Juicy Bits - Double Dry-Hopped With Lotus
WeldWerks Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,495
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
91
Ranked #9,504
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 9.66%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
29
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WeldWerks Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
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Notes: You may have noticed that we've gone absolutely crazy over the Lotus hop recently. Without exaggeration we can say that it's easily the most unique hop varietal to come across our path in recent memory, and so we thought it would be the perfect addition to the next DDH Juicy Bits variant. Lending huge, fun notes of a tangerine creamsicle, Lotus complements the already-amazing mix of pineapple, apricot and papaya coming from the rest of the DDH base. We can't wait for you folks to try this one.
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mellow hazy yellow with a white head. Great aromas of tropical fruit, especially mango and pineapple, with soft peach complimenting. Taste mirrors with more hop bitter on the finish, fruit is omnipresent but not overly juicy. Body is hazy in a percolating way, sneaky creamy underneath it all, hop finish is dry and crisp. Solid variant

Jun 07, 2020
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snaotheus from Washington

3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2020-05-19
16oz can served in a big snifter. Dated 03/31/20.

Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a medium-large head that fades fairly quickly to islands and a medium-thickness ring. Smell is melon, floral (like honeysuckle), resin.

Taste is a flash of fruity lightness followed by some pine and some vegetation bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium and dry, resinous. Overall, pretty good beer.

May 19, 2020
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

May 10, 2020
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TallGuyCM from California

2.5/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Jun 02, 2020
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BucannonXC5 from California

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Pure Project 16-oz. snifter glass
From: Supermarket Liquors in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: $3.86 (w/ 10 percent off)
Purchased: April 26, 2019
Consumed: May 3, 2019
Reviewed as: New England IPA
Misc.: Canned on April 2, 2019

Picked this up with many others on a recent work trip to Fort Collins, Colo. Everything I’ve had from WeldWerks has been fantastic and I expected this one to be in that mix as well. Untappd description read, “You may have noticed that we've gone absolutely crazy over the Lotus hop recently. Without exaggeration we can say that it's easily the most unique hop varietal to come across our path in recent memory, and so we thought it would be the perfect addition to the next DDH Juicy Bits variant. Lending huge, fun notes of a tangerine creamsicle, Lotus complements the already-amazing mix of pineapple, apricot and papaya coming from the rest of the DDH base. We can't wait for you folks to try this one.” I believe Lotus would be a new hop for me, so was looking forward to it. A quick search and descriptors were “orange and vanilla followed by notes of candied grape and tropical fruit aromas.” Can also mentioned Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado with DDH Lotus.

Poured a pale hazy color with 3-to-4 fingers of frothy off-white head. Lots of fast moving bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Almost perfect spiderweb foamy lacing. World-class foamy retention. What a good looking beer. (Sight - 4.75)

Smelled that mentioned tangerine creamscicle right away. Also orange, vanilla, apricot, peach, pineapple, Mosaic, candied grape, papaya, passion fruit, melon, floral and mint. More of the smell from the can. Awesome out of the nose. (Smell - 4.25)

Taste wasn’t quite as good as the nose. Got orange blossom, orange creamsicle, vanilla, bitter tangerine rind, apricot, peach, pineapple, Mosaic, lemon zest, purple grape, melon, floral, papaya and caramel candy. Seemed like Motueka would be in there, but no mention of it. Felt boozier than 6.7 pct. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Creamy finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Excellent beer overall. Lotus is a very interesting hop. (Overall - 4.25)

4.18 | 93 | A-

May 18, 2019
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on April 29, 2020.

Oct 19, 2020
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mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can. Hazy orange gold color. White head.

Orange, melon, and mango. Tropical. Some papaya. A bit of zesty/spicy hop bite. Medium bodied. Fairly soft. Solid.

May 02, 2020
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks and smells similar to standard Juicy Bits.
Orange hazy but not dense like a TreeHouse.
Head fades fairly quickly.
Tropical orange juice - very refreshing.
Has a nice sharp carbonation.

May 01, 2020
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flick_travis89 from New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 01, 2020
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3/31/20; drank 5/9/20 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dull orange/yellow appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big off-white head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Pineapple, spring water & cane sugar notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Grapefruit, fresh cut grass, table sugar & faint pine flavors.

Smelled better than it tasted; worth a quaff but not amazing.

May 10, 2020
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gangstabobangsta from Colorado

4.62/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 08, 2019
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jacobdunne from Colorado

4.87/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Suh guh

Jun 07, 2019
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deereless from Colorado

4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 12, 2019
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bschmidt_37 from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 14, 2020
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FBarber from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a matte yellow color. Completely opaque and cloudy, but not quite sludgy in appearance. Thick 3 finger head collapses leaving just a partial splotch of foam.

Aroma has notes of lemon and lime, tangerine and peach, with an exotic fruity aroma that I can't quite place. Aroma is moderately sweet. As the beer warms its got a slight tea like quality.

Taste somewhat follows the nose, but is not as fruity as the nose implied. Light notes of melon, peach, tangerine and mango give way to a lime bite on the back end before transitioning into a grassy hop bitterness.

Feel is smooth, moderately bodied. A bit chalky almost. Spritzy but moderate carbonation.

Overall a nice NEIPA. I enjoyed the lotus hops and will definitely will be looking forward to trying some other beers using this hop.

Jun 27, 2020
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MNBeer1017 from Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 02, 2020
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Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Apr 25, 2020
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vfgccp from New York

4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aug 09, 2019
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 3/31/20, so 6 weeks old.

Looks great in the glass, dull orange juice colored body with a big white head which persists in some form throughout most of the drink, leaving layers of lacing initially.

Faint fruit aromas.

Soft hop profile, citrus and non citrus fruit, a touch warm from the abv. Slight resin feel.

Mouth closer to medium than full, finish warm, light fruit with a touch of pine.

Overall, pretty decent NE ipa, not stunning, but certainly worthwhile drinking.

May 10, 2020
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange juice with a one-finger, creamy, white head. Leaves nice lacing.
Smells of candied hops, much like Tang. Vanilla, lactose, almond and malt also in nose.
Juicy, oily citrus hops. Mangoe, orange, a little melon and vanilla. Slight peppery finish.
Soft mouthfeel with medium body.
Another excellent Weldworks NEIPA.

May 03, 2020
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eawolff99 from Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 22, 2020
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BerryKumquat from California

3.42/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Generic blonde beer.
S: Decent peachy note with hops.
T: Generic IPA.
F: Generic IPA with a decent smell.
O: Not an exciting beer. Just generic with a better than average smell.

Jul 04, 2020
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Jdells09 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 30, 2020
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alexsergio from New York

4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 18, 2019
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rkarimi from Colorado

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 29, 2019
Juicy Bits - Double Dry-Hopped With Lotus from WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 29 ratings