Pernicious IPA
Wicked Weed Brewing

Pernicious IPAPernicious IPA
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
American IPA
Ranked #110
Ranked #2,737
4.21 | pDev: 8.08%
Monday at 01:31 PM
Nov 21, 2014
Pernicious implies influence that is harmful in a way not easily noticed. This beer is harmful, not because of overwhelming hop bitterness, but because its balanced brightness insidiously ruins your expectations for all other IPAs. This hop delivery vehicle is crafted to enjoy fresh and often and because of its drinkability and clean finish you’ll never look at IPAs the same again. The harm is done.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Photo of Ozzylizard
Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pernicious IPA – from Wicked Weed. Acquired 23/11/23 from M & M Beverages, Hermitage, PA. $ 14.30 (Including tax)/six-pack of 12 fl oz cans, $ 0.199/fl oz. Reviewed 27/11/23 (Review 3180). Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Bottom of can is stamper “DRINK BY 12/12/23”. On room temperature shelf at the store, stored at 34 degrees at home. Served at 46.9 degrees F in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. The final temperature was 53.6 degrees F.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Pale Straw (SRM 2), clear.
Body – Pale gold (SRM 4), clear. Under direct light, same. When rear-lite, same.
Head: Average (Maximum 2.5 cm, aggressive center pour), floral white, high density, dropping to a 0.6 – 0.7 cm crown and a rocky, complete cap.
Lacing – Good! Wide band of tiny to large bubbles showing future evolution into torn curtains
Aroma – 4 – Strong flowery and fruity/berry hops. No malt, no yeast.
Flavor – 4 – Begins moderately bitter with some floral hops. No yeast. Some maltiness sneaks through. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl. Faint gastric warming.
Palate – 4 – Medium; watery; moderate carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4 A decent IPA.
Monday at 01:31 PM
Rated: 4.99 by owenmeaney from District of Columbia

Nov 17, 2023
Photo of KS_Augsburg
Reviewed by KS_Augsburg from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Extremely solid IPA, at 7.3% ABV on the stronger side. Bright clear straw colored (you could confuse with a Pilsner from afar). The foam is super nice, very bright, lots of lacing. Strong hops but not crazy bitter.
Nov 10, 2023
Photo of dcat151
Reviewed by dcat151 from Georgia

3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Straw golden color. Pour results in a generous head. Aroma is slightly citrusy. Taste is not as hop-forward as many IPAs, but has some light citrus notes and a bit of hops on the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall a decent, but not exceptional beer.
Nov 07, 2023
Photo of MrOH
Reviewed by MrOH from Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Clear gold, dense white head, great retention, rings of lace
Mango, orange, grapefruit, and dank aroma
Mainly mango and orange hop flavors, just enough malt to balance, clean, bitter finish
Medium bodied and appropriately carbonated
Really good. What we expected IPAs to turn into circa 2011
Oct 28, 2023
Photo of edthehead
Reviewed by edthehead from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Clear golden yellow appearance with a short lasting fizzy white head, low retention, faint lacing. Grassy, faint hop and fruit notes, fails to unfold. Light body, moderate carbonation.
Oct 13, 2023
Rated: 5 by averageninjaface from Alaska

Oct 11, 2023
Photo of capehaze
Reviewed by capehaze from Florida

2.46/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
This is a complex IPA. It contains 12 discrete hops, across 3 continents - New Zealand, Australia and America. It has a 7.3 ABV, placing it between a classic session IPA and DIPA. With a 94 BA rating, I was expecting great things!

I was sadly disappointed.

The first thing to hit me was the overwhelming taste of alcohol - a classic sign of a poorly crafted IPA or DIPA.

The second thing to hit me was the neutrality of taste. This IPA has no distinctive taste. It's incredibly neutral, almost bland, especially given its hop characteristics.

I'm an IPA kinda guy. I love the style. But the folks at Wicked Weed Brewing have some work to do. Nice graphics on the can, though. :)
Oct 10, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by LaPlaya from Oregon

Oct 02, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by Nairb62 from Michigan

Oct 01, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by steverx8 from England

Oct 01, 2023
Rated: 4.17 by Nitty703 from Virginia

Sep 18, 2023
Rated: 4 by Stengelfoot from California

Aug 31, 2023
Rated: 4 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2023
Photo of Bhester9
Rated by Bhester9

4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Great beer. Super drinkable
Jun 29, 2023
Rated: 4.05 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Jun 24, 2023
Rated: 4.07 by Gerred from Missouri

Jun 13, 2023
Photo of johnnnniee
Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Enjoyed at the bar at the end of terminal A at BWI while getting the stink eye from my wife. Bready light caramel and toast lots of earthy fruity spicy hops. Nice old school IPA
Jun 11, 2023
Photo of redresonatedragon
Reviewed by redresonatedragon from Washington

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tasty! I’ve been enjoying this one every time I make a trip down South from the West coast. This can is about 3 weeks old so it’s nice to review something relatively fresh. This one has a aromatic, floral character with a mild, sweet grassy aftertaste, i get the herbal, weed reference. There definitely is a bitter linger on the finish, seems to sharpen the pepper Jack I’m eating. Pretty dang good and a nice shift from the bombastic IPAs of the PNW that I usually drink
Jun 05, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by HighwayChile from Kansas

May 22, 2023
Pernicious IPA from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 1423 ratings