FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2006 Weyerbacher is a bit hit and miss for me. Being rather fond of the IPA style I was eager to try this one. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a chestnut color with a large tan head. The aroma is sweet and spicy with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavor is sweet and nutty with lots of spicy hops. The fruity aspects of the hops are rather subdued though. The finish is nutty malt. A nice IPA but there are too many that I am far more fond of.
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 13, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to weeare138. Pours a translucent golden orange with an average bubbly white head. Aroma of light hops with a malty sweet mix. Flavor was malty, sweet, hops not really present anymore with some metallic.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear amber color with a cream colored head. Malty sweet with cirtus and floral hops. Flavors of toffee and apricot with light butterscotch. Bitter and light alc finish.
beerbill (3405) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thick, fluffy off-white head tha lasted through the entire glass. Light but pleasant aroma of sweet malt and grassy hops. The initial flavor is a bit om the sweet side. The follow through is slightly bitter. Smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. Most American IPA’s are much more dominated by hops than this beer, in some cases overhopped. I think if I was drinking this blind, I would have found it difficult to call it an IPA, but I enjoyed this beer nonetheless. As an aside, I noticed there is no UPC code on the label of this beer. I just found that odd since I thought virtually every product had a UPC.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This IPA has sweet hoppy aroma with a nice head. As the aroma indicated the beer had a detectable hoppiness--which was quite well balanced.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hopdog, thanks Steve!) Earthy, woody, toasty and slightly musty nose isn’t impressing me because there really isn’t much of a hop aroma here, and this is supposed to be an IPA. The flavor also boasts a dry, strongly woody and toasty malt and balanced by a moderately bitter and citrusy hops. Medium bodied, well carbonated, round mouthfeel through to the finish. Slightly hazy, bright orange color, with a small off-white head that completely disappears, not even a small ring around the edge of the glass, and thus, lacing is practically non-existent. Not a bad beer, to me probably about average for the style, but it’s just not doing it for me.
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
07.19.05 12oz bottle thanks to Weyerbacher rep camped next to me at BCTC. Dark copper-amber pour with big and lacy white head, sticky. Aroma is dried fruits (peach, apricot, golden raisin) and below a waft of cat and piney hops and some buttered resin. Flavor features some roasted peat and black pepper along with more resinous, citrus tree hops, detergent-floral. Creamy and peppery palate is a bit like an IPA mousse--could be more crisp.
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber color with a decent sized creamy head. The aroma is of floral hops. Think this one’s aroma was better than the taste. Taste was not very balanced and had some strange spice character I couldn’t pick up.
TAR (2494) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is of apricots, bread, pine, and caramel. Here is that over carbonation again for which I really did not care, just like in their ESB. Flavors are musty, lemon rind, and substantial bitterness with a quality hop burp from adequate dry-hopping. Thanks, Venom.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle via my Secret Santa - Thanks Santa! - Pours amber with a huge rocky offwhite head. That stays well and laces down the glass. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit hops over light caramel malts. Flavor is those same hops with a little more of a malt presence. The hops are much less noticable in the flavor than the aroma. There is also the usual house flavor found in other weyerbachers I’ve tried there. Palate seems a little unbalanced to me. This is drinkable but not what I expect in an american IPA.