Jester's Tree - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Jester's TreeJester's Tree

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jhartley on 07-15-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The Jester’s Tree is a collaboration brew between Weyerbacher and our friends at Naparbier of Spain. This hearty Imperial IPA weighs in at 9.2% ABV and 100 IBU. With over 7.5 pounds of hops per barrel, this hop explosion will give Hopheads everywhere something to cheer about!

We used Apollo, El Dorado and Hopsteiner Experimental Hop 06300 throughout the entire brewing process, from kettle to whirlpool (not to mention the multiple dry hop additions). The result? The perfect balance between bitterness and the maltiness of Pale and Melanoidin malts that makes you happy to be alive.
Hints of orange and coconut give The Jester’s Tree a tropical and fruity flavor, making this the perfect beer to enjoy on the beach or on the deck!
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 6
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Photo of SomethingClever
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

A: Soft pour not much of a lacing beer has a beautiful hazy rich amber color

S: smells like a resinous hop cone was just shoved up my nostrils very deep very rich but pure resin

T: very resinous beautiful really and bitter slight bite of alcohol

M: Nice coating of resin then shallow in the feel I thought it be thicker a lot of lingering booze

O: I'm not a weyerbacher fan at all this is pretty solid though I like it's just pure resin bomb and boozy nothing wrong with either

Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: deep amber, cloudy; centered into a pint got a hefty head a few fingers high; lace lines left down the glass

S: candied oranges, citric and sweet, resinous pine; hints of spice and something like caramel

T: fruity, perhaps tropical - passion fruity or something like that; citrus still coming in with lots of orange; the pine takes a backseat; slightly sweet and slightly chewy pale malts provide ample body for the bittering hops

M: medium-full, dense and bitter; slight stick on the finish; moderate carbonation on the tongue

O: a real nice DIPA - brewery only release apparently - I cannot imagine any DIPA fan coming away unhappy. Drink 'em if you got 'em.

Photo of beerbully
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Poured into Weyerbacher Cuvee

A-golden yellow with 1/2 " white head that has little retention settling into a slight white foam. Thick lacing coats the sides of the glass. Lots of particulate matter floating throughout the beer (4.0)

S-Hop aroma renders a big tropical fruit nose. Mango, Pineapples, orange, papaya (4.5)

T-Sweet malts with a big sweet tropical fruit hop bomb. Follows the nose with the coconut more pronounced as is some spiciness. slight pine and lemon rind bitterness but the tropical fruits and coconut are the dominant flavors along with the sweet maltiness. Good balance between malts and hops (4.5)

M-smooth medium bodied beer with nice coating and mild bitterness. Alcohol hidden and carbonation is spot on (4.25)

O-If you like an IIPA that is balanced with hops that deliver a sweet tropical flavor mixed with some coconut then this is the beer for you. I am a big fan of this one and hope Weyerbacher makes it again as it is easily one of their best beers and the best IPA they have made. Certainly different from many of the IIPA's on the market. the citrus takes a back seat to the more tropical sweet fruits. (4.5)

Photo of josanguapo
3.23/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From XXXII. In Duvel glass, playing KB Dark Side. For being a DIPA the alcohol is well hidden and drinks very easy. However its taste have much room for improving, and its smell isnt much nice.

Photo of threeviews
4.49/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle (Bottled on 7/15/2014) into a Weyerbacher, signature Cuvee glass

A- Poours a murky dark orange with nothing more than a single-finger, white head wich disipates quickly. (3.5)

S- Substantial hop aroma consisting of orange, mango, pineapple, peach, coconut and ruby-red grapefruit...a tropical salad medley! The coconut presents itself much more as the beer warms. (4.75)

T- Sweet and luscious at the front and mid palate, complete with the all of the sweet and fleshy fruits described in the nose. The finish is a massive slap of coconut followed by a citrus rind dryness. 9.2% ABV is nowhere to be found. (4.5)

M- Despite the presence of the yeast and elevated ABV, Jester's Tree falls on the softer side of Medium. The carbonation is conservative, yet substantial enough to deliver a respectable head and palate-cleansing bubbles to keep the flavors moving across the palate. (4.25)

O- For the copious amount of sediment that exists, I would recommend decanting very carefully (i.e. slowly), leaving an ounce or two left in the bottle...the aroma and flavor is much more pungent when the sediment is left behind. Regardless of pouring strategy, if coconut is not your 'thing,' then you might want to make a pass, as the coconut in the flavor is pungent. However, Jester's Tree is an oasis among us for those who seek more fruity and less piney DIPAs. I say, well done and a notch higher than Weyerbacher's year-round offering in Double Simcoe! (4.25)

Photo of larryi86
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%

12 oz bottle dated 7/15/14 poured into a tulip

A- A hazy orange color with a two finger white head. 4.10

S- Canned fruit cocktail, pretty sweet, some wet grass, pine/resin, some caramel malts. I did open a bottle last weekend and don't remember the wet grass and the fruit was bigger. 3.90

T- Sweet tropical fruits, citrus, some oranges, pine, resin, hints of wet grass, much less sweet than the nose. 4.25

M- Smooth, medium body. 4.00

O- A nice IIPA, could be more bitter, but still has a really nice bite to it. I am very happy I got to try this. I would get this again given the chance. Kind of reminds me of Stone Unapologetic IPA. 4.20

Jester's Tree from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.