Hop Knife Harvest Ale | Tröegs Brewing Company

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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

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#6,186
Reviews:
203
Ratings:
1,419
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
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Ratings: 1,419 |  Reviews: 203
Photo of FrancisM12
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dkloubec
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ALLMUCH
2.94/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zhrike
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lastmango
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a dark amber with a one finger frothy off-white head that dissipated a bit but generally stayed. Moderate lacing was present. Aroma was floral and honeydew melon with a hint of pine. Tastes of grapefruit, malt and honey. Moderate carbonation and body. Nicely balanced and crisp.

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Photo of BigMustyElbows
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of awb5401
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SeaBass12378
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ccryder
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samlover55
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Nonic Pint
Bb 11/27/18
Pours a bright clear copper with white head
Aroma is tangerines, cantaloupe, floral, honey malt
Honey malt, tangerines, subtle pine finish
Feel is medium bodied, crisp, nice hop bite
Overall a little malt forward, but a nice crisp fruity and floral IPA

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Photo of John-Richey
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of egrandfield
2.92/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Fine except for the taste. Really disappointed. Taste didn't pass the Miller Lite test ("would you rather have a Miller Lite or this beer" is the question). Bitter but not in a hoppy way. Tasted like there was more alcohol in it than there actually was. A hard pass from me. First from this brewery (I was excited), but now I will likely not try Tröegs again for a bit.

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Photo of rolltide
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BLANE84
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bluehende
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow!

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Photo of Categart
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vetbidder
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light amber color and see through look to this beer with a thick off white head from tap. Citric and spicy nose with maybe a hint of vanilla. Similar flavor with some earthy hops and some depth of malt and a citrus bitterness. A bit different that your run of the mill IPA and worth a try. Fair amount of carbonation to boot. Good beer.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass

L---Clear, orange color. Nice off-white head that faded slowly and left excellent lacing.

S---Very hoppy. Very well balanced, there's citrus, pine & malts as well.

T---Not the hop bomb implied by the smell, but still quite hoppy. Well balanced. There's the citrus (grapefruit & orange), malts and pine from the smell.

F---A little weird, it feels both juicy and dry. Is that even a thing? Medium carbonation and medium body. Definitely drinkable.

O---A nice effort from a high quality brewery. I legit don't know what a harvest ale is supposed to be, but I do know what an IPA is supposed to be. This is a fine IPA. I'll look for it again.

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spartacat300
2.39/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopphead31415
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This 6.2% ABV 87 IBU IPA is perfect for this early autumn/late summer season and here’s what I think of it.

Look-It pours a medium amber copper color with a thick frothy two finger head settling to one finger.

Smell-It smells of tropical fruit and honey suckle and perhaps some orange rind.

Taste-It tastes like a very malt-forward, yet pleasing IPA, and also a bit unique from the usual IPA experience. The timed release of the piney/earthy hops goes really well with the robust malts which puts it on the higher end of medium-bodied or even full-bodied. A cloying stickiness coats the tongue with hop resins and malty sugars reminiscent of honey suckle and brown sugar.

Overall-This is a delicious and satisfying beer which goes down easy due to its low ABV and malt-forward greetings.

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Photo of Unclevince
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Hop Knife Harvest Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 1,419 ratings