Although Wicked Weed was taken over by AB Inbev and a lot of people now avoid this brewery, I still will give them a shot every now and then. Let’s see how it was.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “In 2011, Walt and Luke’s lifelong friend Ryan Guthy and his parents Rick and Denise all sat down at the Guthy’s house in the mountains of Western North Carolina to taste Luke and Walt’s creations, while discussing ideas and strategies for what would become Wicked Weed Brewing. After weeks of thoughtful research and soul-searching, the Guthys joined the Dickinsons. With the team and the vision in place, a truly unique and progressive brewery was born. Wicked Weed Brewing found a home at 91 Biltmore Avenue, in a former hardware store building that seemed destined to be a brewery. In 2017, Wicked Weed Brewing entered into a partnership with the Anheuser-Busch family of craft breweries. Wicked Weed’s original founders enjoy the same independent freedom and control over their recipes and brand development they’ve had since being founded in 2012. Wicked Weed operations, innovations, and brewing are managed by Wicked Weed employees in Asheville, North Carolina.”
Random: I’ve always wanted to go to Asheville, North Carolina.
This beer poured with a three finger, pure white head. It took a long time to dissipate and left some lacing on the glass. The body was clear and golden-yellow with a lot of visible carbonation. The nose was dank, as advertised. There was a lot of pine and earthy hops. I also picked up some grapefruit pith as well. The taste was much of the same. It started with a lot of pine resin and pine needles. It quickly went into the earthy hops and then some malt as well. The body was on the medium side with a lot of carbonation. The finish was lengthy with pine. A can was $2.33, which broke down to $.19 per ounce. I thought this was an alright beer. It didn’t have much complexity, but went down easily.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0