Hop Knife Harvest Ale | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Hop Knife Harvest AleHop Knife Harvest Ale
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Hop Knife Harvest AleHop Knife Harvest Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hop Knife Harvest Ale recognizes the tradition of hand-harvesting hops at their peak. Our HopCyclone process creates a spiral of hop dispersal during fermentation, releasing a bounty of citrus, resin & tropical aromas. #3 of 4 in our Hop Cycle seasonal series.

Added by orangesol on 07-05-2014

BEER STATS
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#3,219
Reviews:
194
Ratings:
1,384
pDev:
8.64%
Bros Score:
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Photo of dafla67
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful orange-copper body with a faint chill haze. Loads of tiny bubbles pouring up the glass throughout the tasting. Bright white, 1-finger head that settles quickly to a soft film that rides nicely all the way down the glass and leaves a slight trail of lacing.

Smell is dominated by dank greenery and resin, plus a unique breadiness. I get a little green onion, override grapefruit, and a hint of berry jam. But this one is all about earth, sap, and soft wheat. Certainly a pleasant combination, but not really unique or particularly bold.

Taste is very much in line with the aroma. Extremely balanced beer with a big dose of resin, dank grassiness, and grapefruit pith matched by a soft and semi-sweet breadiness. Not a ton going on here. I'm guessing the can must be old (unfortunately the "best by" date is smudged, but given that these fresh harvest beers are usually late fall offerings, I'm guessing this bad boy is a good 3 or 4 months past its ideal drinking date), as I would expect a fresh-hopped ale with the potpourri of hops that this one is carrying would be much bigger and brighter. I'm certainly not getting any of the tropical notes advertised on the can. Easy drinking and certainly not bad, but not noteworthy at all.

Feel is medium-light but nice and soft. Finishes very clean and dry.

Not sure I got an ideal representation of this beer. Solid but highly unspectacular.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.28/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Curt3
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Victoria0003
4.82/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Would suggest drinking at a slightly warmer temperature than right out of the fridge. Letting it sit out for a few minutes to get some heat really brought out more of the flavor.

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Photo of wilfonzo
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lovetx
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpolewan
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tbone2131
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deansellers
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of muchos
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a golden burnt yellow color with a quickly dissipating finger’s worth of white foamy head. Solid sticky lace. The aroma starts with citrus hoppy oils and tropical fruity sweetness. Super underscore of malts. The flavor brings the hoppy bitter oils to cross the tropical sticky fruitiness to blend nicely together and slide into the aftertaste and right on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable hop slick feel to it. The oiliness from the hops really impart a nice wet feel to it. Overall, now that’s a really nice fresh wet hopped AIPA.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Pizza Grille

Pint glass pours a clear golden yellow with a one finger white foam cap that settles to a ring

Aroma of citrus hops

Taste of citrus, pine

Nice hop bite

Good beer

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Photo of MouldyCrow
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a clear amber with a modest head, soon diminishing to a ring. Citrus and pine in the nose! The mouth gets a lightly bitter malt taste. Yum!

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Photo of Electros
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nhirsch04
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malprep
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanEasley
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hop Knife Harvest Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 1,384 ratings