Bitter Bee | Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dbrauneis on 05-13-2013

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by TappaKeggaBrew:
Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%

A: Clear, the color of polished copper, with a thick finger of dense foam. Lacing was excellent.

S: Faint floral hops and grain, less nose than I expected from a beer of this style.

T: Sweet malt (and honey?) is the first and dominant flavor, with biscuity grain notes as well. The hops bitterness is slow to develop, but eventually takes over.

M: A little thin for an IPA, but nicely carbonated. Finish is a touch dry.

O: No hop-bomb here - it's more traditional English IPA than the American version. Still, it's tasty (sessionable even). The next time I pass through coastal N.C., I'll stop in for another pint.

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Photo of SebastianOwl
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Drank on 6/30/17 on draft at the brewery; this beer should be in a honey beer category, as it just does not compare favorably or stylistically to the modern IPA

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Photo of MaxOhle
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery in Grandy, NC

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium copper in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some peach highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of honey along with grainy malts and some floral hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of grainy malts with a touch of caramel sweetness followed by moderate flavors of floral hops and just a touch of citrus/lemon hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which fade rather quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: I thought this was an interesting brew and one I recommend that they add to the rotating menu - it is a really nice spring/summer beer. The story I was told behind it is that it was a testing batch for a potential beer to be contract brewed at the location. It was easy to drink and flavorful.

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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justintcoons
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of qcghost
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of sbleibtrey
3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwhancher
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Bought a 1-liter bottle of this last month on my way to OBX on 8/30/14. The owner was there loading beer into the fridge. I had asked him about this beer. He told me it was an IPA brewed with fresh honey sourced from Virginia. He also told me there were too many hop varieties to name. Okay I thought, I'll give this one a shot. Even thinking a German style brewery doing an American IPA?

Pored into a Sam Adams glass. Drinking this, the honey is definitely noticeable in both the taste and aroma. It gives the beer an unusual lingering sweetness for an IPA. An interesting take. Unfortunately, the hops had faded in the month between I had bought the beer to when I had opened it last night. Meant to drink it earlier, but simply forgot about it.

I think the beer should be considered more of a honey style beer rather than an IPA. By today's standards, it's just an average IPA. As a specialty honey style beer, this one would score a lot better in my book.

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Photo of DaveRinn
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of BeerImmediately
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

1L flip-top bottle from the brewery, and poured into oversized fat-mouth glass.

Pours with short head over hazy, golden-amber body.

Aromas have a fresh floral hop pull, with a good deal of bready malt, and some sweet honey, too.

Mouthfeel is pretty creamy - more than an IPA probably should be. But the flavor and aftertaste pull it back in check. Huge honey sweetness blankets the bitter, floral hops.

A pretty darn interesting beer, even if it's not a traditional IPA (who wants those anymore?)

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmjivi221
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of jak
3.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bitter Bee from Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 14 ratings