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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Amber in color, our India Pale Ale exhibits great underlying malt characteristics- smoky roasted notes with fruity accents and a slightly buttery character. Yet the flavor predominates with a lush layer of hops resulting in a wonderful aroma and taste- citrusy, floral & oh-so spicy.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2005
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2006
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2005
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3295) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2002
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3267) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2006
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 IPAís 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3028) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hopdog, thanks Steve!) Earthy, woody, toasty and slightly musty nose isnít impressing me because there really isnít 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 itís just not doing it for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2005
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2005
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 Iíve tried there. Palate seems a little unbalanced to me. This is drinkable but not what I expect in an american IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Pour is copper amber with a thin off white head...smell is a little fruity indeed with some dessert fruits, soap, citrus-grapefruit...taste is a little sweet and malty up front, but strangely bitter toward the end...bitter in an unpleasant way...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Copper orange clear with a few straglling bubbles rising up into the thick cobwebs clinging to the glass. Aroma is herbal and pine - strong enough to get your attention. Taste is assertive but balanced - hops start strong but mellow out in the back. Finish is dry, sticky and juicy.


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