Amsterdam Autumn Hop Harvest Ale | Amsterdam Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
76 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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:
76
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of bigox420
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of boszormeny
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%

Photo of SebD
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grainy malts, floral hops, light pine, light citrus and some sweet caramel.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some grainy malts upfront, some buiscuity/caramelly notes, floral hops, a light piney bitterness and faint citrus.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a decent overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by somewhat bland flavors and aromas. They call this a Wet Hop Ale yet the hops are overpowered by the malts. Not quite what I have in mind when I think Wet Hop.

Serving type: bottle

 749 characters

Photo of mjacquard
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of nullbort
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of headstash
4.32/5  rDev +14%

Photo of zweird
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of fostachild
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of BeerWatcher
3/5  rDev -20.8%

I remember loving this beer in 2013. This review is of the 2014 batch of this annual seasonal. Pours a shiny polished copper, with a medium white head. Tiny bubble carbonation. Aromas are off. There is some pine, some biscuity malts, some dirty earthiness, boiled leafiness, and something else that I can’t quite place but find mildly offensive. Tastes are of pine, spruce, wet cereal, and a hint of caramel backbone on the back end. Overall this 2014 vintage is a pale shadow of the 2013. Quite disappointing.

 512 characters

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of DamoTO700
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of kevinlater
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into nonic pint, 5.6% abv. "J2514" at the top of the neck, which i assume means that it was bottled on september 25, 2014 if "i" is skipped. enjoyed on october 7, 2014

a: transparent golden yellow, two fingers of off-white head. boring, but it's no big deal of course

s: mango, orange, grapefruit, a bit spicy. some pine and floral scents. faint lemon and peach. very nice aroma but it's a bit subdued

t: mango, lemon, grapefruit, peach, and orange up front with strong grassy notes. not quite a fruit explosion i'd say, but a well-blended mix of those flavours. a low-to-moderate piney bitterness enters mid-palate, with a delicious bready/crackery malt backbone. mild touches of floral notes here and there

m: light-to-medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation

o: a solid wet hop ale that i look forward to every year

 842 characters

Photo of Cycle69
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Coronaeus
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Hypersomnia
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of patre_tim
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden with haze, many fine white paraticles, 4 fingers of off white yellow tinge head, no visible carbonation. Nice lacing.

S: Citrus, pine, pineapple Jello, pine, skunk, pee, mustard, malty and complex.

T: Citrus, mustard, pine, fine bitterness on the end. Fruity, pineapple Jello. Bergamot. Very light sweetness.

M: Medium body, resinous, low carbonation.

O: Very good pale ale, feels more like an IPA to me. Complex and bitter and delicious.

 452 characters

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle served well chilled into a pint glass. Received as a birthday gift.

Appearance - Pale golden color with yellow and orange hues thrown in for good measure. Crystal clear and 1.5 fingers of white head with good retention. Head is particularly foamy.

Smell - Hops, namely citrus (lemon and orange) also with some pine and spruce aromas.

Taste - Quite bitter and predominately pine and spruce flavors. Slight earthy sweetness then the bitterness kicks in again for round two. The hops flavor linger on the tongue for what seems like an eternity, and this is hops hops and more hops. Because of the high bitterness and nonstop hops, this wasn't a favorite.

Mouthfeel - Medium-light bodied with moderate-high carbonation. Very dry aftertaste and finish that can at least be partly attributed to the hops.

Overall - A good beer, but this is too hoppy for my tastes in an APA. If this was an IPA, then I might think of it more favorably. Would have preferred a more balanced (read malty) ale.

 1,004 characters

Photo of Molson2000
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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

Another bottle in a great CanBiff Fall 2013 box from TheSevenDuffs.

A: An exceptionally clear pour with a pale apricot colour with approximately 2 fingers of white head which leaves clumps of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.

S: Floral notes together with background of vegetativeness, citrus, wet earth and a malt balkbone.

T: Similar to the smell but with more pronounced grassy hop character.

M: Light to moderate body with above average carbonation.

O: A pleasant and easy drinking fresh hopped beer that is well balanced. I wouldn't go out of my way for another but would definitely drink again if one was presented to me.

 641 characters

Photo of randallpink
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of peensteen
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Amsterdam Autumn Hop Harvest Ale from Amsterdam Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 76 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.