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Harvest Ale | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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3.73/5
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278 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 09-16-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
205
Ratings:
278
pDev:
12.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Photo of Thickfreakness
3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Brilliant clear fall harvest orange hue. Nice white head that fades rather quickly and leaves a ton of spider-web lacing all over the glass.

S- Fruity citrus and pine! More sweet maltiness than I would expect from an IPA. Picking up the yeasty notes underneath the grapefruit, orange peel and wet hay.

T- Very bitter! Lots of tropical citrus and piney hop punch. Nice underlying hints of sweet malts. Caramel, licorice, bitter tangerine peel, lemons, and pine sap.

M- Very bitter on the tongue. It almost strips away everything else. Very little maltiness lies underneath. Not very well balanced.

O- Worth trying once, but I probably wouldn't seek this one out again. The citrus doesn't pop enough, and the malts don't carry thru very well.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of devinoconnor
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another nice brew from Weyerbacher and a great take on a harvest ale with this IPA.

Pours an an amber brown color with a nice foamy head from the bottle. Smell is sweet... caramel mixed with hops and little malt.

Taste is really sweet and hoppy. The wet hops dominate, with sugar and orange.

Nice IPA. Worth a try.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Orange-copper with a thin off-white head that lasts decently well.
S- The aroma is citrus hop, but it's kinda muddled. Orange and some pine.
T- The malt is more assertive than the aroma indicated. Fairl sweet cookie like flavor with an orange juice like flavor as well
M- Medium body with assertive carbonation. There is a funny texture in the finish though.
O- Eh, it's an ok fresh hop beer but I wasn't wowed by it. I'll probably pass in the future.

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3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. No bottling date or expiry date mentioned.

Holy friggin suds batman! GUSHING head forming off the pour, I am talking ridiculous here. So as I wait for this head to settle down which seems to be occuring, I witness and off white head, LARGE, foamy, lots of retention, a bit overkilled sitting on what looks like a cloudy orange amber body. For an IPA not impressed with this, but if you are willing to wait, everything eventually settles.

Nose has a mushy hop fruit character. Not a distinct fruit angle, but citrus, also a little faint baby asprin. It's still smells fairly alright though, and does feel like a solid IPA is perhaps coming.

Taste is, relatively solid. A muted hop presence, and balanced malt action. Not particularly aggressive, but I like this muted sweetness which isn't cloying. Mouthfeel hits all the right notes without any stickiness. Mild malt backbone. I am comfortable, but also not really, intrigued if I could use that word.

Overall, with so many IPAs out there which are fantastic, this is a hard style to really break out and just go off the charts. This is a solid brew and enjoyable but with so many better IPAs out there it's forgettable. Weyerbacher still makes many some other beers that I do enjoy. This I'll probably pass on.

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Harvest Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 278 ratings
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