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Harvest Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Harvest AleHarvest Ale

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very good

277 Ratings
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 09-16-2008)
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

djrn2, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Hophead717, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +7.2%

rab53, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of rlee1390
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear amber orange, two finger head that leaves behind lacing.

S-Earthy hops. Mainly just hops. But good smelling hops.

T-Earthy, ends with bitterness, some burnt tones.

M-Medium bodied, little carbonation, thick and resinous.

O-A little late in the season, but I figured it was the tail end of still good. Would gladly try again next year fresh.

rlee1390, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of claspada
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

claspada, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +7.2%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of dowen44
5/5  rDev +34%

dowen44, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

tclapper, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Naugros
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Naugros, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of UNCCTDawg
5/5  rDev +34%

UNCCTDawg, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of LostHighway
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

LostHighway, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +7.2%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of touchmeimsac
5/5  rDev +34%

touchmeimsac, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of qthompso
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.

Nice copper appearance with thin off-white head that dissipated pretty quickly leaving just a little bit of lacing.

Up front there is a lot more spice and malt than I would've expected for a fresh hop ale. I do realize that this isn't the freshest bottle around at this point but I would've expected a little more punch in the aroma. Citrus is trying to get through.

Much like the nose, this doesn't strike me as an IPA, especially not what I associate with fresh hopped ales. There is a pretty noticeable bitterness but I don't pick up on much of the citrus or resin that I would expect.

Mouthfeel is pretty thick and dry. The carbonation is decent and the bitterness certainly lingers on the tongue for a while.

Overall definitely not one of my favorite harvest ales. Not a bad beer by any means but I was hoping for a more pronounced hop presence (or at least a little more subdued malt bill). The hop lend some bitterness but not enough flavor for me.

qthompso, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of jbertsch
4/5  rDev +7.2%

jbertsch, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of boxofrane
4/5  rDev +7.2%

boxofrane, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Yoshiplace
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light, slightly coppery color with a nice head. Minimal lacing here.

Smells very fresh and floral. Reminds me of Ithaca's Flower Power.

Tastes balanced and smooth; it's refreshing for a beer that is focused mostly on the hops.

Mouthfeel is fairly crisp with good carbonation, becoming a little thick as the beer warms up.

Overall, this is a relatively light, very tasty beer that's not as bold as your typical IPA. Probably great on tap.

Yoshiplace, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

billzee, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

whallgren, Nov 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of UnderPressure
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Nice copper color. Tan one finger head. 1/4 inch lingers.

Hop aroma is pretty weak. I expected way more in the aroma department. I'm actually getting a lot more malt than hops in the nose.

A nice, well rounded flavor. A little piney and floral. Nice bitterness. A nice fresh green (in a good way) aftertaste.

Thick mouthfeel. Maybe a little too thick. There's a slightly dry finish which adds a light crispness. But the body is a little too heavy for this style.

I'm a sucker for seasonals, harvest ales, etc. Some are great, some fall short. This one was somewhere in the middle.

UnderPressure, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

victory4me, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

HopStoopid120, Nov 18, 2011
Harvest Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.