Monday, May 30, 2011

Weyerbacher Brewing Co. - Hops Infusion

Purchased From: Harvest Fine Wines & Spirits
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a pint glass

The Hops Infusion IPA from Pennsylvania-based Weyebacher pours a nearly completely opaque flat brown. The cloudy yeast infusion features a series of wispy strings of sediment floating just under the head of the beer. The head is a large frothy foam colored light brown with speckles of yeast. The beer's retention is solid and the lacing is moderate on the walls of the glass. A sweet hop perfume springs forth on the nose, backed up by toasty malts and a hint of sweet melon.

This IPA is interesting and different with powerfully floral hops and a backing waxy honey sweetness. Rough cracked grains seem to add depth to the mouthfeel and compliment the beer with a gritty down to earth appeal to balance the flowery sweetness of the hops. The finish is herbal with lingering honey notes. The beer doesn't exactly fit the bill of an IPA, but it is an excellent beer and an excellent pale ale, nonetheless.

Final Verdict: A-

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