Wicked Weed PapIPA
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Hops and fruit are such a lovely combo, and this 7% ale showcases both. Hopped like a traditional West Coast India pale ale, this beer saw the addition of 50 lbs of papaya and Amarillo hops in the secondary fermentor. This sweet little number is perfect for early spring. Try it with our fried chicken sandwich.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours a bright orange with a slight haze. Smallish white head. Nose of mango and papaya and Amarillo hops (wasn’t hard to guess). Fruity and easy to drink. Something a bit too soft/watery in the palate and not quite as bitter as I wanted, but still damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5954) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Draft pour at Wicked Weed. Poured a clear golden color with a small white head. Some heavier notes of sweet booze, but a very pleasant tropical fruit and light bitter hop character. Flavor is similar, light tropical fruit notes, light pine resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (6519) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Draft at the source with Chris and PJ. Pours a clear golden with thin white lacing. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with notes of dry citrus, bitter grapefruit and bitter pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3512) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Draft at Wicked Weed. Pours clear gold with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like funky hop resin, pine hops, grapefruit hops, and pale malts. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like funky hop resin, pine, grapefruit, some passion fruit, and pale malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4389) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours clear, light gold with rising fizzy white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, light toast, faint caramel malt, and nice floral notes. Flavor is deliciously smooth with great fruit and hop character and a slightly sweet finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (954) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
Poured bright orange in color with a thin white head. Lots of fresh hops and fruit juice on the nose. Not sure I could personally identify papaya but I trust them. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
drsordr (1673) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Draft at the restaurant. Color clear orange with minimal head. Nose very strong hop forward, mango, pine, resin and fruit. Taste also hop forward with tropical fruit and pine hops. Definite papaya after taste, plays excellently with the hop flavors. The fruit addition doesn’t add sweetness, but instead enhances the underlying flavors. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3025) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Growler. How is Wicked Weed so good? Whoever is in charge of this operation knows what the hell they are doing. This is yet another winner, especially in the hop department. Normally I cringe when I see fruit addition to a beer, but Wicked Weed adeptly incorporates something like papaya into an IPA seamlessly while making the hops, malt and yeast the highlight more than the adjunct. The aroma is a blast of citrus, melon and pine with a sturdy caramel backbone. I couldn’t tell you that papaya was definitely used unless I read it. With that suggestion in my mind I feel an underlying fruity tartness melding perfectly with the typical, but enjoyable and clean IPA flavors. The body is pretty sturdy, mildly sticky even. Lots of juicy citrus and fruity bouquet in the finish, lingering on a dry herbal note. What a great beer! I may have a new favorite southern brewery.

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