Pernicious IPA
Wicked Weed Brewing

Pernicious IPAPernicious IPA
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From:
Wicked Weed Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #107
ABV:
7.3%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,715
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 7.84%
Reviews:
274
Ratings:
1,100
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 13, 2022
Added:
Nov 21, 2014
Wants:
  86
Gots:
  419
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Pernicious IPAPernicious IPA
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 4.52 by cabotsasquatch from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.03 by Wizzman from Massachusetts

Aug 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.48 by kraut6363 from Pennsylvania

Aug 07, 2022
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Rated by GenoplayBA from Florida

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Great hoppy nose without being too pine needley crisp, dry finish.
Aug 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by StrangerTides from New York

Jul 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by Thirstygoat from Illinois

Jul 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by JHeard79 from North Carolina

Jul 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by clm9 from North Carolina

Jul 16, 2022
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Reviewed by LBThiele3382 from Michigan

4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Everything an IPA is supposed to be. My brother and I killed a sixer of 12 oz cans like it was our job. Hoppy-not too hoppy crisp, delicious etc If you can get this brew in your area, get it! (I can’t! ) got it on a road trip in PA
Jul 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by blevinsaj from Ohio

Jul 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by RBorsato from Virginia

Jul 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.81 by kbrown from Ohio

Jul 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.6 by G-houser

Jul 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by kkazemi from North Carolina

Jul 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Hoptometrist from Ohio

Jul 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by ned89

Jun 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by MartyB8 from Indiana

Jun 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by Jficorilli from Ohio

Jun 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Amendm from Florida

4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A 16-oz. pour into a pint glass at a restaurant, a full pour with a half finger of white soapy foam with long retention and drooping streaks of lacing. Hazy, and by that, I mean I can read large print through it, Light yellow straw color.

A bouquet of hops greats the nose, floral, herbal, earthy, some citrus (grapefruit and lemon) with a hint of pine. Toasted malt is second yet balanced in a way that supports the big hop flavor.

Semi-dry with medium-high bitterness, Toasted malt with a hint of juice, again the big hops are balanced by malt. The dryness and bitterness are consistent throughout the drink. The finish is lager-like, fast and almost crisp with the malt rounding out the finish. Bold, bitter and spicy hops linger during the aftertaste.

Medium light bodied with soft and lasting carbonation. I must say balanced again, in spite of the big hop profile the malt is plentiful and complimentary to the hops. No surprises here just malt and hops with a hint of fruity esters. I consider this an East Coast IPA and my favorite so far.
Jun 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by jlerner31 from Pennsylvania

May 30, 2022
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Rated by rbztek

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very smooth. No bitter end.
May 27, 2022
 
 
Rated: 3.86 by OhioLimoncello from Ohio

May 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.17 by Mcc7793 from North Carolina

May 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.67 by TP2MSU from Michigan

May 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by dbauer from California

May 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.64 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Apr 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
4/26/22 On tap at Wicked Weed on Biltmore Ave.

Darker golden than average. Good lacing. Higher than average hoppy goodness smell!

Decent fruity start that ends well in a dry finish.
Apr 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by coopdog1000 from Florida

Apr 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.57 by jacobk1997 from Georgia

Apr 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.03 by Branlott42 from Missouri

Apr 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Mar 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.27 by jeschaefer from Texas

Mar 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.85 by flgimp from Pennsylvania

Mar 22, 2022
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Reviewed by southernyanks

1/5  rDev -76.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
I don't know what you did to one of the BEST IPA'S on the face of the Earth. I just purchased a 12-pac and from the first one on, tasted and smelled NOTHING like it use to.
Leave it to Anheuser-Busch to screw up a Good Thing.
Mar 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Mar 18, 2022
 
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Rated by LauraMancini from Texas

4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Love it!
Feb 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

Jan 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania

Jan 24, 2022
Pernicious IPA from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 1374 ratings