Amsterdam Autumn Hop Harvest Ale | Amsterdam Brewing Company

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75 Ratings
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Amsterdam Autumn Hop Harvest AleAmsterdam Autumn Hop Harvest Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
amsterdambeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wet hop IPA with Local Cascade.

Added by bylerteck on 09-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
8.97%
 
 
Wants:
0
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6
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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy dark straw color with low activity and a cloud of floating unfiltered particles. Foamy and faintly frothy white 3 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with faint lacing. Flavors of pineapples, lemon, peach, sweet grains, caramel, herbal spices. A bit fruity and sugary, more bitter with sharp zesty citrus. Slick and smooth full body with crispy carbonation. Medium strength finish, lingering grassy and leafy hops, floral and dry flowers with faint clove. A hoppy kind of pale ale with good accessibility that can be used to train someone to enjoy IPAs. Quite tender and delicious. Well refreshing with clean dry smoky hopped feel. Good balance and I like the complexity. Overall very good quality craft.

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 473 mL Can

A- Pours a hazy pale golden topped by a frothy 1/2 finger head with poor retention. Patchy lacing.

S- Not really getting much from the nose here. Slightly citrus, slightly metallic. Nothing that I would call exciting.

T- Bright and punchy citrus hops with a hint of toasty malt. Nothing complex, just a great, simple flavour.

M- Medium bodied and moderate, yet prickly carbonation.

O- Aside from the nearly non-existent aroma (I seem to be the only one with this issue judging from the other reviews), this is an excellent example of a "Harvest Ale". Great flavour in an easy drinking package.

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Photo of sdm9465
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boo-urns
4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ghisty
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden . Nice head . Good lacing and retention. Deep golden a honey haze. Nose is bright and citrus. Slight tones of hay. A slight sweetness. Brightness comes thru with taste also. Sharp citrus hop punches thru the carb. Cuts quickly in the mouthfeel. Ends in a satisfying bitterness from the hop. And no real obvious abv. Lagery and resiny finish. Very satisfying and enjoyable. Complex but very sessional.

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Photo of Electros
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of polloenfuego
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rukeli76
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This, to me, is far and away the best of the local wet hop offerings this year. Lots of beautiful super-fresh Cascade aroma and flavour. This year's switch to 500ml cans at three bucks a pop means I'll be drinking a bunch of these while they last.

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Photo of bryanzk
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CRObighit2
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of byronic
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Musty cedar hop notes and burnt caramel on the nose. Surprisingly bitter citrus rind hop flavours with a buttery caramel malt backbone, hints of toasted grains and sour citrus flavours that linger. Very dry on the finish. A pleasant surprise, loads of hops, intensely bitter and fresh hop profile. Me likey!

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Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mick303
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from the LCBO, poured a clear light golden colour with good retention and lacing. Aroma is leafy and tropical with grapefruit, lemon, some pleasant florals. Pleasing taste with a biscuity malt backbone and nice fruity hop character, a bet cerealy with fruit loop character, grapefruit juice, and some orange, a bit pithy and ending a touch bitter. Good but not overly inspiring, a nice tasty session pale though with decent balance and flavour.

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Photo of LanceH
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaisell
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4ster
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssmack
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clearn honey amber colour with one inch of white head. Steady dispersed carbonation. Beautiful lacing.

Aroma of citrus hops and toffee malt. Mild but subtle. Sharp grapefruit aroma as it warms.

Excellent complex taste. It tastes creamy with toffee and herby grassy hops. Brown sugar sweetness then bam ... piney bitter aftertaste.

Medium feel with good carbonation.

This is a nice flavourful ale. Perfect on an evening at the cabin in the woods in October with leaves on the ground and a nip in the air.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.12/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this one at the LCBO back in October.

From a 50cl bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a three finger, medium-loose, fluffy white head with great retention. Perfectly clear amber orange in color with medium levels of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a foamy cap leaving some foamy lacing on the glass. A foamy wisp remains until the end leaving lots of lacing. Nice color and body, but the head is a touch too loose and foamy.

SMELL: Caramel, honeydew melon, pineapple and some nice grapefruit notes as well. Pretty pleasant.

TASTE: Caramel and melon sweetness up front, with some nice floral hops at the swallow. Medium and lingering finish of bitter floral hops, caramel and some sweet honeydew melon notes as well. Very flora and a rather bitter finish.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Lighter on the palate, creamy, goes down fine and finishes dry. Light and crisp for sure.

OVERALL: A decent beer, but nothing more. The flavor was very floral and bitter compared to the nose, and the bitterness did become a bit of a chore as the glass emptied. Lacks a bit of complexity, really. Okay, but not worth a revisit.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Wajohnst
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bigox420
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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Amsterdam Autumn Hop Harvest Ale from Amsterdam Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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