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Bavarian Barbarian Weldsplatter IPA

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Weldspatter IPA is not your typical India Pale Ale. First of all, it isn’t as aggressively hopped as many other American versions. Second, it isn’t quite as pale. Balance is a lovely thing in beers and Weldspatter IPA achieves balance without compromising hop presence. The hop flavor and aroma abound, but the bitterness is held in check to give our IPA a pleasant malt character as well. 7% ABV, 44 IBU. Made with Phoenix, Nugget and Pilgrim hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Aroma of pine and citrus hops, very light. Semi metallic finish on the flavor, mostly pine and faint citrus, light and green, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Bottle courtesy of kkearn. Pours a reddish copper color with a large tan head. Aroma is caramel, grass, hops, malt. Flavor is bitter harsh resiny hops, caramel, lots of spices and herbs and a bit astringent. Interesting hop combination gives this a little different bitterness than I’m used to with IPA’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Sample at Festival. Light pale body. Aroma is light and grassy. Flavor is caramel, light grass and a low hoppy-ness to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2895) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2009
tap at brewpub Medium hoppy nose not overly aromatic with medium malt sweetness contribution. Poured a clear copper color with a small, off white head that left sparse lacing on the glass. Taste is grainy, with some citrus and floral hops. Not a ton of hops, more like a APA, but certainly a very drinakable selection.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
22oz bottle, from Wegman’s (Williamsport, PA). Pours brownish amber, topped with a big tan head. Aroma of overripe fruit and herbs initially, with earthy hops gradually building but never becoming dominant. Flavor begins with caramel which gives way to medicinal herbs, earth, and grapefruity hops. Some hop resin sticks to the palate but fades rather quickly. Not bad, but I enjoyed Bavarian Barbarian’s other bottles offerings more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2009
@Bear Creek Brewfest-on tap-pours a rich off white head and amber color. Aroma is vegetal/herbal. Taste is vegetal-light malt, herbal hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Sampled at Pints for Pets. Medium hoppy nose not overy aromatic with medium malt sweetness contribution. Medium orange amber with light haze and a thin amber-cream lacing head. Medium body with high carbonation. Starts with light bitter hoppy character and smooth sweet malt. More bitter than expected but has a decent balance. Finish is bitter and light nutty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Tap at brewery. Pours a hazy almost murky brownish copper with a moderate lasting head. Aroma is a bit dirty doughy yeasty, slight phenolics, ok spicy and citrusy hops- light orange peel adn some pine sap. More piney sappy tacky hops int eh flavor , a bit of crackery amlts, light sweetness, some off phenols or solvent and a raw hop bitterness which was ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of hops, grass, and hamburger. Poured amber/orange in color with a medium-sized, creamy, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Slightly hazy. Not sparkling, very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and not bitter as it should be for an IPA. Tastes of hops, malts, cream, and butter. Light to medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Sticky, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2008
On tap at the Bavarian Barbarian brewery. Poured a medium copper/amber color with a huge sized off white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, somewhat floral, and caramel. Tastes of citrus, pine, and caramel. I like my IPAs to be a little more bitter in the finish.

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