TomDecapolis (4592) - 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.
Nejhleader (1293) - 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 (350) - 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.
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!
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.
pineypower (2636) - 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 Capone’s. 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 isn’t a bad thing, but it could have used a little shard more malt balance.
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.
adrian910ss (2387) - 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.
vtafro (4242) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden orange pour with tan head. chewy grassy citrus aroma. flavor is very dank, grassy notes take over this ipa.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes. Picked up a bottle at Capone’s.
Appearance brings in an orange body with a bit of haze to it. Slight copper coloring as well. Off white head with a bit of lace. The nose brings a good deal of citrus, with orange really standing out. A bit of zest. A bit of caramel in the background. The taste brings forward quite a bit of hops and bitterness along with some hop flavor. There is some mild caramel malt in the background--it’s certainly not dominant. Feel is a bit dry and ever so slightly sweet. Good carbonation. A nice one off; I look forward to more from this series.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-21-2010