Hops Infusion | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
82
good
872 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
872
Reviews:
670
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Timtac
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Darker than average color for an ipa, this had an auburn and light brown appearance. Big almost 2" head. Aroma was very woody and not hoppy. Seems all bittering hops up in here.

Taste was a big time caramel malt impression. Substantially bitter and mild alcohol warmth. I think some Simcoe came through, but really, for something named hops infusion, this was a muddled typical grapefruit and caramel type of scenario taste wise. Label artwork was rad, I might be boosting the overall score because of it, I dunno.

Any proclaimed complexity is laughable, this is just a big bitter, big crystal malt ipa that has been done thousands of times.

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Photo of wpreynolds
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DarthVorador
3.26/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MorgothBauglir
4/5  rDev +9.9%

My first IPA, holds fond memories :)

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

Photo of Brenden
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The color is that of long unpolished tarnished brass, a thick sort of brownish-orange. It's almost muddy-looking, and completely opaque. The tan head isn't large but it's pretty tight. Lacing is left in moderate to heavy spotting.
There's a raw sort of sweetness on the nose before oily, resinous pine and citrus peel.
The flavor is primarily piney bitterness with definite citrus support. It's raw, earthy and lightly, but not overbearingly, pithy. Just a touch of biscuity malts adds balance. Fruity esters add an interesting element that runs all the way through.
It's about equal parts crisp and smooth, a good feel considering how thick it looks. It isn't particularly, and it's got a nice bite that carries through in its fairly bright medium body. It leans a little cloying, not from sweetness but that thickness does almost pull into it.

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Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Hops Infusion from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 872 ratings.
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