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Wicked Weed Napoleon Complex IPA
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Just like the French leader, small doesn’t always mean wimpy. This 4.5% session-able IPA is big on flavor; dry hopped with Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial and Columbus hops at a rate of 1.75 pounds per barrels! If you crave hops then this beer is for you!


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Growler that I bought for TURDFERGSON, which he then generously shared with me. Nose of lovely citrusy hops; some resin and skunk as well. Just mad freshness. Taste is slightly thin, as expected, but still full of flavor. Extra points for clocking in under 5%. I could (and hopefully will) drink a lot of this.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Draft at brewpub. Pours yellow with a white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Solid citrus notes on the nose. Big citrus hop notes on the tongue. Finished clean. As much flavor in the last sip as in the first one. Pretty good for a Session IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9651) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a medium thick bone white head that recedes gradually. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, citrus and biscuit malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a short citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (583) - - JUL 23, 2015
Draft. Aroma is pretty faint but very sweet, like a melon preserves. Flavors are honeydew with a bit of rind, followed and flushed by crisp, white watercracker. Very good indeed but simple, even by SIPA standards.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (654) - - JUN 22, 2015
On tap at Wicked Weed upstairs. Pretty great for a session and a as summer thirst quencher. Mostly golden with a hint of orange pour and a smallish white head. Citrus, pine, floral, herbs and just enough dank to be interesting. Super crisp- goes down quickly. Nice dry finish. Clean. Really well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2015
Orangish yellow IPA. Thick white head. Well balanced with a malty biscuit backbone. Floral, spicy aroma, some citrus throughout. Decent, but forgettable. Tried at the brewery in 2015.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (5816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Keg @ Wicked Weed. Gold pour with a small white head. Ridiculously aromatic nose. Loads of fresh cut herb. Petty unique. Some garlic, Lemon, orange peel. Flowers. Taste is super dry. Nice delicate creamy malts let the floral hop character take the main stage. Lovely. Wow.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a large creamy head. Good head retention, nice lacing. Aroma of resin, pine, herbal, citrus hops. The taste is bitter resin, pine hops and pale malts. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. This is my kind of beer. Hoppy nose, grassy, citrus, piney... Taste is citrus, piney, grassy but well balanced and easy to drink. Could of swore this beer had a nice dankyness to it but took terrible notes. Body is on the lighter side but tons of flavor for a low alcohol content beer. Overall good stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmm635 (946) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
Pours orange-gold with a bubbly head. Lots of citrus hop aromas. Fresh and lively. Packs a ton of flavor for a low alcohol beer. Clean palate and not too drying. Awesome!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2999) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
10 oz at the brewpub. Here?s another excellent hoppy beer from Wicked Weed. Though this is lighter, it doesn?t sacrifice so much body as to be confused with an APA. Loads of hops are everywhere. It?s primarily evergreen, almost minty with a backdrop of citrus. Flavor is all about the hops with more bitterness cutting through the flavor. Notes of rosemary, pine and citrus everywhere. Really great beer, especially for a <%5.


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