Weyerbacher Double IPA #1

Posted: April 6, 2016 in American Double/Imperial IPA, Reviews, Weyerbacher Brewing Company

When Val and I went to Weyerbacher, they had this beer on draft and I didn’t get a chance to try it. Val brought me back a single bottle a few weeks ago and I was very excited to try it.


ABV: 9%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our first release, Double IPA #1, is full of Cascade, Simcoe and Mosaic hops. Weighing in at 9% ABV, this brew has a piney and herbal aroma. Tropical fruit and berry mesh with citrus notes to create a well-rounded profile that is both complex and refreshing. Available in 12 oz. bottles and on draught throughout our distribution area beginning in October.”

Random: I like that Weyerbacher rebranded, but this label is a bit creepy.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace, but left very little lacing on the glass. There was a crown left on top of the body, which itself was very hazy and orange with a lot of floaties. The nose had pine needles, menthol and fresh herbs. The taste started with pine, but it wasn’t as intense as some other beers of the style that I’ve had. It also had some citrus to it, specifically sweet oranges. The herbal notes that I found in the nose wasn’t in the taste. I did pick up hints of pineapple and mango as well. As it warmed, bitter orange pith was quite prominent. There wasn’t much malt to the beer. The alcohol was present at the end of the sip and warmed the back of my throat. It had a lengthy finish with the pine needles and mango. A bottle of this was $3.00, which came to $.25 per ounce. This was a really nice beer, and one of the better ones that I’ve had from Weyerbacher. If you like this style, this one is worth a try.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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