843. New York: Spuyten Duyvil

David is an enabler, so when we're out drinking he almost always insists on me adding to the list. So after we left Radegast we had to go to Spuyten Duyvil for another round. I'm a big fan of this place, great atmosphere, great beer and awesome bar snacks. I'd been twice before, once when visiting David, and once for his bachelor party.

We had a single round out on the back porch, and then either played around with the wiffle ball some more, or we went to Barcade and then went played around with the wiffle ball (Barcade may have been Sunday night instead).

843. Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale

This was my thirds choice. They were out of the two harder-to-come-by beers that I tried to order first.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Alcohol: 6.20%
Serving: Tap
Style: American Pale Ale, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 4.0 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 4.0 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 4.0


Pours a hazy amber. Topped by a thick, off-white head that fades somewhat, but sticks around as a half-inch layer. Leaves sheets of lace over the side of the glass. The aroma is dominated by hops that are resiny, and piney. There's also an undertone of fruit present.

Hoppy as fuck. There's a brief flash of sweet malt backbone upfront before the citric and resiny hops take over. The bitterness is intense and lingers long into the finish. Medium-bodied, moderately-carbonated and oily.

This is one hell of a pale ale. The hops hit you over the head, but i wouldn't expect and less from Sierra Nevada.