Hops Infusion | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Made with seven hop varieties, this deep copper-orange IPA is loaded with juicy hop notes of pine, lemon zest, and a layer of pink grapefruit and a strong foundation of toasted caramel malts underneath it all give this beer a complexity that's unparalleled.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

Photo of indiapaleale
1.94/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

OKAY, you are probably saying to yourself..why such low marks. Believe me, I LOVE HOPS, that has nothing to do with it. The reason being is that Weyerbacher tends to have a problem with carbonation. The six pack I got, 4 of the bottles were way overcarbonated and undrinkable, whereas two of them were fine and quite enjoyable. I felt like going to the brewery, but I would imagine they are aware of the bottling issue by now. Just be cautious.

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Photo of benmiliron
1.95/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Paid $1.60 for a 12 oz. bottle.

Hops Infusion? India Pale Ale? I didn't see in this crap. Nothing but acid, acid, acid. No floral aromas, no citrus taste, no malt even, just a lot of acidish beer-like substance. This is not at all what I expected or was hoping for.

Come to think of it, I haven't been impressed by anything the Weyerbacher company has produced, but this was just terrible.

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of BadBadger
2.08/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I must say that this is pretty nasty tasting brew. Just plain awful, really. The beer pours a rather dark amber coloration. There is a very nice foamy head (best thing about this beer). The smell is hoppy. The taste is an odd mess. A mixture of sweetness and bitter hops which does not really work. The bittering is confused, being neither here nor there. If you love a hyper-hoppy beer, as I do, then avoid this Frankenstein. There are many other better examples out there.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
2.08/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer is too much. Went way too overboard with the hops. I appreciate their efforts, but my palate may not be up for this beer and its seven types of hops. Almost too much sour, it goes beyond bitter and into this altogether different category. The beer's aroma is almost overpowering which only makes one cringe before it touched the taste buds. The beer's appearnace is a dirty, brown water color with no head from the pour out of the bottle. And there i no lace whatsoever. I struggled to finish one glass.

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Photo of MiScusi
2.19/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle, thanks to "Imstillthegman" for this Secret Bunny treat. Pours a pretty dark orange, almost light brown with an off-white head that fades fast. The most I get from this in aroma is like a toasted and semi-sweet malt along with a tiny bit of earthiness. The taste is a very one sided toasty, *almost* roasty malt with a sticky astringent feeling bitterness in the finish. The finish kinda reminds me of the same quality I get out of a macro pilsner. I almost wanted to say this reminded me of Hop Devil at first but Hop Devil is actually much much better than this beer. Disappointed by this offering, and with no bottle dating it it's impossible to know if this is a fresh and good representation of the original beer.

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

Photo of smanders
2.26/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Recommended by the staff at the local beer store. Poured into an American Pint glass.

Appearance - nice lacing on a clear, amber ale.

Smell - grass.

Taste - Since there is no bottled-on date I am unsure as to whether this beer is past it's prime or not. Considering the recommendation from knowledgeable staff, I tend to think it must be.

Mouthfeel - a little oily.

Drinkability - I am going to withhold my comment for this until I am able to try another sample.

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Photo of jdhilt
2.3/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a one-fingered off-white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Hoppy/malty nose. Light carbonation and light bodied. Starts with a hop/malt mix but the hops quickly dominate and leave a lingering bitter aftertaste. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, Ma.

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Photo of hyland24
2.34/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I drank this beer from a cask poured into a goblet from the Lazyboy Saloon in White Plains, NY.

It poured amber, slightly hazy with minimal head that dissipated almost immediately. Minimal lacing.

The smell was hoppy and sweet with hints of fruit.

The taste was not good. Strong alcohol flavor with a spicy/hoppy overly bitter finish. Dont mind the strong alcohol taste so long as the flavor compliments it. This did not.

The mouthfeel and drinkability leave much to be desired. Very thin and not enough carbonation, which is to be expected from the cask. I think this beer was just not meant to be served from a cask. I think more carbonation might have improved this beer. I would not recommend this variation but would not rule out sampling this beer on draft or bottle.

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Photo of JackTheRipper
2.36/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Too over the top. I've had lots of hoppy beers, I really like IPA's, but this stuff is awful.
A: Nice amber color, initial two finger head with nice lacing.

S: An acidic punch in the nose. Nothing more.

T: Put some alum on your tongue. Same feel. Too bitter, the hop assault doesn't serve to highlight the hops, the bitterness just overwhelms all taste.

M: Sharp. Very very sharp.

D&N: Try this if you have obsessive-compulsive disorder that makes you seek hops. Otherwise, meh, I want my two dollars back.

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2.38/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had a choice between this offering and Barley's IPA. Glad I chose to go with a pint of the latter!
Appeared red with no head to see. Gentle residue on the edges left one to consider some slick consistancy.
Couldn't smell anything. As much as I tried I could barley smell beer at all.
Hops Infusion? Where the hell are the hops? Bland wheat with minor honey and citrus overtones but no hop flavoring.
Slick oily mouthfeel leaving barley a desire for another.
I hope this was a bad batch because I hate giving this such a bad review. I may give this another shot but I'm doubting it.
Sadly dissappointed.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of AllThingsNinja
2.53/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

While, I tend to enjoy hops, the Hops infusion pushes them to the extreme and lands the brew in a land of mediocrity. It’s a crisp, golden brown brew with some modest head formation and slight lacing. It’s attractive, but not special. The aroma, is as one would expect, an assault of citrus, sour, and floral notes. The combination is almost cacophonous. The flavors are similarly convoluted. The hop presence is undeniable, unbalanced, and unreal. While I like the concept of a 7 hopped beer, Weyerbacher’s implementation isn’t very inspiring. The hops don’t compliment each other, and combine to emphasize sour and bitter notes, over the more interesting flavors. The brew could be improved by adjusting the timings of the hop additions. As it stands now, it’s hardly drinkable.

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Photo of johnnyirishman
2.58/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle

A- Light copper in color, no lacing and no head retention at all, a little dissapointing.

S- Not much smell going on here, slight hops but nothing like the label suggests.

T,M- Sweet malt in the front, with a weak hop taste at the finish, again nothing like the label suggested...

D- I guess i expected alot more from this beer, only to be let down with the hops taste. Take it from there if you want to embark on this adventure.

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Photo of drinkiusmaximus
2.58/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- pours a deep hazy amber fingers width head with slight retention some slight lacing.

S-very malty/bready with only hints of lemon or pink grapefruit slightlt astringent smell.

T-spicy bitterness herbal and some toasted malt reminiscent of a ricola herbal cough drop.

M-medium bodied and smooth the look and mouthfeel are the best qualities of this brew.

D- well I have a six pack and now halfway through my first one i wish i didn't. this is one i wont look for again, not the worst i have had but still not anywhere near the top.


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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.61/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - clear amber color with a off-white head that settled down leaving some lace.

S - malt aroma over shadows the hops.

T - sweet malty taste, some hops come through on the finish, but I expected more hops.

M - light bodied, malt sweetness, a little hop biterness on the back end.

D - if you're new to IPA's this is a good place to start, but I've had Stone IPA. Could drink these if being offered, but I won't be buying this one for myself.

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Photo of jmarsh123
2.62/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cloudy gold/orange with a 1.5 finger creamy off-white head.

A little hint of pine with some sweet malt. Not as much nose as I'd expect from an IPA.

Slight citrus/floral upfront rounding into a little bit of a toffee malt flavor. Finishes with a pine bitterness and too much astringency.

Mouthfeel and carbonation levels are solid.

Flavors don't meld in this one. Not very complex and the aftertaste kills the drinkability on this one.

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Hops Infusion from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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