TomDecapolis (4221) - Lawrence, Kansas, 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.
Nejhleader (1057) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I thought this was pretty amazing. Has a nice floral hop aroma, good body, taste is a very nice powerful floral hop taste with a good bitter hop aftertaste.
chickenflea (280) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours a cloudy amber color with a medium white head. Heavy lacing. Smoky bar eliminated any hope of properly evaluating aroma. Taste displays sharp hops right from the start. Backyard yellow grapefruit notes. Clean finish with lingering bitterness gnawing at your tonsils. Smooth and silky texture. A pleasant and very consistent brew. It finishes as it starts. However the bitterness intensifies on the finish.
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.
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 wasnít 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!
pineypower (2148) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Caponeís. Pours out a cloudy copper color with a thin white head, that lasts till the last sip. Heavy citrus, pine and floral hops on the aroma, just a full frontal assault on the nose. Strong citrus, floral and pine hops take the stage and let only a touch of malt creep in there, but this beer is all about the hops, and that isnít a bad thing, but it could have used a little shard more malt balance.
adrian910ss (2246) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a deep orange copper with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of floral tones, fresh citrus, and hops. Taste is citrusy with floral tones, grassy notes, earth and hops. Has a slightly tangy aftertaste.
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.
redlight (2289) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Citrus hops on the nose, grapefruity, orange with hints of grassy pine. Pours slightly hazy, pale golden in color. Solid IPA, piney with bitter citrus peel, grassy with an earthy bitterness.
Birdiebeagle (959) - 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.