hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medium and clear amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of tea, herbal, and some caramel. Tastes of tea, herbal, and lighter toastiness. Thinner body. DocLock (10970) - 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. blipp (9590) - 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. JoeMcPhee (9515) - 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.
jredmond (8508) - 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.
PhillyCraft (7707) - 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. egajdzis (6692) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2011
Amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of grass, caramel, spices, light floral hops. Taste of caramel malts, woody hops, grass, herbal tea and a dry finish. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2011
Description: "A dark amber IPA with bready notes, slightly sweet, spicy and a herbal finish."
On tap at Capone’s. Served in a mini snifter.
Pours copper with a short white head that persists for a bit before falling and not leaving any real head behind. The nose is quite floral with some malt. Really kind of earthy as well, with an almost coffee-like presence. Kind of odd, but kind of nice. The flavor has some malt and a bit of light sweetness but not too much hop flavor. Decent bitterness. Some earthiness. Just okay.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-25-2011 alobar (3879) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a clear amber color with a white head. Aroma of citrus, earth, and pine. Flavor shocks you though. Very little hop bitterness and a dominant presence of smoke. Thought I had the wrong beer. Some earthiness, citrus and caramel, but lots of smoke. Nice beer! Huhzubendah (3736) - 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