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Viridis Lupulus - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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Photo of smakawhat
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

smakawhat, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

irish01980, Jul 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

SadMachine, Jul 19, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy dull orange color with about 2 fingers of super sticky white head. Smells like dank hops and grapefruit in a wicker basket. Citrus and faintly oniony with a very small bit of caramel. Very intense hop aroma.

Very dank hop flavor and wow very big bitterness encompasses the entire back of the tongue. Some bright citrus up front but then the beer goes into raw hop flavor. Very earthy and raw hop leaf flavor and a bit spicy and oniony. Extremely faint sweetness lingers with massive hops bitterness lingering. I thought it might be tough for this beer to compete with double simcoe but they are completely different beers. For those that truly seek big hop flavor. Very spicy and herbal with a touch of alcohol heat. Pretty good. Body is surprisingly light with lots of carbonation. Almost no malt presence at all.

jtierney89, Jul 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Varkias41, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

xdefeatsy, Jul 18, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 061013
Best By 101013

A: Pours a hazy orange amber color with a massive head that very slowly creeps down the glass and leaves some nice lacing

S: Bursting at the seams with citrusy and grassy hops. Get some yeastiness in there as well. Behind the scenes lies some sweet maltiness

T: Starts off with some grassy and earthy hops with a very strong malt backbone that provides some sweetness. Not nearly as citrusy as the nose would lead you to believe. Bitter throughout, but more so towards the finish

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Aside from looking and smelling great, this is just your average IPA. Nothing that sets it apart from your typical IPA, although the price is nice and it drinks easy enough as you don't really notice the 95 IBUs until the finish. Apparently the hops will change every year, so hopefully next year might be more then just aromatic hops

BEERMILER12, Jul 18, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A pretty good aroma of hops, citrus, and some malt.

T: Tasted of hops - a surprising amount for a single IPA - some malt, a little citrus (grapefruit), and pine in the finish. Not a bad flavor, but the hops is a little out of balance (a little on the harsh side). Still, not too bad.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a n overly bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A decent IPA, but there are better examples of the style to be had. Nonetheless, drinkable.

avalon07, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

st9647v3, Jul 17, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a moderate white head that shrinks fairly quickly but sticks around for the duration. The aroma starts 1/2 citrus 1/2 floral and becomes piney/resiny as it warms up. Bitterness dominates the taste and I wasnt able to pull out any other flavors. Very astringent, but it leaves you thirsty and wanting more. If you are looking for a bitter IPA, find this one.

kaelingirl, Jul 17, 2013
Viridis Lupulus from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.