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Hops Infusion - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

860 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 669
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Made with seven hop varieties, this deep copper-orange IPA is loaded with juicy hop notes of pine, lemon zest, and a layer of pink grapefruit and a strong foundation of toasted caramel malts underneath it all give this beer a complexity that's unparalleled.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001)
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StonedRugger

Ohio

2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I was walking up and down the open cooler at Dorothy Lane Market trying to decide what to after the original target was missing and I settled on this beer because I hadn't had it before. It was also one of the few IPA's they carry there that I hadn't there, Mad Hatter and Wolaver's are the others. The label talks a big game and the prominently displayed hop picture kind of reminds me of Victory's Hop Devil offering...If only.

I've taken to doing a straight pour into my catalina pilsener glass to get a head started and then pour on the side of the glass. The result was offwhite head that quickly diminished, leaving some average lacing as it subsided. The color was a deep copper, not quite brown, and should, upon further reflection, have signaled to me what I was about to taste.

There was a smell, an aroma is too kind a word, but it was not the big floral/citrusy hop aroma I expect from top end IPA's like Ruination and a new favorite, Founder's Centennial IPA. It smelled...malty. I tasted the head and it certainly didn't taste like an American IPA, but something from a half forgotten night at Brews, or a night in the dorm room, told me that I had tasted this before. ENGLISH...IPA? Maybe, but not a good effort. I had Samuel Smith India Ale a few months ago and thought maybe it was that, only not as good. As write now though I am also reminded of Fuller's ESB. Either way H.I. is not labeled as an English-style anything. The name implies big hops, 7 kinds, but Weyerbacher managed to underhop or over malt an IPA an give us a bitter.

A note: the mouthfeel is decent not creamy, but not watery as some IPAs can be, somewhere in the middle. If it was watery it would be pretty tough to force down the five remaining bottles of this stuff, but I will, and maybe if I pretend I'm pouring it out of a different bottle...well you get the idea.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2004 05:07:35 | More by StonedRugger
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Hops Infusion from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.