Amsterdam Autumn Hop Harvest Ale | Amsterdam Brewing Company

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Amsterdam Autumn Hop Harvest AleAmsterdam Autumn Hop Harvest Ale
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Amsterdam Autumn Hop Harvest AleAmsterdam Autumn Hop Harvest Ale

Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

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

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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of 4ster
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssmack
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
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 -17.2%
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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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.95/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of boszormeny
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of SebD
3.62/5  rDev -4%
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

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Photo of mjacquard
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of headstash
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of zweird
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of fostachild
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BeerWatcher
3/5  rDev -20.4%

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.

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Photo of kelvarnsen
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of DamoTO700
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of kevinlater
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
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

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Photo of Cycle69
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of Hypersomnia
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of patre_tim
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Amsterdam Autumn Hop Harvest Ale from Amsterdam Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 81 ratings