Harvest Ale | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 09-16-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
278
Reviews:
205
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 278 |  Reviews: 205
Photo of MsRif
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Hophead717
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of rlee1390
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of claspada
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of dowen44
5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Naugros
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of UNCCTDawg
5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of LostHighway
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of touchmeimsac
5/5  rDev +34%

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.

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Photo of jbertsch
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of boxofrane
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Yoshiplace
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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Photo of billzee
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of bacher468
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of UnderPressure
3.26/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

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Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of victory4me
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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