smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The head starts two-finger thick. Slightly hazy, dark amber color. Very delicate Belgian-style lace left on the glass
An excellent blend of pale and crystal malts with a notable floral hop bouquet--very inviting.
Nice malt start which is quickly covered with a biting hop bitterness, like a true IPA. The aftertaste is different in that it starts with a crystal malt (British Bitter flavor) sweetness at the swallow. The remainder of the aftertaste is sharp, bittering hop. Very complex. Great body--similar to whole milk with an average level of carbonation. This is a special beer--I’m placing it in my top IPA’s.
nathan30533 (1018) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good hoppy harvest. Weyerbacher never disappoints. Good overall IPA. Would recomend.
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another solid brew from Weyerbacher. I need to try more of their brews as the Simcoe IPA was fantastic. This had a beautiful clear amber copper pour with thick off white head. Aroma is wet hops and a nice maltiness. Flavor is also the same with a nice earthiness in the hops. Very drinkable, nice bitterness.
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle: pours a nice amber color with a thin white head. Beautiful sweet hop aroma upfront completed with nice malty notes. Medium body, very well balanced not much of a bite on the finish. Great sweet notes up from, some from hop some from malt. No real bitterness, no dryness or oil resin on the tongue. Nice smooth very slightly dry finish. Really delicious palate to match the aroma, however those hop heads looking for something supper bitter with tons of resin, this is not your beer. Really delicious IPA for those who enjoy hops but not the bitterness from them. Overall: (A)
rajendra82 (1048) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The burnt orange colored body was clear, and the head was one to two finger thick. The aroma was very hoppy, with grassy and herbal tones typical of fresh cones. The taste was less bitter than the aroma suggested, and had a tangy sweetness which reminded me somewhat of Smarties candy (US version). The finish was earthy and herbal, and the body medium thick. This was a very refreshing beer for me.
merc7186 (2931) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Golden Straw, Mild Clear, Full White Head, Great Lacing
S: Malts, Nutmeg, mild Resin
T: SMOOTH, nice blend of Hops and Malts
M: Well Carbonated, Medium Bodied, Dry and Malty
Overall, a solid seasonal beer wit a great smooth taste that blends well together of all flavors.
robgibbens (431) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma: fresh hops aroma, very floral. makes the claim of using local fresh hops ring true.
appearance: rich brown amber color with a nice foamy head.
taste: not a strong bitterness, but a definite earthiness
palate: clean finish and the bitterness lingers a while.
overall: I really like this brew. It really has a sense of freshness about it that goes beyond just using fresh hops.
ChainGangGuy (4803) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out an amber-orange body, good clarity, and with a rather tall, foaming, off-white head. Splattered lacing on the way down.
Smell: Sweetish, bready-scented pale malts with some slight caramelly accents. Has a fresh, crisp hop scent, not overtly effusive, but fresh,
Taste: Pale, toasty malts with a sprinkling of caramelized sugar preclude a pop of soil-strewn lemon rinds and an herbaceous hop quality akin to setting some loose tea leaves on the tongue, but also some earthy hints of fresh lawn clippings (though they become accumulative). Moderate bitterness. Bitterish finish, fairly smooth.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation, though soft.
Overall: It’s good, I’m enjoying it, Weyerbacher. There’s a nice fresh hop character, so I wouldn’t let this one sit around languishing in the fridge.
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a beautiful dark copper body with a two finger frothy off-white head that had great retention and left lots of sticky lacing. Nice fresh citursy aroma with some caramel malt below. Little bit of alcohol noticeable. Aggressively bitter and citrusy with great grapefruit character and a sticky resiny finish. The malt provides a nice sturdy backbone. Clingy resiny mouth feel with nice soft carbonation that doesn’t distract yet cuts the thick body well. A really nice juicy IPA.
dwyerpg (5649) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells a little soapy, some hops. Flavor is hoppy, but also a bit soapy and milky/creamy. Easily the creamiest harvest ale I’ve had.