Fresh Hopped Harvest Ale | Big Al Brewing

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Brewed by:
Big Al Brewing
Washington, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beertunes on 10-31-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by Mora2000:
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3.21/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to 5000 for sending me this as an extra in a recent trade. Andre always manages to send beers from breweries that I have never heard of and this is no exception. This is the 2012 Santiam edition.

The beer pours a brick red color with a small off-white head. The aroma is fairly sweet with some circus peanut notes coming through. I also get some orange and a bit of pine. The flavor is also fairly sweet. There is some grass and iced tea notes, but the sugar and orange notes also come through. There is the slightest bit of bitterness but overall this is a fairly sweet IPA. Fairly odd, but also enjoyable. I will be honest and say I have never really had a beer quite like this one. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of philbertk
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

big al brewing company--Seattle, WA--Fresh Hopped Harvest Ale 4.50% ABV. 50 IBU's? 180 lbs. of Wet Hops. Mild lace head. Clear pretty bright gold color. Rich floral fresh hop front. Sweet citrus mildly fruity crisp tangy flavorful golden ale body. Clean crisp hop spice end. (4.5 / 5.0) 5 oz. Taster @ Fremont Oktoberfest 9/24/2010.

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Photo of beertunes
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a lovely reddish-amber color with less than an inch of light tan head that dissipated at a moderate pace and left lots of good sticky lacing.

The aroma is a very pleasant mixture of fresh hops and a solid malt foundation. These hops are not of the tongue burning variety, but rather a pleasing blend of of floral and citrus with whisper of pine. The tasty malt base has a godd biscuit taste that allows the hops to shine.

A full, solid body coats the the tongue and lingers, without being clingy. Drinkability is very good, you could have several of these while watching the World Series or NASCAR, and it would go well with whatever you cooking during your tailgate, whether at home or the parking lot.

Overall, another good brew from Alejandro and his crew. Worth some effort to find.

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Photo of dirtbikejunkie
4.47/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

By chance this was on tap at a martini bar in Kirkland, WA. that I took my wife to.

A: bright orange amber, slightly hazy. Not a huge head, maybe less than a finger. Moderate lacing. Not typical amber appearance.

S: Not at all what I expected! The smell was similar to their local hero saison I had few weeks prior. Floral, herb, and spices.

T: Exceptional in my book! Maybe not a classic amber, but similar to their saison with a much stronger malt attribute.

M: I really liked the slightly lighter and crisp taste.

D: great session beer!

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Photo of sharpski
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Fresh Hopped Harvest Ale from Big Al Brewing
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 5 ratings