Misty Brook Harvest Ale | Wormtown Brewery

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Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jlindros on 10-05-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of silentjay
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

clear, glowing copper with a huge pinkish (odd) tinted head that quickly recedes and leaves chunky, yet spotty lacing on the glass.

pale ale aromas of herbal hops, some citrus rind, and light biscuity malts just a touch of rye toast. not as much citrus, nor rye spice, as I expected.

juicy hops, not bitter, strike first. they are quickly overtaken by the rye and biscuity malts. some peppery rye spice lingers on the finish.

light-medium bodied with a touch of oily hop resin left behind and ample prickly carbonation.

drinks ok. Hops could have been a bit more pronounced in this one. I didn't get much of the juicy citric citra hop profile that I was expecting.

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Photo of rudzud
4.72/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Gotta love a local brew that uses ingredients from the Commonwealth! Been very anxious to try this and it was well worth the wait. Poured into a 20oz imperial Wormtown pint glass at Peppercorns Bar and Grill.

A - Hazy, dark straw colour. Light and fluffy one finger white head that leaves nice side lacing as well as healthy lacing atop the ale.

S - Man oh man, really picking up those wet, juicy citra hops. Very fresh! Big, big citrus notes, more orange than the typical grapefruit aromas. Light sweet malts throughout mixing wonderfully with the rye.

T - Like the nose, huge juicy citra hop flavour. Holy cow! Picking up nice wheat and rye throughout, though the hops are definately the dominant flavour. Can't get over great citra notes, though again, it is more of an orange taste than the usual piney/grapefruit.

M - Medium carbonation, with a simply awesome juicy feel. Theres a great dry finish that works so, so nicely with the bitter citra hops.

D - Great explosive flavour combined with superb mouthfeel blows me away. Just a damn good example of a "fall" pale ale. The 5.3 ABV makes this a wonderful session beer. Each sip makes me want more and more, coupling with those flavors to really build an appetite. I can't see any reason NOT to order this beer and drink multiple pints. This needs to be a seasonal at the very least, not a "one and done" offering from Wormtown.

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Photo of jlindros
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Matt for helping with the specs.

It comes with. Fluffy 1/2 finger head covering that fades at a decent rate and leaves a nice lacing. Its a bit hazy with some bubbles floating up with a pale orange wheat color.

The nose comes right out with the fresh citra hops, some citrus and tropical fruit hops. Behind the hops lies some nice malts, a hint of a wheat and some rye spicy aromas. The fresh hops and rye seem to dance well.

Taste comes out quicly with malts, the unmalted wheat and rye give and interesting taste, some sweetness. The rye comes on with a light spicy and little fruit take and its own bitterness. The malts seem to swirl with the different flavors in a rollercoaster of malts, but they still play a backseat to the rich hops that come next. Nice citra tropical hops bring some citrus and fruit and a light musty resinous wet hop oil. Quite a bit of bitterness coming through which is accentuated by the rye. It finishes pretty dry but doesn't destroy the mouth like many bitter dry finishes can do. Long bitterness on the finish too. Some lingering spicy rye too with just a bit of a sticky feel. The rye also seems to add a strange mineral effect I typically only get from heavy stouts, which comes late on the finish and very far back on the tongue.

The mouth is medium bodied with a little oily hop resin and good carbonation.

It has a decent drinkability which is knocked down a bit from the bitterness and rye spicy quality and touch of astringency but for what it is, the nice dry finish and soft malty center, it drinks pretty well overall.

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Misty Brook Harvest Ale from Wormtown Brewery
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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