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Viridis Lupulus (2013) | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Viridis Lupulus is an unfiltered golden-copper IPA with an aggressive hop profile. Massive amounts of Apollo, Calypso, Centennial, and Galaxy hops fill this beer with dank citrus and tropical aromas.

Added by Knapp85 on 06-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 206 |  Reviews: 44
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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, muddled, hazy, opaque, orange-brown coloring with a tall, frothy, big bubbled, off-white head that sits a solid inch and doesn't look like it's going to budge. Nose of floral, green hops, with a mossy and pitch-like resin character blossoming off. Tangy sweet notes in the aromas, also, bringing some balance. Flavors of bitter, resiny hops forward with a solid citrus blend of lemon and grapefruit. Heavy roast characteristics, with some pepper spicing and woody highlights. The roast character bleeds into the aftertaste, along with a tartly sweet and tangy blending. Smooth, mid-bodied feel supports the robust flavor profiles. The finish is crisp and dry, with a tangy citrus linger. This one is bold, but balanced enough to be drinkable. Tasty brew.

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Photo of Kendo
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on June 10, 2013; consumed on August 15, 2013.

A: Poured from the 750 ml, caged and corked bottle into a Sam Smith's nonic-style pint glass. Body is quite hazy; honey/amber-orangey in color. Active carbonation is apparent right out of the bottle; it results in a very big (3-fingers-plus) ivory head with a lot of staying power. It finally dissipates - somewhat - to a foamy meringue-like head and leaves behind loads of foamy lace.

S: Very nice IPA nose: juicy citrus and some pine needles.

T: First impression is the bitterness at the finish: almost like chewing pine needles. After a couple sips and a palate adjustment, I get some citrus underneath the piney finish - think grapefruit peel or pith - and a bit of lemony drying bitterness lingering in the aftertaste. Malt provides foundation, but not a lot of sweetness. This is primarily bitter; perhaps too one-sidedly so, even for an American IPA. Still, I don't dislike this beer, it's just not too subtle. Relatively high-for-the-style ABV of 7.5% is noted after a few sips, more in the head than in the form of heat on the palate or in the belly.

M: Medium in heft. Carbonation is active in appearance - it refortifies the head all the way down the glass so at no time is there less than a half-finger of thick foam on top - but fairly gentle on the palate.

O: Very good. Reminds me vaguely of Victory Hop Wallop in the way that it's quite bitter and somewhat one dimensional, but as someone who more than occasionally enjoys the hoppy side of life, I like it.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz into 2 pint glasses, shared with friend. Great complement to our meeting.

Appearance: pours a hazed, light apricot, golden color with a large 2" head that very slowly falls to a thick surface foam. Thick lace all the way down. Great looking, sturdy brew.

Smell: Aggressive hops, but balanced. Nice spice, grass, citrus, and floral tones with a wave of hop bitterness. Very pleasant, very aromatic.

Taste: Many sensations, great beer! Waves of orange, grapefruit, pine, flowers flow on top of a sturdy malt base and finishes long and clean with hop bite. Aggressive, big hops beer akin to Ruination.

Mouthfeel: medium to sturdy bodied beer. Crisp to start, good tingle, dry late.

Overall: Left me happy, and happy to have more. A slow drinker, a meditation beer, a conversation beer. Perfect for a meeting!

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4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy amber in color and poured with a quarter finger high off white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose - aromas of grapefruit and oranges seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has notes of grapefruit citrus along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is nice and hoppy and is a good representation of the style.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

25.4 oz beer was poured into a large tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a crazy three finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some crazy lacing on the glass. It is a hazy orange color with some clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Super nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Spicy yeast, pine, grapefruit, tangerine, caramel and bready malts, tropical fruits, and dried oranges.

Taste: Pretty much hop forward beer with the malts in the rear. A bit of lingering tingly bitterness that last for a while.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat smooth, chewy, lingering bitterness, medium to full bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: I like this IPA, but wish the chalky bitterness could be toned down a bit. Or at least balance it out with more malts.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.44/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle corked and caged. Opens with a vigorous pop. Pours a dirty copper color, certainly an unfiltered brew. Cloudy, with an equally soft pillowy foam that retains quite well and laces the glass expertly. In the past, clarity in a brew was a sign of its quality; now the exact opposite is true. Dank hoppy aroma of pine, pineapple, grapefruit, orange, leaves, lemon, peppercon, dried papaya. Very bright and semi tropical aroma with some plant like elements. In the taste, very bitter and earthy, with some intense unripe citrus rind flavors. Resinous hops are definitely in 3D here, seriously another dimension of hops. Bitter as all hell, perhaps even beyond; I must have been a bad, bad boy. This beer is a bad boy. Bad meaning delicious and worthy; a rare kind of bad. Leafy, oily hop resins coat the palate. Medium bodied, with a prickly mouthfeel and delicate smoothness. Carbonation is at a soft medium. Overall, this is a fantastic example of American IPA. Delicious, smooth, hoppy, strong, brilliant in every sense of the word. Have yourself a pat on the back Weyerbacher team, this is a resounding success.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - 22oz caged and corked bottle

Appearance - Dark golden tan with a monster 4+ inch foamy, thick head with tons of lacing.

Smell - Sweet grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, oranges. Grapes, added sugars and some spices with a minor malt backbone in the finish.

Taste - Starts out with a nice big bitter grapefruit and pine flavor. Some sugars along with a nice mild malt backbone come in after palate adjusts from the hop bomb. Nice note of lemon and a little grassy hop flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Straight up hop bomb coats tongue and leaves it bitter and numb. Palate gets more hops along with some sugars and malts. The aftertaste is hop bitter and dry.

Overall - Pretty good, bitter piney hops galore. Not a citric, fruity affair, but dry, bitter and grapefruity. Wish the malts were more present, cause I think it would make the beer more balanced and enjoyable, cause the one dimensional hop bomb, which is good, isn't great. Decent enjoyable beer, alcohol masked well, and good price, 7.99$ for the 22ozer.

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Photo of Pork_Lord
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not my favorite choice of hop pairing by Weyerbacher, but I think I can
understand what they were going for here.

This beer proudly stands on its own among the other the other fantasies crafted by Weyerbacher. It has back bone and personality, especially as you warm up to it. The more you drink it the more your palate develops deeper fruit notes and over sees the hops that had been baring down on you

If this beer had a hand I would shack it.
I'd spit on the ground, call him a son-of-a-bitch and hope that I'd see him around soon.

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Viridis Lupulus (2013) from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 206 ratings
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