India | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-13-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of chcfan
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Varkias41
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of themotherculture
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of bacher468
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of HopStoopid120
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of richbrew
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of randomdanger
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ChrisSimpson1968
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very lightly hazy, dark golden-orange amber color. A small heap of smooth, beige colored foam is quick to recede to a pronounced, bubbly ring with a thin skin at the center. Jagged patched of lacing cling to the glass. Aromas include toasted biscuit and lightly sweet toffee, along with countering notes of bitter orange, grass, and wisps of pine. Flavors are similarly structured, with the spicy, citrusy, grassy hop bitterness outweighing the underlying toasty, biscuity malt just a bit. Medium bodied, smooth, and crisp, the palate lacks "wow factor", but doesn’t offend either. Bitterness intensifies on the long, grassy finish.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This IPA poured out the bottle shortly after it's release into a pint glass. The color was an orange gold with a tan head that was pretty large at first. This beer has a really nice aroma to it, there's no question that there are tons of hops in there. For some reason the taste of this beer was nothing like I expected. It just wasn't right, I'm not sure how to explain it but for me it just didn't taste good. I guess I could say sour or something would do it. This killed the positives that this beer had going for itself. Everything was good up till the point when I got a few sips into it. Then it went down hill from there.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Picked up a bottle at Capone's.

Appearance brings in an orange body with a bit of haze to it. Slight copper coloring as well. Off white head with a bit of lace. The nose brings a good deal of citrus, with orange really standing out. A bit of zest. A bit of caramel in the background. The taste brings forward quite a bit of hops and bitterness along with some hop flavor. There is some mild caramel malt in the background--it's certainly not dominant. Feel is a bit dry and ever so slightly sweet. Good carbonation. A nice one off; I look forward to more from this series.

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3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. Bottle tried 19 Sep 2010. Courtesy of Luke at Beer Church, thanks!

Served in OB Super Dry ~6 oz. Glass. Small beige head. Slightly cloudy golden orange. Medium carbonation. Smells of alcohol, caramel, some orange. Taste is similar, caramel, some orange. Moderate alcohol. Medium body. Aftertaste is orange and bittersweet.

Glad to be able to try this.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle courtesy of aglose45. Poured into my New Belgium goblet. I have to say that this is probably the worst label I've seen on a beer recently.

A: Slightly hazy amber in color with about 1/4" of white head that quickly disappears into a ring of bubbles around the edge and a few islands of bubbles in the middle.

S: Fairly present hops, notably some grapefruit, decently hoppy, this may have faded a bit. Underneath that are some sweet malt smells that nicely balance things out.

T: Decent malty profile up front, fair amount caramel sweetness, hops are there, some citrus and really that's about it. Medium bitterness, somewhat soapy, but lingers around fairly well. Has a kind of "dirt" taste to it as well, not earthy, but kinda dirty/dusty.

M: Really nice here, nice medium body, carbonation is spot on, decently dry and just a whiff of booze at the end.

D: Its okay, but pretty lackluster, I think age is probably the culprit here. Has some nice notes but the overall flavor of this beer just falls a bit short and there's just this weird dusty/dirty kinda flavor I'm picking up. Would like to try this one again.

Thanks Adam!

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Photo of yourefragile
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Pours a a hazed copper color with thin cream colored head with average retention and webs of lacing. Aroma is toasted, grainy and hoppy like citrus rind and earth. Body is thick and chewy with moderate carbonation and a sweet, wet finish. Toasted and sweet caramel malts assert themselves in balancing the citric, resiny hops. Overall, the balance is a little off as the sweetness and bitterness are both a little too assertive and don't play nicely together. A nice stab at west coast IPA for a one off, I'd like to see them refine this.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amberish orange color with moderate cap of white head, leaving decent lacing. Scent is of tangerine, grapefruit and peach, with a soft touch of flowers and hint of pine, a light, crackery malt charachter is present, but not powerful. Taste brings the soft tastes of mango, peach and grapefruit, again with a touch of flowers. There is a crackery backbone present. Whats missing is bitterness, excelent flavor but sorely lacing in that department. Nice light/medium body, perfect carbonation for style, slightly oily and coating. A great scent and initial first taste, but the lack of bitter bite on the back end disapoints, so much potential for this beer.

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Photo of CampusCrew
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: golden complexion

smell: heavy citrus, orange peel and some nice floral aroma

taste: loaded IPA, almost double. decently balanced and loads of citrus, more the bitter orange taste. very well done. loved this on draft

mouthfeel: medium bodied

drinkability: overall a great beer and I would love this to be a regualar.

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Photo of brentk56
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a somewhat cloudy amber color with stiff head; great retention and a reasonable attempt at lacing

Appearance: Tangerine, a little soapy and somewhat floral

Taste: Toasty opening that moves in a dry, citrusy character by mid-palate that becomes almost steely; after the swallow, the metallic character amps up another notch and then fades, leaving the dryness as the main element of the flavor profile

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Not at the top of the class but a pretty decent IPA; I like the attenuation and lack of a big malt presence

Thanks, yourefragile, for the opportunity

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Photo of jeffthecheff
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, light amber color with a great two finger off white head that has tight consistency and great lacing.

The nose is lightly fruity, with some apricot, grapefruit and orange aromas. There is also a slight dry, herbal edge to it. It's nice, but it needs more strength to reach the next level.

The flavor is restrained for an IPA, but it doesn't come off as weak. I actually like this. It's slightly sweet, with a fruity, almost peach flavor in the middle. Bitterness is light, and it comes and goes silently. The smooth, low carbonated mouthfeel accentuates the flavor qualities in the beer. This overall smooth and restrained quality helps the drinkability.

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Photo of llllDrGONZOllll
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A dull copper color and very cloudy. Very little head shows in an aggressive pour. The tiniest trace of lacing leads down to the thinnest layer of head that can still be visible.(more of a skim than a cap)

The aromas are wonderful. Sweet fruity citrus and pine are blending in a nose of pure American IPA fashion. A bread driven yeast is present and caramel malt comes through just a tad as the ale warms. A tinge of alcohol peaks in only slightly and hides back in the hop aromas. A swirl of the glass will bring back a small cap of head that fades quickly, but replays more of those groovy hop notes.

The first sip is quite aggressive, hop bitterness all the way. As the IPA warms in the glass or on the pallet sweet grain and caramel goodness come through. Warmer temps do not to bring it to a balance. The body is a lighter than I expect from Weyerbacher, that is a plus. This body brings it more into the style appropriate realm. The carbonation is not pallet scrubbing which allows the bitterness to shine and fade naturally. Dry, hoppy and evermore inviting the ale becomes with each sip.

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3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got as an extra from Mikesgroove. Thanks man

pours a peachy golden slightly cloudy color. Thin head at first then nothing. No lacing.

Aroma of tons of hops. Citrusy pine and a alot of caramel maltiyness. Similar to hopslam but more hoppy harshness

Tastes just how it smells. Lots of citrus, pine and malt. A little too heavy on the hop bitterness. More hop flavor would be better. Little more sweetness in the end would be nice. As it warms up it gets a little harsh.

Mouthfeel is good. No complaints.

Overall a good IPA. Better than most but far from the best. I would have another

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Photo of thain709
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a pretty clear copper body...pretty standard...a one finger, white head formed and fell to a spotty cap...nice lacing though

S - Big aromas of citrus hops...I like the nose but there could have been more hop punch...other sweetness was apparent

T - The malts come through more at first sip...there is a nice combination of sweet caramel malts and juicy, citrus hops...they start the beer off and continue until the end...a little bitterness sneaks up at the end and the hops change to more of an earthy taste

M - Medium bodied...good sweetness that isn't too sweet and lets the hops shine

D - This was a solid one-off by Weyerbacher...the nose was solid and the flavors were sweeter than I expected...I'm still in love with their Double Simcoe IPA

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Photo of jorg2619
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a few bottles at Abe's Six Pack on my way from NY.
India has a light color with a bit of hop haze which is always nice. The aroma is a little pine, a hint of citrus and earth. Smells like an IPA. Taste wise this beer starts off with pine and bitterness at the tip of my tounge moves through my mouth leaving a taste of grapefruit peel. Mouthfeel was really smooth and not to thin but thinner than the double IPA's I have been drinking. At 7% India is very drinkable. Overall I was satisfied, though India does not stick out as an exceptional IPA it is still really good.

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Photo of portia99
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with one of the plainest labels I've seen poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass. Received in trade today (no sense waiting, right?) with richbrew after searching for this for a while. Thanks Rich!

A - Pours a just south of clear amber/orange color with just a pinky finger of variable white foam that dies to a collar with loose lacing and few stubborn islands of bubbles on the surface.

S - Herbal and floral hops hit me first, followed by some light caramel malt, slight vegetable (sweet peas) aroma and a bit of yeasty bread. Very "green" smelling beer.

T - Floral hops, some earthiness too. Caramel malt with an "English hop" bitterness. Very minor buttery diacetyl (I'm very sensitive to diacetyl, so might not be detectable to most - it is very light). I would call this more of an English IPA than American...hops definitely lean in that direction.

M - Just on the light side of medium bodied with medium carbonation too. Clean, hoppy bitterness sits in the mouth completely filling it past the swallow.

D - Probably would rate this higher if I was looking for an English IPA at the time. Definitely a high quality beer, just a bit off in the advertising, in my opinion. I could easily find myself having a couple of these in a sitting. Alcohol level is a bit high at 7.2%, but well hidden. One of those that might sneak up on you. Quality beer that I am glad to finally get a chance to try.

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3.06/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Bottle has no date on it so I am unsure when this one was bottled.
Pours a opaque, orange color with a white head. Decent lacing.
Aroma is not as hoppy as I would expect.
The taste has a lot more hop presence than the smell and I am thankful for that. Subtle bitterness to start but then increases. I pick up almost a metallic taste, not sure how to describe.
Mouthfeel is light/medium.
Overall, I am fairly unimpressed with this one. Not a very good IPA in my opinion.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to pint glass. Wow. Not a lot of effort went into the label design for this one, huh? This label is SU-SPECT! Says noting really, except that the India is from the Brewers Select Series. Believable since, (last time I checked) doesn't even appear on their website.

A: Pours with a foamy 2 1/2 finger off white head. Long lasting, the head recedes into a thick film that remains throughout the course of imbibing. Loads of bubbles race through the slightly hazy medium dark, amber-orange body. Lacing is fair.

S & T: Average malts of toasted caramel, sugar cookies and buttered biscuits. The hops are heavy: grapefruit and orange zest and pine dominate. There is a earthy yeastiness as well. Flavors of pineapple and apricot compliment the hop bill. There is a butter cream/toffee like flavor component as well. The flavor duration is long with a heavy bitterness tagging all the way along.

M: Medium body with a smooth, lush and creamy texture. A borderline lively carbonation cuts through it.

D: This beer is good. It's just not Double Simcoe good. Nonetheless, it was a pleasure to try a one-off from Weyerbacher's Brewers Select Series.

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India from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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