The score of this one may have suffered slightly as I had it immediately after the Victory Hop Wallop and it was just not as good. The appearance of this one was very promising with a nice deep orange color with thick white head. Smell had more sweet malts than hops which seemed odd since the name is Hops Infusion. This carries through to the taste as well with lots of sweetness up front with a lingering bitterness from the hops. Taste lasts and lasts but not necessarily in a good way. Overall this is not a bad IPA but after the run I have had of great double/imperial IPAs this one just did not stand up.
Cons: More malt aroma and flavor than I expected
Alcohol Content: 6.2% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Weyerbacher
Brewers Description: Our brewers’ intention on Hops Infusion was to create a complexity of hops flavor and aromas, not found in any other beer. Made with seven hop varieties, this deep copper-orange IPA is loaded with juicy hop notes of pine, lemon zest, and a layer of pink grapefruit and a strong foundation of toasted caramel malts underneath it all give this beer a complexity that’s unparalleled. Hops Infusion weighs in at 6.2% and is available year-round.
In case you are wondering, the seven varieties are Cascade, Pilgrim, Centennial, Liberty, Saaz, Fuggle and E. Kent Golding.