Pernicious IPA | Wicked Weed Brewing

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Pernicious IPAPernicious IPA
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Pernicious IPAPernicious IPA

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Johntomk on 11-21-2014

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Ratings: 1,063 |  Reviews: 200
Reviews by Mojo:
Photo of Mojo
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of wedge
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

@ Wicked Weed and Growler

Brassy gold with a sticky white head that leaves behind lacing in sheets. Aroma is fresh, grassy, herbal, and spicy with some pineapple, pine sap, and pale cracker malts. First sip is a wave of spicy, herbal, dank, oily hops...just a big handful of fresh pellets. Crisp grassiness turns to melons and pulpy grapefruit juice. Hardly any malt to be found. HIghly attenuated, snappy, and dangerously refreshing. Drinks like 5%. Super good!

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Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.94/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle dated 9/24/15 into a duvel tulip. The pour produces a nice white head that leaves a decent amount of lace. The liquid is a hazy gold, and lighter than I would have expected.

Aroma is amazing! Shockingly floral, with hints of incredibly juicy citrus. There's a very subtle hint of a dank weed aroma floating on the edge of it. Then just a hint of a lightly toasted, sugary malt. An amazingly delicate and seductive aroma.

The taste follows up the nose perfectly. It's less than assertive at first, with some really pleasant floral notes. Mid-palate a bit more citrus comes in - oranges and maybe some pomegranate. An underscore of dank weed comes in here, sort of grounding everything. The dankness becomes more noticeable on later sips, and starts to mix in with a minty flavor, with more herbs than just weed. Finish is delicate, with a moderate amount of grapefruity bitterness. Aftertaste is dank and orange, along with a bit of sugar cookie malt.

Mouthfeel is fairly light-bodied with a moderate-high amount of creamy carbonation.

Overall, this is an amazing beer. A stunning range of hop flavors, all while being amazingly drinkable. It's so delicate, but still manages to satisfy your hop cravings, and it gives you pretty amazing hop burps. This is most definitely a new favorite!!

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Photo of TexicanMike
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pored into glass. Resiny and dry. Very well carbonated and excellent lacing. Clear and pale color when poured. Lingering bitterness is a good thing. Would love see on tap somewhere in ATL area.

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a mostly clear bright golden color with 2 fingers of head whiter than the 2017 GOP. The head settles into a thin film, leaving a ton of lacing as it goes. Gorgeous looking beer.

The aroma is relatively faint, but nicely balanced. There are notes of candied orange and bitter pine, with a sweet malt backbone.

The taste brings lots of sweet citrus, with some notes of peach and mango. There's a solid malt backbone before a bitter pine finish.

The feel is medium bodied with hefty carbonation. Crisp and decently refreshing.

Overall, a pretty solid IPA. It's incredibly bland, but it's tasty and highly drinkable, not to mention well-balanced. Would drink again.

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Photo of jlindros
3.91/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Again thanks to rudzud.

Pours a nice foamy 1 finger head fades slowly, nice sticky lacing, crystal clear golden yellow color.

Nose is pretty nice, big fruity hops, fruity bubblegum with mild tropical notes, nice Amarillo at first, then pineapple, into a mild pine sap grassy note, little candied orange peel, musty dank pine takes over.

Taste brings more Amarillo out front, juicy fruit, fruity bubblegum, mild grassy, floral fresh hop flavor, into a mild musty character, faint grassy pine in the background, fair bitterness, fair malt sweetness and candy taste. Late a big piney earthy herbal pinesol thing late, unfortunately. Finish dry slightly sticky, quite bitter, little pinesol, musty, etc.

Mouth is med bod little fluffy thicker feel, no real booze, nice fluffy carb.

Overall mixed, nice Amarillo, nice malt, booze hidden fairly well, but the mosaic like musty earthy grassy pinesol thing takes away from it. The malt profile and initial hop reminds me a lot of Brew Dog ipas.

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Photo of Zach136
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours crystal clear

Aroma/Flavor: Mild intensity fruity-dank hop character with med+ apparent bitterness,

Mouthfeel: medium-light body.

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Photo of Cannabanoid
3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Overall a very drinkable IPA. However, In my opinion if they scaled back on the malt bill it would result in a much more enjoyable beer. Why are they hiding all of those delicious hops behind so much malt? WHY???

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a huge thanks to wcu80 for sending this my way in a very special box of beers from the southeast. a legend of a BA he is, and i sure appreciate getting the opportunity to taste one of my first wicked weed beers that isnt a sour. thanks man! this is a cool beer, really light on the malt side. looks and smells and tastes like pilsener malt. soft and delicate looking, there is a big bone white pillowy head on top, and just enough haze for a hoppy beer to have. the hops are awesome, seems like citra or something out in front, but there are several strains in this one. lovely and fresh, i taste pineapple and lemon zest, fruity without being sweet, delicious. the grain is suitably light to let the subtleties and nuances of the hops show through, and i really appreciate that. its dry as can be, and carbonated well. i still get a little of the resinous hop feel, but this is an awfully clean brew. im shocked (and a little disappointed) its as strong as it is. it tastes like 5%, drinks even lighter, and frankly would make a heck of a summer slammer if it wasnt quite this strong. they hide it well. nicely done here by wicked weed, it seems they are as good at the hoppy stuff as they are at the wild ones. thanks again wcu80 for this!

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Photo of tilt122
4.83/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Brewed 1-29-18. The losers and haters want to give Wicked Weed bad scores because they sold out. F that. This is the same delicious dankness they have been brewing since day 1. Get a 4 pack and enjoy one of the best beer in America.

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Photo of oberon
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came in a standard pint a slight hazed copper color with a sticky thinner white head atop.Fresh cut grass,lemon,and deep pine resin in the nose.Sharp tartness upfront on the palate with a dose of herbal/mintiness in the back end,a biscuit malt base is detected as well.An IPA with a sharp tartness.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbryan5
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very well don IPA. It is more on the danky and piney end of the spectrum but it does exhibit some citrus notes. Goes down very easy. A top notch IPA that deserves your attention if you can snag it.

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Photo of uu1
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chiefbender
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Billolick
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle...."Date Bottled 06.11.18"

Pours light and clear, delicate off white cap, film and a bit of fine lacing left on the glass.

Light resiny hops on the nose.

Pleasing lighter and fruity IPA, light resiny hops throughout, with some soft fruity/pineapple/grapefruit notes adding to the complexity...bright and refreshing, quite respectable, worth a try..

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Photo of mmcurran
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ledouge
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Unclevince
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chossboss
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wacobear18
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dankjohn
2.75/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PprBurke
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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