Year of New Beer: Cloud Harvest 01, Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)

Written By: Dion on 05/08/2020

Aroma features pineapple and mostly citrus pith. Only with warmth do I get the slightest bit of the advertised "coconut" hop, and even then it's more of the husk. Even though this is listed as "unfiltered" that doesn't mean "New England IPA", because it doesn't have the soft mouthfeel, and I'd argue it isn't really juicy as the label proclaims. It's tasty for sure, but it leans to a slightly more resinous bitterness. Lots of citrus as opposed to tropical, with an earthy, grassy tilt. Pretty easy drinking, but like many Rhinegeist brews, put it in a blind tasting with 4 more of their beers, and I wouldn't be able to tell much difference between them.