Editor's note: Tomorrow WW hosts a beer festival featuring 13 brews made by teams of professional and amateur brewers. (But tickets for $25 here.) In honor of that occasion, WW beer writer Martin Cizmar gave a bottle of the homebrew he made with freshly picked hops grown in his own yard to Ezra Johnson-Greenough of The New School beer blog. Below is Ezra's brutal review. Cizmar does not disagree. Luckily, the beers served at the Pro-Am Festival—including a coconut brown, a strawberry lemonade brew and a vanilla bourbon creme ale—should be better than Ivon More Hops 2013.
—Ezra Johnson Greenough