Viridis Lupulus (2013) - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Viridis Lupulus (2013)Viridis Lupulus (2013)

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86
very good

201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 6
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

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

Viridis Lupulus is an unfiltered golden-copper IPA with an aggressive hop profile. Massive amounts of Apollo, Calypso, Centennial, and Galaxy hops fill this beer with dank citrus and tropical aromas.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 06-29-2013)
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3.08/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

$ 9.99/25.4 oz bottle at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Undated bottle at 40 degrees into SA lager glass
Aroma of pine and citrus
Head large (6 cm), off white, frothy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm ring and frothy island
Lacing good – partial rings and stalactites of small to medium bubbles
Body medium orange, cloudy
Flavor of citrus, some malt, ends with grapefruit bitterness with a long hang time; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.75, Palate 4.25, Overall 3.9375
The malt coming through makes me think this beer is past its prime but since Weyerbacher (along with many other brewers) doesn’t bother to date their bottles, this beer is reviewed as if bottled today.

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

I’ve never passed up a new Weyerbacher beer when one shows up, & I don’t plan to start now. 750ML corked & caged IPA…not sure why you’d do that, but hey. Split with my wife for a rare Sunday beer.

The pour has the head of an infected beer, virtually impossible to pour without causing a white mushroom cloud of foam. Unfiltered orange. Nose is great, a wild-ride mix of citrus & apricot & raw sugar. Nice mix.

Viridis Lupulus cuts through the haze of non-west coast IPAs with a +2 Short Sword of…sorry. Lovely fruitiness greets the throat with the aforementioned apricots, citrus, shot of pine boughs, plus other, less identifiable southern hemisphere fruitage. Bitterness arrives hard on the heels of the fruit basket, along with herbal notes & spearmint (?). Faintly medicinal, aspirin dust on the end cuts the pleasure matrix a bit. Half a bomber is nice; I could do a touch more.

So close. This is very good, but the bitterness tilts dangerously close to chewing on Advil; it might rise to great if it could lean back from that line a bit.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is extremely carbonated. Massive head that seems to continue to grow. Pours fully clouded amber.

This beer is completely muddled and uninteresting, to be frank. Hops are giving me no specific character. It's an okay drinker but not interesting at all. No clarity of flavor. And the head still hasn't died down 20+ minutes later.

In addition: I left about a third of the bottle in the fridge, uncorked or capped, for 24 hours. The remaining beer was STILL excessively carbonated.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a snifter glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy deep amber color with a thick and massive head of white foam. The head has an amazing level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of bubbly lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is massive of a grapefruit hop smell with some lighter notes of a pine hop coming along for the ride. Along with the hop are some slightly sweeter aromas of a tropical fruit nature of mango, tangerine, and papaya along with a bit of a caramel smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a lightly fruit sweetened and bready flavor with the fruit being predominantly of a tangerine and mango flavor. Right from the start a rather strong grapefruit hop is present with a little bit of a sour lemon there as well. As the taste advances the sweeter flavors fade more and more with the hop increasing quite a bit and being joined by a slight increase in a crackery flavor taking the place of the bready flavors. While the grapefruit does really grow more potent, with it comes some rather strong resinous pine hop flavors as well as some grassy and herbal hop. With the more crisp nature of the beer due to the loss of the sweet and biscuit moving to a drier cracker taste, one is left with a very resinously bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. For the massive resinous bitter flavors of the beer a slightly thinner body and higher carbonation may have been slightly more appropriate (at least for me) as they were a bit overwhelming and lead to an overly bitter and one-dimensional taste.

Overall – A little too bitter and resinous for my tastes as it lacked a strong base to balance out the hop flavors. If you are a hop heavy for hop sake lover then this is for you and at only at ~ $5 for a bomber it is a nice affordable try.

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Viridis Lupulus (2013) from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.