‘Harvest’ Fresh hopped IPA by Persephone Brewing Co


Fresh Hop week is in FULL EFFECT.

“Ain’t nobody dope as me I’m just so fresh so clean
(So fresh and so clean clean)” – Outkast ‘So fresh, so clean’…

Obvious title is obvious.

I’ve had one Persephone selection before, I believe it was one of their Pilsners. I was already pretty drunk when I had it so I didn’t try to review it, because that wouldn’t yield a proper review. I tend to love all beers the further in to the realm of drunkenness I travel. But I do remember rambling about its positive qualities to anybody that would listen.


Eh Bill.. dis beer tastes lyke bark... I lyke et.

It pours a bright yellow amber with a fleeting half finger of eggshell white head. Turned out to a small collar with minimal lacing.

The aroma is grass, flowers and lemon drops. Not a delicate aroma, it’s quite the hoppy slap of odors. I’m anticipating a paint-thinner level of bitters in this brew.


Mmm mild for an IPA... Butthole.

The flavors are flowers, lemon, mild cracker backbone and a slight earthy/dirt note. Fairly straightforward, and surprisingly not too bitter at all. It’s actually very pleasant and mild for an IPA. Rather than an expected increase in bitters, it actually has a bit of a ‘bell curve’ as I go through the glass. Mild at first with a growing intensity that abruptly falls off at the aftertaste. Very well balanced.

The mouthfeel is rather crisp for an IPA, with a good amount of carbonation. Has a medium kind of feel to it, almost like a slightly heavier Pale Ale.

3.5/5 A centennial hop display case that ebbs and flows in intensity. Heavy in aroma, medium in bitterness. Not bad at all.


Why? Because Russia, that's why.


2 responses to “‘Harvest’ Fresh hopped IPA by Persephone Brewing Co

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