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Weyerbacher Hops Infusion

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RATINGS: 895   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Hops Infusion exhibits deep malt characteristics- this beer has undeniable character and body. Glowing a deep amber color, Hops Infusion is brewed with seven types of hops. The result is unmistakable-- hop-heavenly flavor with earthy, spicy, sharp citrus notes. Hops Infusion has four times the dry-hopping as our already hoppy IPA.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2002
HUGE hops aroma, orange color, thin head. This is another example of what I call a very "green" IPA, it seems to be over hopped without the malt balance. This may improve with aging but I doubt it. This is good for those who like th BIG GREEN Hop flavor. But it is no Dog Fish HEad 90 minute IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9467) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 29, 2002
red-amber colour, big creamy head, flowers, honey and lemon in the nose, thick and very bitter, smooth, long bitter spicy finish

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2002
A surprisingly good beer. I thought it would be gimmicky. Rich amber colour. Good head retention. Earthy, peppery nose w/ floral hints. Thick, sticky, resiny feel. Taste: earthy, spicy, peppery, yet fruity ( citrus?). Quite a complex beer. Nicely balanced w/ a lingering, hoppy finsih.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2002
Big hoppy nose reminiscent of Hop Devil, amber body, quickly receding head, crystal clear. Nice spicy flavor, but the body seems a touch flat and lifeless.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2002
surprising malt balance for a super-hopped beer

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2002
Had a slighty sour smell, but otherwise very tasty and refreshing. Not as spicy as something with 4x the hops of an IPA, but better than some that is for sure. Didn’t dig the Jetsons’ style label, but it did draw my attention.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chuck99 (10) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2002
For so much hops it was amazingly easy and refreshing to drink. So floral and fresh. I want another!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
UPDATED: APR 11, 2009 Piney resins are injected into caramelized apples, creating a balanced quaffer of an IPA…Earthy hoppiness develops good bitterness and plenty of leafy angles...There is nothing special here, but it’s a pleasant hoppy quencher nonetheless...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2002
Yeah this sucker’s got hops. Definitely not a session beer, but a delightful way to break up any monotony you might be feeling in your beer regimen.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2002
’Hops Infusion has four times the dry-hopping as our already hoppy IPA.’ Really? Must be a candy ass IPA then. While this does have a solid earthy, grassy and straw-like hop aroma, it is nowhere near what I expected from the description given on the label. Hop flavor is nothing short of full, but seems schizophrenic. Earthy, grassy, citric and every other hop descriptor you can imagine in here. Malt? Yes, but not to balance. No worries though, as hops are meant to be the stars. Copper color with a medium head. Overall, a disappointing experience.


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