Viridis Lupulus (2013) - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy amber in color and poured with a quarter finger high off white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose - aromas of grapefruit and oranges seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has notes of grapefruit citrus along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is nice and hoppy and is a good representation of the style.

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Knapp85
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Stopped by today at the release, the beer poured out as a nice copper color with a white foamy head on top. The retention is pretty strong and leaves a scattered lacing. The smell of the beer has a pretty big hop profile, it's citrusy as well. The taste of the beer has a powerful bitterness to it which I really liked. The beer is light bodied and refreshing but a bit over carbonated to me. Overall this is one of the better beers I've had from Weyerbacher.

Photo of oberon
3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottled on 4/11/14.Pours a dull burnt orange tinged medium golden with a huge blooming white head in fact an overflow even with a somewhat gentle pour.Citrusy hops in the nose but not real in your face with some mild pine as well,sweet alcohol is there along with caramel sweetness.Really carbonated in my opinion too much,pretty prickly and sharp.Citrus and melon notes on the palate with a real alcoholic edge like alot of Weyerbacher stuff,not in your face alcohol but it plays a big role.Eh not one I'll go back to,the hops don't pack enough punch for me.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle of hops released this year let's see how it held up, looks great deep copper amber with a big head flowing forth light beige thicket of head forms nicely. Aroma has pine, citric notes with orange zest it's a great grassy floral quality of big hop layers in the nose, I'm liking it!!! Flavor is bitter with citrus zest and crushed aspirin, goes down exquisitely nice big beer with big hops and ample malts to balance out the show. Mouthfeel is big oily and accentuates all hop flavors fully I'm in love with this beer, it's a big hoppy badass beer that we need more of, the unfiltered aspect just adds to hop chunks floating in your glass who doesn't love that? Crushing waves of bitterness I'm not embarrassed to enjoy this onslaught of hops it's seems so fresh because of the big unfiltered raw hops in a 7.5% IPA I'm looking for more of this stuff and I know where to find it at retail get ready for a resinous hop mouthfeel with ample natural smooth carbonation all day. Great overall experience there's nothing like this on the market go and try some if you catch it soon, I hope they re release this stuff this coming summer!!!

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Gavage
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a dark ornage color with a nice 2" head that slowly falls to a thick surface foam. Thick lace develops.

Smell: floral tones and bitterness creates a nice aroma.

Taste: caramel, orange, grapefruit, pine, and a hint of floral tones create a nice beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a bit dry late.

Overall: this is a very tasty beer that comes off as very fresh and full of hop flavor. Easy to quaff. Definitely must seek this one out.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/10/2013. Pours very hazy deep orange copper color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, orange zest, peach, lemon zest, floral, grass, caramel, light pine, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of tangerine, grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, caramel, and floral earthiness. Moderate pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, floral, grass, pine, caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a crisp and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around good complexity of hop flavors with a moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle corked and caged. Opens with a vigorous pop. Pours a dirty copper color, certainly an unfiltered brew. Cloudy, with an equally soft pillowy foam that retains quite well and laces the glass expertly. In the past, clarity in a brew was a sign of its quality; now the exact opposite is true. Dank hoppy aroma of pine, pineapple, grapefruit, orange, leaves, lemon, peppercon, dried papaya. Very bright and semi tropical aroma with some plant like elements. In the taste, very bitter and earthy, with some intense unripe citrus rind flavors. Resinous hops are definitely in 3D here, seriously another dimension of hops. Bitter as all hell, perhaps even beyond; I must have been a bad, bad boy. This beer is a bad boy. Bad meaning delicious and worthy; a rare kind of bad. Leafy, oily hop resins coat the palate. Medium bodied, with a prickly mouthfeel and delicate smoothness. Carbonation is at a soft medium. Overall, this is a fantastic example of American IPA. Delicious, smooth, hoppy, strong, brilliant in every sense of the word. Have yourself a pat on the back Weyerbacher team, this is a resounding success.

Photo of smakawhat
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass.

A slight dull amber body, mostly brown with a little pit of peach orange hue to it, and fairly opaque. Very nice foaming light tan head with a large soapy swiss cheese retention to it as well.

Nose is a good blasting hop angle. Lots of dry earth and large danky quality. Deep grass, and some faint hinting citrus possibly grapefruit hiding in the back. Muddy a little bit, but with a good fruit accent that makes it quite interesting. Very nice, but not going to be everybody's cup of tea. Not much malt presence or angle either, this beer is letting the hops just all shine.

A real nearly juicy mouthfeel with a light body but has quenching properties. Huge dank and dry earth qualities, with a large lingering serious bitter dryness. Lots of earth and soil finish with a dank juicy quality. Virtually no sweetness on this brew, but with a subdued malt backbone. Hops are all forward on this one, but focus toward pine earth and dirt primarily with a little bit of hinting fruit balance. Spicy and herbal as well.

Overall a real good solid earthy hop bonanza, but this is not your fruity hop chasing tropical rush. So keep that in mind. A worthy large IPA worth drinking.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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