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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A full-flavored hop assault delightfully lacking in balance. A combination of Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe and Columbus hops are used to produce pungent aromas of grapefruit, pine and citrus.

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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 1/15/2013. 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass. A: Pours a golden amber color. The head is a one finger white color with poor retention. S: This seems to take the herbal/piny route as far as hop profiles go. There is a hint of grapefruit peel as well, but this is mostly pine. Underlying that even further are some biscuity malts and some Simcoe cattiness. The aroma isn’t quite my cup of tea, but it’s alright. T: Again with the piny hop profile to start. The hops come across as being generically bitter with no real hop flavors aside from a vague grapefruit finish. Only truly distinctive flavor note I can pick up is green tea in the midtaste. The finish gradually becomes a bit like - dare I say - Windex after some sips. It’s not particularly good, but it’s mild enough where I don’t really sweat drinking this too much. M: I enjoy the crisp dryness of the body, but the texture squeezes far too much hop harshness out of the flavors it seems. The lingering aftertaste is very resinous and oily. O: Apart from their solid Imperial Pumpkin Ale, I haven’t been impressed by Weyerbacher’s offerings - this being no exception. I hate how most middle-of-the-road IPAs (like this) are all about generic bitterness instead of complex hop/malt interplay. Meh.


3.3
alexsdad06 (10945) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2017
Bottle at home from backlog notes. Pours an orange golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale toasted malts, citrus, resiny, dank hops, moderate bitterness, just ok.

3.2
slowrunner77 (12994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2017
Decent. Translucent orange gold. Pungent hops are a little faded after the initial whiff. Floral and pine, with a touch of fruit. Moderate bitterness and crisply malty.

3.1
jsnicholas (689) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2017
Bottle (12oz). Golden with huge floaters, white head that quickly dissipates. Some citrus flavors, mostly grapefruit finishing with some pine.

4.1
nearbeer (5636) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2017
12 oz. bottled 06/19/2017. Mostly clear, burnt orange with a disc of beady foam. Crisp aroma of spicy dank herb, mild citrus blend with notes of evergreen resin and clean toasted grain. Flavors of the same mix with light touches of peach bubblegum, green banana, menthol, white pepper and wheat toast in the mix as well. Smooth near-medium bodied with a low carbonation and a definite hop bias but still has an easy drinking balance. Little different hop mix than the norm in this tasty, complex IPA that will find a spot in my regular rotation as long as it remains available in the area.

2.8
DocJitsu (2042) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2017
Pours a moderately cloudy orange with a finger width white head. Piney, citrusy nose. Flavors mirror the aromas. Nothing exciting about the beer, but not offensive either.

3.3
Bebum (1098) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Cloudy, deep gold. Full body, flavorful, high carbonation but average heat, rich mouthfeel, good length. Dry, medium bitter. Predominantly hoppy, bready, resiny, herbal. Tasty but missing something. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
oobawa (1793) - Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2017
Weird IPA, getting some strange vegetal-soap flavors backed by a metallic undercurrent. Nose has a rotting vegetation funkiness, not pleasant at all, with a hint of wet dog. I mean, this IPA smells really, really bad. Looks considerably better, but the taste is all over the place, pennies and ganja and old malt and Dial and caramel and citrus, at times okay, at times off as hell. Finishes with a solid bitterness offset by citrus, but nothing can save this beer. Scores higher than it should.

3.6
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2017
Gold pour with white head. Aroma is sweet bready malt and resiny/fruity hops. Sweet start with a fruity/citrus finish. Medium body with solid bitter finish. good ipa

3.4
ryanscourt (1546) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2017
More along the lines of the older ipas, malty, dry finish. More piney and resin flavors. Fairly thick body.

2.7
migwell (368) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Ever wonder what aluminum foil might taste like? Wonder no more after opening one of these.
I really enjoyed the other Weyerbacher brew I’ve tried, their quad, and was hoping for another nice surprise with this one. Aroma is good and fruity and I do like all the little white yeasties floating around in the glass. The flavor, however, is not a pleasant one. It’s piney, malty, somehow chemical and metallic and has a mildly bitter finish, neither complex nor attractive. Disappointing.


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