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.