Camelopardalis | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 66
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium copper color with a white wispy head that fades to a ring. Aroma of citrus, honey, hoppy floral, and apple cider.
In the taste, expressive Belgian yeast that is times spicy and peppery, but there is a semi wild, bordering acetic taste. Pale malts and a tempered semi sweet flavor. There is a moderate hop bitterness which is really not the story here. This ale is proof that quality yeast makes quality beer. Medium bodied with a drying, spicy finish. Really impressive brew here from Weyerbacher. Add it to the big beer case! A great Belgian inspired strong golden ale.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampled at Extreme Beer Fest

A-Pours a lighter copper color.

S-Aroma is decidedly Belgiany. There is a solid amount of caramel and spice. Also, I am getting some pretty legit citrusy notes as well.

T-Thick maltiness. Caramel and bread with spice and some fruity esters. Grapefruit and grass flavors as well. Not too aggressive with the Belgian yeastiness.

M-Fuller bodied. Moderate bitterness with some noticeable alcohol. Moderate carbonation.

O/D-A hearty Belgian IPA. I could stand to see the hops be a bit livelier and more central to the flavor.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of JimmyAloysius
4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fresh from the brewery 3/18/14 but, bottled on 2/28. Real fresh. The nose is pungent hops. The taste is cleaner then you expect giving off a clear flavor profile from the hops. The mouthfeel is consistent to a belgian strong pale ale and the alcohol is there. Not sure on the abv but, it is prominent in the finish. I love this beer hope it can make it to year round production.

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Photo of threeviews
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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)

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Camelopardalis from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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