Juicy Harvest Cascade
Upland Brewing Company

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New England IPA
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Notes: Upland’s Juicy Harvest Wet-Hopped India Pale Ale features a double dose of the freshest hops imaginable. It is a beer only made possible with the help of passionate hop growers, located right up the road at Indy High Bines.


For this beer, a crew from Upland spent a Sunday afternoon helping at the farm during the hop harvest. We picked and sorted fresh hop cones off the bine and shuttled 150 lbs back down to Bloomington to add directly to our hopback, where we stirred them into our brew right as it left the boil kettle.

Meanwhile, the Indy High Bines team immediately got to work pelletizing the remaining hops from this crop. We were then able to add another dose of these hops within days of the brew, directly into the fermenting beer during the dry hopping stage. Adding two doses of hops, both within days of when they were picked, provides the ultimate in beer freshness. This one-of-a-kind, once-a-year brew features a potent hop aroma and a smooth body with minimal bitterness. It was brewed fresh and is intended to be enjoyed fresh.

There are two separate batches of Juicy Harvest this year. The first features Indy High Bines Cascade hops and the second batch features Indy High Bines Chinook hops. To see which one you are enjoying, ask your bartender or check out the writing on the bottom of you can.
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy apricot color perched underneath a foamy pearl white head, this wet-hopped IPA features candied citrus fruits on the nose, particularly oranges, and a nice spruce tips aroma as well. Interesting.

The candied citrus fruits lead the flavor parade on the taste as well, and the piney flavor sits well in the background, lending a nice balance to the beer.

The mouthfeel is to style for a NE-style IPA, which is a softer mouthfeel than I’d prefer - if this had been brewed as a “traditional IPA,” with a firmer mouthfeel and the requisite bitterness, I think this would’ve been better.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can stamped HOP: CASCADE BB: DEC 2019 poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 6% ABV. The beer pours hazy peach colored amber with nearly white head. The head recedes to a fluffy ring and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is very nice with candied orange very prominent over multiple other citrus fruits. The taste is more candied orange, pils malt and very subtle pine before a barely bitter finish. There's enough sharpness (but not bitterness) from the hops to dry things out and it's not cloying or even close. The mouthfeel is very soft, medium bodied and adequately carbonated. Overall, good. I received mixed messages from the label and would say this is 100% a NEIPA, which disappoints me. Very juicy, no doubt. I would have preferred more bitterness or at least some warning. I am submitting a style change request and reviewing to NEIPA standards as it is a failure of a classic American IPA.

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Juicy Harvest Cascade from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 3 ratings