Hop Harvest
Ipswich Ale Brewery

Hop HarvestHop Harvest
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,120
ABV:
7%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,988
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 8.19%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
65
From:
Ipswich Ale Brewery
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Fall
Wants
  2
Gots
  20
SCORE
89
Very Good
Hop HarvestHop Harvest
Notes: This autumnal offering is a liquid celebration of the hop harvesting season. The generous use of Ella hops impart both grapefruit and tropical fruit-like flavors to this harvest time dry-hopped American ale.
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 65 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by hudsonvalleyslim:
Photo of hudsonvalleyslim
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Stopped in at the Hop Harvest release at the brewery on August 23. Had a coupla samples, then out with a case. Good at first sip fer sure. Fast forward to NOW! Givin' it a good tasting tonight, even though it's a school night. Ella hops impart grapefruit and tropical fruit flavors say de bottle.

Nice aroma, hoppy as advertised, and full-bodied in the Ipswich tradition. Solid lacing. Chewy hops. And I AIN'T sending the Bros beer. They can stop by if they need a pop....

Anyways, another great brew from the folks in Ipswich.

 534 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking semi-transparent pale orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Some stringy lace ran here and there, slightly messy.
The aroma had a nice blend of ruby red grapefruit sweetness with some sugared tropical fruitiness. Mild sweet grassiness underneath.
The flavor was mostly sweet through the prior mentioned aromas and slightly blended a light earthiness in underneath. Clean hoppy aftertaste with a light bitterness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, perhaps slightly under with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. Slight oily imparting qualities running along my tongue.
Overall, pretty nice AIPA that I would have again.

 775 characters

Photo of TrojanRB
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WanderingFool
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of far333
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Very clear and light straw colored with an inviting aroma of honey malt and tangerine hops. Rich flavor of pine and citrus hops, a pepper bite, with subtle malt riding beneath. Very hoppy, with great hop flavors. Hop forward with moderate bitterness. Full mouthfeel, finishes tingly, hops warm the cheeks. Haven't had an Ipswich in a while, this one is really good.

 370 characters

Photo of brewandbbq
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, can't find a bottling date.

Pours hazy gold with a copper hue. A short head and partial skim coat for the duration.

Mildly hoppy in the nose. Citrus fruits and a hint of pine.

Medium bodied with a crisp, almost tacky mouthfeel.

Dank, green, resinous hops start the palate. Pine sap with candied grapefruit. Dry, fairly bitter, and light malt.

Finishes with a lingering bitterness and an almost numbing hop blast.

Great beer but the nose is subdued. Another winner form Ipswich. Can I get this in NH?

 521 characters

Photo of smcolw
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Small head that settles to rim bubbles quickly. Some slippery lace after each sip. The liquid is light amber with very mild haze.

Pleasant, fresh hop aroma. Pale malt smell in the background.

Brief, lightly toasted malt. There's a black pepper bite that comes through very quickly, leaving an extremely bitter swallow and long aftertaste. Relatively thin bodied with an above average level of CO2.

 404 characters

Photo of harsley
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet and fruity with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a quick burst of piney hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very nice flavorful IPA to pound down for a long time.

 754 characters

Photo of Doomcifer
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of jaxon53
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of brunop
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12 oz.bottle into goblet. hops front and center with a hint of malt. pours coppery clear with little or no cloudiness. may well be the clearest of ipswich's pale ale lineup.

 173 characters

Photo of PJKSR02
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

A different brew under the Ipswich label. This hop-forward beer lacks the malty backbone present in other Ipswich ales. That's a good thing, and I applaud the brewmaster for changing it up. This is different than anything else from the New England region, for sure, maybe closest to the Sierra Nevada hop harvest offerings, and even Celebration. Try it!

And, if you haven't, try the Ipswich Stout. It's top flight, world-class.

 435 characters

Photo of zahara15
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Jaycase
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Jwale73
3.37/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz. bottle served in a shaker pint. Bottled on 08/21/14 (yikes). Pours a dull orange-gold with a slightly hazy clarity and a loose, 1/8th inch, off-white head. Nose expresses caramel malts and an earthy/herbal quality. Taste consistent with nose - way too malty. Hop profile is virtually hidden and doesn't come out until the back; however, there's also a kiss of bitter grapefruit rind. Mouthfeel is light in body with a carbonation that falls just shy of crisp. Texture is a bit on the watery side. Overall, this beer is a bit of a malt bomb and a bit unbalanced. I'm sure the age didn't help it out either.

 620 characters

Photo of SABERG
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a modified tulip glass.
A - Straw colored with exceptional clarity, gentle carbonation caps out with a thin white crown. Lacing
follows the glass to the bottom.
S - Fresh grass, only a hint of citrus, a hint of conifer and orange.
T - Intriguing, the start is floral, then a balancing act of malt and hops. A fabulous display of
craft. Not weighted in any one area makes this stand out.
F - Light carbonation keeps the palate clean, starts with hints of hop oils, middle may be the best where blends of
light malts and fresh hops meet.
O - Ipswich has a real treat here. Worth seeking out.

 604 characters

Photo of BrewBra
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of loupap
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of puboflyons
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. dated 09/15/2014. Sampled on February 26, 2015. So this is about 6 months old.

The pour is a milky, heady pale yellow and a lot of lacing clings to glass.

The aroma annunciation is grass, citrus, a bit of apple, and toasted bread.

Medium body.

The taste has a quick bready start and then those citrus and grassy hops bow their heads and take over the flavor. Lingers dryly at the end.

 416 characters

Photo of trevorpost
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of liquorpig
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of MA08
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of PEIhop
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

Hop Harvest from Ipswich Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 65 ratings