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Viridis Lupulus (2014) - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Viridis Lupulus (2014)
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87
very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
The second installment of our “Spring Hop” 750 special release is Viridis Lupulus 2014, which features a different blend of hops than 2013’s debut. Viridis Lupulus 2014 is made with a ridiculous amount of El Dorado, Centennial and Bravo hops. We’ve used a new piece of equipment on this new brew… The Hop Minion! It’s a dry-hopping recirculation pump and special vessel which helps get the most out of the hops added to the fermenters.

(Beer added by: ColForbinBC on 05-10-2014)
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Reviews by tryemdad:
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

tryemdad, Jun 16, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle purchased from Atlas Bottle Works in Pittsburgh, PA on 6/20/14. Served in tulip glass.

A - Hazy caramel color, poured nice two finger head that sinks slowly

S - Toffee and chocolate paired with a distinct grapefruit citrus note, subtle amount of pine

T - Rich and malty balanced with vegetal flavors from the hops with a caramel baseline that remains throughout. Malts give way to the citrus from the hops and the finish is dry. Well balanced and interesting, I now fully appreciate that the label does not indicate a stylistic direction. Go into this one without expectations

M - Silky, creamy, and coating that cleans up nicely due to carbonation and excellent hop profile

O - The name implies that young hops or hop shoots were used in crafting this beer. The hop profile is unrefined yet incredibly interesting. It is also nice to have a pale ale this complex without a ridiculous ABV. Well done.

sevreng, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

JT99125, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

jrand2621, Jun 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Morey, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

kruky, Sep 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

wonothesane42, Jun 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

stomioka, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

ColForbinBC, May 10, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apperance is a golden light haze, almost copper in color.

Smell to me is unappealing, very much east coast hop smelling, I prefer my west coasts.

Taste however is very good, great hop bitterness. Light citrus, orange peel and a hop punch to face. Well done here.

Great mouthfeel, with awesome carbonation.

Well done Weyerbacher! The best hoppy brew I have had from you guys

BrandonN24, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of threeviews
4.76/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750ml corked and muzzled bottle (date on: 4-11-14, consumed 6-12-14) into a 16oz globe/snifter...Bravo, Centennial and El Dorado hop varietals makes for a highly inviting IPA.

A- Pours a (due to bottle conditioning) hazy orange and (as consumed), the lacing is absolutely spectacular...worthy of a perfect score in this category. (5.0)

S- Like that of Victory's Dirt Wolf and Sierra Nevada's Torpedo/Hoptimum, the aroma is that of whole-cone hops (if pellets are used, it makes this beer more impressive). Citrus, tropical fruit and pine all wrapped up in a layer of earthy/spiciness, herbal and floral goodness. Malt presence is undetectable. (4.75)

T- Although Weyerbacher is known for more malt-forward offerings, this is an amazing about-face. Malty sweetness is nowhere to be found and the finish is ridiculously dry - white grapefruit rind, spice and earthy resins pummel the palate into submission. (5.0)

M- Highly carbonated (the cork almost took out my eye!) makes it feel light and fluffy...for 7.5% ABV, you do not taste the alcohol. The palate is wiped clean and left tacky akin to pine sap. (4.75)

O- Although I did not have the opportunity to sample the first iteration of Viridis Lupulus (2013), this is by far the best IPA that Weyerbacher has ever produced. Not as good as Cameloperdalis (which was by definition a Belgian Triple IPA), but absolutely a bomb of flavor...since it sits up there with other previously mentioned notable (and whole-coned hop) offerings in Dirt Wolf and Hoptimum...job well done! (4.75)

PS - I would LOVE to see this become a year-round offering

threeviews, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

AlvinLin, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

WDJersey, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Gww1864, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Budinetz, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

jak, Jun 16, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a unique offering from Weyerbacher. It has a great hoppy aroma as soon as you pop the cork from this 22 OZ bombbang. It has a beautiful light copper and orange appearance. I have to say though...the taste reminds me of ranch dressing. It might all be in my head but you be the judge. Don't get me wrong...This is a good IPA. Like I said...it's unique. Def worth a try.

Screwz, Jul 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

DrStiffington, Aug 09, 2014
Viridis Lupulus (2014) from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.