Viridis Lupulus - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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4.13/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
07-23-2013 16:53:15 | More by smakawhat
3.65/5 rDev -4.7%
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.
07-19-2013 00:10:40 | More by jtierney89
3.9/5 rDev +1.8%
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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
07-18-2013 04:36:42 | More by BEERMILER12
3.81/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
07-17-2013 22:54:28 | More by avalon07
3.79/5 rDev -1%
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.
07-17-2013 00:40:43 | More by kaelingirl
4.24/5 rDev +10.7%
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.
07-15-2013 22:55:15 | More by themind
4.01/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
07-15-2013 00:18:12 | More by facundoCNB
Viridis Lupulus from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.