Camelopardalis
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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From:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
IPA - Belgian
ABV:
10.2%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 9.25%
Ratings:
66
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 29, 2016
Added:
Mar 05, 2014
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  4
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: None
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4.1 by jodybrutal from New Jersey on Jan 29, 2016
 
4.04 by BrewsandBlues from Florida on Dec 20, 2014
 
4 by tonyrocknroll from Colorado on Dec 01, 2014
 
3.75 by gillagorilla from Maryland on Nov 22, 2014
 
4.2 by hophead81 from Pennsylvania on Nov 07, 2014
 
4 by Boone757 from Virginia on Nov 06, 2014
 
3.5 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Oct 12, 2014
 
4.25 by thgreatrandini from Pennsylvania on Sep 16, 2014
 
3.75 by InspectorBob from New Jersey on Sep 15, 2014
 
3.8 by SteveB3014 from Pennsylvania on Sep 14, 2014
 
5 by ejane from Connecticut on Aug 25, 2014
 
4 by ThE_MaD_HoPpEr from Pennsylvania on Aug 07, 2014
 
4 by insearchofhops from Massachusetts on Aug 07, 2014
 
4.25 by stomioka from New Jersey on Jul 21, 2014
 
4 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania on Jul 20, 2014
 
3.75 by DrFunkenstein from Pennsylvania on Jul 04, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by thecheapies from Pennsylvania

Honey golden hue with a finger and a half of foam that sprouted after the pour. Some lacing.

Spicy American hops in the nose with a heavy-duty booze punch. Spiny bitterness with thick leafiness and nectary dankness. Hints of stone fruit and navel orange from the hops/yeast. Hard to get past the obvious alcohol.

Tangy malt base with esters of white grape and peach. Some green apple, but all of this fruitiness is massacred by hop bitterness, high-pitched alcohol heat, and a rye-like spiciness. A little full-blown for a Belgian-style beer. Brash, maybe, with liberal license of American bittering hops. Light pine is a secondary flavor. Malts support the ale with a biscuity character. Gets a little softer, as it warms.

Great mouthfeel. Oily hop residue lubricates the palate. Surprisingly, thinner body, in feel. Carbonation balances nicely.

While I'm typically not a fan of strengthened Belgian IPAs, this one drinks very well. It's certainly a bruiser, and doesn't hide from it, in flavor. Almost two thumbs up.

Jun 28, 2014
 
3.75 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Jun 25, 2014
 
3.75 by RocketCityVol from Alabama on Jun 18, 2014
 
3.5 by ShanePB from Pennsylvania on Jun 04, 2014
 
3.5 by NJBeer265 from New Jersey on Jun 03, 2014
 
3.5 by huysmans from New Jersey on May 31, 2014
 
4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on May 29, 2014
 
3.75 by SharkNado from Pennsylvania on May 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by threeviews from Florida

Poured from a growler into a Firestone/Walker branded Rastal 2.0 Teku glass

A- Beautiful hazy orange with 1+ fingers worth of a fluffy white head...minimal lacing. For the style, the color, opaqueness and head is perfect. (5.0)

S- Perfectly complex: orange, bubblegum, melon, tropical fruit medley, pine and a dash of banana thrown in for good measure. Arguably the best Belgian IPA/DIPA I have ever experienced. (5.0)

T- Despite 10%, the alcohol goes undetectable. Sweet bubblegum which morphs into tropical fruit and then finally ends in a piney/bitter goodness. The drinkability is outstanding. (5.0)

M- On the heftier side of medium bodied. The sweet malt backbone is quickly consumed by the generous hopping leaving the palate dry and tacky. At 10% ABV the alcohol is undetectable. Despite the growler packaging (and stored for a few days before opening), the carbonation is extremely lively...dare I use the word perfect again and if nothing else, completely appropriate for the style. (5.0)

O - Being that a hoppy Belgian Triple and/or Golden Strong is my favorite style (Flying Fish's Exit 4 is my favorite beer...all-time), Weyerbacher has absolutely killed it with this offering. Unfortunately, this stands to be a one-off release of which may never see the light of day (or darkness of fermentation tank) again. If it were to become a year-round, however, it would replace Exit 4 as my staple. (5.0)

May 23, 2014
 
3.5 by Canti4341 from Texas on May 21, 2014
 
3.75 by hopsolutely from Canada (ON) on May 17, 2014
 
3.75 by paulys55 from Pennsylvania on May 15, 2014
 
4 by mikeburd1128 from New Jersey on May 11, 2014
 
4 by bleedsblu from Pennsylvania on May 08, 2014
 
3.75 by Mantooth from North Carolina on May 08, 2014
 
3 by IAMTEAMPONY from Pennsylvania on May 08, 2014
 
3.75 by ArtZan from New Jersey on May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

Orange body, white head. Belgian yeast with robust esters of lemon, apple and pear, citrus hops make up the aroma bouquet. Taste has defined grapefruit and lemon, yeast, esters, a hint of booze and caramel malt. Feel is very warm for the style, large body too, yeast still makes necessary enlightenment of the finish. All around good BIPA

May 04, 2014
 
3.75 by Gww1864 from New Jersey on May 04, 2014
 
4 by NYR_Rob from Pennsylvania on May 04, 2014
 
4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on May 03, 2014
 
3.75 by wanderlust389 from Pennsylvania on May 03, 2014
 
3.25 by Kayaker from Pennsylvania on May 02, 2014
 
3.75 by Pahn from New York on Apr 24, 2014
Camelopardalis from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 66 ratings