation. The hops lingered pleasantly in the finish. This was a most enjoyable and very drinkable IPA.

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Photo of taez555
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a clear dark tan/amber body with a small off-white head.

Medium bodied and very drinkable. Taste was perfectly balanced big caramel and slightly earthy or even roasted malt flavor against a huge clear hop presence. American citrus hops dominate. Citrus, pine needles, mild hints of black pepper. It’s interesting how it really lives up to the name as a Late Harvest IPA. It’s not your typical big super American hoppy IPA, it’s got that new England fall sort of taste mixed with the sugar hop flavor.

What a damn good beer. This might be one of my new favorite CBC beers. So perfectly big bodied and hoppy without being so over the top as to be annoying. This beer is the reason I keep coming back.

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Late Harvest IPA from Cambridge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 11 ratings