In this beer blog, we are going to get into one of my favorite breweries in Penyslivania. It is Victory Brewery and it is Harvest Ale. This is a pretty big trend in the craft beer world. I am talking about wet hopped or harvest ales. It could either a Pale or India Pale Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this east coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Victory Brewery. Let us get into this pale ale.
It has a clear copper color without a head on the beer. The aroma has an earthly, piney to floral notes. The taste has a nice carbonation and malty notes along with juiciest earthy to piney notes. The aftertaste has a hop finish that is pretty wet. It is drinkable.
Here is a description from their website (www.victorybeer.com):
Wet-Hopped Pale Ale
Highly aromatic and sensual, this novel pale ale delivers a fresh hop flavor like no other brew. Its secret? Fresh hops piled into our boiling kettle just hours after their harvest. With many more of their essential oils intact, these “wet” hops add glorious notes of juicy, fruit to a lightly sweet and balanced brew. Best enjoyed fresh!
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Ending, This is a great beer. There is not too many ales that I can say are juicy. The only other beer comes to mind is New Belgium Slow Ride IPA. I like it. It is pretty different. What makes this beer a little different is the aftertaste, it has a kind of wet hop bitter finish. It is a nice drinkable beer. This is a beer to enjoy watching sports but you will need to pace yourself. The aroma and taste profile gives off some nice notes. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser