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Eleven - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: orsulacp on 06-29-2006)
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

4.7/5  rDev +32%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - this self proclaimed Triple IPA pours dark coppery red, very thick tan head, if you dont pour it properly you can end up with 2/3 head, there is also moderate carbonation

S - the hop aroma is far more subtle and subdues than i had imagined, there is definitely a fruity quality, with an underlying piney accent

T - wow, thick creamy layered taste, the great fruity flavor holds back the hop/alcohol punch, then WHAM! the hop punch, this is great, it really tastes like half doppelbock/half DIPA, this is very very good

M&D - smooth, bitter, fruity, carbonated, masterfully balanced

as a side note, i tried this side by side with my current favorite DIPA DFH's 120 min, the eleven is amazing, but the 120 Min is still king!

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2006 21:51:53 | More by sinstaineddemon
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Amalak

New York

4.58/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this out of an aged bottle...perhaps two or three years old. Absolutely incredible.

Tan color, completely opaque, with a solid foamy head. Barleywine scent. Strong.

Aged and mellowed out, slightly bitter bit with an orangish taste.

Great taste and carbonation. Citrus and spice and balanced. Slight bitterness in back of throat.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2009 20:03:49 | More by Amalak
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assurbanipaul

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark caramel color with a tall, firm beige head. Aroma is very sweet, not just juicy hops but maybe some candy sugar also.

To say the taste is robust would be an understatement. Tons of strong, earthy hops along with a solid crystal malt base. None of those fruity, juicy, pansy hops -- these are serious heavy hop flavors, almost to the edge of spiced tea. Sweet caramel that finishes bitter, bitter, bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium, maybe a little on the heavy side. Unusually high ABV is detectable on the palate but not in the flavor. Overall, very well balanced for such a bold brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2006 03:40:45 | More by assurbanipaul
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boulevard2

New York

4.47/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber August 2006

Labeled a triple IPA which caught my attenton from the start. Pours a rubyish frothy ale with a nice thick head. This beer swirls like a fine cogniac. The nose is impressive with hints of coconut and other tropical fruits. Hops are exploding out of this beer and smacking you in the face. A fine IMP ipa and one to be reconed with. Great job from this brewery and I suggest if you can get it snag a couple!

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2006 15:41:54 | More by boulevard2
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Budlum

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with copious amounts of creamy, tan head that never seems to leave. Needless to say, head retention is amazing. The body is a deep, cloudy amber color displaying alot of small bubbles.

This beer is an absolute pleasure for the nose. Naturally, fresh hops tell most of the story but fresh fruit smells add amazing complexity. Fresh, sugary strawberries and raspberries with a kick of lime juice almost cover the hop aromas. Towards the end of a sniff, this remains hoppy and fruity with touches of pine and vanilla.

Predictably, hops are always available in every flavor of this beer. There are a myriad of flavors not common to DIPA's (it actually says triple on the label) that really make this ale stand out. A toasted malt quality does an excellent job of keeping the hops in line. As experienced by smell, the taste of fresh key limes and strawberry jam abound. The finish is thoroughly hopped with a delicious malt complexity. The high ABV of this beer is non-existent in the flavors.

Mouthfeel is very spicy from the big hop profile, balanced in consistency and very lightly carbonated. Only in mouth presence does the high alcohol content make its presence known with a slight numbing sensation on the lips.

Drinkability is good for a beer at almost 12.0% ABV. Definitely enjoyable to drink but not exactly an everyday beer. Another superb offering from Weyerbacher.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2006 01:32:24 | More by Budlum
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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Builds a near perfect pour into a tulip with thick craggy tan khaki froth leaving drippy lattice lace in the glass with a healthy coating hanging around.

Aroma is piney and bright as the mid-day sun. Jell-O gelatin fruity say of orange or cherry.

First swigs: Solid wood piney assault. (Call the beer police, I’ve been assaulted.) Eleven delivers a slice of cherry pie with the crust attached. Floral perfume kicks in with a heat seeking delivery of judicious red grape, white wine and fresh squeezed orange juice. Woody pine aspects finish off this juicy sipper. Hats off to Phoenix.
Feel hides the boozy 13% wallop awfully well. Acidic citrus sizzle to the Nth degree, but well worth the search. Sizzled feel with plenty of brisk warn, but not hot, goodness. Call Buster Poindexter ‘cos after warmed, this gets “Hot, hot hot!!!”

Last swigs: Bold daring 2IPA that goes by the name 3IPA. Stand and be counted! Put this in front of me and I am in heaven any day of the week. Wowie!

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2006 18:03:41 | More by blitheringidiot
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Imstillthegman

Delaware

4.43/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This anniversary brew pours a darker copper color with ruby highlights. Thick, dense light tan head that lasts and lasts, leaves awesome lacing down the entire glass. The aroma is sweeter than expected since this is billed as a "triple IPA". Warm caramel, light sweet bread malts with some piney and citrusy hop scents coming on at the end with the alcohol esters. The flavor is a bit sweeter than a 90 Minute but it is oh sooo good. Balanced well between the sweet caramel maltiness and the bitterness of the hops. Malts come on strong at first sip but then the pine and citrus smack their way out of the sweetness. The bitterness keeps on coming after you swallow. Alcohol isn't too noticeable in the mouth but you feel it in the belly. Thicker body...nice and creamy, with good carbonation. Wow....I may have to go put another in the beer fridge for tomorrow. It gives my 120's a run for their money. Great job, Weyerbacher! Looking forward to "Twelve".

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2006 22:15:42 | More by Imstillthegman
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AaronHomoya

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz brown bomber.

Pours a slightly cloudy orange-amber color with a decent-sized, off-white head. Good retention.

Smell is a fantasticly fruity, sweet tropical fruits, pineapple and passion fruit hop aroma. Awesome and a little different from most double or triple IPA's.

Taste is similarly sweet with tropical and citrus fruits then a bit of malt and bread finished off with a slightly bitter pine-hops aftertaste.

Smooth mouthfeel. Totally hides alcohol and is dangerously drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2007 03:37:00 | More by AaronHomoya
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

4.4/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

20 oz bomber>Oversize wine chalice

AP: Pours a cloudy and thick looking orange-hued copper color with a massive, frothy 2" thick bubbly cream colored head that lasted well after all of the pure liquid contents were gone. Created some very intricate and sticky lacing patters all around the glass.

Nose: When I first poured this one, a friend of mine who was standing maybe five feet away said:"I can smell that thing from here!" The aroma of extremely sweet and citrusy hops, which include...pineapple and grapefruit and even some honeydew mellon amazed me right off. There are also some leafy, earthy notes as well.

Taste: This is powerful citrus flavored hop explosion! that includes Grapefruit and pineapple flavors with a sweet hop and minor sweet malt effect...but the very slight malt taste gives way quickly to a "wet" leafy and earthy hop finish. Yes, this one is ALL about the hop, but the distinct citrus fruity flavors is more abundant and overwhelming than any other IPA I've ever had. The alcohol is noticable but IMO not intrusive at all and not that overwhelming. The ABV % is more FELT than it is tasted.

MF: This is a full bodied IPA! thick and heavy looking and feeling. It also has a really good crisp and lively bite. The head on this one is sooo creamy and thick it goes down smooth.

DA: This is a very extreme IPA, Tripple IPA....but still not as extreme as the DFH 120 minute, the Eleven is fruity where as the 120 minute is SWEEET dominated, still 11.7% ABV is no joke so you have to watch your ass on this one! I was feling pretty buzzed after one 20 oz bottle, but deep inside I wanted another.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2006 18:09:12 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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Sephiroth

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to JHop for the bottle. Pours a hazy amber, good head and lace. Smells hoppy as hell. At first I got grapefruit, now it is a little grassy.

This is how I prefer my IIPAs, way over the top. Earthy citrus that could pucker anything it touches, tons of bitternesson the finish. And the alcohol is definitely ragin. Mouthfeel is like a hop oil slick, the tiny bubbles are a nice touch. I love this beer, but I'm kinda glad this wasn't the bomber.

This beer has used its hopclub to thoroughly bludgeon me. A plate of extra sharp cheddar is helping me drink this beer way too fast...hccup.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2006 05:50:27 | More by Sephiroth
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Wasatch

Utah

4.38/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to NeroFiddled for this brew.

Pours a cloudy dark golden amberish color, nice carbonation, nice small off-white head which lasted along time, nice islands and sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is sweet, malty, hoppy, slightly spicy, citrusy, and some caramel. The taste is very balanced between the malts and hops, nice touch of citrus, and caramel. The alcohol is very well hidden for a brew with this high ABV. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very tasty DIPA, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2007 23:31:12 | More by Wasatch
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HossMcGraw

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +23%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This was way better than expected. An absolutely top notch DIPA (TIPA?).

Pours a strange murky orangeish brown with beautiful lacing and three fingers of foamy white head. I couldn't fathom a more handsome beer. The aroma is sweet, with some piney hops in the background. Could be a bit more pronounced, but what's there is good.

The taste is quite sweet. Honey covered apricots with some piney hops in the finish. Beautifully balanced. Mouthfeel is perfect. It's well carbonated, yet quite smooth. It's quite thick, which reminds you of the ABV. Pretty drinkable considering the ABV. I could see drinking two or three if the mood struck.

Ovrerall, very solid brew. Glad I decided to give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2007 07:04:10 | More by HossMcGraw
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orsulacp

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a deep copper color with hints of red covered by a thin light tan head. The nose is malty and nutty, and a slight perfume hint. The main smell I get is hazelnut. This is a bitter beer and I like it. There is a toasted malt background holding the massively bitter hops in check. There is a bit of alcohol warming in the mouth. The mouthfeel is surprisingly on the light side of medium; I was expecting a glycerin type feel from the high alcohol content. The carbonation is biting, giving a dry finish. Very drinkable; the bitterness is addictive. This is one unique brew; not many other ones out there like this, a definite must try for any hop lover.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2006 13:04:36 | More by orsulacp
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kirok1999

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a cloudy, hazy dark orange with a nice off white head that laces very nicely.

S- Sweet hops and sweet malts, balance by bittering hops make a very interesting smell.

T- Almost a barleywine fruity sweetness, yet hops dominate with enough malt to balance it out very nicely. Fruits are of raisins, figs, and slight cherries. Has a lingering bitter aftertaste that is not at all bad. Very well done and very balanced with enough malt to back up the huge hops.

M- Thick and creamy.

D- Huge hops make this a specialty brew. And the 11% ABV limits how many you can drink, but all in all a very nice ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2006 01:04:00 | More by kirok1999
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Body is a hazy shade of orange, with minute carbonation streams tickling toward the massive vanilla milkshake looking head which fills half of my Weyerbacher pint glass. Webs of lace drip along the glass.

Assertive piney-orangey aroma invites, no warning of high alcohol ahead.

Hops buzz about at first sip, but a lifeboat of caramelly sweet malt runs aground on the island of the tongue to lay down a base. Hops swarm all around, creating a hurricane of fruit (heavy on the orange), pine, and just general bitterness. But It all goes down pretty easy, at least until the delayed fuse kicks off the alcohol and warms up the belly.

Mouthfeel is thickish and smooth. Drinkability while not dangerous is surprisingly good.

Some of the buzz on this beer had me concerned that Weyerbacher IPAs would follow the same pattern as Dogfish Head for me. I love Hop Infusion and Double Simcoe, just as I love 60 Minute and 90 Minute from DFH. But while I found 120 Minute too sweet and too alcoholic, I have so such problems with Eleven. A degree or two too hot for a regular basis, but for a special occasion, turn it up to 11 and wish Weyerbacher a happy birthday.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2006 04:56:37 | More by RonfromJersey
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from 2006 that has been aged in the cellar for the last year and chilled before serving to around 45 degrees and poured into a pint glass

A – Poured a very hazy and murky dark burnt amber color. Lots of cloudiness to this that was swirling around and eventually settled into place but still kept the very hazy overall look to it. Very nice carbonation could still be seen in several visible streams coming up from the bottom of the glass and coalescing at the top to replenish a more then adequate head of frothy white foam. Upon initial pour the head was quite large, reaching over three fingers in height before finally retreating down to a nominal level of about a half an inch across the top that hung around for essentially the entire session after that. Great side glass lace that was noticeably sticky to the touch and really coated the inside of the glass very nicely. Overall a very fine look and pretty classic for a big IPA.

S – Well this has definitely started to mellow over the year and that was evident from the very first sip I took as I leaned into the glass. The huge hop presence had been toned down, albeit it was defiantly still there. It was now nice and mellow and very well mixed in with a nice sugary sweetness. Lots of malts starting to come out in the aroma now, with almost a candy like quality becoming evident, more reminiscent of some of the sweeter big IPA’s like DFH Burton or Stoudt’s Double. There was still definitely a citrus floral quality to it with big hints of orange and tangerine easily noticeable.

T – Ok, so this is a little over a year old now and was stored in a nice cool dark place the entire time, so I would expect a little bit of evolution over that time, but did not expect it to mature to the level that this obviously had. The flavor was wonderful, with all hints of the huge alcohol hotness long gone and the mouth shredding hop profile now a thing of the past. This was really mellowed out and now became a wonderfully aged IPA. The first sip I took was nice and bitter with a big orange and tangerine rush of flavor, but that quickly faded and was sweetened up by a big dose of sugary earthy malt flavors giving it a candy like taste. The finish was superb, still dry and bitter from the large doses of hops that were added, but now taking on characteristics of a fresh grassy note in the finish and a long lingering sweetness. This has really held up well with no taste at all of oxidation and just a phenomenally mellowed out profile.

M – This was still a very thick, almost syrupy medium bodied IPA. The carbonation has settled down some and now there is a nice gooey and thick sticky quality to it. There were still enough of the hops left to significantly stick your gums to your teeth, but the creamy smoothness of the overall profile was just fantastic and it really made for a fine sipper.

D – Now, this is no lightweight here by any means, clocking in at well over 11%abv it really can do a number on you for sure. This was a sipper and there was no doubt about that, however the hotness had all but evaporated and was replaced by a mellower, sugary, warming note that was much easier to drink and really covered up everything very well.

Overall I would have to say that this was defiantly a winner. This was my first experience aging a big IPA. I had hoped that all the alcohol would have helped the aging process and allow this one to really morph into something fantastic, and I was thrilled that this was the case here. I would have to say this is at peak now, I really cannot see it getting any better as it was damn near perfect right now. Everything has morphed and transformed into a finely crafted brew. I have one more bottle of this and I cannot wait to have it. This was really something special.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2008 13:32:26 | More by mikesgroove
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jimman2

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours beautiful deep amber, clear, with a moderate head of foam, most of which dissipates within a few minutes. The smell is sweet and piney.

The taste is also piney with a very sharp bitterness with a little tanginess. The bitterness stayed with me longer than most of the many Double IPA style beers I have tasted. There is less sweetness present as compared to many Double IPAs. I am comparing it to a double IPA because this is the first triple IPA I have encountered and the alcohol content and style is similar to several double IPAs available. This beer actually cleared my sinuses – I could still smell this beer for several minutes after taking a sip. It is very unusual in that sense.

There are more complex beers out there – Weyerbacher’s own Double Simcoe IPA comes to mind (highly recommended to try that one). The alcohol content (11%) is well disguised. A very drinkable and unique strong IPA. Weyerbacher has been making some excellent beers lately. Excellent!

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2006 01:37:11 | More by jimman2
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a warm apricot murky body with and off-white creamy head that last a bit. There are medium sized bubbles gently gliding to the surface.

S- This beer has a slight sweet malt note that is a bit sugary with a soft green hop finish.

T- This beer has a big pungent hop bitterness with a soft pineapple sweetness and a citrus hop note. The light fruitiness is sweet really enhancing the big bitter punch in the mouth at the finish. There are hints of apricots in the malt as it warms and the hops bitterness lingers long after each sip.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a slight slippery texture and a soft alcohol heat in the finish.

D- This beer is a true hop monster with a big punishing hops finish. I can really see the malt qualities of a triple and that really boost the bitterness of the hops.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2007 04:35:03 | More by rhoadsrage
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber to a pint glass, the liquid in a dull cloudy light light brown, kind of yellowish. The head is massive 3 fingers and huge staying power. I finished the first glass and there was still an inch of foam at the bottom. The head is thick, rocky topped and rubbery in body. Needless to say a very nice lace was ever-present.

The smell is supper hopy. A woodsy pine base, hints of with lemon. A very big grapefruit scent that can sting your nose.

The taste is mild sweet, lots of pine and grapefruit. The big hops is very powerful indeed. Not one dimensional but not very complex, but hey, it is also quite well balenced, Yes this is very hopy but big malt as well.

The mouthfeel is great. just great, full body, great carbonation. Very very nice.

The drinkability in also very good. 11.7 ABV is covered as well as can be. but it is big and there. Not you fathers session beer to be sure. prosit, MK

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2006 04:31:46 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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mcallister

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Damn good looking brew. Opaque amber with hints of red and orange. A massive thick carbonated head stands tall at a good 3 inches. Thick thick sticky lace is left in the wake of this beast when it finally decides to fade away.

This is one fruity brew. Bubble gum, orange, apple, nectarine, peach, grapefruit infused hops, nice floral hop aromas, and a good malty backbone. Other hints of spices present but hard for me to pinpoint.

Got to admit this one is a little different but in a great way. Good hop and malt balance. Some people saying it was too hoppy mine may have just aged quicker than others? Very complex with multiple layers of fruit, alcohol is slightly present but nothing out of the ordinary. One of the fruitiest beers I've tried to date. Basically everything mentioned in the nose is there. Carbonation is light and is good for the beer. The only thing hurting this is in the finish. After about 30-50 seconds the hops do take a toll on the palate. Leaving an unpleasant layer of gunk in it's path. Otherwise very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2006 22:47:37 | More by mcallister
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dispensed from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass. A murky, tangerine colored beer emerges. A huge, two finger head forms. Very thick and dense. Lacing all the way down the glass. The head stays until the last step. Aside from the slight cloudiness, this is a perfect looking beer.

Aroma is predominantly hops, but not overwhelmingly so. Plenty of malt to support the hops. Alcoholic esters become noticeable.

A definite hop bomb. Tons of citrusy and fruity hops flavor. Some different flavors like strawberry and raspberry are tossed in there in the finish. Lots of hop bitterness but pretty well balanced with a big caramel malt presence. Alcohol is prety well hidden for a nearly 12%. There is also a bit of sweetness involved here. Great tasting in the beginning but the huge hops presence makes the taste values decrease as the beer is consumed. First impression was a 4.5 but decreases to 4 about halfway through.

A hop lovers dream, for sure. Full bodied. The hops become somewhat of a nuisance by the end of the 22oz. One of these and I need a break before consuming something else. Definitely save this beer for number two or three in your tasting. This will kill the buds. A little expensive ($8.49 for my bomber) but worth it in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2007 20:08:17 | More by SaCkErZ9
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johnniemarg

New York

4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into a delerium tulip.

Pours visibly thick as it slowly cascades up a big, dense 3-finger ivory head. The color is a cloudy amber. Leaves gobs of lace all over the glass.

The smell is a ton of piney hops. There is a big sweet maltiness underneath those hops, with some fruity notes that are somthing like peaches and apricots.

The taste is a big malty brew with piney hops that finish bitter, but not too bitter. The alcohol is apparent in the finish as well, drying it out a bit. There's plenty of malt as it leaves my lips very sticky, but although it starts sweet, it's not really really as sweet as some others. I personally could probably use a little more sweetness, but this is very good. This is yet another of "my kind" of imperial IPAs where you can taste a ton if hops, yet it's not a hop bomb because they've balanced it well with a load of malt. There is a touch of astringency to this, but it's not that bad.

The mouthfeel is full, velvety, creamy and warming from the high abv.

A very drinkable imperial IPA, but the high abv will prevent you from drinking more than one bomber of this at a time.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2006 02:26:07 | More by johnniemarg
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CWiggins

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought this one at Sam's in Durham, NC. I really was intrigued by the "triple IPA" label. Gravitating towards American IPAs, I assumed this would interesting, if nothing else. Also, the 11.7% alcohol content drew me in as well; I became curious as to how long it would take to "feel" the alcohol.

The beer poured a dark red color in my Duvel glass. A thin head appeared, but only briefly; it was gone within a minute of pouring. The aroma sure smelled like an IPA: it was that "antiseptic" smell I associate with very hoppy beers. I certainly don't mean "anitseptic" in a bad way, just that it smells clean and fresh.

At first sip, this reminded me somewhat of Ska's Decadent IPA--very bitter, with flavors of fruit--but there's more here; overtones of honey and leather, maybe even a bit of molasses makes itself known as one dwells on it. There's quite a bit to be discerned here.

Unfortunately, the alcohol, which is mostly hidden, makes itself known soon enough. After sipping this libation for only half-an-hour, I began to feel the effects of the high gravity, and had to back off, although I admit it made watching "America's Funniest Home Videos" even more amusing.

Congratulations to Weyerbacher for producing this fine IPA! I'll just enjoy it at a much slower pace next time.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2006 02:01:40 | More by CWiggins
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TheBungyo

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer came to me as an extra in a trade with the exremely generous Melbatoast. He described it as a "dry hopped scotch". I found his discription not only fitting, but very helpful in my approach to this beer.

The pour was an opaque burnt orange that I found very inviting. Head at first seemed to be absent but made an appearance anyway. Nose is sweet pineapple, rich caramel, some orange and some tangerine.

The most striking feature taste wise is the pine. This isn't pine that you normally get with an IPA ... THIS IS PINE! Don't know what I mean? Wait until Christmas, and then grab some of the pine needles from beneath the Christmas tree and bite into them. There's the pine you'll taste with this beer. I have never tasted anything quite like it. Not to mention the extreme bitterness it's been married with. There's also plenty of orange flavor and juicy tangerine. The brewers at Weyerbacher have done everything they can to give us some malt to stand up to it. I get loads of caramel, and syrupy fruit.

I have to say that I feel calling this a double IPA is somewhat constictive. I believe it really IS a triple. This is as bitter and bruising as any hophead could hope. Mouth is syrupy slick. If I could buy this in WA I wouldn't hesitate to do so. This is one unique brew you will not find the likeness of anywhere else. Word up Weyerbacher.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2006 06:57:24 | More by TheBungyo
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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