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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3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark amber body with zero head, just a faint ring of lace.

S - Pretty malt forward for an IPA, honey, brandy, booze, piney hops.

T - Sweet malts and low hops, bread, honey, orange, pine needle.

M - Medium syrupy body, low carbonation.

O - Perhaps I got a bad bottle, but I was pretty disappointed after the Double Simcoe these guys have out. Weird.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - dark orangish amber with a huge, soft, dense, off white head that has decent retention

S - lightly bready with big citrusy notes

T - bready, piney, citrusy, bitter

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a very hoppy beer with a mild malt presence. I think with just a touch more malt for balance this could be a superb beer. As it is, it's good but in an IPA-flooded market, there's little here that stands out.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Unlabelled bottle purchased from Slowbeer.

Pours a pretty deep ruddy amber colour, with a filmy, but slightly frothy yellow-white head. Consistency of the head is bubbly, somewhat, but it leaves pretty solid fine lacing. The body looks very pleasantly heavy, and holds carbonation well when tilted. Overall, it's not a bad looking brew.

Nose is quite sticky and, it has to be said, overly sweet. Big caramel malt characters come through quite strongly, oddly sharpened and extended by the hops, which are a little muted, but still provide a resiny edge to the malt. The hops themselves give alternately resin, dust and capsicain, along with a continual brusque earthiness. It's not bad, but it's not magnificent either.

Taste is similar, although the sweetness isn't as pronounced as I thought it was going to be. Here we get more peppery hop characters that meld into an earthy, slightly herbal greenness on the back palate, and a mild, slightly grainy maltiness which floats along without purpose. Very minimal bitterness, even in the finish, although there are still lingering resin aromatics trailing off at the very end.

Overall, this is a pretty generic IPA, or perhaps even a slightly substandard one. It's either too sweet or too bland, neither of which is a good descriptor for a good IPA. I was left pretty underwhelmed.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 09/01/12 notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a hazy amber color with one finger of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, light citrus hops, light grapefruit, lemon. Pretty nice nose.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, citrus hops, and grapefruit. Lots of malts.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel has no bitterness in it at all.

o - Overall a decent IPA, though on the malty side. Easy to drink and no hoppy bite, the hops are light in this one, though it still tastes good. Worth trying once.

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look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Amber color, clear appearance. Creamy, close crown, good retention. Mildy toasted malts & clean bitterness both in aromas & flavors. Light to medium body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Oily hops in the middle linger into slightly resiny dry finish. Refreshing.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Nonic glass.

Appearance: Dark amber but still very clear, body has little no bubbles with a thin off-white head settling to maybe 1/8" of an inch.

Smell: Bland, almost a nutty scent to it but real weak.

Taste: For an IPA it is lightly bitter it is easier to drink than most. Caramel notes with of course some floral feel.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, not so sticking but does do the job.

Overall: Not a bad everyday IPA, I'd definitely grab one again. Will it be incredible or great...NO. But it will make you happy after a long day from work. Salud!

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Hops Infusion from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 872 ratings
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