Devil's Harvest

Mississippi
United States
Southern Prohibition beer Devil's Harvest Pale Ale
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Devil's Harvest is an American Pale Ale with the soul of an India Pale Ale. Late hopped entirely with Citra and Centennial, and then dry-hopped with the same one-two combo leaves a floral and fruit haze rising from the beer. Enjoy this new reincarnation, we are. 

Profile

ABV: 
5.8%
Hops: 
Citra, Centennial
Judges Review 
Sal Mortillaro II's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This American Pale Ale pours a deep gold color with hazy clarity and a dense, white, mousse-like head, which is sustained and leaves lovely lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of a moderately strong American hop profile with juicy citrus at the forefront with undertones of pine needles and dry-hopped grassiness. There is a low-to-moderate sweet malt aroma profile with wisps of caramel. Fruity yeast esters are very low and are hidden behind the juicy hops. There is a moderate hop flavor, which is very similar to the aroma, save for a touch of spiciness that lingers after the swallow. Hop bitterness is moderately high and serves as a solid platform to cancel out a moderate Two-Row caramel sweetness and bready, biscuity notes. The sip and immediate finish are both sweet but they slowly dry out, leaving a slight hop bitterness and flavor to linger. The beer is medium-bodied with appropriate ample carbonation that provides a nice creamy mouthfeel. This is an interesting beer in that it seems to be a touch higher in hop bitterness and flavor than other American Pale Ales, but falls short of being an IPA. I think this would pair well with any spicy dish, as the hops would increase perceived spiciness of the food and the malt would help extinguish it.