Hop Harvest Ale (2010)
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

Hop Harvest Ale (2010)Hop Harvest Ale (2010)
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IPA - Imperial
3.68 | pDev: 12.77%
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Oregon, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Hop Harvest Ale (2010)Hop Harvest Ale (2010)
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beergoot from Colorado

3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not sure what year this one is: no date on the bottle, label, or cap, but the pic looks like my bottle, so...

Good looking beer, golden and clear with a creamy, one-finger head. Light malt note with some faint earthy and citrus hop aroma. Biscuit and light caramel/toffee. Taste has a it of fruity esters, soft of peach-like. Light-to-medium bitterness at the finish. Almost medium body with decent carbonation on the tongue making for a soft feel.

Well, if this is an imperial styled IPA, it ain't got it. Lacks the imperial 'oomph', especially in hop aroma and flavor. Tasty and drinkable enough, but I just don't see the 'imperial' in this "triple hopped imperial style" ale.

Jun 01, 2012
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

undated 22oz bottle served in a New Glarus pint glass.

Pours with a medium, rather creamy looking bone-colored head. The beer itself is slightly hazy golden amber. Notable and rather chunky sediment remained in the bottle after the initial pour. Lots of sticky lacing on the glass.

Smell: hoppy with a lot of citrus and some floral, herbal and earthy elements. Presages a taste that will be both sweet and tart. Marred by a bit of dankness.

Taste: more malt than is common for style, making for a more balanced mix of sweet malts and bitter hops. A hit of tangy hops and/or yeast towards finish, followed by an earthy and bitter (grapefruit) aftertaste from the hops. 3.75

M: nicely carbonated; medium body; rather dry finish.

O: this unfiltered Imp. IPA has a homebrew (not that that is a bad thing) look and taste, and a very fine mouthfeel.

Apr 20, 2012
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scootpolute from Texas

3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 Pint, 6 FL OZs bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy-unfiltered orange/copper beer with a patchy cream off-white foam head that clings to the sides of the glass.

Smell: Very pronounced grapefruit hop aromas, spicy with background sweet malts and a faint bready grain aroma.

Taste: Yuk! This isn't what I expected from a Bridgeport beer. Yes, there are some nice hops, Malt includes some toasted, slightly bready and light honey flavours with an even malt sweetness. It hardly balances the beer, but does keep it somewhat control. Beer finishes with a soapy unbalanced bitterness.

Notes: This a beer I picked over a Deschutes Bond Street series...I wish I picked the latter!Disappointing :~(

Nov 19, 2011
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azdback from Arizona

2.68/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Stone Imperial glass. Very light, bright orange color. Clear and full of carbonation bubbles that lead to a large two finger, bright white and rocky head. Lace is extremely sticky.

Smell is of wheat, bread and yeast. I'm not pulling any fresh hops or anything else for that matter.

Taste is very malty sweet. A small taste of bitter over rip orange, but other than that all I get is musty yeasts and earthy malts. There isn't the slightest taste of a fresh hop. In fact it actually taste like old soggy, moldy hops.

Mouth is medium bodied with average carbonation. Consistency is smooth and finish fades quick.

Overall I am really let down by this. It doesn't taste fresh and hoppy like a harvest ale should. Instead it tastes old and musty. Not recommended by me. Thanks to matttYCE for this sample.

Oct 17, 2011
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notsoprobeer from Oregon

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is golden straw, and the beer is hazy. Aroma is grapefruit (Centennial hops) but is not overpowering. The flavor of the malts is very subtle. I can't taste much, but I think it's by design. Flavor is mainly grassy hops--and they are very bitter. I didn't taste much citrus. My wife was unable to finish her small 3 oz pour due to the bitterness. Body is light to medium, and it has a nice mouth fee. The bitterness lingers.

Feb 07, 2011
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chumba526 from Oregon

2.93/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a golden amber color with a sizable white head.

It smells of apple juice, grapefruit, oranges, and lemon.

It has a nice citrusy taste to it. I get a big lemon taste. I get a little bit of a grassy hoppy flavor but not as much as I would like from a DIPA. The taste ends with a mild bitterness. There is a bit of an apple taste that lingers in my mouth.

Carbonation is around medium.

Drinkability is pretty good especially for a DIPA because the flavors are mild.

I guess the beer is ok but it is not a DIPA. It is an ok about average wet hop ale though.

Dec 20, 2010
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Reidrover from Oregon

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz from Fred Meyer. N.Salem. $5.49 Fairly typical slighly hazy burnt orange IPA-esque coloured beer with a very nice thick off white head. Aroma leafy/lemony hops what else? This one smells slightly less than fresh..but still nice enough. Taste is way more intense in hopping than the aroma suggested..very strong with hints of pine/spruce along with the citric character. Malt seems on the weak side though. OK on the palate,Maybe a little thin. Average Overall a nicely drinkable but not stellar IPA..it might have been better very fresh rather than a couple of months old now.

Dec 01, 2010
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mudbug from Oregon

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass results in a meager head that fades quickly into a thin cap with moderate lacing, appearance is a hazy orange.
Don't know about this one, perhaps the hops are already fading as the aroma is quite mild for the style, some citrus rind and bread is all I'm getting.Taste is also somewhat simple, sweet malts and bitter hops.
I'm pretty sure this can't be as the brewer intended for a DIPA, Tastes remarkably like Torpedo but lacking any floral hop notes.
Good to drink, but not up to what I expect in a DIPA,

Nov 19, 2010
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber at Four Moon. New to the market, first time seeing this beer. It's in the same vein of Bridgeport IPA, mild, citrusy, and very drinkable.

Orange gold, slight haze, with concentric rings of drippy lace. Creamy foam, with lace sheets coating the sides of the pint glass by the second pour.

Mellow light citrus aroma, slighty leafy and dry.

Grapefruit, orange pith and peel, lightly bitter in the back. Not really the hop onslaught you might expect, though its pleasant. Dry herbal finish, light to medium bodied. Drinkability is its strong suit, at 6.56% its not a bruiser, and easy to finish in a sitting. Simplicity is a positive thing...

Nov 18, 2010
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RJLarse from Washington

4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bomber of Hop Harvest Ale in a grocery store. $5 and change. Poured in to a pint tumbler.

Pours a hazy yellow gold color and is cloudy. It ;looks a little like an unfiltered apple cider. There is a frothy white head that dissipates to a bubbly ring around the glass. Leaves some dainty lacing on the sides.

Smell is a sweet fruity citrus aroma, lemon blossom and pink grapefruit.

Taste is a sweet bread flavor, orange bread perhaps, with a mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is clean and very smooth. No hard hop edges on this one despite the name.

A very drinkable very sessionable brew. But for the price it would be hard to beat.

Oct 31, 2010
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snaotheus from Washington

4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a big goblet shaped glass

Pours with a medium (but very fine) head, white in color. Beer itself is slightly cloudy orange golden, little or no visible carbonation. Smell is very nice, very sweet and hoppy with a lot of citrus and a lot of floral. Very pleasant.

Taste is mostly good, it's a very bright taste at first with a nice balance of sweet maltiness and bitter hops, and then a weird yeasty tang comes out (I think it'll fade as I drink the beer, though). The aftertaste is totally dominated by the bitter hops. Good, but not perfect.

Drinkable, tasty beer. I like it.

Oct 31, 2010
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velosuds from Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a clear pint glass. Paid $5.99 at Whole Foods. Not sure what to make of this from style standpoint. This is not an Imperial IPA, or at least not a good one. It is good beer and a fine wet hop ale. Probably needs to be a separate style classification for fresh hop ales.

A-Pours an amber-orange with two finger, off-white head with average retention and nice, even lacing.

S-Fragrant hops with grapefruit and piney notes.

T-This is a full flavored, fresh hop ale. Very nice blend of bitterness and tropical fruit notes with a balanced malt presence. More like a fresh APA than an IPA. I have some doubt about this being 75 IBUs.

M-Very smooth. Nearly perfect carbonation. Freshness no doubt helps.

D-This is very drinkable and probably the best Bridgeport beer I have had to date.

Oct 24, 2010
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philbertk from Washington

4.24/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bridgeport Brewing Company--Hop Harvest Ale--From Field To Brew In One Hour--Triple Hopped Imperial Style--Bridgeport Big Brews Release--2010 22 oz. Bottle 6.56% ABV. 75 IBU's? (4.5 / 5.0) Wet Hop Ale. Rich big foamy lacy rejuvenating white head. Fizz hazed swirling bubbly bright orange color. Huge sweet floral fruit hop aromatic front. Sweet fresh hop mellow orange juice grapefruit grass pine hint ester zesty body. Clean dry refreshing tangy hop spice end. Sampled 10/2/2010. $5.59 Each Purchased @ Fred Meyer--Ballard on 10/2/2010.

Oct 02, 2010
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djbreezy from Washington

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 bottle poured into a tulip.

appearance - huge foamy head, settles to some sticky lacing and no retention

smell - the nose is faint, earthy and cannabis notes

taste - flavor is hop dominant, the hops are earthy and resinous, mostly pine cone type notes, slight malt backbone is present

mouthfeel - medium body, medium carbonation, tingly finish, slight dryness

drinkability - not my favorite hop style for an ipa, a bit too pine coney, could have more of the beautiful citrus notes

Sep 27, 2010
Hop Harvest Ale (2010) from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 26 ratings