Weiss Principal Imperial Hefe
Peak Organic Brewing Company

Weiss Principal Imperial HefeWeiss Principal Imperial Hefe
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From:
Peak Organic Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Style:
Weizenbock
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
78
Avg:
3.35 | pDev: 25.07%
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
88
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 11, 2015
Added:
May 11, 2011
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  5
Weiss Principal is the international love child of a German Hefe-Weisse and an American Double IPA. This unfiltered wheat beer employs a traditional German Weiss yeast, providing engaging banana and clove flavors. A stern dry-hopping of a pungent American hops provides pronounced citrus, pine & fruit notes.
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Ratings by JayQue:
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3%
An ok beer. The one I had was on the bargain table at my beer store so it had some age on it. Can't go wrong with a 22 oz beer for 2 bucks!!!! Poured a hazy yellowish/amber color with a small white head and average retention. Left some lacing on the Weizen glass.

Aroma and flavor included a big yeasty presence and some peppery type spicing. Some bananas and cloves here to remind one of a hefeweizen. Not much in the way of wheat bitterness or lemony/citrus flavor. I got much more slightly fermented apples and pears (probably the result of the age of the bottle.) Hoppy bitterness kicks in about half way through a sip and it is fairly strong. Overall not bad but not really a Weizenbock or a hefe on steroids.

Still goes down pretty easy and an unusual combo of styles and flavors. I get to finish the other half of the bottle tonight.
Sep 23, 2014
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Reviewed by nulvert from Maryland

1.24/5  rDev -63%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Really not what I expected from a blend, smells god awful and the taste made me gag, with lots of chunky sediment (not comparable at all to yeast sediment)
Apr 11, 2015
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

2.29/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25
This didn't sound good and I never would have bought this, but this was a gift so...

This was a cloudy straw colored yellow with big nasty chunks. It poured with a big sticky head.

This smells... odd. Pungent citrus clashes weirdly with the banana and clove of the hefe yeast. Taste is the same, with the addition of sharp, perfumed alcohol. This a loud, resounding "NO" for me. Yikes this was bad
Dec 01, 2014
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

3.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A: Pours a lightly cloudy golden yellow color with 2 fingers of fluffy head that last for a good while

S: Some Belgian yeast that produces some fruitiness and spiciness, as well as some citrus and pine from the hops

T: Starts off with a bit of the yeast and a light alcohol kick. Spices and fruit come shortly after, along with some citrus and pine. Finishes with lingering bitterness and some clove notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: An interesting concept trying to make a hefe/DIPA blend, but it's not as balanced as it could/should be. Some of the yeasty aspects clash with the higher abv and hoppiness, making it a little rough around the edges. I applaud PO for the attempt, because beers like this are NOT easy to pull off
Oct 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Rawbster from North Carolina

Aug 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by cavemanlawyer1999 from Massachusetts

Jul 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Screper from Massachusetts

Jun 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by coobstar from New York

Jun 18, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by orcrist_cleaver from New York

Jun 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by KevMo84 from California

Jun 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by atrocity from Virginia

Apr 29, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by BigTrubble from North Carolina

Apr 16, 2014
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
The colour is orange-yellow, the liquid clear (there is some yeast in the bottle). The finger thick off-white head sinks slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell got phenolic spices and fruity-bitter hop notes. Orange juice and a grand bitterness.

The taste is bitter and very citric (lemon-lime soda). Thick fat hop flavours and spice hefeweizen-yeast. The aftertaste is very bitter with notes of fruit candy.

The carbonation is strong and fresh. The liquid sticky and sweet.

Not a bad beer at all, but I rather enjoy a DIPA and a hefeweizen on their own.
Jan 21, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by Halluxone from Georgia

Nov 17, 2013
 
Rated: 2.25 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

Nov 13, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Beermaine from Maine

Oct 03, 2013
 
Rated: 2.25 by tickingtimebomb from California

Sep 12, 2013
 
Rated: 2.75 by IrishColonial from Texas

Aug 17, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by billab914 from Virginia

Aug 17, 2013
Weiss Principal Imperial Hefe from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 88 ratings