Review - Weyerbacher Brewing Company's Hops Infusion
"Hops Infusion is loaded with piney, citrusy notes, much hops complexity, and a strong foundation of malt underneath it all.. Glowing a deep amber color, Hops Infusion is brewed with seven types of hops. Simcoe, Magnum, Cascade, Liberty, Saaz, Fuggles and E. Kent Goldings give this beer the complexity that's so interesting. Our brewers intention on Hops Infusion was to create a complexity of hops flavor and aromas, not found in any other beer.
Originally developed for our BrewPub (no longer open), Hops Infusion was ahead of its time in 1998, but eventually became over shadowed by plethora of entries from other brewers in the India Pale Ale category, with everyone pushing the envelope on hops content more and more. So, in late 2005 we redesigned this beer with an entirely new recipe and new packaging as well. The results are unmistakable, Hops Infusion is clearly a leading IPA once again." -- Weyerbacher Brewing
Pours a light amber color with a large off-white head with a nice healthy froth that gives some nice retention. Body has high clarity. Aroma is hops hops and hops, with some sweet citrus scent as well some floral/spruce/pine notes. Pleasant, not overpowering hop presence and some supportive malt backbone. Very inviting aroma. Initial taste is harshly bitter with some delicious hop character, retreating a bit at the end despite the solid hoppiness hanging around. Light to medium bodied, it\'s got a creamy texture with a dry, lip smacking mouthfeel from the hops and soft but active carbonation.
Reviewed on July 23rd, 2008.