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Viridis Lupulus - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Viridis LupulusViridis Lupulus

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86
very good

182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | 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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dapatte2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-20-2013 02:31:23 | More by dapatte2
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-20-2013 02:31:08 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-20-2013 01:48:09 | More by kbuzz
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-20-2013 00:46:22 | More by Syracuse12
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-19-2013 05:05:04 | More by SadMachine
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 00:10:40 | More by jtierney89
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-18-2013 19:05:31 | More by Varkias41
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-18-2013 17:14:33 | More by xdefeatsy
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 061013
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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

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 04:36:42 | More by BEERMILER12
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 22:54:28 | More by avalon07
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-17-2013 20:16:50 | More by st9647v3
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 00:40:43 | More by kaelingirl
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NickBeery

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-16-2013 23:43:18 | More by NickBeery
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LostHighway

Maine

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-16-2013 23:00:04 | More by LostHighway
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-16-2013 15:30:15 | More by DrStiffington
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themind

New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

With a very herbal like hop profile this beer satisfies. This is a good IPA that has a decent amount of bitterness to it but its not overwhelming. It's very drinkable and I feel that the brewers at Weyerbacher did an excellent job. If you looking for a good American IPA this is a good place to start at an affordable price.

Bottom Line: Worth the money as it satisfies.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 22:55:15 | More by themind
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CreightonSM

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-15-2013 02:16:37 | More by CreightonSM
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

an opaque copper/orange pour with 3 fingers of foamy head which left behind probably the most lacing i've ever seen in a beer in at least a few years.. as far as appearance goes, it looks like a homebrew (i appreciate that). aromas of pine, garlicky spice, grapefruit, and caramel.. the hops are out of control in the nose, i love it!
a very herbal like hop profile, the malt backbone is bready but mixed with the hoppy bitterness (which lingers) turns into a wine-like flavor. very resinous bitterness, reminiscent of warrior hops. that weird (but delicious) garlic like bitterness lingers for a while. there is a subtle citrus flavor towards the finish.
medium in body with moderate carbonation - i was expecting more bubbles considering how loud the cork popped off.

this is a really nice ipa from weyerbacher - there are very few beers these guys make that are not at least above average.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 00:18:12 | More by facundoCNB
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Joelboy

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-14-2013 23:51:16 | More by Joelboy
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Lynn

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-14-2013 23:38:54 | More by Lynn
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-14-2013 23:28:46 | More by Hessian257
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bradleypatter

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-14-2013 12:12:23 | More by bradleypatter
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GuinnessAtRogerWilco

New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Sam Adams 'perfect pint' glass.

AP: Dark gold and hazy orange colour. Fluffy off white 1 1/4 inch head that took a while to fizzle down to a 1/2". Minimal lacing so good head retention on this one.
AR: Good fruity hop aromas on the nose. Mostly tropical with mango, guava, pineapple with some citrus like orange, tangerine and a bit of grapefruit. Malt aromas of biscuit and toasted cereal grains. A little hint of green pine in the background. While there's some nice aromas on this, none of them jump out but all seem to be a bit subdued.
T: Get more grapefruit and lemon in the flavour than on the nose. Pink grapefruit rind for sure with tart lemon. The pine is also a bit more prominent than in the aroma. The tropical flavours are toned down compared to the nose. The malt flavours are a little more bready also. Leaves a rather bitter grapefruit aftertaste that lingers.
M: Decent carbonation, slightly crisp on the tongue, finishes off dry.
OV: Not bad. Worth trying and if you more go for biting IBUs than juicy fruity hop flavours then you'd really appreciate this one. The nose was more balanced and promising than the taste for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 03:53:03 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-12-2013 23:31:20 | More by Morey
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 21:18:35 | More by Gavage
Viridis Lupulus from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.