AcctError96987 (3722) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
On draft at Capone’s in Philadelphia.
The beer is a dark amber color, with a finger of off-white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. The aroma brings a balance of hops and malts, with additional spice notes. The flavor is slightly sweet, with an even balance of hops to malts. This is not the typical American hop bomb. Quite the contrary. The finish leaves a malty aftertaste on the palate. While this is a decent brew, the beer’s title is misleading. This is far too malt toward to be an IPA. A decent beer, as long as you aren’t expecting it to be hop forward, as is customary of the style.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-23-2011 PhillyCraft (7582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Draught. This is the second part of their hop prject series. Let me start out by saying that the first one was miles above this beer as far as drinkability and overall quality. Poured a darker brown with an orange glow. Aromas are insanely over the top malt breadiness. Other tasting notes of various malts, wet grass, wood, bar rag finish and aftertaste. Very English tasting but not in a good way. I love Weyerbacher so I can look past this beer as a rare miss from a solid local brewer. I am sure this will not be chosen for their next ipa release. Slipstream (2661) - USA - MAY 29, 2011
On tap at Capone’s . Pretty mellow, bready, and astringent. To me it seemed like an amber - a little hard to categorize, from looking at others’ comments. JoeMcPhee (9451) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
Deep amber pour. The aroma is peppery and almost tobaccoish. Very American-brewed ESBish (i.e. Hops are right; malt is wrong). Chewy bitterness and a little bit of dry astringency. Very earthy and spicy with a little bit of dankness. Some slick greasy component as it starts to warm. Meh.
pineypower (3345) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Tap at Capone’s. Pours out a clear amber color with a small white head. Aroma is of light grassy hops, and sweet bready malts. Flavor is light grass, some very light citrus, bready/toasty malts, light caramel with an odd spice note on the finish. Don’t really get English style IPA’s.
italianjohn (3186) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Brown clear pour off white head light lacing ... aroma is light some tea and earthy notes light hops ... taste is nutty and malty with lightly floral and some funky hops, earthy with notes of tea and light bitterness on the tongue ... dry malty and bitter hop finish ... not a bad english style ipa but not a winner either DocLock (10836) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2011
Draft from Capone’s. Pours chill hazy brown, like a dark straw with brown early fall leaf edges and a 1-finger off-white head. Nose is earthy caramel malt, hops, I swear I smell toasted bread and butter in this one. Tastes earthy, hoppy, resiny, like a vienna, but with a definite rauchy element that integrates pretty well into the beer. Palate is medium, not terribly complex. This one is unique, but not a world beater. Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2011
On tap at Cloverleaf. Pours an amber brown color with an off-white foam head. Has an aroma of roast and earthiness. Sweet roasty, malty taste with a nice hop layer. On the lighter side, refreshing. Very unique flavor to it, but I’d vote it down as the their flagship IPA. blipp (9501) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 28, 2011
Draft. Pours amber red with an off white head. Sweet hoppy aroma, fruity and floral, with light sweet malty notes. The flavor has toasty malts, floral hops, fruity notes, and sweet malts. Solid. jredmond (8441) - New York, New York, USA - APR 25, 2011
Draft at RnH with Streets during Weyerbacher Night. Pour is amber red body with slight white head. Aroma is fresh hop and earthy notes. Mouthfeel is medium and smooth with notes of sweet caramel malts and fresh hop. One of my fav weyerbachers of the night.