227. Weyerbacher Harvest Ale
This is another beer from Weyerbacher I had high hopes for only to be let down. This one is their Harvest Ale which is supposed to be an IPA brewed using hops straight from their own farm however I am not getting any hop aroma or flavor from it. The only thing I can think is the bottle may be old but I could not find a bottled on or freshness date on the bottle.
Color is typical of a quality IPA with the nice orange color and thin white head. Lacing was good to start but has almost completely disappeared now. Of course I have been drinking the beer for 30+ minutes hoping it would improve as it warms. Aroma and taste are all malt with a very mild bitterness but no hop bite, no citrus or pine notes – drinks more like a red than IPA.
Really hoping this is just an old bottle as I was very disappointed with this option from Weyerbacher.
Alcohol Content: 6.2% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Weyerbacher
Brewers Description: Harvest Ale is a 6.2% “wet-hop” IPA made from pale, munich, crystal, and wheat malts. It is hopped with a bounty of cascade hops straight from the brewery’s own farm! The bitterness is restrained to allow the fresh-hop aroma and flavor to shine through.