Harbor Ale | Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
New York, United States
harborbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American-style pale ale brewed with 30% wheat malt and a blend of Warrior, Glacier, and Cascade hops. Light in color, smooth on the palate, with citrus and tropical hop notes.

Added by plaid75 on 08-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
9.47%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of hkyplyr73
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eddiefl
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CervezaNY
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alexsergio
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AD17
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamFuel
2.85/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JoeMans
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gajo74
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an at first slightly cloudy straw golden color that later clears up. An aggressive pour yielded a big thumbnail and a half length bubbly head that disapates into a creamy lace that retains well.
My favorite aspect of this brew is the sweet fruity aroma; hints of strawberry jam and citrus, caramel, honey and some floral and pine qualities.
The taste is also sweet but balanced by a slight lemony quality. The hops are mild, herbal and a bit piny. The feel is medium to light. The carbonation is soft but provides a light crispness. Very easy to drink.
I like this one. It is simple and not too complex but rather tasty.

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Photo of EMH73
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought it because I lite to support the Long Island breweries. Unfortunately just an average APA. Slightly bitters hops but not overwhelming, citrus notes. Would not turn one down but would not go out of my way to buy again.

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Photo of AirBob
3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mark_in_Brklyn
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of breardon1776
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Just average. head dissspirsed quickly and no lacing. not a bad beer but nothing special. malty and yeasty. not getting a lot of other flavors. i would drink again if someone gave me a glass but i'd rather order something else. from LI so i wanted this to b great but hopefully i'll find another brew i like.

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Photo of Sammy
3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Americo’s bottle. Malty aromas. Tasted decent bitterness. Light orange with lace. Drinkable but rather fair for the style.

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Photo of Greywulfken
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep golden body under a few fingers of off-white foam. Just short of clear. Effervescing bubbles. Woodsy and earthy with some chew - bitter hops brought mild pine and more wood, some high points of citric pit, some underlying dankness. Medium-weight and soft - carbonation muted - nice rounded bitterness on the tongue. Leaves a little aftertaste that calls for another sip. A real nice local IPA.

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Photo of Strakosch
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer - everything I want in a go-to, session beer. It's hoppy but not too much, and there's some real flavor in here that isn't overshadowed by a ridiculous amount of hops. Some nice lemon and maltiness. Lemon almost like a shandy, but definitely not to that level.

I don't usually review beer, but I figured I would give this one a thumbs up. Props to Greenport.

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Photo of Stignacious
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not enough hops to fit as an APA for me. Thin, watery body, really nothing to speak of with regard to smell ot lacing. Overall very bland, but still drinkable. Could be worse

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Photo of Notninja
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.02/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Fairway in Nyack last week, having never had this before and also knowing that I wouldn't be able to find it in my neck of the woods. I was surprised how low some of the reviews were on here, given how much I enjoyed it and how true to form it was. Those looking for a West Coast hop bomb will be disappointed but this was more balanced than most other APA's that I've had and much, more nuanced that I anticipated. No doubt that that was a great trait for this beer to have!

Nice pour to this as the golden hue was easily surpassed by the massive head and deep rings of lacing that bled down into the next. Nice grassy and floral aroma that was reinforced by orange pith and lemon zest in the taste. The malt leaned towards a slight caramel tone and there was some herbal tea that kicked in later on, giving this an intriguing spicy undertone. Balanced, full, and easygoing, this grew on me quick and went down so easily and smoothly, all while having everything mesh well together in spite of the apparent clash between some of the flavors.

While not a true session beer, this could fall under the category of one since it was so light on the alcohol that it wasn't even detectable. It was there when all was said and done but with a nice array of hops and enough malt to counteract them, who would even notice? Much like SNPA, this is an APA that is almost impossible to dislike while setting the standard that other examples blow past in order to out-slug each other in the bitterness department. An underrated beer that deserves to be available year-round and more ratings on here!

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Photo of CreightonSM
2.65/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Decent brew here nothing over the top just a straight up pale ale.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Srkolodn
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Harbor Ale from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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