Harbor Ale
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

Harbor AleHarbor Ale
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From:
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #1,107
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,126
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 9.67%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
76
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 09, 2022
Added:
Aug 27, 2009
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  28
SCORE
82
Good
Harbor AleHarbor Ale
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 3.35 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts

Aug 09, 2022
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Rated by BFCarr from New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Looks like a fizzy adjunct lager, but is much better. Flavorful, decent feel and drinkable. Try one!
Nov 19, 2020
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Reviewed by osheamatth from New York

3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is just a solid drinkable American Ale, redolent of English ales you would find in a pub. Nothing special going on but the nose if very fragrant in the can. Lots of woody pine and some citrus. The malty backbone is what is clear trying to balance that malt with the twangy resin.
Jun 19, 2020
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle, has some numbers etched onto it...0000030020...bottled 03/20? perhaps...not sure

Nice looking moderatley hazed pour, with tiny bubbles continuing to rise...leaves a load of low ringed and splatters of fine lacing all over the glass.

Bready and softly hopped up nose.

Smooth, subtle, complex and quite tasty brew.

More earthy and bready notes up front, with soft and drying hops in the finish. Delicious....fine every day kinda brew
Apr 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.59 by NastyNorseman from New York

Sep 29, 2019
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Served to tap at the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company in Greenport, NY.
A: Pours a clear, golden color with a two finger, foamy, wheat colored head, excellent retention, and spidery lacing.
S: Aromas of bread rind and pepper.
T: Dry. Flavors of bread rind, pepper, lemon, and cracker. Strong, peppery bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: A dry, somewhat peppery and too bitter APA. Not my favorite.
Aug 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.81 by jguzman718 from New York

Nov 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by ScottK22 from New York

Nov 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.69 by BeerBeast from Florida

Aug 26, 2018
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Rated by Mr-Beer from New York

3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A foggy golden color. A crisp smooth slightly lemony taste. Just a bit of hops not quite an IPA but more of an Ale.
May 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.88 by nmwhitehead from New York

May 14, 2018
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Reviewed by moodenba from New York

4.16/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Greenport Harbor Ale 12 oz. bottle cooled to about 42F poured into a simple glass in April, 2018.

The body is a slightly hazy healthy amber. The head is creamy and fairly stable. I get a slight fresh aroma of fermented malt. The flavor is fairly well balanced, with a modest malt mouthfeel backed up by hop flavor that delivers a tasty flavor with a good dose of bitterness. Some lacing clings to the glass. The hoppy bitter aftertaste is a nice feature that isn't too common in modern American pale ales. The alcohol content, reputed to be 5.3%, is moderate and right where I like it. This is a solid ale that I was an early fan of when I could get it on draft at a convenient bar. I think the bottled beer is going to become one of my regular purchases.
Apr 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.54 by Jimmyy from New York

Feb 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.55 by dextr24 from Massachusetts

Feb 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by DanLane from Virginia

Nov 24, 2017
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Rated by YoungMtn52 from New York

3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I like this ale brewed with wheat malt and a blend of Warrior, Glacier, and Cascade hops, which provide a wonderful aroma...
Aug 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by hkyplyr73 from New York

Aug 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.58 by mdfb79 from New York

Jun 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.78 by manfromanotherplace from New York

May 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by eddiefl from New York

May 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by CervezaNY from New York

May 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by alexsergio from New York

May 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by AD17 from New Jersey

Apr 26, 2016
 
Rated: 2.85 by JamFuel from Sweden

Apr 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by JoeMans from New York

Feb 20, 2016
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

3.8/5  rDev +5%
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.
Feb 18, 2016
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Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
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.
Oct 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.32 by AirBob from Massachusetts

Sep 20, 2015
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Reviewed by breardon1776 from New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
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.
Aug 19, 2015
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Rated by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
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.
Aug 17, 2015
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Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
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.
Jul 26, 2015
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Reviewed by Strakosch from China

4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.
Jul 21, 2015
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Reviewed by Stignacious from New York

3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
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
Jul 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.87 by Notninja from New York

Jul 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by sgregory from Connecticut

Jul 14, 2015
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev +11%
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!
Jul 06, 2015
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Rated by CreightonSM from New York

2.65/5  rDev -26.8%
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.
Jul 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jun 24, 2015
Harbor Ale from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 105 ratings