Viridis Lupulus (2013) | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Viridis Lupulus (2013)Viridis Lupulus (2013)
BA SCORE
3.82/5
206 Ratings
Viridis Lupulus (2013)Viridis Lupulus (2013)
BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
206
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 206 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of Geekydad79
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a snifter glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy deep amber color with a thick and massive head of white foam. The head has an amazing level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of bubbly lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is massive of a grapefruit hop smell with some lighter notes of a pine hop coming along for the ride. Along with the hop are some slightly sweeter aromas of a tropical fruit nature of mango, tangerine, and papaya along with a bit of a caramel smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a lightly fruit sweetened and bready flavor with the fruit being predominantly of a tangerine and mango flavor. Right from the start a rather strong grapefruit hop is present with a little bit of a sour lemon there as well. As the taste advances the sweeter flavors fade more and more with the hop increasing quite a bit and being joined by a slight increase in a crackery flavor taking the place of the bready flavors. While the grapefruit does really grow more potent, with it comes some rather strong resinous pine hop flavors as well as some grassy and herbal hop. With the more crisp nature of the beer due to the loss of the sweet and biscuit moving to a drier cracker taste, one is left with a very resinously bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. For the massive resinous bitter flavors of the beer a slightly thinner body and higher carbonation may have been slightly more appropriate (at least for me) as they were a bit overwhelming and lead to an overly bitter and one-dimensional taste.

Overall – A little too bitter and resinous for my tastes as it lacked a strong base to balance out the hop flavors. If you are a hop heavy for hop sake lover then this is for you and at only at ~ $5 for a bomber it is a nice affordable try.

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Photo of sanitarium16
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of marmstrong1212
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of JMUduke
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

25.4oz bottle. Pours a dark amber color with over an inch of frothy head. Some lacing. The aroma is citrus and piney hops. Smells slightly sweet and boozey. The taste is piney and citrus hops at first with some light tropical fruit notes. Lots of lightly toasted malts. Pine and malts at the finish with more of the tropical fruit hints. Mouthfeel is too carbonated for an IPA for me. I'm surprised this is only a single IPA because it tastes boozier than I'd expected for the ABV. Good amount of bitterness. Overall, this one is a bit all over the place but I dig it and would buy it again.

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Photo of Budinetz
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Tim725
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Swift989
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Ronw
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of njsouthdh
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of stomioka
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of BenSparks34
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of arlingtonjoe
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of oberon
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottled on 4/11/14.Pours a dull burnt orange tinged medium golden with a huge blooming white head in fact an overflow even with a somewhat gentle pour.Citrusy hops in the nose but not real in your face with some mild pine as well,sweet alcohol is there along with caramel sweetness.Really carbonated in my opinion too much,pretty prickly and sharp.Citrus and melon notes on the palate with a real alcoholic edge like alot of Weyerbacher stuff,not in your face alcohol but it plays a big role.Eh not one I'll go back to,the hops don't pack enough punch for me.

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Photo of hmmmbeer10
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of chefhatt
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle
I poured this beer it has a copper color body with a thick white head.
The smell has a rich citrus hop aroma to it. The taste is a hop bomb all the way, citrus and piney notes hits.the tongue. Leaves a hop film on the tongue. A little malt om the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel is smooth and overall a good beer.
Can't wait to try 2014 hop variety.

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Photo of thampel09
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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