Hipster Fresh Hop Harvest Ale | Monday Night Brewing

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Brewed by:
Monday Night Brewing
Georgia, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Zach136 on 10-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 29
Reviews by coreyfmcdonald:
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4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a clear, light amber/dark golden color with two fingers of thick white head. Retention and lacing are both remarkable. A very pretty beer.

S: Fresh, grassy hops are upfront but not overpowering in this beer. A bit fruity, but mostly grassy and a bit piney. Mild bready malts show up behind the hops with a touch of caramel sweetness. Mild and pleasant.

T: Fruity and piney hop flavor are much stronger in the flavor than in the aroma. I would guess that there are a lot of late addition hops here. Bready, buscuity malts are there, but hops certainly take center stage. Bitterness is low.

M: Light mouthfeel with creamy carbonation.

O: A very nice fresh hop beer. Very easy to drink with a great hop flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle from Bullocks (Woodstock, GA). 7.99. No bottling date but this was released fourth quarter 2013. Served in a Monday Night snifter.

Pours hazy deep amber with about two fingers of white head. Decent retention and a good bit of lace.

Subtle but pleasant nose. Wisps of orange and peach with a little biscuit-like malt.

Taste comes across to me as more amber ale than fresh hop. Biscuit, hay, floral earthy hops, cracker, mild pepper, orange peel and a little pear. I get the impression that the hops might not be so fresh any more.

Dry, more light than medium body with zesty carbonation. Cracker and musty orange aftertaste.

I might have waited too long before buying this to try. It drinks like a straight up amber ale. Not bad at all but ot lacks the fresh hop zing I look for in an ale labeled fresh hop.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

"I'm always at the opposite end of the spectrum, the opposite of hipster culture, and I enjoy that." - Chad Kroeger

Seriously, someone needs to give the Monday Night marketing team some kind of gold medal for digging up quotes like this for their labeling.

32oz counter pressure filled growler from Barrel and Barley in Woodstock, GA - poured into a snifter.

Pours a burnt orange, with carbonation bubbles lazily rising throughout. Off white head that left some solid lacing. Tastes and smell is a burst of pine with hints of pear and cantaloupe. Caramel and bready-ness from the malt bill take a definitely back seat as they should in a Wet Hopped beer. The flavors marry alot better than I thought they would. Clean and refreshing finish.

Overall, a great brew and my first wet hop of the season. It's truly the most wonderful time of the year.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.12/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm a fan of fresh hop harvest ales- when they're done right. I've had some absolutely fabulous ones- and the hops in them are always more delicate, herbal, almost waxy compared to ales with dried hops. The problem is that usually a heavy dose of hops needs to be used so you get the subtle flavors fully. I've also had a few where the fresh hops were allowed to sit too long before adding them to the beer- not pleasant, a rotting vegetal tinge to the beers. The problem with Hipster is that it's just too bland. Everything tastes fresh enough (thankfully), but you just don't get enough hop flavor- the whole experience is like drinking attenuated malt water. If they give it another go, I'd double up on the hops- or use different varietals, or both. For now, it's a pass.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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