hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a medium and lightly hazy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus, and pine. Tastes of floral hops, citrus, pine, and had a spicy finish.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pours a clear amber with big foamy white head. The head is lasting and produces spotty lacing. Has a good hoppy aroma of spruce, citrus and earth. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is excellent. Mild on the bitter side but a good hoppiness. The body is medium. Has a solid finish, with a great aftertaste. This is a great IPA on the total other side of their double simcoe. Very refreshing and smooth drinkinking. Well done people, very good.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, pine, grapefruit, slight crystal malt, citrus, and grass. Poured amber in color with a large, creamy, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of slight crystal malt, hops, pine, evergreen, light resin, hop oil, slight tropical fruit, and slight citrus. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Bitter, slight crystal malt, hop, pine, and grass finish is dry. A good east coast IPA, but did not meet my high expectations.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a hazy copper toned body with a white head. Brittle sharp drying and well spiced hop resins. Pine, spicy hoppiness, with a light floral drying earth and pepper y notes. A nice bitter spicy ipa. V.good.
sebletitje (7211) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at OTH. Looks like this beer is coming back.
Pours amber, thick white head.
Aroma lots of hops, pine/spruce, citrus fruits, light pale malts.
Flavors, lots of pine hop goodness, good balance of bitetr sweetness with a nice citrus mouthfeel. Light in body, some pale malts and caramel with a floral/pine/citrus finish.
Damico (2789) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
There is a bitter and sweet hop aroma, leaning more towards bitter. The appearance is golden ale with a nice foamy head. Tastes like a hoppy bitter IPA, not much sweetness for a balance that I enjoy on my palate. First one in the alphabet series I have sampled.
egajdzis (5509) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus fruits, caramel malts, toast, and grass. Taste of citrus fruits, pine, grapefruit, caramel malts, and a dry, bitter hop finish.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy dark golden copperish orange color with golden orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy, pillowy white head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of soapy lacing.
Slightly earthy hop aroma with hints of dry pine needle as well as some slight creaminess along with citrus and tropical fruit notes. Hints of orange peel and mango as well as some subtle pineapple. Very faint alcohol presence in the nose as well as a nice biscuit malt character.
Chewy medium body that is very hop forward with a lot of dry earthy pine needle flavor that is quite bitter but soon becomes balanced out by subtle citrus fruit notes and a strong malt backbone. Hints of orange peel and mango as well as some subtle grapefruit notes provide sweet balance to the dry bitterness. Caramel and biscuit flavor in the malt backbone which is a bit to overpowering fr my liking. A little too balanced perhaps and I wish that the initial hop blast would continue to dominate the flavor. The ABV is well masked making it pretty quaffable. Prett good and certainly my favorite of the recent Weyerbacher limited releases.
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a medium creamy/bubbly off white head that laced. Aroma of grapefruit, candy orange, floral and other citrusy hop notes. Some malt sweetness peaking through, I would guess they used some caramel malt in this, but could be wrong. Flavor of a nice citrusy hop bitterness. Mostly grapefruit, some orange and very floral. Lightly earthy. Getting some of the malt in the flavor as well. I think this turned out nicely and would love to see Weyerbacher make this a year round offering. They could take the malt back even a bit more and maybe dry it out a touch and it would be a perfect West Coast IPA. But honestly....this is pretty darn close to excellence. Well done.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample and bottle from brewery. Sorry for butchering the style when I added this (not abbey dubbel). I tried to hit back button (thanks to mods for edit). This is a one off beer from Weyerbacher in the style of a West Coast IPA. It has a strong dry grapefruit finish which is backed by its aroma. I hear they put the three Cs of hops in it and I definitely feel the cascades and centennial presence. Very bitter, dry with a deceptive golden color which led me to think this wasn’t as IBU packed as it turned out to be. They only had 100 cases of this so it should be hard to find (I felt $38 case price was well worth it). Its not as well balanced by malts as say Founders Centennial IPA which seems just as hoppy. But its damn tasty!