Harvest IPA – Persephone Brewing Company

From Persephone Brewing Company out of Gibsons BC comes their “Harvest IPA” a beer that is wet hopped with their own hops gown on site.  These hops are only one year old and most hops do not really achieve the best oils until a few years in.  Persephone Brewing took a huge gamble with wet hopping this beer with their young hops.  The beer pours a deep amber colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of biscuit malts and floral/earthy hops.  The flavour is of earthy hops with a decent hops bitterness, resin, citrus, but the real star of the show is the caramel and biscuit malt backbone.  The alcohol content comes in at a very respectable 6.5%.  The real star of this beer are the malts but this is an amazing wet hopped beer and is a very welcome addition to the local landscape.  I have my bets that this beer will be even more amazing for the next few years as the hops plants mature.  If you can still find a bottle then do not hesitate as this is one awesome beer.

Commercial Description:  This light amber IPA is brewed with fresh cascade and centennial hops grown on Persephone’s farm. This beer has an aroma of orange and grapefruit, a subtle citrusy, grassy flavour with a light caramel malt background.


9 comments on “Harvest IPA – Persephone Brewing Company

  1. thebeerrater says:

    Just bought this last night. Can’t wait to crack into it

  2. terryhickey says:

    Really enjoyed this one, agree that the malts were the real treat and I bet next year is just plain awesome!

  3. I did like this one, but it was not my favorite of the fresh hopped. I agree that the malts were the star here. Their other beers that I have had the chance to try(red ale and double IPA) were much more hop-dominant, which obviously surprised me when I cracked a Harvest IPA. I am looking forward to the development of their hops from year to year, as their setup is pretty cool. Talk about fresh…

  4. Yeah…the Sartori was very good, as expected. After that, my favorites were both pale ales, from Hoyne and Townsite.

  5. I hear you about the Sartori, as it does get too much hype. Despite the similarities,I feel that it was better than Fat Tug, making it my favorite of the bunch. The other fresh-hopped beers were somewhat underwhelming, too, so nothing else blew me away. The two pales I mentioned above were the most interesting to me.

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