I think that sums up beer #508.
All things considered, I am a fan of the Goose Island Beer Company. But, for some reason, the Harvest Ale just doesn't cut it.
Sure, a pale copper color is always inviting. But, the head was not one finger thick and disappeared rather quickly. The malty (have I used that word yet?) aroma was rather overpowering. Taste? Malty and hoppy. Normally, this can be a good thing, but in this case, its not. The carbonation and all was fine, but the hoppiness was just a bit bitter for my liking. (Their own website describes it as a "medium high" bitterness".)
Oh, by the way, guess what the finish was like? Bitter, with a malty undertone....
2 out of 5.