michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Draught: Smelled of alcohol, hop, citrus, stinky Limburg cheese, resin, tropical fruit, and something medicated. Also light notes of caramel malt. Poured an amberish copper in color. Large, fizzy, 1.5in head. Head was slightly off white and dense, but diminished to a nice thin coating atop the beer. Great lacing. Clear to slightly hazy. Lightly sparkling. Flavor was mainly of 2 things: hops and alcohol. It was difficult to discern other flavors, but the beer was tasty. I did not some pine taste. Not sweet. Bitter. Moderatly acidic. Medium dry hop and alcohol finish. Medium to full body. A bit oily. Lively carbonation. Overall, a good, drinkable IIPA that lives up to its hype on the local beer scene. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2006
pours amber with a medium off white head. aroma is caramel with alot of hops, and dark fruit. Taste is rich caramel, floral hops, dark fruit with a bitter finish and a good dose of alcohol burn. Reminds me more of a barleywine than a triple IPA, but pretty well done nonetheless. Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Bottle. Aroma hoppy and sweet caramel. Poured a deep amber with tan pillowy head. Flavor was citric and sweet with a nice bite to it Palate was slick and oily long finishing, also a nice bit of alcohol behind it but then again read the damn label. I liked it, some will not I guess. I think this is one for aging maybe. aracauna (3606) - Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2006
A clear copper with a decent head. The intense hops come through a bit like a dirty dish rag up front, and burn the stomach lining in the finish, so if you’re wanting some intensely hopped beer, this is right up your alley. A bit harsh for my tastes though. Tons of citrus fruit and pith. richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2006
i have actually had this a couple times now, but i just now am rating it. i almost feel bad saying this because i love the brewery and think dan and chris are great guys, but i opened a bottle at room temperature and the alcohol was OVERPOWERING...i actually couldnt taste anything but the abv. We put it in the freezer and the flavor got alot better, but the aroma went straight downhill. The colder this beer is the better AFAIC, lots of grass and hay, not nearly enough malt to keep it in the company of dreadnaught or yulesmith. just a bitter disappointment for me, as a lover of all things weyerbacher.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Pour is clear warm amber with a nice thin relatively dense white head...smell is a horrid vegatable mess when it is at a cold temperature, but when it warms some nice pine and grapefruit notes come out...conversely, when it is cold the beer tastes like a fine well balanced IIPA from a mediocre brewery (which Weyerbacher is not)...but when it reaches appropriate temperature, it tastes like hot alcohol and is an imbalanced mess...
I don’t know what the previous raters were drinking, but it damn sure wasn’t the pornographic beer that some idiot was talking about...maybe the draft is better, but unless this bottle participated in a pornographic act, there is no reason it should be rated above a 3. I would gladly vomit the Double Simcoe and pour it on a full bottle of this beer and burn it,...because the Simcoe is awesome and this is utter nonsense and a fool’s fodder because it is "rare"...my dog’s vomit is rare and you can’t have it....but that is a little harsh perhaps... egajdzis (6588) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2007 Poured a amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus, black cherry, candy sugar, nuts and vanilla. Taste was extremely abrasive, strong alcohol, with pine, citrus fruits, vanilla, black cherry, light carmel, and more alcohol. jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Draft at Which Brew. Very nice sweet aroma, nothing strong just pleasant. Generous head that disappears after awhile leaving a good thin head. Very strong flavor with small alcohol flavor near the end. Perfectly well balanced and very drinkable. Nice hop precense and nothing too strong. Very good brew. Weyerbacjer seems to get better with every new brew recently. Cheers guys, 11 times! DocLock (10689) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Bomber from Super Saver. Each new Weyerbacher release is like a mini Christmas for most PA beer geeks. Say what you want about Weyerbacher and their beers, but Dan does things that few others have the sack, or the ability, to do. This beer is one of those things. As I poured it into my tulip glass, it showed me a hazy, deep coppery hue, with a creamy 2-finger off-white head which created lovely concentric lace rings throughout its duration. Great appearance, so there’s a 5 for appearance. On to aroma. The smells coming off this are big, and made even bigger because of the extra wafting due to the high ABV. I get big tropical/citrus fruit, including the pineapple/tangerine/honeydew trifecta, plus a solid caramel malt backbone, and a great deal of sweaty female gymnast feet in the aroma (I dated a gymnast at Penn State). The palate is hefty, dense, and it starts out and stays a tad hot. The taste is very hoppy, with a lot of fruity and citrusy notes. I got tangerine, pineapple, mango, black pepper, Bell pepper, honeydew, canteloupe, and caramel malts in this. As it warms, it acquires a bit of a bourbony edge. Overall, this is a big, hefty IIPA, but it is a little rough around the edges, in the way that some Avery beers are a bit rough. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Insanity was the chain-smoking crack-whore of barleywines, yet it still remains one of my favorite. But if you are someone who requires smoothness in your IIPAs, then you may be a bit let down with this one. I think the Double Simcoe is a better IIPA overall, but I also think that this one deserves a lot of kudos. Dan Weirback has done it again. This one should age like a champ. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 10, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2007 Pour a lightly hazy orange amber with a smaller light tan head that left some lacing and sustained, although small. Aroma was of a sweet malt, some grapes, earthy, roast and floral. Flavor was very earthy, some pine, some metalilc, sweet malt, fruity really a lot going on making for an interesting flavor mix. The flavor really changes from the start of the taste until the end with some bitterness creeping in at the end. While it’s not what you may expect from a big IPA like this, it’s an interesting beer and worth getting some for sure. Will be interesting to see how it ages.