Harvest Ale | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Harvest AleHarvest Ale

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 09-16-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of ffejherb
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Drafting Room in Exton, PA on 9/21/08.

A - Clear light copper/dark amber body with the slightest bit of haze and half a finger of off-white head that quickly diminished into a patchy film and left decent lacing. Very minimal amount of slow-rising carbonation bubbles.

S - Wet hopped aroma with a hefty dose of caramel malt and a bit of breadiness. A citrus hop character emerged as the liquid warmed up a bit. Hop profile is quite fruity overall.

T - Starts off with a spicy hop kick, then melds into quite a tangy malty flavor with plenty of sweet caramel. Flavor is a bit more malt-heavy than I was anticipating. However, this brew still finishes with a bit of wet citrus hop goodness.

M - Medium body with soft carbonation that provides minimal prickle on the palate. Texture is a bit chewy for an IPA. Mild to moderate bitter finish with a fairly short duration.

D - I was expecting more of a wet-hopped character with this one, but it was surprisingly quite malty overall. This is still tasty, although I was hoping for more fresh, dank hops and less of the sweet malt aspect.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle purchased at Bocktown. Clear orange with a good retaining, soapy, white head. Spotty lacing here and there.

s. Bready malts dominate with some slight skunk/pungent odor from the mixture of hops.

t. A very well balanced Ipa. The malts provide a very solid backbone to the home grown fresh picked hops. Very nice puckering hop juice that is earthy with a subtle pine flavor. Light citrus. A hint of clean alcohol but it is very subdued. The finish highlights the lingering earthy hop bitters. All in all it is very nice.

m. Medium bodied with a good deal of flavor. Smooth yet a bit slick for an IPA.

d. Curious what a case would go for, because this stuff is worth a case purchase and then some.

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brewed with fresh "wet" hops. Pours into my "shaker" glass a rich golden yellow color with about a finger of off-white foam. Aroma is sweet and grassy with citrus notes. Tastes of bitter citrus fruits such as lemon and grapefruit (just the pith). Somewhat vegetal followed by a slight maltiness. The bitterness carries through in the aftertaste along with a slight alcohol warming. Mouth is crisp and dry with medium carbonation. I thought this was easy to drink and quite refreshing. I'm already looking forward to next years batch when these new plants will be more mature. Worth a try if you can find it. For now at least, it's only available on draft and bottles in the PA market.

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Harvest Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.73 out of 5 based on 278 ratings.
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