February 25, 2012

Weyerbacher Hops Infusion

Weyerbacher Hops Infusion - India Pale Ale (2011)
Year Round (Standard Release)
12 fl. oz. / $0.78 USD (Sale) / 6.2% ABV

About: "Our brewers’ intention on Hops Infusion was to create a complexity of hops flavor and aromas, not found in any other beer. 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. Hops Infusion weighs in at 6.2% and is available year-round. In case you are wondering, the seven varieties are Cascade, Pilgrim, Centennial, Liberty, Saaz, Fuggle and E. Kent Golding."

Thoughts: Poured a totally glowing orange amber shade with a thick as all hell fluffy bubbly head that was pretty darn white but just a tad orange itself as well. This beer is incredibly hazy and there's hardly a bubble rising when I check through it.

The scent is strong with this one as it hit me during the pouring, and let me tell you, it is beautiful. I'm getting some spicy sweetness

Sweet candied hops up front. I'm getting a gentle soothing of caramel like tones, and peach(!) of all fruits. Cool. It's almost a little bit grassy towards the back of the tongue but not really. This brew is pretty smooth tasting. Low bitterness. Sweet, mild and fruity. Enjoyable.

Mouth feel is very frothy and bubbly, and it's almost like swallowing air. Interesting.

This is a pretty unique tasting IPA. I really didn't know what to expect at all, but I don't think I was expecting something this drinkable. I pounded the thing in four gulps (which I don't ever do in reviews). It was pretty refreshing too. I'm not exactly blown away or anything, but this is a pretty quality beer and I found myself really enjoying it. Too bad I hear it's getting discontinued.


Randroid said...

Sounds like one I should seek out! It can be hard to find sweet hoppy IPAs that aren't too "syrupy".

Anthony1138 said...

This is a good one indeed. I'm a big fan of Weyerbacher's beers.

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