Viridis Lupulus (2013) - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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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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Photo of RonfromJersey
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber from the brewery

Very hazy orange body. Topped by four fingers of pure white rocky foam. Good dripping lace.

Inviting citrus aroma. Plenty of orange, some mango, apricot, grapefruit lurking about. Dash of pine.

Solid but not huge semi-sweet malt foundation. Juicy fruit follow with a burst. Gigantic bitter bite at the swallow. A tongue scrapping, tooth cleaning blast of bitter. And it's not a bad thing. As it warms, the bitterness decreases and the fruitiness increases.

Medium body with a good deal of prickliness.

Not my favorite Weyerbacher IPA, but an interesting one off at least.

Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter the beer was a hazy amber color with an off-white head. There was abundant lace.

Hoppy, hoppy aroma. Citrus and pine. Sweet malt.

Grapefruit hops, a little resiny pine. Malt background.

This was a very hoppy beer. If you don't like big hops, this beer isn't for you. I certainly liked it.

Photo of Hacksaw99
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of bobhits
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Saw this and just figured "why not."

Pours oh god...half a glass of foam even with a gentle pour.

The hop aroma is that of herbs and citrus grape fruit. A very dry and sugar free aroma, I expect this one to be a bit astringent and to have some acid like notes.

I saw someone else say there was a garlic like element to the hop profile and I can go with that. It's like a mix of citrus orange peel, garlic, and perhaps hints of rubbing alcohol. Surprisingly this is not a bad thing. This is definitely for lovers of harsh bitter beer and count me in that group.

Dry and yet bubbly the mouth feel is solid though the alcohol is a bit hot. I don't see an abv but I'm assuming in the 9-10 range.

I like this one. It's like hop extract with a hint of malt. Not for the non IPA fan or people who only like hopslam and 90 minutes. This isn't that kinda IPA.

Photo of Brenden
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A deep, rich, bright gold color, this beer fits in the median of the color spectrum for IPAs. It's got a cloudy depth to the body. A soapy white head reaches and lingers at one finger tall, dropping slowly and leaving patchy deposits of lacing as it recedes.
The aroma pours out of the bottle and I'll call it dank. It's definitely a smell partakers of a certain substance would like. I like it, too, and the potent mix of dank, raw, earthy, leafy, floral bitterness does it well.
It's bright and clean, with all of the elements of the aroma coming through in the flavor, not quite as dank but just as raw. Leafy without much pith, it's a sturdy bitterness that should appease most hopheads. There's some citrus and rind in there too.
The feel is equally clean and bright, the particular leafiness making it fairly dry while a sort of juiciness evens it out. The medium body holds up, crispness is gently biting and consistent, and it has a nice smoothness for an overall very well-rounded mouthfeel.
I love Weyerbacher's price point, and at $9 for a 750, Viridis Lupulus is no exception.

Photo of Snellgg5
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of mattparsons
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Jason1337
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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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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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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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%

Photo of jtierney89
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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