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Hops Infusion - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

864 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 864
Reviews: 669
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.5%
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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Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Molson2000, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of jar66su
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jar66su, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Unlabelled bottle purchased from Slowbeer.

Pours a pretty deep ruddy amber colour, with a filmy, but slightly frothy yellow-white head. Consistency of the head is bubbly, somewhat, but it leaves pretty solid fine lacing. The body looks very pleasantly heavy, and holds carbonation well when tilted. Overall, it's not a bad looking brew.

Nose is quite sticky and, it has to be said, overly sweet. Big caramel malt characters come through quite strongly, oddly sharpened and extended by the hops, which are a little muted, but still provide a resiny edge to the malt. The hops themselves give alternately resin, dust and capsicain, along with a continual brusque earthiness. It's not bad, but it's not magnificent either.

Taste is similar, although the sweetness isn't as pronounced as I thought it was going to be. Here we get more peppery hop characters that meld into an earthy, slightly herbal greenness on the back palate, and a mild, slightly grainy maltiness which floats along without purpose. Very minimal bitterness, even in the finish, although there are still lingering resin aromatics trailing off at the very end.

Overall, this is a pretty generic IPA, or perhaps even a slightly substandard one. It's either too sweet or too bland, neither of which is a good descriptor for a good IPA. I was left pretty underwhelmed.

lacqueredmouse, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of tmars13
2/5  rDev -44.9%

tmars13, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 09/01/12 notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a hazy amber color with one finger of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, light citrus hops, light grapefruit, lemon. Pretty nice nose.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, citrus hops, and grapefruit. Lots of malts.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel has no bitterness in it at all.

o - Overall a decent IPA, though on the malty side. Easy to drink and no hoppy bite, the hops are light in this one, though it still tastes good. Worth trying once.

mdfb79, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of William123
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

William123, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of mattparsons
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

mattparsons, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of mbs11
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

mbs11, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of tomasher
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

tomasher, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of travishardy929
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

travishardy929, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of Dbrag
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Dbrag, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of ABokononist
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

ABokononist, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of HopBrain
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of BigRob329
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

BigRob329, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Amber color, clear appearance. Creamy, close crown, good retention. Mildy toasted malts & clean bitterness both in aromas & flavors. Light to medium body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Oily hops in the middle linger into slightly resiny dry finish. Refreshing.

GONZALOYANNA, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Nonic glass.

Appearance: Dark amber but still very clear, body has little no bubbles with a thin off-white head settling to maybe 1/8" of an inch.

Smell: Bland, almost a nutty scent to it but real weak.

Taste: For an IPA it is lightly bitter it is easier to drink than most. Caramel notes with of course some floral feel.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, not so sticking but does do the job.

Overall: Not a bad everyday IPA, I'd definitely grab one again. Will it be incredible or great...NO. But it will make you happy after a long day from work. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a medium dark amber with 1/4 inch white foam. Some lacing. Subtle pine smell. Some toffee. Taste is a firm bitter hop, light malt. Fades quickly, light taste. Bitter holds after. Overall a lighter chewy blend with a late hitting and remaining hop.

KTCamm, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of BostonHops
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a stange.

pours a really nice deep amber/copper hue while yielding a finger, finger and a half of beige head. good retention and lacing. an overall great looking beer. nose isn't insanely aromatic but there are some nice citric hops (grapefruit, lemon), a bit of pine and some floral characters. some caramel malt evident in the background.

more of the same translates to the flavor. hops varietals balanced nicely with the malt backbone. not otherworldly, but very tasty and enjoyable. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, this beer doesn't get a lot of press but i thought it was pretty damn good. to each his own. i'll look for it again.

(originally reviewed: 07-20-2011)

BostonHops, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of ElGallo
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

ElGallo, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of nschofield
3/5  rDev -17.4%

nschofield, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of Pugs78
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Pugs78, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 011712
Best By 051712
Consumed 06/14/12

I realize this is nearly a month past the best by date, but this is possibly the last time I'll ever have the chance to drink this beer, as it was officially retired by the brewery at the end of May. So, this is as fresh as I'm going to get it unfortunately. Oh well.

A: Pours a nice amber color with a fingers worth of head that goes to a thin layer of bubbles within a couple minutes

S: Fairly light, but there are some hops (mostly grassy and citrus) and light malts

T: Again, fairly light. Mainly hops, though, with a light breadiness. Hops are fairly bitter and are again grassy and citrusy

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. Too much carbonation for an IPA, as it only diminishes the hops that are left after 5 months

O: At its prime, I'm sure this was hoppier than it is now and some of the oils might have held up against the carbonation. As of right now, though, it's fairly light on the hops (although they still overpower the malts). I think there might be a reason why they retired this one though

BEERMILER12, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of WesM63
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a clear deep amber with a 1finger off white head. Minimal lacing and retention.

S: Very faintly smells of pine/resin and a hint of malts.

T: Better than the taste, pine resin and some malts.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Slightly disappointing. For having 7 types of hops, you sure can't tell. It is light on the palate and easy drinking. Personally, I would like more flavor.

WesM63, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of Mark5252
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Mark5252, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of OriolesFan1008
1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 07, 2012
Hops Infusion from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 864 ratings.