Saturday, May 8, 2010

Weyerbacher by TRADE!

Our third trade box arrived yesterday, and had a ton of exciting beers from the South/East Coast for us to try.  First up, Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA (Imperial IPA, 9% APV).

Look, I am pouring it carefully into the Lumberjack's glass (that's show makeup, not my usual face - don't be alarmed).

After the first sip, we both said "woah."  Which is a good description of this beer.  It smells like a barleywine, sweet and caramel.  It's a pretty honey colour, and leaves pretty lace foam on the edges of the glass.

And the taste!  Oh, IPA, you are delicious.  I had no idea.  It's light, but also thick, and it almost had a coffee stout flavour to it - as if there was a little Speedway Stout mixed in.  Definitely hoppy, but in a nice, pleasant way - nothing kicked me in the teeth.  Very drinkable, and all around awesome.


  1. Truly an amazing beer worth trading for. What bottles went to your trader?

  2. Sent him 50/50 Eclipse (1 Heaven Hill, 1 Elijah Craig) as the official trade, threw in Moylan's Kilt Lifter, Hopstoopid, Racer 5, and Pranqster as extras. The Weyerbacher was actually an extra from our trader - he was only supposed to send us a few Cigar City beers. I think I'm officially hooked on trading - so many awesome beers to try, so little time.